“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#14655 Jul 5, 2013
rubygoober wrote:
I want to make a comment about using the word retarded~~
When I was a kid, the word was used for all types
of disabilities. Softer kinder words such as mentally challenged had not been "invented" yet.
In it's context it could go like this:
"Mrs. Smith has a retarded son who is 45, she worries about what will happen when she is gone."
It was not said with malice.
The first time I heard the term, Downs Syndrome,
was in the late 60's early 70's.
Hopefully, when we know better, we do better.
I agree Ruby. I'm not so touchy about the "R" word. My brother was called that and everything else in the book, when in fact he was brain-damaged from being thrown from a car during an accident which happened when he was 2 weeks old and was classified as emotionally disturbed, which I think WAS the correct diagnosis (jmho).

It was the rude remarks made by teachers in front of the whole class publicly humiliating them when these same teachers knew full well ahead of time what kind of children they would be teacher. I thought it was insensitive for them to do so when they are supposed to be the adult and set an example. I also thought some of them were trying to get a laugh in front of the class at my child's expense. What kind of person does that in front of a class to a child no less?

Also, these children are stigmatized as being dumb, stupid and lazy which couldn't be further than the truth. Who would choose to be stupid, slow, or dumb on purpose? I've seen the difference in their struggles and my daughter's ability to just breeze through the same assignment without so much as a backward glance at the assignment. It's pointed out that they must try harder. Ha! That's the understatement of the year. They usually need to learn memorization skills (imho), which will improve their chances. Some can handle it. Some get tired and give up, embarrassed to ask questions over and over again, and do not understand why the rest of the class gets (with ease) what it takes them forever to understand.

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#14656 Jul 6, 2013
Good Morning All

Ruby you make a good point. When I was growing up there were always the kids who teased other kids with learning disabilities, probably because their parents didn't know any better and it was more acceptable back then. Now mainly when I hear the R or N word being tossed around it's not done with malice. It's almost as if it's part of some peoples everyday vocabulary.

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#14657 Jul 6, 2013
Tribe I'm so sorry your brother and kids had to endure that type of treatment. Did you report the teachers? If it happened here I'm betting the teacher would be terminated.
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree Ruby. I'm not so touchy about the "R" word. My brother was called that and everything else in the book, when in fact he was brain-damaged from being thrown from a car during an accident which happened when he was 2 weeks old and was classified as emotionally disturbed, which I think WAS the correct diagnosis (jmho).
It was the rude remarks made by teachers in front of the whole class publicly humiliating them when these same teachers knew full well ahead of time what kind of children they would be teacher. I thought it was insensitive for them to do so when they are supposed to be the adult and set an example. I also thought some of them were trying to get a laugh in front of the class at my child's expense. What kind of person does that in front of a class to a child no less?
Also, these children are stigmatized as being dumb, stupid and lazy which couldn't be further than the truth. Who would choose to be stupid, slow, or dumb on purpose? I've seen the difference in their struggles and my daughter's ability to just breeze through the same assignment without so much as a backward glance at the assignment. It's pointed out that they must try harder. Ha! That's the understatement of the year. They usually need to learn memorization skills (imho), which will improve their chances. Some can handle it. Some get tired and give up, embarrassed to ask questions over and over again, and do not understand why the rest of the class gets (with ease) what it takes them forever to understand.

“FOOTBALL”

Level 8

Since: Aug 08

Brother Love

#14658 Jul 6, 2013
I don't necessarily believe that people who do bad things or say bad things have karma coming their way..........but personally I wouldn't want to chance it.

During middle school and high school there was this little girl in our school. She had more than just a skin condition but I'm not exactly sure what else was going on. Her skin was wrinkled and flaky. Flaky as whatever she wore would be covered with skin flakes. Wrinkled like 90 year old woman, and you know how sometimes senior citizen's bottom eye lids droop and you can see the red under the eye, she also had that. If you saw a picture of the girl one would think she was a old lady and not a child. She was constantly teased and especially by this one girl in middle school. Stay away from her she has cooties, etc, etc. It seemed like everyday the little girl was crying. I know she went to the first year or so of high school with me and the same girl was harassing her then. After awhile I never saw the girl with the skin problem around , but then again the school I went to had over 2000 students and triple sessions. So she could have been there and I just never saw her. The one doing the teasing was very popular, but on the nasty side. We had a lot of the same friends but I tried to have as little to do with her as possible. For years whenever I thought about her or saw her all I would remember was how mean she was to the girl with the skin problem.

Fast forward about 10 years out of high school. The local new stations were always reporting on a little girl who had cancer. They would show the family at fund raisers, at the airport flying to or from different treatment centers, etc. Mostly when I would catch the news it was showing the Dad holding the little girl. Usually he was crying and just seemed totally devastated. One day I saw a interview with the Mom, it was the same girl from middle school and high school who was always picking on the girl with the skin condition.

