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Be Cruel To Your School


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When did scientists, doctors, nurses, and educators become the bad guys? Why are the people trying to save lives being vilified by the right? A few days ago, I wrote about how stupid our nation is. This doesn’t help. And not only are we stupid as a nation, we’re horrible and vile.

We are still in the Trump era. President Biden defeated Donald Trump in the election but that was just a battle. The war isn’t over. Since the Trump era began, the right has been given clearance to be as ugly as they possibly can.

Right-wingers protested at a school board meeting last week in Tennessee. As members of the school board who advocated for mask mandates were leaving, they were barraged by right-wingers threatening them, shouting that they’ll be “watching them” and stuff like, “We know where you live.” When did this shit become OK? But then again, these are the same people who defend terrorists.

Every day, it seems MAGA gives me something new to make me disgusted with my country. Do you remember when parents used to care for their children and wanted to protect them from being sick? Now, MAGAts will risk the lives of their children for their dogma.

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Virginia Wee-Wee And Hoo-Haa Checker


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Mark Cole is a Republican representative to the Virginia House of Delegates. He represents parts of Spotsylvania County, Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg. This is the community I live in. We have a lot of insufferable, right wing, intolerant, fundamentalist lunatics in this area. But dammit. All the other Yahoos coordinated and got this one elected to public office. Suffice it to say, Delegate Cole is not representing my views.

Mr. Cole has a history of sponsoring legislation motivated by his paranoia. In 2010 he sponsored a bill that would ban the implantation of microchips into humans by their employers. He said “there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times, some people think these computer chips might be that mark.” Maybe someone should check Mr. Cole for the Mark of the Beast.

Now he’s worried about which bathroom transgender children will use. He has sponsored a bill which in part legislates the use of bathrooms based on “anatomical sex” in public schools. Cole has not explained how he envisions this law to work. How are school authorities supposed to determine the proper sex of their students? Who does it? How do they do it? Do they put an ad in the paper for a hoo-haa inspector? Will they reject applicants who drive creepy vans? Who the Hell wants that job, I mean other than pedophiles? This is crap I don’t want to think about. Maybe our legislators should stop thinking about it too.

Thankfully I don’t believe these questions will have to be answered since Virginia has a Democratic governor who is not a fundamentalist lunatic who fancies laws that bully children.

Cole says there are parents in his district concerned and worried about transgender children sharing a bathroom with their children. Tell those paranoid parents to instruct their children to use a stall. They still have those in school bathrooms, right? What bothers me more than transgender children are adults who want to check out their genitalia. Stop it.

When Cole isn’t fixated on the genitalia of school children he’s sponsoring bills that support voter suppression, memorialize the U.S. Congress to repeal personal income taxes and enact a national sales tax and another on the right to bear arms (which is already legal).

It’s bad enough students are confronted with bullying by fellow students. They don’t need adults to join in on the bullying.

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