So I saw this guy and thought he was pretty good and the song is very charming and cute
Thank You for the Music
So…what is there to say about this video? First off, thanks Mitt Romney, for making the biggest mistake of your campaign…or one of the biggest. Trust me you will lose a lot more than the 47% you just enraged. I am neither republican nor democrat. I am middle class. People around me are mainly republican but they all know that Romney clearly doesn’t understand middle class as much as he would like to say otherwise. He is rich, was born rich, and can never understand what we do every day. I don’t really care if he had a lemonade stand or a job as a kid, it’s a different America, one that he is not impressing. From what I’ve seen in the campaign, it’s laughable. Everyone seems to be speaking hypothetical instead of using actual facts. The entire thing gives me a headache and ask “really” a bit too often. If anything this incident just makes me think “Kids, always watch what you say, cause you don’t know who’s listening.” Mitt Romney… Watch what you say cause the entire country is always watching and listening…not to mention foreign dignitaries, voters, and people who really don’t wanna have an ignorant fool of a president who doesn’t like them. This is just my opinion but Im sure a lot of people would agree this is just too hilariousy stupid. I seriously don’t mean to offend anyone but just this outburst among other things makes me really not wanna vote for Romney.
Just wow, way to look almost worse than Rick Perry,a very hard thing to achieve.
We all know that the United States gives all citizens inalienable rights. One of those is free speech, the freedom to state your own opinion. When does that right reach it’s limit?
It’s been shown on local, national, and international news that many protests have stirred in the world of Islam because of a U.S. film that insults Muslim people. So far there have been protests in Malaysia, Indonesia, Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan(at least those are to my knowledge). Many United States citizens are outraged at the attack on our embassies and ambassadors, especially on the day of 9/11. I must say I think that shows a complete lack of empathy for Islamic peoples. This can be perfectly compared to the propaganda Nazi used to discredit the Jewish people of Europe. It’s offensive and most likely inaccurate. I myself have never seen this trailer but I should only assume someone would only be offended by false information.
When this story first surfaced, I immediately thought of the military funeral protesters. They were obviously ignorant people and they caused great disturbance to the people who were trying to morn their children, brothers, sisters and fathers who were lost in combat. What I found laughable is that they were protesting because they didn’t approve of the army admitting homosexual soldiers. Many of the funerals they protested were those of heterosexual victims. Besides that, what does protesting at a funeral do besides annoy and offend, it won’t make any change. These protests at embassies, while they are getting our attention, won’t do anything. The branch of our government in those countries can’t do anything about the movie.
My main question out of the entire ordeal is why they don’t just take down the film. This is what is causing all the drama and killing innocent people. It’s obviously offensive and doesn’t seem to have any other purpose but to be offensive. The producer is a pastor noted for burning the Koran! Obviously he did mean some harm by this racial slur of a film. I hope he realizes he’s not just offending but also putting innocent lives in danger. For our government to take it down would be a violation of rights, but maybe that rule should be changed. If it is purposefully offensive to someone than it shouldn’t be put out there to harm them. Of course there’s been discussion of this, I can’t see why it hasn’t or shouldn’t happen. I’d love to ask the producer of this movie to look in his heart, stop the violence, and take the film down. Keep in mind this is no different than Nazi propaganda. It’s hurtful and simply morally wrong.
I am from waves
From sand and shells
I am from the old converse on the floor
They’re not always worn)
I am the bookshelf
Whose long gone books I remember
As if they were my own
I am from freeze and
From ******* and ****
I’m from the always-rights
And the quiet-but-strong
From Shut Up! and Say Something!
I’m from Peace be with you
And with your spirit
I repeat every Sunday morning
I’m from James and Margaret’s Branch
lima beans and Outlet Malls.
From the land my Great-Grandfather sold
To the Governor
The Lemon cake we asked for more of
On my shelf is one last book
A peculiar shape
Oblong with lost family
To sit there all day
I am of those people-
A ripe strawberry-
Picked from the family feild
Fighting fearlessly and throwing their competition to the ground, the mighty Panthers, one of the best teams in the state, charged forward to victory, defeating the Wildcats, the best players in the state last year, not anymore.
The Freedom Writers Diary is a collection of diary entries from kids in Erin Gruwell’s “Disciplinary Transfer” English class. All of the students tell something that they think has influenced their life dramatically. The book starts shortly after major events for the kids happen such as the Rodney King Riots and the enforcement of Proposition 187.
The book starts off with an average teenage tone, sarcastic and distant, as they take an undesired step twoards their new teacher, Erin Gruwell. The kids all feel that they are discriminated against in one way or another. They all live in unsafe areas of Long Beach, California. Most people found Long Beach to be the “gangsta-rap capital”, as Ms. Gruwell said in her first entry. They don’t have very much faith in Ms. Gruwell and judge her by the fact she is a young, white, rich (presumably because she is white) girl who couldn’t handle what they see every day, and couldn’t handle them. Instantly they assume she won’t be there for more than a month. Almost as quickly, they are shocked to find that she actually thinks they can achieve something and is willing to help them every step of the way.
