Ian Anderson 5 p.m., Dec. 8
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Teachers and Bumper Stickers
I've blogged about teachers before. It was a similar story that has popped up again on some of the cable shows, about a woman that was involved in pornography. There are complaints now of her working with kindergarten kids.
When I talked with my stepbrother, whose a teacher and always has a lot of opinions on this, I wondered something. I sometimes see X-rated bumper stickers on cars. And, they're never funny. I just wonder what kind of loser wouldn't care that children are going to be seeing these.
I wondered what the school would say if a teacher had a sticker like that on their bumper. Or any sticker that someone could be offended by.
He told me there was a news story about a teacher that had the gay/rainbow flag sticker on their bumper, and they were complaining in meetings about not having rights and some kind of harassment. He wondered, as did I, how anyone at the school even found out about her bisexuality. But we also wondered why the school wouldn't just ban most bumper stickers.
He worked in south-central LA with a woman that had a "support black businesses" bumper sticker. And of course, you wonder what could happen if other races had stickers of that nature.
As I said with people that keep their McCain, Bush, or Obama stickers on their vehicles...is it really worth someone keying your car that doesn't share your views?