Saturday, September 30, 2017

Taking A Knee In Seattle (One Woman's Reaction(Not Mine) And The Real Reason Colin Kaepernick Kneels For The National Anthem (Its not what you think)




In Seattle we have what we call “Blue Friday.”


We all dress up in our seahawks gear. (Well maybe not all of us, but a lot of us.) We love our Seahawks football team and we wear that blue and green with pride. I have a jersey that I won because I bet someone online (I said that anyone who dared to bet me that I would buy them a jersey if their team won, and they would buy me my Seahawks Jersey if they won the Superbowl. That ended up pretty hilarious (And Damien was a good sport...and made me laugh so hard...we really got going there :P) That blog is here:




Well yesterday I was at the store, and as usual someone said “go hawks!” So I talked about how when my husband and I were eating at a place, there were a million screaming Seahawks fans.


That’s when a woman checking out at the register said


“I’m so sick of that!”


“Sick of what?” I said.


She said “that take a knee crap. I’m so sick of it!!”


I said “This country has a HUGE problem with racism. I’m PROUD of my seahawks for kneeling. It’s a racist anthem written by a racist man. I have NO idea what it is like to deal with racism. I don’t understand racism. I never will.”


“We white women are standing here and we have NO clue what it is like to deal with racism.”


She said “It’s the wrong venue to do that. They need to stop.”


I said “ and yet look what it’s done. Finally people are talking about it. YOU are talking about it.”

That completely shut her up.

And if you want to know Colin' real reason for kneeling, here it is:

(Thank you Zann for this) 


Aug 14, 2016- Colin Kaepernick sits for the national anthem.....and no one noticed 
Aug 20th, 2016- Colin again sits, and again, no one noticed. 
Aug 26th, 2016- Colin sits and this time he is met with a level of vitriol unseen against an athlete.  
Even the future President of the United States took shots at him while on the campaign trail.  
Colin went on to explain his protest had NOTHING to do with the military, but he felt it hard to stand for a flag that didn't treat people of color fairly. 
Then on on Aug 30th, 2016 Nate Boyer, a former Army Green Beret turned NFL long snapper, penned an open letter to Colin in the Army Times. In it he expressed how Colin's sitting affected him. 
Then a strange thing happened. 
Colin was able to do what most Americans to date have not... 
He listened. 
In his letter Mr. Boyer writes: "I’m not judging you for standing up for what you believe in. It’s your inalienable right. What you are doing takes a lot of courage, and I’d be lying if I said I knew what it was like to walk around in your shoes. I’ve never had to deal with prejudice because of the color of my skin, and for me to say I can relate to what you’ve gone through is as ignorant as someone who’s never been in a combat zone telling me they understand what it’s like to go to war. Even though my initial reaction to your protest was one of anger, I’m trying to listen to what you’re saying and why you’re doing it." Mr. Boyer goes on to write, "There are already plenty people fighting fire with fire, and it’s just not helping anyone or anything. So I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind.I look forward to the day you're inspired to once again stand during our national anthem. I'll be standing right there next to you."Empathy and understanding was shown by Mr. Boyer.........and Mr. Kaepernick reciprocated.  
Colin invited Nate to San Diego where the two had a 90 minute discussion and Nate proposed Colin kneel instead of sit. But why kneel? In a military funeral, after the flag is taken off the casket of the fallen military member, it is smartly folded 13 times and then presented to the parents, spouse or child of the fallen member by a fellow service member while KNEELING.  
The two decided that kneeling for the flag would symbolize his reverence for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while still allowing Colin to peacefully protest the injustices he saw. Empathy, not zealotry under the guise of patriotism, is the only way meaningful discussion can be had.  
Mr. Kaepernick listened to all of you that say he disrespects the military and extended an olive branch to find a peace. 
When will America listen to him?


http://www.snopes.com/veteran-kaepernick-take-a-knee-anthem/

And a VERY good interview below with Nate Boyer (I recommend watching the whole thing (And he plays for the SEAHAWKS.. BONUS!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq6zh3134lM

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Daughter (Who is overseas in a Muslim country) And a little Muslim Boy Who Has Been Ravaged By War: Thoughts Regarding Charlottesville (printed with her permission)

From my daughter who is overseas... I am so proud of the writer she is becoming... and what she stands for.

