U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan holding national press call on bullying, discriminatory harassment

  • metta

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    Oct 26, 2010 9:34 AM GMT
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan holding national press call on bullying, discriminatory harassment


    Tue, 1:30pm

    http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2010/10/us_secretary_of_education_arne.html
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Oct 26, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    I think a certain someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is worried about election day... icon_neutral.gif
  • Anto

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    Oct 26, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    Dear suicidal or depressed student,
    We better talk about bullying and discriminatory harassment in schools, it's just so awful.. It gets better!
    Oh by the way we won't recognize your marriage, allow you in the military, and well, we just aren't sure whether you should really be treated as a equal human being because you know, YOU'RE GAY.
    Sincerely,
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

    P.S.
    President Obama also disagrees with gay marriage, just don't take it personally that your president also thinks you just aren't quite right for that kind of equality since you know, it's gay. Take care and keep your chin up because hey, it gets better!
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    Oct 26, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    Anto saidDear suicidal or depressed student,
    We better talk about bullying and discriminatory harassment in schools, it's just so awful.. It gets better!
    Oh by the way we won't recognize your marriage, allow you in the military, and well, we just aren't sure whether you should really be treated as a equal human being because you know, YOU'RE GAY.
    Sincerely,
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

    P.S.
    President Obama also disagrees with gay marriage, just don't take it personally that your president also thinks you just aren't quite right for that kind of equality since you know, it's gay. Take care and keep your chin up because hey, it gets better!


    Sad, but true to the letter.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Oct 26, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    reppaT said
    Anto saidDear suicidal or depressed student,
    We better talk about bullying and discriminatory harassment in schools, it's just so awful.. It gets better!
    Oh by the way we won't recognize your marriage, allow you in the military, and well, we just aren't sure whether you should really be treated as a equal human being because you know, YOU'RE GAY.
    Sincerely,
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

    P.S.
    President Obama also disagrees with gay marriage, just don't take it personally that your president also thinks you just aren't quite right for that kind of equality since you know, it's gay. Take care and keep your chin up because hey, it gets better!


    Sad, but true to the letter.


    It's embarrassing icon_sad.gif
  • metta

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    Oct 26, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    The Hate Crimes Bill had nothing to do with suicide.

    Throwing out people just because they are incumbents is not necessarily the best method of voting. One should at least compare what you are voting for. I would still not vote for McCain over Obama....well maybe Cindy....but not John.

    And there are few politicians in office that I think are doing a very good job.

    My favorite right now is probably Senator Al Franken. icon_biggrin.gif

  • metta

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    Oct 26, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    Yes, I will vote for Boxer. I like her. And she is a strong supporter of GLBT rights. Fiorina'....lol....she was a terrible CEO.....running HP into the ground..what makes anyone think that she would be a decent politician?
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    Oct 26, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    lol, right SB, and then loose the LGBT month while the gov't supposedly shrinks but expands its vice squads, enshrines religious discrimination towards others in work and school etc.

    Oh, and before you reply, this is an example of making up stuff like you do and just did in your post. icon_lol.gif

    -Doug
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    Oct 26, 2010 9:55 PM GMT

    "Anybody who will vote for policies to reduce government expansion and government spending to sustainable levels would get my vote.

    Fiorina says she'll do that, she deserves a chance to do it."

    lol, she probably said the same kind of thing in her interview to be HP CEO.

    -Doug
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    Oct 26, 2010 10:12 PM GMT
    For all the years Boxer has been in office, her list of legislative accomplishments is pretty thin. Also a rubber stamp for every tax and spending measure.

    Fortunately I am surrounded by people who understand this and are supporting Fiorina.

    Even the liberal San Francisco Chronicle can't bring themselves to support Boxer. It goes without saying they could never support a Republian, but their words about Boxer are telling:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/26/EDCL1F4PRK.DTL
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Oct 26, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNow will some of you start believing me?

    As I have written several times in the past few weeks, this will do nothing, just like the "Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act" that the Democrats passed and President Obama signed into law.

    Like most things coming out of Washington DC, it does absolutely no good whatsoever.... except give the Democrats another "vote for us because we care about the gays" talking point for their campaigns.

    And yet, most of you still vote for a party that is destroying the very country you live in - you'll be paying off for the rest of your lives the $5 trillion dollars in debt that the Democrats have run up since taking control of Congress, your job prospects will be bleak because citizens and businesses will be under a huge tax burden to just service the debt.

