Monday, January 21, 2019

National No Name-Calling Week

I was checking my online database of daily/weekly/monthly observances this past weekend and discovered that - lo and behold! - today is the start of National No Name-Calling Week - a week organized by educators and students to end name-calling and bullying in schools.

No Name-Calling Week was started in 2004, inspired by James Howe’s novel The Misfits about students who, after experiencing name-calling and bullying, run for student council on a No Name-Calling platform. And it's appropriate (if unfortunate) that we should need a week dedicated to the eradication of childish name-calling and boorish, bullying behavior.

It's especially unfortunate that we need such a week because one of the worst offenders in the realm of childish name-calling happens to sit in the chair once occupied by the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt. Yes, when the President of the United States stoops to snidely and childishly taunting "Cryin' Chuck," "Pocohontas," and "Crooked Hillary," something is badly amiss.

So, Dear Readers, why not send your tweets to @realDonaldTrump ... or even write him a letter or an e-mail ... and suggest that he grow up and set an example for the nation's children ... and adults ... by stopping his use of childish name-calling and bullying, if only for one week. Just tell him to be best.

Have a good day. Don't resort to name-calling. More thoughts coming.



John Hill said...

I sent POTUS a tweet!

allenwoodhaven said...

It's difficult to not name call certain people, particularly certain politicians, but it's a good idea to stop. Remember, if you can't say something nice about someone, better to say nothing. Certain people, particularly certain politicians should hear deafening silence!

Chuck the Grumpy Cat said...

Sounds like a good idea.

Mike said...

I found out it's also Self Love Month. I'll be back in a few minutes.

Grand Crapaud said...

Go for it, Mike!

Ann W said...

I sent a tweet and I am also now following can follow back back if you wish at