Author: Adventures of a Third Year Teacher

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lameforger:

sl-walker:

elfwreck:

ralfmaximus:

andillcallyoubymine:

Literally why would you ever go for Bernie when Elizabeth Warren is RIGHT there

A vote for Sanders is a vote for Trump. All he can hope to do is spoil the Dem’s chances.

VOTE BERNIE IF YOU WANT 4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP 

FUCK THAT NOISE HELL NO.

We are not doing this again.

Lobby hard for your choice in the primaries, but do not insult the other options. 

I like Warren a lot more than Sanders. I like Klobuchar and Harris better than either of them. Right now, Gillibrand is my top choice. 

BUT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN NOVEMBER, whoever that turns out to be.

And since I want to be able to get behind them, I want to know what their good points are. I want to know what I can expect them to do, and – this important – what issues aren’t on their top priority list, so I can let them know what matters to me. 

All of them are smart, decent people. All of them want a better country, a better world. All of them would, on their worst day, be better than Trump at his best, assuming he has something a sane person could call “best.” 

No infighting this time. No circular firing squads. Do not insult, denigrate, discourage, or bully people who are supporting the candidates you dislike. WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THIS.

Before the primaries, figure out who is the best representative for your interests, and promote the hell out of them. Encourage people to vote. Get people registered. Tell everyone why you like this one better than that one – based on policies and history, not “he’s a lying scumbag” or “she caters to corporate greed.” 

None of them is perfect. ALL OF THEM ARE BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE – do not help the Republicans (and the Russians!) suppress progressive voters by badmouthing other people’s choices.

I don’t want Sanders. I think he’s too old (and so is Warren) and we need people whose understanding of business and social dynamics are based on recent trends. I think Sanders is too caught up in social class as the only real axis of oppression; I don’t think he understands intersectionality. I worry that he favors gun rights more than is safe.

I’m not voting for him in the primaries. But if he gets the nomination, HE HAS MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER. And not in a “ugh, holding my nose and voting against Trump” way – he wants medical care for everyone; he wants college to be available to all; he wants strong unions and worker support. I can get behind those policy plans.

No litmus tests this time. No single issue that convinces people to stay home in November 2020. Pick one you like, or pick a few that you’re deciding between – but don’t convince yourself that any of them are evil incarnate and must be stopped at all costs.

Because we have that. And Republicans know damn well that they only win elections by splitting and suppressing votes for Democrats – so they’ll be hyping “this candidate is too terrible to vote for!!! Just stay home!” for the next year and a half.

FUCKING THIS.

We do not shoot down any decent, viable candidate this time. 

america if yall start infighting about this again and it results in trump winning bc yall vote blank bc yr fav didnt win ill 100% never feel sorry for yall ever again and you will be dead to me

this is way too important to do the infighting shit the left is known for

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mdmshakespeare:

bright-haired-teacher:

lowkey hate how i can’t just have nice things

that’s not even a figure of speech, i literally cannot have nice things. 

post student work in the hallway? some fuckass kid is gonna tear them and rip them up because they just want to cause destruction. (and some other fuckass kid gonna stick their fucking nasty chewed gum on it because they’re just nasty fucks)

nice bulletin board background? some fuckass kid gonna poke holes in it and tear it up with a pencil so you have to replace it come next year. 

nice washi tape on your board? some fuckass kid gonna pick it off the board so it no longer has any adhesive and it just kind of droops there until i cut it off.

simple, clean labels on the laptops and laptop carts? oh you know some fuckass kid is gonna peel those off too. 

a clean carpet? nah. multiple fuckass kids are gonna drop food, crumbs, candy wrappers, pencil shavings, and bits of paper all over that shit.

use a document protector and tape it down? didn’t you know some fuckass kid is gonna rip that shit because they know damn fucking well that the reason you taped it down with a document protector was to keep it nice, and we can’t have nice things. 

And then they’re going to bitch about how trashy the school is and how they can’t have the newest tech or books.

I feel this on a spiritual level. I bought dollar store Halloween decorations last year. Kids fucking tore them up or took them down and threw them away. So fuck that shit. I don’t decorate for holidays anymore.

