Wednesday, January 24, 2007
New Insult: "You Kiefer" (Meaning You Immature, Hypocritical Loser)
Parents in Farmingdale, Minnesota, are opposing the school district's No Name Calling Week. That's right, they're fighting for their right to call names. Specifically against GLSEN, the moderate, respectable gay-lesbian group that helped organize the week—which bans all name calling with no particular emphasis on GLBT issues. Michael Monroe Kiefer was one of a group of parents who stormed a meeting this morning to air their grievances. His petulant and hypocritical rant was interrupted when he attempted to name—and out—a particular teacher. That's right, he was exercising his God-given right to call names. What a grown up! Thankfully, Kiefer was thrown out. You can't make this stuff up, people. I just wonder how these parents can possibly delude themselves into thinking they're setting a good example for their children. I would love to see one of their kids say, "No, I'm not going to clean up my room because that man you work with is a poopy-head!"