    Unemployment is at 17.5% nationally. Here in California it is 22%. Those are the numbers.... they include under-employment.... yeah, part time at Burger King... great job.

    The Democrats have had 2 years to do something about it. They haven't, because the things they say they are doing to fix the problem are making things worse.

    I could go on....

    But it's not too late for those of you who haven't done early voting.

    Vote AGAINST the incumbent. Throw these people currently enjoying all the perks of being a member of Congress right out onto the street.


    OK let me start off... I am not a Democrat or Republican. I have the intellectual aptitude to think for myself. As for the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act... it was a good thing... even if it was symbolic. Moreover, it's all about whether it is enforced; if it is not enforced, then that is a failure of the JD and it's subsequent US Attorney's offices.

    As for the duplicity of the Democrats with regard to the LGBT community - we are not blind, thank you. Most LGBT people I know are livid over the lip service we get. Most intend not to vote this election. Is it a good decision?... I don't know, but it's their decision to make. Maybe the Democrats will take gay people more seriously now.

    As for the fiscal issues, please don't get me started on the irresponsibilities of the Republicans while they controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House. So please do me a favor, don't lecture to me about fiscal responsibility. It's tantamount to having an arsonist call the fire department... then complain about how they are not working hard enough to put out the fire he started.

    With regard to the economy and jobs, please do not even attempt to lecture me at all - and I'm serious. I live in a state where LITERALLY the Republicans control everything with regard to the government, economy, and public policy. Guess what??? some counties here have an unemployment rate of close to 35-40%. So please to don't preach the Republicans have the answers to the economy. If this was the case, South Carolina would be a damn utopia, or a lot better off than where we are in reality.

    Don't preach to me about how difficult it is to find a job - I live it everyday, and I live in one of the better counties of SC. So, with regard to the "Burger King" comment, you're talking to the wrong homo on this issue.

    I will give the Democrats some credit... they would have been able to get more done if the damn Republicans were not so childish. Yes, you heard that right. They had no interests in negotiating or compromising - just obstruct and lie. Do the Democrats deserve another round in Congress?... some, but not all.

    Do I think Boehner and the Republicans will make my life better - hell no. At least some Democrats have made some sort of effort to make substantive LGBT rights a reality. I'm pissed they've done it in a half-ass way, but at least it is more than Republicans have ever done.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Oct 26, 2010 11:11 PM GMT

    SB > I'm not getting into a circular argument with you - so forget it. I've done this before with several out of touch Republicans, and it's a pointless endeavor. There is no point in have a conversation because you've made up your mind, and I've made up mine. I've said my peace, so live with it.
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    Oct 26, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    RYAN1000 said
    SB > I'm not getting into a circular argument with you - so forget it. I've done this before with several out of touch Republicans, and it's a pointless endeavor. There is no point in have a conversation because you've made up your mind, and I've made up mine. I've said my peace, so live with it.


    Wise move, Ryan.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 26, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    There's more to "making your life better" than getting "gay rights" and as we've seen over the past two years, none of the incumbents deserve to be given another chance.

    That include Boehner and Mitch McConnell ? icon_cool.gif

    ........... I suspect not icon_neutral.gif Hmmm?
  • GQjock

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    Oct 26, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    Of course, the straw that broke the camel's back was when the Dems took control of Congress in 2007

    Really ................


    A new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that “Just two policies dating from the Bush Administration – tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – accounted for over $500 billion of the deficit in 2009 and will account for almost $7 trillion in deficits in 2009 through 2019 … These impacts easily dwarf the stimulus and financial rescues.”
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    Oct 29, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
    Anto saidDear suicidal or depressed student,
    We better talk about bullying and discriminatory harassment in schools, it's just so awful.. It gets better!
    Oh by the way we won't recognize your marriage, allow you in the military, and well, we just aren't sure whether you should really be treated as a equal human being because you know, YOU'RE GAY.
    Sincerely,
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

    P.S.
    President Obama also disagrees with gay marriage, just don't take it personally that your president also thinks you just aren't quite right for that kind of equality since you know, it's gay. Take care and keep your chin up because hey, it gets better!


    Well said. For me it's a civil rights issue. Plain and simple. Why is this country so back asswards??