Thursday, July 28, 2005

Meet Hot Gay Men At High School Web Site!

Last night at the Board of Education meeting, Steina Walter reported about gay porn on one of our high schools' web sites. Here's what she said, as near as I could get it.
What is going on in Montgomery County schools? Why is the MCPS allowing the gay-straight club at Walter Johnson High School to use the school's Internet web address to meet sexy, single gay men for dating, romance, and more? Browse through the profiles of like-minded men, and participate in our exciting chat rooms. Have fun online.

Does the MCPS know what links are on this Internet address? Does the school monitor this use of the school's address to make sure that nothing obscene is being allowed to children to gain access to?

Why doesn't the school advertise that other clubs can use the MCPS Internet address, too? Like the Bible club. Wouldn't the school permit willing ladies to advertise their services on the school web site? Weren't the MCPS supposed to be advocating a policy of abstinence? All the question are a concern to parents and everyone else.

When I looked up this gay-straight club web page, a number of links are available for the kids to go to. For example, under "General Resources" there's one web page entitled "" These students have access to the following links after entering "Gay" in search box. " join free and meet hot local gay guys. Now. Free." That the MCPS allows a facility to be used for these purposes is utterly disgraceful and contrary to the best interests of all the students. Homosexual clubs have no place in MCPS. Our schools are not safe.

I couldn't make out her last sentence, she said something about something on the back, I assumed she meant the back of her handout.

Now, I was intrigued this morning when we had a comment here, where somebody had looked for these hot gay men and had not been able to find them. So I figured, OK, I'm good with this Internet stuff, I'll find it.

So let's go looking for this gay porn at the high school web site. We'll start by going, as she says, to the Walter Johnson High School web site. There it is, with its picture of a brick and glass building. At the top, we'll select "Student Activities," and then from the next page, we'll pick Clubs and Sports.

Next, just guessing, I'll take Interest Groups. There I see links to:
  • Amnesty International
  • Asian American Club
  • Bethesda Community Action Team (B-CATs)
  • Black Student Union
  • Cartoon Club
  • Current Events Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Equestrian Club
  • Hispanic Culture Club
  • Human Relations Council
  • International Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Culture Club
  • Key Club International
  • Latin Club
  • Military Club
  • National Academy of Science /
  • Science Club
  • Outlook
  • People's Organization for Women (POW)
  • Persian Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Republican Club
  • Student Alliance for Justice in Education (SAJE)
  • Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)
  • Student Liberals
  • WJ Ski Club
  • WJ Surf Club
  • Walter Johnson Democrat club

... but she has a point, no Bible club.

Also no Gay-Straight Club. Ah, I see, somebody had to tell me, "Outlook" is their Gay-Straight Alliance. I didn't know, I thought it was buggy email software. Tensed with anticipation, I click on Links to Other Organizations and Resources.

Yike, there's a lot of links here: Advocates for Youth Home Page, All Together, Artists for a Hate-Free America, Children's Defense Fund, Cool Page for Queer Teens, Free Your Mind, The Gay Place, Every Day Out... Yeah, it looks like gay stuff.

Hey, that was it, right? All Together dot com. This is the page Ms. Walters was talking about. Let's go there to be outraged.

Here we are. Hey, wait. Is this a joke?

Here's what's on that page:
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And then, at the bottom, more links to family-related things.

Oh, and there we are, at the bottom of the page. There is a text box and a button that says "Search."

She says to put in "Gay." I do that.

Ah, I see. This gives you "sponsored results." Companies pay this web site to link to them. If you ask for "gay" it gives you five links.

This is what she's talking about?

Just for fun, I put "Bible" in the search list, and guess what -- it gave me five links to Bible sites. "Computers" gave me five links to computer sites. I put in my name, and it gave me five links to things that would find me, or find my collectibles on eBay, and stuff.

I am sitting here with my chin on my hands, looking at the screen and thinking. This lady, a CRC member, is outraged that the school district allows its students to have access to a search engine. She got to this one -- a rather crummy commercial search engine -- by following links on the Gay-Straight Alliance web site, and she typed "gay" into the search box, and she found gay stuff.

Look, I went back to the clubs page, and randomly chose Students Against Drunk Driving. I clicked on a link labeled Link to the national organization of SADD. That went to a Yahoo page with ... a search box. I typed "gay" into the box, and it returned a hundred sixty six million items. According to Ms. Walter's reasoning, the conclusion is that we should all immediately drink and drive.

This lady tried to make the school board believe that the Gay-Straight club at one of the high schools has gay dating services on the school web site. Please ask yourself, why does she want them to think that? Ask yourself, is this the kind of reasoning you want making decisions in your school district?

No, this is reprehensible. To tell you the truth, I can't even think of a word negative enough for this. It's beyond stupid. It's beyond irresponsible. Irrational and illogical don't even brush the surface of this. Bigoted starts coming close. Hateful, well, it's lost its gloss from overuse, but it gets close to the meaning I'm looking for.

