“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, March 1, 2013

San Angelo & The Grape Creek Bully

I saw this video posted on my Facebook news feed yesterday afternoon and it got me really upset.  It makes me sick that some people think bullying is okay.  IT IS NOT!

The video was posted by Andrea Disman, the boy's mother.  She clearly was at odds at what to do, but with the help of her friends and family she is moving forward and pressing charges.  I'm so fucking happy!!!  Ugh.  Excuse my French, but when you see the video you will understand.  If this was your child what would you do?  Sit around?  I don't think so.

I'm sharing this, because it just happened the day before yesterday in San Angelo, Texas.  San Angelo is located northwest of Austin.

In my humble opinion, everyone in that locker room who did not help this boy should be prosecuted!! Even the one who recorded it and thought it was funny.  This is an utter shame. The initial report  was done yesterday!  Way to go Andrea - you have supporters!

1 comment:

Ryan said...

That's happened to me. Most of what I went through was verbal and less physical, but I do remember being in class and being thrown into the wall and pressed against the floor. The teacher was in the room by the way. They simply said to settle down and get in our desks. I could never stand people that just wouldn't do anything to help. I remember seeing two fights between kids in the last couple of years. Both were being bullied from what I could tell. One was in a subway fast food place and he actually talked himself out of it so nothing happened. The other was in a fist fight down the street from our house. I was late for work. I didn't want to bring attention to our house. I was all by myself. These are the excuses I used for not doing anything to help, but truly I was scared out of my mind. All I could see was myself getting bullied back in school. My body began to shake and I wanted to just get out of there. I hate myself and am ashamed for becoming just another person that didn't help. I will never, can never, do that again.

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