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Old 18th October 2017, 10:33 AM   #1
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Well, California has officially fallen into the crapper!
Photo Of Horned Drag Queen Reading To Kids At Library Goes Viral << CBS Los Angeles
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Old 18th October 2017, 11:26 AM   #2
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What a bunch of weirdos we have in CA, right?

It's always been a bit different there, though....just seems to be getting worse lately.

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Old 18th October 2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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Re: California

The whole world is getting worse! I can remember the excellent schools and culture in Topeka throughout my childhood. Now I'm somewhat embarrassed to say I'm from Kansas anymore with all the changes over the last 50 years. Not a single person in my family lives in Kansas anymore, which was sad, but understandable.
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Old 18th October 2017, 12:54 PM   #4
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The whole world is getting worse! I can remember the excellent schools and culture in Topeka throughout my childhood. Now I'm somewhat embarrassed to say I'm from Kansas anymore with all the changes over the last 50 years. Not a single person in my family lives in Kansas anymore, which was sad, but understandable.
That might be changing, Terry!

The state has become weary of the financial ruin Sam Brownback brought on it with his "conservative-based" changes...if I had to bet, I'd bet he won't run for re-election and if he does I predict he'll be defeated. He's very UNpopular here these days because of the way he's decimated our state budget (not the least of which is a state Supreme Court ruling that the state does not fund education adequately or equitably and giving them a couple of months to get this corrected. Brownback's response is to ignore the Supreme Court and press for continuation of his already widely recognized fiscal failures.)

We can all hope! I work in education and having done so for almost 40 years I can attest that there are some great teachers here, but they feel hamstrung by Brownback's failure to insist that funding to education be radically changed to meet the requirements of the Supreme Court.

Kansas has always been a very conservative state, but Brownback has exceeded the patience of the most conservative individuals I know.

We can all hope for a better day once Brownback is gone!!!!

Cheers!

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Old 18th October 2017, 01:47 PM   #5
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"If its Brown, flush it!".
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No politics please...
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Old 18th October 2017, 11:10 PM   #7
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I don't have a clue how it turned political, I found the youtube irresponsible towards very young children. The parents should be ashamed of themselves for subjecting their kids to this.
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Old 19th October 2017, 09:26 AM   #8
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I don't have a clue how it turned political
I'd most assuredly be the guilty party this time, Al...Terry mentioned how he remembered the Topeka schools and as I was trying to update him on the educational situation in Kansas I brought up our highly unpopular governor.

Mea Culpa!!!!

I'll try to be more vigilant in my future efforts to make sure political stuff is posted in the Paddock's dedicated "Politics" thread.

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Old 19th October 2017, 01:10 PM   #9
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Drag Queeen Story Hour was presented in four cities: New York, North New Jersey, Long Beach and San Francisco.

Drag Queen Story Hour – drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores

For me, the horns are too much with little kids. Nonetheless, I love CA!
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Old 19th October 2017, 02:58 PM   #10
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Just the horns? It's inappropriate!
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Old 19th October 2017, 04:20 PM   #11
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Al, you gotta get out more often.

One of the longest running shows in the US is "Beach Blanket Babylon" in San Francisco. The show started in 1974 and it's always about the outrageous costumes and straight and LGBTQ performers:

Beach Blanket Babylon - Outrageous musical revue in San Francisco | Beach Blanket Babylon

And there are always plenty of kids in the audience, though the political satire type humor always goes over their heads.
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Old 19th October 2017, 09:23 PM   #12
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Kids ought to grow up and make that decision for themselves.
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Old 19th October 2017, 09:28 PM   #13
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I've seen those shows briefly out of curiosity. I don't have a problem with them, I just don't think it's for children.
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Old 20th October 2017, 12:57 PM   #14
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As a parent, you have to make decisions all the time about what's good or bad for your children. It's on the parent. Clowns at birthday parties, for example, can be scary or even scarier.
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Old 20th October 2017, 06:08 PM   #15
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Clown, Drag Queens that's rich.
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Old 21st October 2017, 04:53 PM   #16
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Clown, Drag Queens that's rich.
I would bet more kids are traumatized by clowns than drag queens!
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Old 21st October 2017, 06:22 PM   #17
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I would bet more kids are traumatized by clowns than drag queens!

I know our eldest daughter sure is. 'Always HAS been...and she's 45-years-old now!

To say they give her the creeps doesn't even begin to cover it.
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Old 27th October 2017, 02:34 PM   #18
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Re: California

I used to get a bit wound up about this stuff but then I realised I was giving oxygen to those issues which I thought were better left out of the public eye, so in a way I was just as guilty as those that revelled in publicising such stuff. So now, I quietly huff and ignore it. It probably won't go away but there again I have spolied MY day worrying about it..

It's not just California by the way (although even we as kids in the UK were brought up calling Ca "Cadbury's" i.e. full of Fruit & Nuts" and that's 65+ years ago!), I think every major city in the world has this kind of stuff going on.
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...issues which...were better left out of the public eye...

Bingo.
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Old 29th October 2017, 05:06 PM   #20
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People who voted for a man for President who claimed he could grab women by the pussy because he was famous, and who now denies something like 15 claims of sexual harassment, rape and groping (including from his first ex-wife), have no ability to complain about something like this.
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