The liberal left progressives in this city have a history of looking for reasons to be offended – and this is nowhere more evident than in our school committee.
School committee Liz DeSelm,at their meeting of Tuesday, November 15 took advantage of the opportunity to state that she wanted to re-affirm after last week and including the past year and half, that all of Melrose schools are a safe space for every student. Is that why the schools have "safe zones"?
Also, she noted that those students who might have felt bullied or marginalized during this election cycle re-affirmed that Melrose is a safe space and very welcoming to all different types of students. Obviously Ms. DeSelm felt that last week’s Presidential election - as well as the primary season- have taken a toll on our students. She was probably referring to the many demonstrations against our newly elected President-Elect Trump in which a number of these demonstrations turned violent with much property damage and injuries.
I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the students in our school system probably didn’t even know the names of the Presidential candidates let alone have any firm opinion about them other than what their parents tell them. This is where parents have a direct impact on the lives of their children – children pick up the attitudes, prejudices and biases from their parents and if their parents act out negatively – you can be sure their children will and transfer these to other activities.
It would have been more appropriate for Ms. DeSelm and a better “teaching moment” if she had encouraged all students to learn more about the US Constitution to learn that we are a nation of laws and that the blinded-folded woman balancing the scales of justice represents the equal treatment of people under the law and, therefore, makes us unique in the world – rather than to interject her own liberal biases. The school committee has enacted rules, regulations, guidelines against bullying, racial slurs and in-sensitivities, cultural appropriations, bigotry, and countless other such unacceptable behaviors.
Did she really need to make a statement at the meeting implying that election process is injuring our students - grow up Liz and accept the election results - our students are fine - it's the adults we should worry about!
This poster is obviously a right-wing bully, eager to gloat and teach us all his revisionist history. Given that there was no living president, blue or red, who would vote for or endorse the monster now sitting as president-elect, this poster would do well to cool his jets. Couldn't stand HRC but, to quote a video now out there, "I would have voted for Lucifer" rather than DT, who is the most dangerous force our country has ever encountered. He is already destabilizing not only the country, but the world as well. He is by his own admission and fact a sexual predator and surrounds himself with hateful characters, many if not most of whom are also laden with legal and conflict of interest problems that will make anything of the Clintons seem like child's play.
Not a fan of LdS either, or her grandstanding BS. For anyone in school administration (starting with CT and the SC) to be claiming the "racially hostile atmosphere" as found by the United States Office of Civil Rights is a "safe space" is folly and untrue in the extreme. Not even Guilfoil can whitewash this discriminatory unfair and corrupt bag of worms called the MPS. They literally have no shame and will say anything. It's hard to fathom anything sincerely caring coming from that bunch. LdS may be sincere or she may be doing more of what she has done all along, this time capitalizing on the latest thing in the news to make herself seem important. Either way, her support of CT and participation in the awful things that have been done and continue to be done invalidates whatever she was trying to do. Period. Maybe she's trying to garner a shiny award for herself, too, since Margaret and Cyndy got some manufactured for them and she's wants one, also.
Clearly the previous poster has no shame or actual American values either. Wrapping himself in the scales of justice imagery is a bizarre touch, reminiscent of the craziness of the pres-elect. Considering that a young Melrose mother with a toddler and baby in a local playground were verbally assaulted with racist taunts by a couple of Melrose Trump goons just a couple of days ago, to say nothing of literally hundreds (at least) of reported incidents across the country of fascist brutalization in the name of Donald Trump since the election, this poster is either seriously ignorant and/or seriously deluded, to say nothing of hideously self-righteous.
Liz appears to be the safe space candidate and I understand why she would be. However, I wish her compassion for the students publicly extended into all areas.
Revising the norms would be a good place to start. The norms freeze democratic speech and were put in place to shut down the citizens and any dissenters on the SC. THIS is wrong and flies in the face of why school committees were created.
this is why people hate liberals.look what you idiots have done to this country. thank god for TRUMP.he will fix this P.C. Crap.Thank You GOD...
Has nothing to do with your list.True americans did not vote for your hillary the she devil.they voted for trump because the liberals only care for P.C. crap.your party forgot about true hard working americans.liberals only want to help themselves and all the fruitcakes well you lost....pc crap is over and im done ...say what ever you want about me..but i love this country and that will never stop.lets make america great again.god bless this country and our president Mr Trump....
