?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
25 April 2011 @ 02:53 pm
George Takei rocks like three geology conventions and a moderate moutain range  
With thanks to filkertom for the link.

As you may know, my current state of residence is plagued with a General Assembly member by the name of Stacey Campfield, whose current inanity is the "Don't Say Gay" bill. This would prevent teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade from even mentioning that homosexuality exists.

George Takei, who rocks like three geology conventions and a moderate mountain range, has tweeted to offer a solution to teachers:

TN bill will prevent teachers from using the word "gay" in class. In response, I'm lending them my name: "It's okay to be Takei."


I am almost inclined to get a Twitter account for the sole purpose of retweeting this.
 
 
 
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on April 25th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)

He is a hoot!

Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: ibidfatfred on April 25th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)

... and of course, silence means it will all go away.

Yea. Right.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 25th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
Of course it will. And no one will be bullied for maybe being not manly enough or not feminine enough, because if it's never mentioned, none of the school children will notice any difference.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on April 25th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)

And they think sex ed works that way too.

Sigh. Humans.
Ayesha: libertyjustice (clauclauclaudia)browngirl on April 25th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is BEAUTIFUL.
Stephen Harrissweh on April 25th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know if "plagued" is the right work. I followed some links from the one you posted and quickly found http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/apr/07/letters-campfield-embarrasses-state-and-residents/

The comments in that make me sick to be human. I think the state has got the senator it deserves.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 25th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
From my point of view, he's a plague.
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on April 26th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
The problem is that senators, bad as well as good, affect all of us. Some Tenneseeans may deserve him, but what has Michigan done to you?
what doesn't kill me better run: bc: i kissed a girlcarlyinrome on April 25th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)

Hee!

madshutterbug: DancingPenguinsmadshutterbug on April 25th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
The Man is awesome!
Jilarajilara on April 25th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
I want to use that term, just because! George T. is awesome!
Jilara: Evil laughjilara on April 25th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
BTW, just think of how much classic poetry that will outlaw. "Along there came a Lady gay..." And let's not forget Greensleeve's "gay garters." Oops, just have to use "What Child Is This" for the tune... Chuckle...
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 25th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Well, technically, it would prohibit K-8 teachers from admitting that any sexual orientation other than heterosexual exists, or providing or making available any materials that might suggest the existence of sexual orientations other than heterosexual; it's being called the "don't say gay" bill for convenience.
Apel Mjaussonapel on April 26th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Don't nuisance bills like that just end up costing the state lots of money for endless court cases?

Kind of like the town of Catskills in NY that's trying not to grant tax exemption to a Pagan group that's an IRS-registered religious charity. The town has already spent more than they can ever hope to collect.
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: idiot-free-americajanetmiles on April 27th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Don't nuisance bills like that just end up costing the state lots of money for endless court cases?

Yes, if they pass.
Maggiesillymagpie on April 25th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
George Takei is fantastic, and his tweets are funny and to the point. I admire him. Awesome guy.
Gretchenwren08 on April 26th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
I love that man!

Alternitively, the TV show Firefly used the term "sly"- nobody could have possibly mistaken the meaning in context and it worked quite well.

The specific word does not matter. And if we as teachers and parents do not inform our children, they will never hear about it, right? Because there's no such thing as books, tv, movies, the internet or the child's greatest and most reliable resource- each other.