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mdmshakespeare:

bright-haired-teacher:

lowkey hate how i can’t just have nice things

that’s not even a figure of speech, i literally cannot have nice things. 

post student work in the hallway? some fuckass kid is gonna tear them and rip them up because they just want to cause destruction. (and some other fuckass kid gonna stick their fucking nasty chewed gum on it because they’re just nasty fucks)

nice bulletin board background? some fuckass kid gonna poke holes in it and tear it up with a pencil so you have to replace it come next year. 

nice washi tape on your board? some fuckass kid gonna pick it off the board so it no longer has any adhesive and it just kind of droops there until i cut it off.

simple, clean labels on the laptops and laptop carts? oh you know some fuckass kid is gonna peel those off too. 

a clean carpet? nah. multiple fuckass kids are gonna drop food, crumbs, candy wrappers, pencil shavings, and bits of paper all over that shit.

use a document protector and tape it down? didn’t you know some fuckass kid is gonna rip that shit because they know damn fucking well that the reason you taped it down with a document protector was to keep it nice, and we can’t have nice things. 

And then they’re going to bitch about how trashy the school is and how they can’t have the newest tech or books.

I feel this on a spiritual level. I bought dollar store Halloween decorations last year. Kids fucking tore them up or took them down and threw them away. So fuck that shit. I don’t decorate for holidays anymore.

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I just started going to therapy last week. It is simultaneously the hardest and best thing that I do each week.

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I just started going to therapy last week. It is simultaneously the hardest and best thing that I do each week.

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mamafox18:

justwalkthroughme:

advanced-procrastination:

whatareyoureallyafraidof:

ohcanadada:

coldtofire:

pinkfoxbouquetfan:

blondebrainpower:

anotherrandomguy81:

rosesonasphalt:

justanother44:

i-run-i-read:

beahealthybee:

missedcallfromthemountains:

erikarunsforherlife:

dragonfli17:

fitivan:

chocolate-and-peanutbutter:

fat-acceptance-dropout:

nosarcasmforyou:

nunyabizni:

itsperegrine:

thattallblondelady:

fatgirlgetsfitatlast:

fatmaninalittlesuit:

risuperman:

risuperman:

Re-Blog with a gif of your longest standing celebrity crush

Upon further reflection…

Both of them. I ship it.

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mamafox18:

justwalkthroughme:

advanced-procrastination:

whatareyoureallyafraidof:

ohcanadada:

coldtofire:

pinkfoxbouquetfan:

blondebrainpower:

anotherrandomguy81:

rosesonasphalt:

justanother44:

i-run-i-read:

beahealthybee:

missedcallfromthemountains:

erikarunsforherlife:

dragonfli17:

fitivan:

chocolate-and-peanutbutter:

fat-acceptance-dropout:

nosarcasmforyou:

nunyabizni:

itsperegrine:

thattallblondelady:

fatgirlgetsfitatlast:

fatmaninalittlesuit:

risuperman:

risuperman:

Re-Blog with a gif of your longest standing celebrity crush

Upon further reflection…

Both of them. I ship it.

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mdmshakespeare:

sociallyacceptablemadness:

biggreenfeet:

cloud-berries:

boykillerbird-birdie-draws:

fastrainbowdas:

nokiabae:

I got the Top 4.47% on this English Vocabulary test

I’m in the last
47.33% 

I shouldn’t have taken that test

Top 40.88%

Guess I’m not that good in English after all

top 39.58%

wow i’m beTTER THAN I THOUGHT

God damn.

Well, today is my 30th and I’m a high school English teacher, so pretty accurate?

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mdmshakespeare:

sociallyacceptablemadness:

biggreenfeet:

cloud-berries:

boykillerbird-birdie-draws:

fastrainbowdas:

nokiabae:

I got the Top 4.47% on this English Vocabulary test

I’m in the last
47.33% 

I shouldn’t have taken that test

Top 40.88%

Guess I’m not that good in English after all

top 39.58%

wow i’m beTTER THAN I THOUGHT

God damn.

Well, today is my 30th and I’m a high school English teacher, so pretty accurate?

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