11:52 AM yesterday
commented on McGinn and Harrell Garner Barbs, then Dual Endorsement from 37th LD
"Former state Representative Dawn Mason, always good for a little invective, accused McGinn of "writing African Americans out" of the Family and Education Levy,.."
First, yes, she has to get a ding in every - single -time, at somebody, and I suspect what she meant is that some groups have been exited from providing services for the Families & Education levy because of the accountability that the City is now demanding. Accountability for tax dollars, go figure.
(FYI, many, many African-American students are served by the Families& Ed levy.)
commented on Tim Burgess Quits the Mayor's Race
This news makes me happy because Burgess was the most worrisome candidate for our school district and public education. Between endorsements and donations, it was clear he was in the ed reform camp.
commented on Kay Smith-Blum Won't Seek Second Term on School Board
It is a great loss to the Board and district but I wish Kay well.
Junipero, look for big outside money to come into the Board races (as it did in LA's board races). Also, if Burgess clears the primary, I suspect ed reform money would flow to him (although how it would look to be taking money from the Walmart folks, I don't know).
commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?
@6 - you're an idiot.
"A high proportion of American men are assholes. Saying "Nice tits" is asshole behavior."
And ladies, that's it in a nutshell. If they're not saying it,they are definitely thinking it.
Hey, I'm married and I have sons. I love men but understand that this stuff happening in the military is very much about men tolerating the asshole behavior of other men.
See, there really aren't that many assholes, rapists, perverts in the whole (per the entire male population) BUT there are a lot of men who say NOTHING when OTHER men say horrible, derogatory things about women. They shrug or take a swig of their beer and maybe, internally, think "Asshole."
But this behavior will NEVER change until men decide that maybe their wives, their sisters, their daughters, their mothers, their granddaughter and their female friends don't deserve this day in and day out.
Guys, change your behavior and you could change the world. Look the other way and it will just go on.
commented on More Than 2,700 American Soldiers Have Killed Themselves Since 2001
"The blowback for this down the road will be far, far worse than our problems of homelessness and suicide among Vietnam vets."
@2 if you are saying today's vets have it worse than Vietnam vets, you are trying to crawl up a very slippery slope. People will call today's vets heros. Go back and see how Vietnam vets were treated and viewed.