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I Think We Just Crossed the "Stoopid Line"

— feeling angry

The saga of the Drama Queen BBA continues wherein she enlists another fangurl warrior to post the following screed:


From a comment by author Ann Margaret Lewis:


Hey, {XXXX} [name of the place in question], listen up.


You may find this whole thing hilarious, but let me point out a simple fact to you. Your drama prof started this whole thing. He's been hounding this woman for 10 years.


Honestly, has it been worth it to you? This amusement?


Now, I might be a lowly high school teacher of English and drama in a Catholic high school, but I am looking at the behavior of YOUR staff as rather petty and unprofessional to say the least. And as a teacher of juniors--you know, those kids who are about to choose their colleges--I plan to point out Ms. Vidal's post, and ask them to look at the reviews, etc., and how this professor of yours is treating her online. I want to ask them - is this the kind of (supposedly Catholic) prof you want grading your papers? Is this the kind of person from whom you wish to learn anything? Basically, I'm going to show them your profs behavior as an example of how not to behave when you get online when you enter the professional world.


I will also actively point them to other decent Catholic schools, like Franciscan University, Christendom, St. Thomas Aquinas, Catholic University of America...oh, heck, I'd point them to Notre Dame over you guys.


Let me put it this way. An individual professor may or may not like an author's work. But when the staff of a Catholic institution is amused when their peer *actively* tries to destroy an author's reputation and minuscule livelihood, regardless of whether she deserves it or not, I must admit this is not a Catholic school I would recommend to my dog.


Oh yes, I have a son entering high school. He won't be enrolling in your school either.

Have a nice day, [XXXX]. You might want to consider this the beginning of a trend." http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/…/trolls-on-internet-and-n…

Ms Lewis is also a GR author of not much, and just came out of left field this afternoon.  I know this was posted on Vidal's facebook page, but I can't be certain, because of the hashtags, that she didn't also forward it to the school.

This meltdown is becoming tiresome, although I still have weapons I have yet to release.
Suggestions from you guys are welcome, as is moral support.