|And so it Goes
Author: vis verbi PM
A random collection of thoughts. Most will offend... or make you laugh your head off. Take your pick.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 3,819 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 02-18-13 - Published: 07-19-12 - id: 3043213
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A/N: Quick lesson in German, Oma=grandma and Opa=Grandpa.
Today my Oma and Opa arrived from California, though you can't tell it by their accents, still rough and stilted after 50+ years in the states. A large part of my family is European, either Russian or German or Polish, and it makes for some interesting connections. Like the girl that sits to me in math class, I said the word Opa and everyone but her (and my best friend) had to ask me what it meant. She answered, telling them what it meant and saving me a lot of trouble.
My point is this, that that connection, of having an Oma and Opa, wouldn't have existed, or even been thought of, if half of my family didn't look back at Germany and think, home.
So, the German jokes right? Turns out there are quite a few German families in Yorktown, and nearly all of them show a remarkable amount of tolerance for Nazi jokes.
I wish I could say the same, but they really do just get under my skin. Especially when it's the teacher, you know the ones who say they're going to be completely unbiased and then end up insulting every ancestor on your father's side, and then some.
Anyway, having them around reminds me that this is a part of me, as much a part as the Russian Jew and the Italian womanizer.
OK, maybe not the Italian womanizer, we're not sure how far that affair went anyways.
Racy comments aside it's time to take a good hard look at Egypt. I mean yeah we "supported" the protests, but that sure didn't get much appreciation. Now we have another enemy of Israel on our hands, and an enemy of Israel is an enemy of ours for some obscure reason.
Not that Israel doesn't deserve to be a country, they've got as much right as the Palestinians, and furthermore their pretty much our only allies in the Middle East.
Iran's loadin' up the shotgun, but Israel's already got the rocket launcher ready. The question on everybody's collective mind should be, "who the hell decided they would make good neighbors?"
Interesting fact, my school held a mock presidential election and guess who won!
(Note: approximately one third of the student population is high at any given time)
That's right! Civil libertarians! Wahoo! Pot and guns!
Which is just proof that
A. I was right, the people at my school are mostly idiots and
B. Mock elections are utter crapola, because they don't mean anything