Envy: is there anyone whose life you envy? who? why?

I had to really think about today’s freewrite. It was a great idea when I assigned it but now that I am doing it, I am wondering what my students might be saying.

Off the top of my head—as this is how freeweirets go, with no real thought—I would envy a hard-core conservative Republican this morning. The day after mid-term elections and the GOP has taken the Senate. It baffles me. with a 10% approval rating across the country, how they managed to pull in 90% of the vote is beyond me.

it makes me suspicious.

But they must be celebrating. a lot of money flying around out there from the Mighty GOP. and yeah, I said it: a good chunk of those seats were bought. they had to be. right?

because our data shows us that so much of this country does not agree with GOP values.

I question how we are supposed to learn Family Values from someone like Sarah Palin whose 17 yr old daughter was pregnant before completing high school

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and whose family has been the source of drunken fist fights.

i don’t get it.

so yeah, i envy a Republican today. Because they are celebrating. and I am not certain what they are celebrating. I suspect they are celebrating the win but with no recognition to all the social programs in this country that will now be affected by their choices.

Yesterday, I read a statistic that said if we funded every single college student currently enrolled in a 4 yr program at any college or university in the country, it would cost us less than what we will pay out for Afghanistan in 2015. just Afghanistan.

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I don’t identify as a Democrat—I tend to think of myself as more of a Moderate. I am not that cluless to think that we can do without our military. but good god, can we at least review some of this shit?

I mean, can you imagine this generation of college students graduating without ANY student loan debt, what they could accomplish?

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