I'm full of rants today, so if you're not in a ranty mood consider this your warning. I open this comment thread up to all your rants, no matter how petty or how grandiose.
Rant 1: A teacher at the high school I went to wrote a very ill-thought-out letter to the school newspaper editor. Teacher is very Christian. School is fairly liberal. In a nutshell: teacher had some very antiquated thoughts on homosexuality, and what God thinks about Christianity. You can all imagine how well that letter was received.
Guys, I am so disappointed in the reactions of the community I grew up in. The district superintedent released a statement with a direct quote from the Tinker vs. Des Moines Supreme Court Ruling which ruled to protect the First Amendment in public schools, and people are still calling for this teacher to be fired!
I understand that his message is incredibly hurtful to many; I don't defend his message. But advocating violating protected freedoms simply because you don't like something is, quite frankly, appalling to me. We don't have the right to silence those we disagree with just because we don't like what they're saying. That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
As Evelyn Beatrice Hall said: “I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Rant 2: Thank your bus driver if you're exiting from the front! It's being a decent human, and bus drivers are some of the dopest humans around. Show some respect when they safely get you from point A to point B.
Rant 3: Seasonal allergies. FUCK YOU, SEASONAL ALLERGIES. That is all.