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Scout Opatut

Entries by Scout Opatut

Not Too Keen on McCain? Here Are Some Alternatives

(5) Comments | Posted July 23, 2008 | 5:12 PM

1936 was a leap year. It began on a Wednesday. The Hoover Dam was completed this year. This was the year that King George V died and Edward VIII took the throne, who, after abdicating, was succeeded by George VI. The last Tasmanian Tiger died. FDR was elected to his...

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Nobody Puts Baby, or Barack, in the Corner

(145) Comments | Posted March 7, 2008 | 10:22 AM

OK, I'm an idiot. In fact, we're all idiots, all 26,917,473 of us U.S. citizens age 18 to 25. We do everything for the wrong reasons...or so we're told.

As an 18-year-old Obama supporter, I am constantly being stereotyped.

Left and right, I am categorized by patronizing remarks from...

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Losing My Voter Virginity

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 4:12 PM

Just months ago, I stood in line in the Boston Commons, directly across the street from the dorm room I sit in everyday, to get a chance to see a speech by a presidential candidate. I recall the picture almost too clearly -- my mental image of waves upon waves...

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Knowing Your Daughter Doesn't Have HPV?... Priceless

(5) Comments | Posted May 17, 2007 | 3:08 PM

I remember sitting in Health Class with Ms. P for the lesson on abstinence. "Today class, we are going to talk about the safest option out there- abstinence." Fireworks went off around me: "AW HELL NAH, MS. P! YOU SERIOUS? NO WAY ARE YOU FO REAL! ARE YOU?"

At that...

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What Is So Strange About Having Loving Parents?

(2) Comments | Posted May 11, 2007 | 9:22 AM

The following is a conversation I find myself having every year around Mother's Day:

Acquaintance: Wow Scout, Mother's Day is coming up. That must be a big holiday in your house.
Me: Why would you say that?
A: Well, you know...since you have lesbian mother's, and all...

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