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note to the PPS school board… Don’t Even Try to Stick It In My Eye

June 16th, 2010

“i say to my friends/
well, they can kiss my ass…”


My kids are little taekwondo masters now, quite good. Not black belts, but they should get there within a few months, is my guess. Here’s their mantra:

“i will obey my parents, sir/
i will respect my parents, sir/
i will be faithful to my spouse, sir/
i will respect my brothers & sisters, sir/
i will be loyal to my friends, sir…”

well, that last line (all of it resonates for me, but esp. the last line, lately) just gets me. I love my friends, I love my community, and just because we had to leave North Portland, for circumstances beyond our frickin’ control, don’t think that we love Jefferson High School any less today than we did 10 years ago. (Or in my case, thirty years ago. Cuz I loved Jeff even when I was going to high school at Madison. Any time I got invited to a party or a dance with Jeff students, I’d be all, yes, yes, yes.)

So, the school board is trying to make some bad decisions right now. Really bad decisions.

But no one’s going to let them.

Remember what they say in North Portland? “Why don’t you stick it in my eye and then I’ll be able to see that you’re fucking me.” Yeah, that’s a good one. Is it already time to re-run this? Yeah. I guess it is. Again.

The End.


  1. Lakeitha says

    DEMOOOOOS! DAMN Nancy, I wish you could have been there. Tony Hopson and Ron Herndon standing talking to the School board nicely and the ripping them new ones. Suspiciously, Pam Knowles couldn’t make it. We controlled the meeting and the district has decided to move the vote back.

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  2. Wacky Mommy says

    so glad to hear that, my heart is glad. love you more, L.

    June 16th, 2010 | #

  3. Steve R. says

    BAM!! So glad to see Ron Herndon back on the scene, just when we need him the most.

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  4. Nan says

    ………….sigh….. I hope it works out okay. It’s good to make noise. Keep making noise!

    June 19th, 2010 | #

  5. WackyMommy says

    People shouldn’t have to beg for an education, it’s humiliating and wrong to have to do that. Everyone in America is entitled to a free 1-12 education, with free half-day kindergarten (minimum) and sometimes free pre-k thrown in, too.

    Learning. What a concept.

    “Books for all my friends!” — WM

    June 20th, 2010 | #

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