"Some of my many thoughts regarding Charlottesville*

Last month, when I was traveling through Malaysia (a Muslim majority country), I met a restaurant owner with a 7 year old son, and both wanted to practice their English with me. They were so kind; the father kept asking me questions about my travels and told me that he hoped to travel someday too. And the son had just gotten a good grade on an English test and told me that it was his favorite subject, moreso than even his own Malay language classes.

After a while, I needed to leave and asked them if they had any questions for me. I then told them that I was an American and asked the little boy if he had any questions about America, "as long as it's not about Donald Trump," I said to his father, while laughing it off.

The second I mentioned Trump's name, the little boy panicked. He ran to his father's side and started hyperventilating. "Donald Trump wants to kill me!" he said. "Donald Trump wants to kill my country. What did we do?" Even the father had nothing to say as his son cried. Only later did he tell me that they were refugees from Yemen, a country that suffered 70 United States airstrikes in one month, under Trump's command.

I couldn't do anything. I was so shocked that I couldn't do anything but cry with the little boy for the first few minutes. Then I put my hands on the boy's shoulders and said, "I want you to listen to me. There are good people and bad people in every country. There are people who are so miserable that they want to hurt people, and that's what Donald Trump is. But the good people, they won't let anything happen to you. They love you and want you to be safe." The boy seemed unconvinced and I couldn't blame him. I couldn't even convince myself.

Because now, I look back to that little boy and all I can think is, "Was that a lie?" Would the "good people" of my country care about that little boy? He was (1) Muslim, (2) non-white, and (3) poor. Would my neighbors, who are polite, God bless them, but "just don't want to get involved in politics" see someone like him as worth protecting? Where is the line drawn? What if he was Jewish and saw the Neo-Nazis walking up and down our streets?

What's worth protecting now?

My friends, in the wake of Charlottesville, we no longer have the option of remaining neutral in American politics. The whole world is watching us, including the children who are learning what America stands for. On our own soil, Mr. Trump has turned our country into a battleground between Nazism and those who fight against Nazism, by equating the two as comparable evils. And as always, when fighting against pure evil, there cannot be a middle ground.

Our country is having an identity crisis right before our eyes. So now is our time to decide what our country truly stands for. We have to remember who we have to protect.

The State Of America





This is sobering.

EVERYONE who thinks that the Nazis aren't trying to organize here in America (And everyone outside of America) needs to watch this. This is, up close and personal, the state of America.

One Nazi said that this was the biggest "nationalist" (Might as well say it RACIST) rally in over 2 decades.

THIS is what we are REALLY dealing with. (My husband has said he thinks they are organizing even before this happened, and I think hes right.)

What this Nazi man is trying to justify... someone ramming a car into a crowd saying "The right wants violence and that they are only meeting the demand" (With him showing all of his guns and a knife to the journalist telling her what the nazis are planning to do) is absolutely horrifying and just a peek into a seriously demented state of mind.

I am sorry, I have heard others say we need to just "talk to them" This journalist did, and what she found was terifying. We need to make sure these people NEVER do this again. Protest is fine, but these people are not just protesting, their intention is to incite violence and promote fear in the American public.

This is DEEPLY troubling. Some one died here. We need to be actively looking for ways to make sure this doesn't happen again... (In my minds the police being there could have stopped this!) It should NOT celebrated by these deeply twisted people as if its some kind of Victory.

What the HELL America????

Video below:

https://news.vice.com/story/vice-news-tonight-full-episode-charlottesville-race-and-terror


Friday, August 11, 2017

Owned By A Cat (Ode To Jezabel)







Woke up at 2 or so with thoughts in my head about Jezabel, my sweet cat who died last month) I've been waking up around 2 or 3 am every morning with memories of her.  I am collecting them and have started writing about her. I imagine I am ready to write her story, though I will do it slowly. They are happy memories, though I imagine writing about the end is going to be excruciating.

I've never written a poem (if that's what this is...) and not sure this is finished...but here it is.
Kevin O'Conner I'd love your thoughts on this...

Hilariously, a couple of the stanzas came about because of Game Of Thrones... (See if you can figure out which lines they are) Thank you G.O.T. for helping me write my poem,...HAHA! 

Owned By A Cat

(Ode To Jezabel)

Young kitten
So soft, so sweet
Mewing and kneading
Your soft little paw in my hand
Begging for food
Kneading love

Strong cat
walking, stalking as you do
Invisible tiger in the grass
"You don’t see me"
But I do

Sitting in the sun as if you own it
Sharpening claws on trees as if you own them
Sharpening claws on me.

I
I am smitten,
Owned by a cat 
Whose “eye kisses” make my day
Just a little more sweet.