Level 4

Since: Jan 13

Red Deer, Canada

#14659 Jul 6, 2013
tribe mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree Ruby. I'm not so touchy about the "R" word. My brother was called that and everything else in the book, when in fact he was brain-damaged from being thrown from a car during an accident which happened when he was 2 weeks old and was classified as emotionally disturbed, which I think WAS the correct diagnosis (jmho).
It was the rude remarks made by teachers in front of the whole class publicly humiliating them when these same teachers knew full well ahead of time what kind of children they would be teacher. I thought it was insensitive for them to do so when they are supposed to be the adult and set an example. I also thought some of them were trying to get a laugh in front of the class at my child's expense. What kind of person does that in front of a class to a child no less?
Also, these children are stigmatized as being dumb, stupid and lazy which couldn't be further than the truth. Who would choose to be stupid, slow, or dumb on purpose? I've seen the difference in their struggles and my daughter's ability to just breeze through the same assignment without so much as a backward glance at the assignment. It's pointed out that they must try harder. Ha! That's the understatement of the year. They usually need to learn memorization skills (imho), which will improve their chances. Some can handle it. Some get tired and give up, embarrassed to ask questions over and over again, and do not understand why the rest of the class gets (with ease) what it takes them forever to understand.
Sorry to hear you fell on your head as a baby. It explains a lot.

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#14660 Jul 6, 2013
LizW wrote:
Tribe I'm so sorry your brother and kids had to endure that type of treatment. Did you report the teachers? If it happened here I'm betting the teacher would be terminated.<quoted text>
No, Liz. I didn't really want to cause the teachers a problem. I usually talked to them in private. I don't always believe you can fix stupid either. Here I am doing it? Isn't that a Judge Judyism?
:-)

“Don't Worry Be Happy”

Since: Apr 09

Happytown, USA

#14661 Jul 6, 2013
Rambleroid wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to hear you fell on your head as a baby. It explains a lot.
Thanks Brad!

Level 7

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14662 Jul 6, 2013
Good morning everyone!
I have such a exciting day planned. Not! Cleaning all day!

“That's all folks...”

Since: Jan 12

Paradise North Georgia

#14663 Jul 6, 2013
Good morning everyone that is here to just have
a decent discussion or post their point of view~~

I read where Paula Deen has split with her agent
of twelve years.
I wonder who threw in the towel?
Twelve years is a lot of money for that agent.

I think calling her just a restaurant owner who
lucked out and made it big is quite the insult.

Just seeing her on tv, she looks whipped.
Murph

Wichita, KS

#14664 Jul 6, 2013
rubygoober wrote:
Good morning everyone that is here to just have
a decent discussion or post their point of view~~
I read where Paula Deen has split with her agent
of twelve years.
I wonder who threw in the towel?
Twelve years is a lot of money for that agent.
I think calling her just a restaurant owner who
lucked out and made it big is quite the insult.
Just seeing her on tv, she looks whipped.
Hi, Allbodies. I hope you have a great Saturday.
Ruby, I have never watched a Paul Deen show. I don't watch tv and, even if I did, I wouldn't watch a cooking show. But, I have kept up with all the mess on the internet and I stand firmly behind Paula Deen. The way they have persecuted that woman is an absolute outrage. I did notice that one of the internet news groups is now carrying all of her books.

Level 4

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#14665 Jul 6, 2013
LizW wrote:
I don't necessarily believe that people who do bad things or say bad things have karma coming their way..........but personally I wouldn't want to chance it.
During middle school and high school there was this little girl in our school. She had more than just a skin condition but I'm not exactly sure what else was going on. Her skin was wrinkled and flaky. Flaky as whatever she wore would be covered with skin flakes. Wrinkled like 90 year old woman, and you know how sometimes senior citizen's bottom eye lids droop and you can see the red under the eye, she also had that. If you saw a picture of the girl one would think she was a old lady and not a child. She was constantly teased and especially by this one girl in middle school. Stay away from her she has cooties, etc, etc. It seemed like everyday the little girl was crying. I know she went to the first year or so of high school with me and the same girl was harassing her then. After awhile I never saw the girl with the skin problem around , but then again the school I went to had over 2000 students and triple sessions. So she could have been there and I just never saw her. The one doing the teasing was very popular, but on the nasty side. We had a lot of the same friends but I tried to have as little to do with her as possible. For years whenever I thought about her or saw her all I would remember was how mean she was to the girl with the skin problem.
Fast forward about 10 years out of high school. The local new stations were always reporting on a little girl who had cancer. They would show the family at fund raisers, at the airport flying to or from different treatment centers, etc. Mostly when I would catch the news it was showing the Dad holding the little girl. Usually he was crying and just seemed totally devastated. One day I saw a interview with the Mom, it was the same girl from middle school and high school who was always picking on the girl with the skin condition.

