a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
katakowsj  ·  859 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Republicans aren't conceding – and Democrats are bringing a knife to a gun fight

Agreed. Spot on analysis.

Reminds me of a conversation I have a couple of times yearly with one or more of my eighth grade students(usually a girl). Generally goes like this:

Me: Hey (student), I’m noticing that since you came in today you seem really upset. What’s up with that?

Student: Jesus Mr. K, That bitch, Brittany(any suburban girl name works) told my friends I was a total slut and gave beejers for money.

Me: Well why are you mad?. Are you a slut?

Student: stunned pause.. No way! Of course not!

Me: Is it worth getting upset over something that isn’t true? How would Brittany feel if you didn’t give a second thought about the garbage she was talking?

Student: I hadn’t thought about it that way yet. Screw her. Later.