Here are some interesting facts about him, though:
- He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
- “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
- According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
I am soooo unbelievably nervous! I keep telling people my dads gunna punch me in the face when I tell him my b/f and I are getting the fuck outta here…. but Im pretty sure its just going to be one big cluster fuck fight of random yelling over each other, screaming at each other and crying. I have to do whats good for me and Jon. 3 weeks of no running water in this house is not good. 2 years of paying all these bills isnt good either. Also I am pretty positive the lady that lets us live here for free, now hates me because of my dad and because HE didnt put the bills in his name so all the bills are ran up in her name. However, I came up with a solution for her forgiveness. Wait about 2 days after we move out and mail her a letter eplainging what had happened and how its not my fault and that if anything I was the reason the bills are just now getting shut off and that I just got fed up with my loser ass dad. Yes I will miss my brother. and YES I am freaking out cause IDK WTF im going to do with my baby girl (dog) and my iguana but things will fall into place I just hope my dad wont hate me so much as to not keep my girl! I am just really not looking forward to telling my dad, moving all my shit, missing my dog, and driving 40 mins away to my second job. However the positive here: my bills WILL be paid so my shit wont get shut off, I can have sex whenever the fuck I want, Its our own place, I will be able to shower and not have a shower bag, No one will eat my mother fucking food, i will be for blocks away from my other place of work, and I will be a town away from my fucking dad!
I guess with this post i just needed to pull myself together. Idk when im actually going to tell him but i already paid 1st months rent and security deposit and I am pretty sure Tuesday is the move in day…. Any advice is welcome.