You see, I have this kid, and well, she is different. Uggh. And the thing is, I feed into this by treating her as if she is, um, crippled and retarded. Her teachers treat her that way as well, can you imagine? And all of the other children laugh and call her names, they never let poor Pearlsky join in any games. But then I realized that because of her crippledness, we can get a handicap parking placard! Heck, I’m gonna use her diability for my advantage! Cool! A happy ending. 😎
And you know what else? Dr. George Giuliani, Associate Professor of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation at Hofstra University is a moron. He is the author of “No More Bullies at the North Pole” and claims that the story (and song, and movie, etc.) of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer teaches children that bullying others is acceptable behavior. Appearing on Fox and Friends, Giuliani said Rudolph faces constant bullying from his father, his coach and all of his classmates. “Can you imagine if your child’s teacher said to the class ‘don’t ever play with this child again just because he has Multiple Sclerosis’?” Yeah, right, equivalent, uh huh.
If we learned anything from Rudolph, it’s that freaks of nature should be shunned unless they can really bring something significant to the table… like, say, saving Christmas, or getting us good parking spaces!
(Thanks to a great daily email, The Toilet Paper)
Pictures du jour!
Here is what happens when some moron decides to help you with the laundry and uses five (yes five) times the proper amount of detergent. This is AFTER two full washes with no detergent …
And why I like to eat at Ikea and really want to buy a set of these chairs …