The blanket is not mine
My legs are not mine
She sleeps between them
And insists on hogging the bed
Until the bed is not mine.

I am in love with a creature
Who wakes me with hairballs
Running around the house at night
Attacker of toilet paper rolls and socks

A tiny dragon slaying mice
Who pounces on spiders
And pulls birds from the sky
To lay them at my feet
small gifts of death from a queen
Surveyor of her kingdom

And now she lies in my arms
She who was so majestic
And hilarious
And still loved
"Help me" in her eyes
Hardly breathing, frail, and begging for relief
Her soft little paw in my hand

I will release her

Though it will haunt me all my life



Monday, July 24, 2017

Jezabel and Sebastion: never parted ever again.






My cat Jezabel, died 3 weeks ago. I've been too heartbroken to post anything for the last weeks. She and Sebastion were best friends. This picture was when Buggy was sick (his nickname was buggy...he was relentless and would bug you until you gave him your undivided attention. The sweetest thing was when he would stick his little muzzle in your hand and keep nuzzling till you paid attention to him..

I'm sure I'll be writing about her soon and  what a sweet, amazing cat she was. This is what I wrote when Buggy (Sebastion) our dog (and her best friend) died. (The rest about Sebastion is on the right hand side in 2011.)

https://songsofaletheia.blogspot.com/2011/06/sebastion-memorial-part-7.html?showComment=1500918945002#c3772057654942586856

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Best Response I Have EVER heard On The Subject Of Modesty (from a GUY with daughters on Twitter who posted it and it went VIRAL)

The other day I went to my blog and found some man had posted on a blog I wrote about how I almost committed suicide at 16 because my abusive father had "forgotten" my birthday. (I found out later it was on purpose.) Anyway,  the man on my blog posted about how I dressed like a "whore" and that "I shouldn't dye my hair" or wear make up  (hilariously, he was looking at my picture on here where I dressed up like a fairy...not that it matters,and WHY did he post what he did on my blog about suicide? It had nothing to do with it, BUT with that said... I will dress however the hell I wish to wear and if any man messes with me on it, (or freaking touches me) they will get their ass kicked, or handed to them.) No man will EVER tell me how to dress. This is in response to the idiot who was calling me a "little one"  (You wanna bet? This amazon could whip your ass!) And telling me to "Come back to God" (I already know who he is, I had a near death experience at 16 and the nature of God is LOVE, not the B.S. coming out of your mouth.)

Today this was on Facebook, and it is beautiful.

This is the best thing I've ever heard a guy say on the debate about modesty. I think EVERYONE needs to read this. SERIOUSLY. (2) (he's gay,(he also has daughters) and he brings up some seriously incredible points that are really, just common sense.)


"The main premise of "modesty" culture is that women need to dress in a way that doesn't provoke sexual response in men. Which is insane.
I think it is absolutely crazy that a man can look at a woman and say "I think you should wear something else, because seeing your skin
makes me feel aroused. And that arousal is strong and I haven't learned how to appropriately manage it. So please change your clothes."
This is BONKERS. Especially when men then start to claim that a woman is *worth* more if they dress a certain way. As if covering flesh
somehow earns a woman value, all because it doesn't evoke a sexual response in men. And then, if a woman DOESN'T do this?
Well now a man has the "right" to chastise a woman, call her names, say she is slutty and wicked. All because *he* is having a sexual response!
Newsflash: women's worth is STATIC. It is inviolable. It doesn't change with what she does or doesn't wear. It doesn't change with sex.
And a man's sexuality is HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITY.
Wanna known I know this? It's because in my whole life I have never told another man how to dress even though a man's body arouses me.
 I have never told a man he should put his shirt on on a hot day when he is on a summer run. I have never demanded modesty from a guy.
 I have never expected men to stop wearing loose basketball shorts just because they might be revealing to me and turn me on.
 In fact, I have had, my entire life, been in situations where men take ALL THEIR CLOTHES OFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME (locker rooms, etc.).
And guess what? Even though I have felt aroused, I have never EVER blamed another man for that arousal. My arousal is about ME.Not him.
 I have never assaulted another man for this. I have never raped another man for this. I have never claimed a man was "asking for it."
A person's worth is static, inviolable, and begins the day they are born as a baby until the day they die. Clothes do not change this.
 And a man's arousal is HIS OWN DAMN RESPONSIBILITY. It is NOT the responsibility of the body that evoke's that arousal. Ever.
Straight men blaming women for their own sexual responses degrades women. And it dis empowers men. It excuses them from taking ownership of their own bodies. And it allows them to build fury towards what they covet. It's dangerous. It leads to assault. It IS rape culture.
My four daughters deserve better than this. They deserve to be safe. They deserve to wear what feels good to them on a summer day.
And they deserve to relish knowing that they are valuable no matter WHAT they wear. (You know, the same message men get from birth on!)"

