Saturday, March 17, 2012

- For Some, Bullying Just Comes Naturally

Name calling and finger pointing Ms. Sebelius?  Turn around, you dimwitted dolt!
A couple of chuckles slipped out when Kathleen Sebelius of the Obama Administration stepped in to comment on the very bad practice of bullying one's fellow citizens. Presenting herself as an expert on the subject, Ms. Sebelius spoke as a part of the Cartoon Network's 'Stop Bullying' campaign. After viewing a video with middle-schoolers where the words 'stupid' and 'jerk' were specifically pointed out as inappropriate terms to use, the Health and Human Services Secretary waded right in:
“I think, very important, is for kids to understand how powerful you really are. You might feel like you’re not big enough, not strong enough, not--don’t have enough tools. But just saying, ‘Stop it! You know, you’re being a jerk!’
CNN's Don Lemon seemed little surprised to hear the terms thrown back at him from the Secretary of Health and Human Services. So, does it really hurt when you call someone a jerk, or does it depend on who does the name calling?

I guess the answer is obvious. Name calling just comes naturally to some people. Bullying must be the same way.


  1. But, but, it's only when your opponents say it that it's bad. Opponents by definition are jerks and stupid and wanting people to die. They're the enemies. We're the good guys (and gals). Good guys (and gals) can call names because the names are TRUE when the GOOD GUYS (and GALS) say them.

  2. And you call them on it and they can't figure it out.

    "What? What?!"

    Good stuff! Thanks for stopping by, Terrance.

  3. "Never, ever, ever call anyone a jerk. You jerk!"

    They consider themselves above the rules they make for the other lesser people. After all, they are kind and just and righteous, so how could they ever be wrong? She still doesn't get it. And never will.

  4. I was bullied as a kid...with rocks and sticks thrown at me on my way home from school. I think the ratbags who lay in wait for me everyday also threw in loads of unkind words. I won in the end though...didn't know enough English at the time to realize what they were take that rotten jerks! Smiles - Astrid.

  5. So you don't think anyone needed to explain to them that bullying was wrong - you think they already understood that part of the equation. Wow, that certainly would be an eye opener to our friends at the cartoon network putting on this educational program. Here we were thinking we were teaching these kids important new stuff! But as to Ms. Sebelius, I would rather people were calling me a nitwit than have them force me to buy someone abortifactants. Who gives her the right to force such a thing upon me? Nobody does. She just assumed that power with little thought or care for me... just as all bullies do.

  6. What kind of a creep would throw rocks and sticks at our Astrid? You're right, Astrid, they were rotten jerks! Do you hear that Ms. Sebelius? I'm calling people on their poor behavior. Now get over it!

  7. I see the bullying thread is doing pretty well... but not as well as the Dirty Dancing thread! It just goes to show there's a lot to be said for a good Pachanga.