» Monthly Archives: August 2008

Pancreatitis part 2

August 25, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Well Katherine spent another 5 days in the lovely 4West med/surg unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston (hey ladies!!) with another bout with pancreatitis. Not that the accommodations are pretty darned nice (and the food is really darned good for a hospital) but I’m ok with that being our last stay for a while. …

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A champion ahead of his time

August 14, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Obviously the whole Tropic Thunder thing has touched me. I’ve seen those looks. I’ve seen them used at my cousin Edith. I’ve seen them used at my daughter Katherine. I’ve seen them used at my friend Joey at the local Publix. I’ve heard the casual use of the word retard. I have to tell you …

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Take the PLEDGE!!

August 13, 2008 Kyron 2 Comments

I saw Good Morning America this morning. I damn near lost my breakfast. I had to clean up the coffee I spit out. Ben Stiller said on NATIONAL TELEVISION that the people organizing protests (and I’m paraphrasing here) were raising a stink about stuff they had “heard” about the movie but had not seen it. …

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Tropic Thunder producers fail to act – Boycott called for

August 11, 2008 Kyron 3 Comments

Well I’m not surprised…..and I’m sorry about that. Apparently Dreamworks will make no effort at this time to rectify the use of the word “retard” or otherwise ameliorate the negative sterotype being proliferated in the movie Tropic Thunder. A recent viewing left David Tolleson of the National Down Syndrome Congress feeling “like I had been …

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Hate Speech and ‘Tropic Thunder’

August 9, 2008 Kyron 2 Comments

Oh it’s being covered everywhere but honestly my head has been buried in the sand dealing with the first week of school here. (yea – we end early too) so I’ve just been reading along and if you haven’t catch up by clicking on these links here: Tropic Thunder – Once Upon a Time…There was …

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