Thank you Josh, from women EVERYWHERE. 

Josh's Twitter Feed....https://twitter.com/The_Weed

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"What The Last Nuremberg Prosecutor Alive Wants The World To Know"


This is Benjamin Ferencz 

Powerful stuff.

What a brave and sunny soul, despite everything he has seen.

His philosophy is pretty much the same philosophy that I believe.

(check out the links on the side too...so much good information!)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-the-last-nuremberg-prosecutor-alive-wants-the-world-to-know/


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Don't Let Trump Dump "Let Girls Learn" In The U.S And All Over The World





Please sign this petition I wrote!

https://www.change.org/p/heidi-vesser-don-t-let-trump-dump-michelle-obama-s-let-girls-learn-in-the-u-s-and-all-over-the-world

I had heard that Trump is getting rid of Michelle Obama's "Let Girls' Learn" initiative and I had to do something.
Little did I know when I thought about this that my daughter, who is traveling the world and is trying to make a difference overseas might not be able to work through the Peace Corp helping women gain an education that is so vitally needed.
It might be taken away.
My daughter told me today that the volunteer work she would have would be through "Let Girls Learn" initiative.  If "Let Girls Learn" is taken away she won't be able to help. Her volunteer work as an educator for girls won't be allowed.
This is the same initiative that Malala Yousafzai went to the White house for after being shot in the head for the simple reason that she wanted to go to school and learn.
She has worked so hard for women's rights, and so has my daughter.
I am VERY passionate about women's rights.
Any time women are educated, things get better.
An excerpt from the L.A times article below : 
"CNN is reporting that the Trump administration is planning to end "Let Girls Learn," a signature Michelle Obama program. 
The White House has denied that this is the case.
Obama started the program in 2015 as "a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels," according to its website. The intergovernmental initiative engaged partners such as the Peace Corps to help girls across the globe access education, healthcare and other resources.
According to CNN, some aspects of the program will still exist, but not under the auspices and name of Let Girls Learn.
CNN posted an email Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley sent to employees. "We will not continue to use the 'Let Girls Learn' brand or maintain a stand-alone program," she wrote. 
 Asked to confirm the fate of Let Girls Learn, Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's communications director, said in an email, "The First Lady looks forward to outlining her agenda in the near future." The White House later told CNN that there would be no changes to Let Girls Learn.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), meanwhile, announced plans to introduce the Keeping Girls in School Act to “ensure that the United States remains committed to adolescent girls as a critical demographic in the growth of every nation, with a specific focus on developing nations."
The branding — not just the programming — was key to the program's effectiveness, said Tina Tschen, Michelle Obama's former chief of staff. "With a branded campaign, we were able to elevate all of the programming from various agencies," Tchen said. "You can create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts by pulling all of those initiatives together and by highlighting them."
The name, she said, enabled the Peace Corps to raise $3 million in funding for Let Girls Learn in a year and a half.
Tschen said that Obama had been paying close attention to issues surrounding the education of girls. But "the big spark that really lit the flame," she said was a visit that Malala Yousafzai made to the White House."
Please sign this petition to MAKE SURE Trump doesn't dump this important initiative.
Lets make sure Trump is kept accountable!
This is for our girls and women.
Not only in our country, but all over the world!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thoughts On GMO'S (Over years of Studying Up On GMO'S And Being Sick, And Trying To Get Well) This Is What I Found




My husband and I were talking about GMO'S some years back (before the GMO debacle and organics were a popular thing and we were searching the internet for good sources...Over years of study because of the serious health issues (I dealt with asthma, eczema, sleep apnea, and reynouds, where your hands or toes turns blue...I know one online friend who had it in her breasts and it would happen when her baby was feeding! (its related to rheumatoid arthritis...a circulation issue where you can lose fingers and toes.)  I have I learned a LOT. (the years I'm talking about includes years of calling different companies to check on products to see if they were safe for me to eat or drink.

Here is  some good information that we found over years of study. From me to you.

You can make your own deductions.

