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Lauren Mayer: Crass!

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.
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And be sure to listen to her podcast: "Musical Mayhem w/Lauren Mayer"
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A musical lament about the sad state of the GOP Presidential contest (with apologies to the musical "Chicago")

From the song:

Whatever happened to politicians who spoke well and discussed issues?

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Lauren Mayer: Blowhards, Bullies, & Brats

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And be sure to listen to her podcast: "Musical Mayhem w/Lauren Mayer"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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A song about the GOP candidates' descent into playground nastiness, in the flamboyant spirit of Cher

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Saturday Links

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Photo: Beth Wald

Photo: Beth Wald

“To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us”

Sage Advice from a World Traveler: Thief Hunters in Paradise

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Who's Drake? Someone who thinks we should know him.

Would you like some child abuse with your tea?
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Bobby Jindal Goes Palin, Accuses Obama of Waging War Against Civil Rights

Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad news for Gov. McCrory

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Republicans leave a "message" at Maine middle school

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Once upon a time, the Republicans held a state convention in the land of Maine. King Middle School, nestled happily in the village of Portland, was a very, very generous school, and offered to share their classroom space with Republicans, who yearned for a place where they could hold private meetings. For free!

King Middle School was awfully gracious. Can you say "gracious"? I knew that you could.

Teacher Paul's room was one of those freebie spaces that was shared. Imagine Teacher Paul's surprise when he returned to his classroom and found things missing, replaced, and... even a secret message!

[H]e returned to the room on Monday to find that a poster celebrating the labor movement had been removed and replaced with a Republican sticker.

The poster had the following quote from union leader Eugine Debs: "Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization born of agitation. It is agitation or stagnation."

"In it's place was a large sticker that said 'Workers Vote Republican,'" Clifford said. "I thought it was cute until I realized the poster was gone. We can't find it and it hasn't been returned."

The amusement further diminished when Clifford found a note on his desk.

"(It) said 'A Republican was here," Clifford said. "And then it said, 'What gives you the right to propagandize impressionable kids. A Republician.'"

That wasn't nice, now was it kiddies? Why, a polite guest would never deface school property, make unfounded accusations, steal posters, or leave nasty notes! Didn't those rude Republicans' parents teach them proper etiquette?

Say it with me, children: NO!

Oh, but that's not all the ungrateful guests did to Teacher Paul:

Clifford said he was further surprised when some Knox County Republicans called the school to complain about the collages and copies of the U.S. Constitution in his classroom. The documents were donated by the American Civil Liberties Union, and contained a special section on Miranda Rights. They were stored in a closed box on the floor.

"We allowed someone to use our building. They came in and searched our stuff. Stole a poster. Left our building trashed. And then called us to complain about what they found when they searched our house," Clifford said.

My goodness! Those Knox County Republicans sure are discourteous  house guests!

The moral of the story is this:

Clifford said he is using the incident as a teachable moment for students. Sometimes people believe in their own ideas so strongly, he said, that they forget that others have a right to their own point of view.

And remember: Never, ever share your learning space with unreasonable, closed-minded zealots.



H/t: I apologize, I forgot who sent me this.

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