... Oh hey, by the way, here's something fun. Go to Google. Type in "Steina Walter", in quotes. Look at the first link. Don't click the link, look where it says "Cached" and click on that. Jejeje.


Blogger Alex K. said...

Their technological incompetence is pathetic.

They shouldn't be allowed to talk.

Their ignorance is astonishing.

July 28, 2005 11:48 AM  
Blogger Kay2898 said...

Let me just say..this item has given a good many laughs to all today.

Do you think she meant it to be funny? Who knew.....

Kay R

July 28, 2005 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There she is hoping people are gullible enough to take everything she says at face value without checking up on it themselves.

The CRC must be really desperate to resort to such ridiculous false accusations.

July 28, 2005 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well those that Steina Walter thought might be looking for hot gay men and more are sure going to be disappointed in what she told BOE last night.

One has to ask exactly what was she looking for on that school website that led her to tell the public this?

Of course if you go to Google and type in "steina walter curriculum" and then look at second "Bulletin Board 02-08-2005" click on "CACHED"
you see a lot about her and CRC...just plotting away.

July 28, 2005 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not reprehensible, stupid, irresponsible, irrational, illogical, bigoted or hateful? Maybe one of these is the word you are looking for:

blameworthy, amiss, blamable, blameful, censurable, culpable, demeritorious, guilty, sinful, unholy, carefree, careless, feckless, incautious, reckless, uncareful, wild, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy, unaccountable, unanswerable, fallacious, invalid, mad, nonrational, reasonless, sophistic, unreasonable, unreasoned, inconsistent, specious, unscientific, unsound, absurd, meaningless, senseless, fallacious, invalid, sophistic, crazy, demented, insane, illiberal, brassbound, hidebound, intolerant, narrow, narrow-minded, small-minded, unenlarged, hateful, malicious, bitchy, catty, despiteful, evil, malevolent, malign, nasty, spiteful, vicious, acrimonious, ill-natured; bitter, resentful, mean.

I vote for: malevolent (adjective) 1 : having, showing, or arising from intense often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred; 2 : productive of harm or evil

July 28, 2005 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this the same woman who carried that PORN book like a babe in arms at the last Board of Education meeting?

Maybe the word should be "fixated."

Fixate (verb) 1 : to make fixed, stationary, or unchanging; 2 : to focus one's gaze on; 3 : to direct (the libido) toward an infantile form of gratification; 1 : to focus or concentrate one's gaze or attention intently or obsessively; 2 : to undergo arrestment at a stage of development

Aunt Bea

July 28, 2005 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people will defend ANYTHING.

July 29, 2005 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am particularly offended at the disgraceful and insulting manner in which you are all referring to Ms. Walter. You insist on making everything so personal. Could that be because you have no other legs to stand on?


July 29, 2005 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex says: "They shouldn't be allowed to talk".

A fine example of liberal extremism...

July 29, 2005 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, I am appalled at how Ms. Walter tried to tell the BOE lies about the Walter Johnson High School, its administration and by extension, MCPS administration. Should I applaud her attempts to defame this school? I believe it is "you" people who will defend anything.

an MCPS HS parent

July 29, 2005 11:23 AM  
Blogger JimK said...

I don't know Ms. Walter, wouldn't recognize her if she walked into the room at this minute, have no feelings about her at all. In this case, though, she tried to tell the school board that there was something on a school web site when there wasn't. Why did she do it? To make gay people look bad. No other reason. They hadn't done anything, and she knew that, so she made up stuff to smear them. Her actions define bigotry. It's nothing personal.


July 29, 2005 2:23 PM  
Blogger Alex K. said...

I shall dispell this myth at once, I am NOT a liberal.

I go by no affiliation.

Read my blog. Swallow your pride.

YOU people will stop at nothing, even going as far as to criticize a poor, defenseless student.

Check your facts.

Better yet, TEACH THEM!

July 29, 2005 11:58 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Yo Alex, don't let them get under your skin. Pity them, and don't let yourself come down to their level.

July 30, 2005 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you poor defenseless student you!
Looks like you can only dish it out huh Alex? You can't take it, that's why you call yourself a 'poor defenseless student'. Paleeze.

August 04, 2005 3:16 PM  
Blogger no said...

I have worked for Steina Walter at All America Auto Transport and her and her husband Steve are 2 of the most crooked, two faced bigots I have ever laid eyes or ears on. They rip their own customers off and treat employees like garbage.

Steina..wah, wah, wah, cry me a frickin river...

December 01, 2005 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked for Steina Walter at All America Auto Transport and her and her husband Steve are 2 of the most crooked, two faced bigots I have ever laid eyes or ears on. They rip their own customers off and treat employees like garbage.

Steina..wah, wah, wah, cry me a frickin river...

December 01, 2005 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i do school on the inter net and no guy whants to dat me because i have a gender disorder and i'm male.

February 24, 2008 11:36 PM  

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