A Guest Post That Means A Lot About Name Calling

From my brother-in-law who has some things to say:

I rarely make political statements, mostly because I hate the arguments that always ensue, but I just feel compelled to post this.

It’s over. Some of you are elated, some of you are less than happy. Now it is time for our elected officials to stop with the partisan pissing contest and get off their asses or down from their high horses, start working together and get something done. It’s not

 getting better, because nothing is getting done. Honestly to blame the president for all the problems is like blaming the chrome dog on the front of the Mack truck for the accident. (Borrowed from Brian Regan, but perfectly stated).

We as citizens also need to stop with all the derogatory name calling. I take offense to anything that ends in “tard”. We are not in kindergarten anymore and all this does is end friendships and drive a deeper wedge between all of us.

So if your guy won, don’t gloat. If he lost, don’t whine. Everyone needs to work together to get this country back on track.

That is all.

My family, my brother-in-law and sister have a nephew who has Down Syndrome, and he is a sweetheart. His name is Eli. If you use the word ‘tard it hurts people. So stop it. And when you use it in politics, remember, this is a hurtful, horrible thing.
Don’t be that person.
Don’t hurt people. Don’t hurt babies like Eli.

3 comments for “A Guest Post That Means A Lot About Name Calling

  1. DJ Merritt
    November 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm


  2. Eykis (@Eykis)
    November 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Good comment. You sound like my husband.

  3. November 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    yes. and thank you… i have used the word, and realized awhile back that i need to ditch it from the vocab. this reinforces that decision…

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