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RR: 21 May 2013

What’s up, buttercups? This is my first time doing a RR post. Do you remember your first time? I’m a little nervous, and I’m not sure if I’m ready. I think I am. I’ve been reading all by myself for a few years, and I think I’m ready to read with you. I hope it’s as special for you as it is for me.

Good news! According to this article, French kids don’t have ADHD! That means that we can figure out what they do right, and we can stop ADHD in other countries. Or… can we?

Ooooh, here’s a good one. House Bill 116 , from Louisiana, says that school boards can pick whatever books they want for students to use for textbooks. This includes religious or creationist or completely made-up textbooks about a supreme deity named Taco Bob. (I made have made that last example up).

Four people in Ghana were killed on Sunday when there was a stampede for holy water. The article goes on to discuss ways that people have died due to religion. I’m sure that God will make them feel better when they… oh, wait.

The Religious Right is very, very mean to people who question them. And here I thought they were all on the “love thy brother” train.

And…. hmmm…. let’s see. Last but not least… this judge in Texas used this idea of a “morality clause” to make a woman move out of her girlfriend’s home, where she had been living for three years. This was because he didn’t want his children with his ex-wife to have to witness the apparent horror of watching a relationship between two women. Allah forbid!

That’s all I’ve got. I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. Call me, k?

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Tori Parker

Tori Parker

Tori is a high school English teacher from Ohio (insert cheerleader kick here)! She is emphatic! She is skeptical! She is nifty! Her boyfriend says that they can get a potbellied pig someday and name him Bacon. She has a little boy whose pseudonym is SC, although he has recently asked that his name be changed to Henry. When asked for a comment to add on this bio, he asked, "Why do we sound like a bad '70's cop show?" So there's that.

1 Comment

  1. May 21, 2013 at 11:01 am —

    At first I thought ‘oh good a new French paradox,’ but then I saw: ‘the French holistic, psycho-social approach also allows for considering nutritional causes for ADHD-type symptoms—specifically the fact that the behavior of some children is worsened after eating foods with artificial colors, certain preservatives, and/or allergens.’ Oy.

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