Thoughts on GMO’s

Playing God

(My husbands thoughts here) First, my opinion, western science has a habit of “Knowing everything”, until something new is discovered, or something goes seriously wrong.. Then it’s fixing, adjusting and then we’re back to “knowing everything” again... It’s fine, when you're testing on Mice, it’s an easy fix..


Destroy the test subjects, study them, and then adjust.. But in this case, when it comes to the current GMO foods, I feel that we (people) are the test subjects.

Some blindly trust the scientists, and the government, and assume that they would never let anything happen to them.. Or maybe it’s that, if things go wrong, they feel that the scientists are smart, they will figure out how to fix it and make it better..


So I guess the first question is, how much testing went in to verifying that the GMO’s are safe for humans?

(Back to me)

Here's the best information we could find out there on the subject...get ready to feel like your back in college. ;p

GMO's in general..

How GMO's are made:


Studies in safety:

Nature Reacting to GMO’s

(Bollworm)


Companies and Economics involved in GMO's

Corruption of companies, Intimidating and Blacklisting of Scientists, individuals, and Organizations...
Montsanto:

Products Monsanto has made in the past: a few include: Round Up, Saccharine,Agent Orange, Aspartame, Bovine Growth Hormone,Atom Bomb,PcBs...The article explains each product and the problems with them in the past in depth.
http://gmo-awareness.com/2011/05/12/monsanto-dirty-dozen/

The Amazing Revolving Door: How Monsanto's former employees have infiltrated the FDA
http://rense.com/general33/fd.htm

 Jeffrey Smith:who made a doccumentary called Genetic Roulette and talks about 10 reasons to avoid GMO's (Its to the right of the screen if your curious)

(March against Montsanto- and news video: Bernie Sanders speaks in this one among others) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aNUBNFsM6Y


Goverment Infiltration by the Biochemical companies

Lawsuits against small farms and Organic growers

What monstanto says:
what actually happens:


Farmers strike back:
(Protection of farmers from Accidental contamination from someone else’s field) http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/11/2133121/appeals-court-monsanto-not-sue-farmers/?mobile=nc


Government Protection of the Biochemical Companies

Oh, and by the way. I eat organic now. These days I don't worry about an inhaler because I don't have asthma attacks. I don't have sleep apnea happen (which was terrifying...you wake up at night gasping for air) and my hand hasn't turned blue in YEARS. Coincidence?

I think not.

You are what you eat.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trans phobia, The Treatment Of Gays, And The Passive Aggressiveness Of Mormonism




Its 2 am, but I had to get this off my chest. Good thing its the weekend.

This morning on Facebook I saw a post from a returned missionary (mormon) talking about calling a trans lady by their old name and how they made fun of him after he did. (to be fair, he didn't know at the time till he did it that they were trans...but the way he spoke afterwords made me wonder how many mormon guys treat people like this.) But to see someone attack someone in such a childish display on Facebook when that person wasn't even there was horrifying.

I knew this guy from way back before his mission and at times on his Facebook.

He would go on VERY unkind rants about others, usually with his friends virtually slapping him on the back with all kinds of immature  "bro code" kind of talk.
One time I saw a picture of him with a friend who had taken a picture of an older person on a park bench.

They were silently making fun of that person behind their back while that person slept on the bench.

It really disgusted me.

The insensitivity of his comments (not to mention his friends Facebook comments towards this person that they didn't even know made me sad that they could through their comments turn a person into a "thing" instead of a living, breathing person with feelings and for Gods sake WORTH... into their own personal punching bag.
THIS time he was offended by a person who is trans getting angry at him because he called her the wrong name.

The GALL of this kid and the PRIDE!

They (he and his mormon friends) proceeded to call her all kinds of names on his post...
He/she and disgusting enough, among other slurs, IT. Thank God that person wasn't there to hear it. But I know there were people who are gay who read what he wrote, and whether he knew or not, he just kept spewing HATE.

( On a side note...for Gods sake, this person was taught a persons worth on his mission...)

And his friends were actually talking about how "if they were there, they would have punched this person that was trans!

My daughter and I (and others) spoke up talking about what we know of people who are trans and how they can be so horribly treated, not to mention how over 40 gay or trans people have committed suicide in Utah because the mormons had an announcement which basically was about shunning gays and making kids pick at 18 between denouncing their gay parents and going on a mission, and not letting children who have a gay parent be baptized.... having to denounce them, out LOUD (making the kid choose between their parents and the freaking church??? How cruel!!!) 