Speaking of Karma, was it really necessary to go into such great detail to describe (through your eyes) just how terrible that poor girl to look to you ?
Then try to convey it so total strangers would get the picture ??
I noticed you never mentioned any of her good qualities. I'm sure she had many. But someone like you wound never see that !
Then trying to connect a child having Cancer was because God was punishing her mother ?( God or who ever you feel controls Karma) That was the lowest post you have ever made, and you have made many with your ugly hidden messages.
Bad move coming from someone who goes out of the way to convince others how much better you are than the other posters..
Posts like this just proves how rude you really are and why the need to continuously paint yourself as being a wonderful person.. Your so transparent!

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#14666 Jul 6, 2013
cindLee wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of Karma, was it really necessary to go into such great detail to describe (through your eyes) just how terrible that poor girl to look to you ?
Then try to convey it so total strangers would get the picture ??
I noticed you never mentioned any of her good qualities. I'm sure she had many. But someone like you wound never see that !
Then trying to connect a child having Cancer was because God was punishing her mother ?( God or who ever you feel controls Karma) That was the lowest post you have ever made, and you have made many with your ugly hidden messages.
Bad move coming from someone who goes out of the way to convince others how much better you are than the other posters..
Posts like this just proves how rude you really are and why the need to continuously paint yourself as being a wonderful person.. Your so transparent!
Hidden messages?!
Like backmasking?

You reading comments backwards again?
From the TOP, cindLee... from the top.

Level 6

Since: Aug 10

Oklahoma City, OK

#14667 Jul 6, 2013
cindLee have you ever taken the time to figure out
why you need to make such unkind and downright nasty post.
It could be that you were never spoken to in a kind way when you were a child??
Or it just be you crave attention and no one gives it to you.
But my guess is you are just a nasty little bitch
and have nothing better to do.
So have fun Liz or no one else gives a rat's azz what you say..

Level 4

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#14668 Jul 6, 2013
I Be Mousie wrote:
So have fun Liz or no one else gives a rat's azz what you say..
Oh really ? Thanks. but looks like you and the other one did!

Level 7

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14669 Jul 6, 2013
I Be Mousie wrote:
cindLee have you ever taken the time to figure out
why you need to make such unkind and downright nasty post.
It could be that you were never spoken to in a kind way when you were a child??
Or it just be you crave attention and no one gives it to you.
But my guess is you are just a nasty little bitch
and have nothing better to do.
So have fun Liz or no one else gives a rat's azz what you say..
Kind of funny when someone pops in that doesn't even post on this thread just to spread their nastiness!

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

Sugar Land, TX

#14670 Jul 6, 2013
The Real Missy wrote:
<quoted text>
Kind of funny when someone pops in that doesn't even post on this thread just to spread their nastiness!
Give her a break, she's seeing hidden messages in posts.
The voices probably told her to post here...

Level 2

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#14673 Jul 6, 2013
JaneDear wrote:
<quoted text>
Give her a break, she's seeing hidden messages in posts.
The voices probably told her to post here...
How do you know it's a her Jane? You are the only sane one I know here. JK

Level 4

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#14674 Jul 6, 2013
The Real Missy wrote:
<quoted text>
Kind of funny when someone pops in that doesn't even post on this thread just to spread their nastiness!
Funny, I noticed that you were here and gave Jane dear a prop within seconds of her reply to me. Could it be that our sweet little Missy is a sock changer just as I am?

Maybe I just dont want you to know who I am and post here all the time did you ever think of that ? DUH!
Who knows ? I may be one of the few who is nice to you and Liz.
LIZ was WRONG to post what she did and you know it!

Level 7

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14675 Jul 6, 2013
cindLee wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny, I noticed that you were here and gave Jane dear a prop within seconds of her reply to me. Could it be that our sweet little Missy is a sock changer just as I am?
Maybe I just dont want you to know who I am and post here all the time did you ever think of that ? DUH!
Who knows ? I may be one of the few who is nice to you and Liz.
LIZ was WRONG to post what she did and you know it!
I don't use different socks. I only post under the real Missy..
Beltway 8

Houston, TX

#14676 Jul 6, 2013
cindLee wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of Karma, was it really necessary to go into such great detail to describe (through your eyes) just how terrible that poor girl to look to you ?
Then try to convey it so total strangers would get the picture ??
I noticed you never mentioned any of her good qualities. I'm sure she had many. But someone like you wound never see that !
Then trying to connect a child having Cancer was because God was punishing her mother ?( God or who ever you feel controls Karma) That was the lowest post you have ever made, and you have made many with your ugly hidden messages.
Bad move coming from someone who goes out of the way to convince others how much better you are than the other posters..
Posts like this just proves how rude you really are and why the need to continuously paint yourself as being a wonderful person.. Your so transparent!
Liz makes up stories. She is a frustrated writer who needs her own blog if she doesn't have one on Facebook Sometimes it is amusing and sometimes it is grotesque. You have to learn to scroll on this site. The sand kickers no longer OWN the site. boo too

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