The kids face their own battles every day. Each entry you read is different and each can have a connection that’s closer to your life than you think. It is extremely hard to keep in mind that at the begging of the book, the kids are all fourteen to fifteen year old freshman. Some of their recounts date back farther than that.
One girl expresses her hatred of people she has never met, and theirs of her. She is cornered in the hall for being Latina. A group of Asian classmates start harassing her because of her race and the gang-race war they are stuck in now. She says “…at school, we separate ourselves from people who are different from us. That’s just the way it is, and we all respect that.” This statement was my first insight into their state of mind. Sort of a “Why fix what isn’t broken?” attitude. They silently take the torture they endure or take action later.
Another student writes of the night that people beat them on the street, and she/he couldn’t even see their attacker. Later a cross was set on fire in front of her house, a victim of a hate crime by the KKK. Personally, I didn’t know that there had been any KKK attacks in the last 20 years… I was wrong. This child was attacked for simply being “a black person.”
These are just a couple of stories that stuck with me. These are the stories that opened my eyes to the intolerance of this world. The Freedom writers recognized each other’s troubles and gave the comfort that not one of them was alone. They met Zlata, a survivor of the Bosnian war, and a teenager like them…
All in all, you would never think this book was written and edited by high school students. It is well written and attention grabbing. Their accounts almost sound like fiction from my perspective. They have an excellent understanding of diction, grammar, and life. They have the unthinkable ability to write what they think and feel with complete ease. It is a book that connects with people of any age, race, political occupation, or religion, which as many of us know is hard to do. They have made me listen to something, simply because it is worth hearing, and I dare to compare them to one of my favorites, Ray Bradbury, for their complete twenty-twenty perception of the world around them.
I have given nothing away in my short review. Every story in the book is different, and worth reading. I hope that everyone would take time to read this book, and do with it what they will. They may sit back and do nothing. They may make a stand in their own community. I would just ask everyone to keep in mind the words of Elie Wiesel, “The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, its indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, its indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, its indifference.”… “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
After reading the Freedom Writers words, I know only one thing. Nothing can come from Indifference.
Everywhere we see them. They swarm, regrouping at malls, fast-food joints, and coffee shops. The youth of today seems to be ever immersed in this new technology. Always fiddling with Smart Phones which aren’t even advertised for making calls. Never without their computers, which they can easily fold away (due to their ever decreasing size) and take with them across towns, cities, and continents. Ever submerged in the fight to be social without actually talking to people…
Maybe the old ways are the best ways, but is the Tech. Generation without hope of a positive outcome?
For the first time, families can see and hear each other across time zones! Entire encyclopedias can be put in your pocket and accessed at any time, and they weigh less than a pound. They can access the world with the touch of a finger. At the same time, this exposes them to the world. They have access to other opinions and ways of life. With the steady increase of technology and globalization, the world is a smaller place. The world is a faster place.
Suddenly, new revolutions start, and leaders are overthrown. Thanks go out to the world-famous social media site, FACEBOOK. Old traditions seem to vanish as children enter romantic relationships, at the age of twelve. While they have these relationships, they make friends across oceans. Of course they don’t go out and see these people. They do it all by means of their phones and mobile computers. It’s not just the kids that take their mobile devices and make immobile use of them. More and more jobs have been insourcing in a way. Many people work out of their homes, by their own means, again in front of a little glowing screen. Many young people entering their Twenties have “Never seen a boarding pass”(BELOIT Mindset List 2016). I don’t see the problem as getting out too much or getting out to little.
I find that the problem is less and less ambition. There is no hunger to explore our great world. Why go to the bank when you can scan a check through your phone? Why go to a football game when you can just look up the score later online? In a way this can be considered simple laziness, but in a way it’s simply logic. I may not have time to go to the bank and the check and my phone are right here with me. Football tickets are expensive and last hours. I remember a time when if a young man (let’s say Johnny) wanted a game to play, he would have to earn money through a job, then ,after enquiring enough cash for a suitable purchase, he would run to the toy store down the street. Teenagers today feel that they could simply make better use of their time by downloading a free app. Are they wrong? No, it’s much simpler.
So why would Johnny go to all this trouble?He wanted the game. He wanted to end his terrifying moment of boredom. He told himself that no matter what it took, he would find something to entertain him. It’s that drive that said “It may be hard, but I’m willing to work for it.”
Sadly, that is what the generation has lost. They want things that are simple, fast and take little to no effort. Maybe this is why “Everyone’s trying to be pop stars.”(Unknown). Why read a book when a movie gives you the same thing in an hour or two (for anyone who has ever compared a movie to its book, you know this statement is not true most of the time). It is efficient, and great for busy people. It makes the world a much smaller, simpler place. They lose the character, the emotion, the pure substance from doing something for themselves.
Maybe we should earn the world, before it’s in the palm of our hand. Otherwise, not only is the world much less interesting, but there’s much less to discover and explore.