THANK YOU MR. USA. YOU SAID IT VERY WELL.MR.GAWED TYPICAL LIBERAL.
All you have to do is read & watch the liberal press & TV stations to know that the hatred for President-Elect-Trump will not diminish - the media will see to that - the corrupt media. Then when we get violence from the criminal and radical elements in this country - during ant--trump demonstrations - they will blame Trump for it! This has already begun - even now as I watch President Obama in his news conference in Germany is perpetuating this type of thinking! Our President has done a great job in dividing us as a country - what a total disgrace this guy has been for our country! Please President Obama - leave now and beat the rush out of Washington!
Propaganda that's what Melrose has done with this election. Mr. Trump will fixes this broken country. Obama made this country so divide and he is one of the worse presidents we ever had. Maybe we will get some people off welfare when he leaves office.
Move out of the country who cares if you go to another country like Italy, Germany, London, Canada, France, Russia, Ireland, and Greece we don't care get OUT!!!
The media, news, Saturday night live, ellen show, the view, parents, Hillary, movie stars, singers, and more are the ones that put all the hate out for TRUMP so its your own fault. Its not about race its about our country being put back together.
Dear propaganda/move/wrong - I pay little attention to someone who displays the writing skills of a third grader.
Pitiful- I think your last posting sums up what is wrong with the liberal "elite" in this country,
I'm not liberal or elite in any way. I'm actually a conservative socialist and blue collar. Bernie was my candidate. In any case, words matter.
Trump was the result of unchecked illegal immigration,common core, sanctuary cities, berating police officers, Department of Justice threatening schools on the transgender bathroom garbage, failure to use the word radical islamic terrorist when americans are dying, liberal colleges promoting white guilt, safe spaces and trigger points, and an all out assault on any person who felt immigration laws should be enforced or the Black Lives Matter supporters are missing the bigger picture on issues effecting black lives. God help you if you didn't want a male to have free access to your daughters school bathroom. Immediately you are attacked as a bully and labeled a racist or a homophobe. Along with the liberal elite telling America's working class they don't matter and Hillary telling coal workers she is going to put him out of a job...the country reacted. Trumps a complete clown, and he was hand delivered to america by out of control liberalism, and to top it off these liberals never showed up to vote. 5,000,000 less democrats showed up to vote for Clinton than voted for Obama. Had they showed up Trump loses. The liberal elite have no one to blame for this mess but themselves. Very simply Trump won over the Reagan Democrats and the left who pushed them over to Trump didn't bother voting.
Outstanding summary for those still in need of a comfort pet. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina".
How wonderful that Trump believes the American dream is to make money off of small businesses, contractors, builders and their employees by simply not paying them and forcing them to go to court. There are thousands of mechanics liens filed by victims against trump properties who never got paid for the work they did. Ask anyone who ever worked on a Trump job. This guy is the exact anti-thesis of what makes America great.
Contractors have a name for thieves like Trump who screw over small business owners and their employees by not paying them for the work they've done....Scumbags.
The investigation WAS over. Christians forgive. Fact check your nine month abortion quote. It was found to be false information.
OJ's investigation was over too.
But the glove didn.t fit...
Diane, you must realize that when you type ".....should OF...", most people stop reading at the word "of".
Indeed. Words matter. It's not bullying. It's grammar.
Teachers holding signs today! I thought the election did not end! I had a good laugh going to work and asked myself who allows this desperate action. It seems like propaganda task is being used in The City of Melrose over this election bad choice. It should be a time of embracing everyone instead of the negative talk you hear. You are effecting my child with your actions do not forget that thanks.
And I pray you will take a remedial English course. It's not bullying to correct someone's atrocious grammar - it's education, which based on your post is something you missed out on. Since when is such ignorance and lack of skill acceptable?
This is what your sentence should look like. "I pray you're not my son's teacher. You must have been bullied as a kid." I won't even try to correct the prior post, which is even worse.
Did you quit school in third grade? If these posts are typical of the lack of writing skills of parents in Melrose, it's no wonder so many kids do so poorly. It's almost as if you're proud of it instead of ashamed, which is what you should be.
