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Fri Aug 21, 2020, 03:38 AM

"If you ever talk to my son like that again . . . "




From that Davis Guggenheim-produced video about Joe Biden that was shown tonight . . .


When he entered school, there was a problem: Joe had a stutter.

"And it is mortifying, it allows that child to become an object of ridicule." And when his teacher mimicked him, Joe ran home from school. His mother drove him back.

"Did you say to my son, 'Mr. Buh-buh-biden'?"

The nun said, "I was just trying to make a point."

And my mother stood up, all five feet two of her, "If you ever talk to my son like that again, I'll come back and rip that damn bonnett off your head, do you understand me? Joey, go back to class."





(sign courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)


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Reply "If you ever talk to my son like that again . . . " (Original post)
Tactical Peek Aug 21 OP
Cha Aug 21 #1
onetexan Aug 21 #8
Cha Aug 21 #9
onetexan Aug 21 #17
ananda Aug 21 #16
More_Cowbell Aug 21 #2
Cha Aug 21 #10
Demsrule86 Aug 21 #13
nolabear Aug 21 #19
More_Cowbell Aug 21 #3
More_Cowbell Aug 21 #4
hlthe2b Aug 21 #5
Freddie Aug 21 #6
Ilsa Aug 21 #15
MFM008 Aug 21 #7
mitch96 Aug 21 #11
smirkymonkey Aug 21 #20
mitch96 Aug 21 #21
SKKY Aug 21 #12
bullwinkle428 Aug 21 #14
sheshe2 Aug 21 #18

Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 03:43 AM

1. omg.. "and rip off her habit"! Wow!

Nice sign, Colbert!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:02 AM

8. Bonnet as in veil, not habit

Some nuns are cruel & mean. I know, i was in catholic school much of my primary & secondary schooling.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:13 AM

9. They did have a rep back in the day.

Thanks for the correction.. I wondered about that.. but was too lazy at the time to google it. Thought I remember what it was was called.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:54 AM

17. No worries. Some nuns wear veils and others don't. Some don't wear a habit at all.

The penguin suit back in the day was just too unpractical, and might i say, a little creepy
The nuns on a bus are doing great public service so kudos to them. I admire anyone who dedicate their lives in service on others.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:22 AM

16. Tell me about it!!!

My first grade teacher was a real terror!

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 03:45 AM

2. My dad did the same when I was in second grade

Among all the As, I got a "minus" and "poor citizenship," which was 1960s Catholic school terminology for speaking without being called on.

My dad, only 30 or 31 himself and not particularly impressed with Catholic school for us kids, said "Did my daughter wake up in MOSCOW this morning?"

Of course I was mortified, but now I appreciate what he did.

Sorry about the deletes; phone issues.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:15 AM

10. lol.. your Dad sounds cool.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:00 AM

13. I double posted a couple of times myself the last few days...used to be you couldn't...some bugs.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:09 PM

19. I've got a double post out there somewhere too.

Thereís a glitch somewhere. Pain of progress, I hope!

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:13 AM

5. I'd have loved his Mother. Unlike the "nuns on the bus," those teaching in past decades had quite

the reputation (and it wasn't exactly one of kindness and empathic instruction).

That video of Braden Harrington still has me "verklempt." It was powerful and I just love that kid.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:46 AM

6. Why I never once considered sending my kids to Catholic school

My husband (a graduate of St. Pius X and Cardinal OíHara) told me this incident in his class in the late 60s: one nunís favorite punishment was to smack the kidís forehead against the blackboard. One time she did it so hard to a kid (not DH) that he passed out. Ambulance was called and the kid taken away. Next day the kid was BACK IN SCHOOL and apparently the parents were perfectly fine with this. Nothing was ever heard of the incident again. Can you imagine if that happened now? And thank god we have gotten a little more enlightened about child abuse.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:20 AM

15. I have to wonder why they are teachers when they

feel the need to violently react to a few kids who don't fall in line every moment of every day. If the child had been truly awful, as in deserving of risking his skull getting cracked, he would have been expelled.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:54 AM

7. I went to a

Catholic kindergarten in Libya in 1964 when my dad was stationed at Wheelus Air Force Base because that was the only place that they could send me.
I remember all I did was get into trouble and end up behind the Blackboard or getting swatted with a ruler... I was fascinated with The Grotto they had, so I kept sneaking out to get a look at it got me in trouble every time.
Then the nun would feel bad about what she did and then sneak me candy .. what kind of lesson was that?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:32 AM

11. Same situation in grade school but with a physical part to it

I was a bad student, I admit it. I just did not care and did not understand how to study. When I took those test that showed your intelligence I did good. My working Mom got called into the office many times because of my poor grades but good potential The principal called me into his office one day and for some reason he was really upset. His name was George V Lasher, I shit you not. He was yelling about my grades and at one point he stuck his finger in my chest and pushed me back against the wall.. Not cool.
My father, a merchant seaman happened to be home from a trip saw me upset when I got home. I relayed the story and now HE was pissed. He made an appointment with the principal the next day to discuss my "grades". When we got there we went straight in and my father closed the door. Que spooky music. He asked Mr Lasher if he pushed me against the wall and he made some bullshit excuse about making a point. For context this was in the mid 1950's when corporal punishment was still around in some places.
Now my Pops was ex navy hard drinking hard fighting Merchant Marine with a short temper. He got with in about a 1/2 inch of ol' Georges face and told him under no uncertain terms if he pulled any more bullshit (his words) with me there would be consequences. I remember as my fathers elevated voice boomed little bits of spit hit Georges glasses. George was a bald skinny man of a small stature. and my Pops had about 70 pounds on him..
We walked out and I never had a problem again. Mr Lasher never looked or spoke to me after the "incident". I was left alone after that.
And so it goes.
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 07:14 PM

20. Good for your dad!

These people are bullies who pick on people who can't fight back. The only thing they understand is being picked on or abused by someone more powerful than they are. I don't usually condone violence, but with people like this, sometimes it is the only thing that works.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:20 PM

21. In German they have a word for that..

Backpfeifengesicht... A face that needs to be punched or slapped. This principal was a little man on a power trip. My father never touched him and got the point across. I like the psychological "slap" better than the physical.. Both of my parents were good at mind games.
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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:54 AM

12. I had a teacher (4th grade) ridicule me for my stuttering problem right in front of the whole...

...class. I remember that feeling like it was yesterday. So, I sympathize with Mrs. Biden. And I so admire Brayden's courage to make that speech last night. Dude had me ugly crying.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 09:02 AM

14. I totally lost my shit when Colbert showed that lawn sign!

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:49 PM

18. Love the sign!

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