The FIRST thing he did after I commented was attack me personally on a public forum saying "You left the church because you "can't" have the priesthood. He also attacked my daughter as she has left too.

Sorry man, you don't own the right to the priesthood, God does, so I don't believe that God plays favorites as that church teaches. There are places that are starting to recognize that God doesn't play favorites. Women give plenty of blessings to help others...and believe me, you don't need the mormon church to do it. I myself have given blessings, and I don't believe that God hears me any less than you. To think he does is pure arrogance.

I said Ok, since you attacked me about this on a public forum and obviously have NO clue as to why I actually left, I'm going to TELL you why. The Priesthood was only part of it. Learning about Joseph Smith being a pedifile and that he told families that if they didn't give their 14 year old daughters to him as his wives  meant that "They wouldn't make it to the celestial kingdom," the ban on the priesthood with blacks ( what is up with the "God never changes, the church never changes" and they make God their excuse to be bigots? Same lame excuse used for centuries...and in the crusades to kill people!) 

The churches announcement about gays was the last straw. People have committed suicide over what they did,  I won't be a part of a church that throws people away and treats them like  they are worthless because someone won't "conform." 

That is when I resigned. 

My personal definition of organized religion is that it is mans excuse to play God. 

I will NEVER be a part of any church, ever again.

I don't need a  church to be spiritual and to tell me the nature of God. I have always known it. I think we all have it intrinsically whether we know it or not. My near death experience at 16 told me that, it just took me a little while to get there.

I think we are all connected. It's in the way we feel when there is a tragedy, and the way we feel for  people who have been hurt .

When people triumph its the same thing. How we can soar! Oh the indomitable human spirit!

Or when someone is attacking another person. We want to do something. Whether we do or not (and the reasons behind it) is up to us.

Religion.

This pitting us against each other through bigotry despite what can be our good nature and love for each other.

But this us against them mentality.

That is NOT God.

That is learned.

Fighting for another's dignity. For decency and tolerance and LOVE.

That is where I personally see God.

This kid and his friends tried to call my daughter and I "ignorant" and "psychotic" and tell us we had "small brains" specifically telling us, by name, to "shut Up" stop acting so "butt hurt" and to "sew on some balls." 

The best one (not!) was the excuse that "until  they legally change their name, I refuse to call them any name but the one they were assigned at birth!" 

That is when that ignorant kid told his friend who said that "THANK YOU!" as if somehow not respecting someone who is trans is ok and that they don't have the right for people to respect their wishes and simply call them the name they have fought so hard for. My daughter brilliantly brought up the fact the if someones name was Ed, and you call them John, you simply say sorry but he still argued with her and said it was his right to his opinion and how DARE she try to change his mind.

People have a right to their own opinions, but this is just flat out bigotry.

I told him as a returned missionary I had hoped that he would learn some humanity, but that with the immature comments of he and his friends I was afraid he was the same.

Then this at least 21 year old "kid" and his friends kept saying that "they were only "joking" with their comments. Textbook mansplaining. It is infuriating!!!


And he  said and "I have all of these things to deal with and a college loan to pay off" 

Poor white privileged kid, whose mother has given him so much. Pretty much everything. 

Oh the entitlement of boys pretending to be men! He has no CLUE.

I emailed his mother a link to the bigotry he was spewing at my daughters request, but she said nothing. I've always looked at her as a kind woman, but she said nothing to me about it. Not one word. Which makes me sad if she secretly condones it, I really,REALLY hope not. She always was so kind in the past. 

But sadly, I do remember being at her house and hearing her son say, when he didn't like something "that's so gay" and his friends would be laughing when he said it...and she didn't say a word to stop it.

I'd rather think that somehow she just didn't see my message. I hope that's it.

Well, My daughter and I ended up tag teaming... he tried to tell her, in many, MANY words that he was smarter than her and his friends kept telling anyone who spoke up for people who are trans to shut up,

My daughter who always knew all the mormon seminary scriptures by heart, along with taking 3 A.P COLLEGE courses on psychology and other courses in high school, went to BYU where she learned at least 4 MORE years doctrine and has a degree in Nueropsychology,.. 

She totally schooled his ASS. (so proud of her for standing up to a bully like this!)

He deleted his thread. (FINALLY. Ether his mother saw it and said something, or he finally came to his senses....but the way he was talking... the venom and his bigotry... sadly...I doubt that's gone.)


People like this (my daughter and the others who spoke up) will always make me believe the world can be put right again.

Even with that idiot Trump in power.