It still fascinates me that people expect me to respond when they say "Can I axe you a question?" [:|]
Punctuation is not the act of flattening a tire, a comma does not come from the Kuiper Belt, and a semicolon does not mean you had abdominal surgery.
"Should of not allowed......." Oy vey.
Dolan didn't even know about it until it happened. He spent the entire SC mtg on 11/22 sulking about it.
Do you have even the vaguest idea what it was about, or are you just mouthing off? Why don't you watch the meeting on MMTV and find out?
Lastly, can you please explain what you are trying to say with your last sentence?
Thought teachers couldn't picket in school areas. Is that correct that it's in the teachers contract? I can see why Dolan was upset because CT should not have allowed teachers to picket. Other cities did not display this kind of actions only in Melrose.
They were not picketing. They were out supporting student diversity. See the SC mtg of 11/22 at 3:31. The Mayor had a hissy fit about it because he thought they were picketing, and he reacted without actually finding out what was going on, as he is prone to do. He was still sulking about it all the way through the SC meeting, because in his mind it made him look bad.
In any case, what's so bad about picketing anyway? There ought to be a full-fledged revolt there.
It did not look good to see teacher's holding signs for what ever reason. Mayor Dolan should be disappointed that the teacher's had to prove themselves to parents.
Did anyone watch Michelle Obama on Oprah a few days ago? I remember her saying that she was finally proud of America because people were voting for her husband. Her words were no hope in America because Trump is to be president. Her husband the president couldn't save the jobs that Trump just did. They lied and a lot died in America. The stock is up the most its been in years. President Trump is going to be a GREAT president get over it. God Bless President Trump Make America Great Again.
By the end of Monday - it will be official - Trump will officially be our next President! Beginning January 21st, the Democrats, the main stream media, and the left wing crazies will begin their chant of "Impeach President Trump" for the next 8 years - while the economy soars, the major urban centers experience a rebirth of hope, immigration comes to a halt with our new wall & fence at the border, murder drops significantly across the nation, respect for America grows rapidly across the globe, and "real" hope and change takes hold in our country. Meanwhile people ask who was President before Trump - answer - who cares - and that will be President Obama's legacy - WHO CARES?
You must be living on another planet...or off your meds.
Ancient history people. Move on, see what happens.
Enjoy the holiday!
"Melrose Resident" (aka My D) is a very confused individual. The Constitution only applies for him if his personal agenda is being met. Otherwise, he has no trouble supporting an outright fascist who mocks and brutalizes handicapped people, women, and anyone else who he doesn't like with impunity. "Melrose Resident" is rightfully critical (and has been in fact eloquent) when it comes to the irresponsible, unAmerican, unpatriotic, juvenile conduct of our own local version of a bigoted despot and school/city regime, but he somehow fails to see that the object of his support nationally is the greatest threat to our country and in fact the world that has been seen probably since Weimar Germany or 30s Italy, or the Stalinist era, or.... MD just doesn't get it. Maybe he equates DT with those days in the 30s when America was supposedly "great" (first? so that it can be "again" under this monster?)....
Wow - Senior Citizen! If you are truly a senior and comparing Trump to Fascists and communists of the 1930's - you must be senile! The dictators of those countries killed millions of their own citizens - and were declared dictators not voted in by a free election - to equate them to Trump displays the mind of a deranged person. More importantly - it shows the true unpatriotic and vitriolic nature of those whose candidate did not win! It is sad that these people will not even give our President-Elect an opportunity to govern before condemning him - this is truly unpatriotic and shows a gross intolerance to a majority of states who elected Trump - an electoral landslide (30 of 50 states). Please exhibit the tolerance you claim to have for all different types of people who comprise the American electorate - it's the very least you can do as losers!
"This is not someone who is merely narcissistic in the colloquial, casual sense of the term, meaning that he's selfish or self-centered. This is someone with a psychiatric disorder in all its flagrant, florid particulars. To grasp its seriousness is to be staggered that someone too disordered and rancid to be a trustee of your condo association will be running our country. How is it possible that almost half the voters, even those who like his values and disliked his opponent, could have listened to him taunt and lie and bully his way through a campaign and then said, Yep, that's who should be in charge of the country?"
Thank you, "concerned American."