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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:45 PM

Republicans are even against the antibullying campaign "the tolerant are becoming bullies"--

Boo f*cking hoo, you Republican jerks from the "Center of the American Experiment"--a conservative think tank.

The article:

Who -- in the sensitive, civilized Minnesota of 2013 -- could possibly be in favor of bullying? If you were short or fat in sixth grade, you may have cringed from bullies yourself. If your kids have endured bullying, you've suffered through it with them. No child should have to put up with bullying. So how could a decent person oppose a campaign at our State Capitol to prevent it?

But what if the antibullying campaign now unfolding there has little to do with protecting the traditional targets of bullies: kids who are pudgy, shy or "vertically challenged"? What if it's driven instead by a political/cultural agenda that's not so much about stopping bad behavior as it is about using the machinery of state education to compel children to adopt politically correct attitudes on "the nature of human sexuality," "gender identity" and alternative family structures?

What if a new antibullying law would require private religious schools -- along with public schools -- to enforce this agenda, so families who don't want to subject their kids to indoctrination in state-approved views of sexuality have no educational refuge?

In the 2013 legislative session, you'll hear lots of warm, fuzzy language from lawmakers and public officials about protecting "all kids" from bullying. You'll read about hearings designed to break every legislator's heart with tearful stories about bullying.

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Yesterday's champions of tolerance, it seems, are becoming the bullies of today.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/186542151.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y&refer=y

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Reply Republicans are even against the antibullying campaign "the tolerant are becoming bullies"-- (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 OP
annabanana Jan 2013 #1
exboyfil Jan 2013 #2
brewens Jan 2013 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #4
Kurovski Jan 2013 #7
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #10
Downwinder Jan 2013 #5
Kurovski Jan 2013 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #8
Kurovski Jan 2013 #9
Mopar151 Jan 2013 #11

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:48 PM

1. wahh bullies want me to stop being a bully

and they're being mean to me...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:53 PM

2. Consider the conservative standard bearer did

not receive any criticism from his side of the aisle for leading his posse in cutting a kid's hair off when he was 18, I can imagine that bullying is not a big issue.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:54 PM

3. They often forget about how much fun it is for kids to bully. It also builds critical

teamwork skills. Dragging a "Poindexter" into the bathroom, one kid watching the hallway while the others give him a "swirley". All skills that could come in handy later in life, especially in a military career.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:05 PM

4. Without even opening the link, I knew the editorial had to be by

the execrable Katherine Kersten. Why the Strib keeps running her lunatic fringe crap is beyond me - she makes Michelle Bachmann look sane.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:13 PM

7. Aw. Kit no likey civil rights.

Poor little Kit.

How did that old taunt/nursery ryhme go?

"Little Sally saucer, sitting in the middle, cry baby cry, wipe off your eyes."

--She sucks it hard. She sounds twice again as infantile as I do here.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:47 PM

10. That woman is fucking insane.

And she has an IQ of about 20. That's being generous.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:39 PM

5. Cast the bully as a victim.

Poor mistreated bullies.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:08 PM

6. Caca loco

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:19 PM

8. What the odious Ms. Kersten is really trying to say

is that while the state can prohibit the bullying of fat kids or short kids or kids with glasses, it shouldn't do anything to stop kids from picking on a gay kid if their "Christian" families think being gay is sinful. That would violate their religious freedom.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:28 PM

9. It appears she believes it's just a way to impose gay marriage.

The comments section is pretty good. She is none too popular.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:03 PM

11. Bullies enforce social norms

They think it's their rightful role to beat up "hippies" and crush "fags". "Why, if we don't protect bullies, we will have to treat people different from us as equals!"

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