Well, after Ten anyway. On to the "News?"
The Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick
, is proposing a 2% Fat Tax on take-out meals
. He (I think it's a he) is hoping that the people of his fair city won't even notice that this is the last 2% that Detroit's taxation has left people. At least for once the fat tax isn't going to be used for some altruistic reason - the city's going broke and needs the cash!
Just to show how adult and committed they are, scientists in Kansas
have boycotted hearings on what to teach and how to teach it when it comes to Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
. Instead, the scientists are taking their hubris to "press conferences" where they are saying basically that the hearings aren't listening to anything supporting Evolution. Well, No Shit, Sherlock!
You won't go to give them anything! And scientists are supposed to be so f'kin smart? I guess with today's education standards these clowns could have studied English Lit or something for their science degrees.
Meanwhile, in Montgomery County, Maryland
, a judge has issued a restraining order against the current sex education syllabus. To me, the best quote comes from Eliza Byard
, deputy director for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
: "It seems that a small number of dissenters in Montgomery County had access to the levers of power to disrupt the process that was initiated by a citizens' advisory committee," Byard said, arguing that the "small number" succeeded in overturning the majority's desires. "It does seem … some very basic underpinnings of our American pluralism is at stake
." Why is it that any time the Single Sex Agenda is challenged, it's always by a Minority
of the Population? GMAFB
!The New York Times
is trying to figure out how they can bolster and/or restore reader confidence in their rag. I have an idea for them to try, but it might be too far-out and radical for them: try reporting facts instead of innuendo, and try to put the opinions and editorials on the OpEd pages every once in a while? Call me crazy.
The Pastor for the North Carolina church who reportedly had members of the congregation tossed
because they voted for Kerry looks to have made an "oops
." When he invited them all back yesterday, most attended - with their lawyers. Now, IMHO
, the pastor was a real shit-fer-brains for either ousting these folks or having them ousted. Having said that, Kerry supporters going to their lawyers as their first option? What a f'kin surprise THAT
Finally, there's two intems that my Blogmother sent me that share a common theme - and require strong stomachs. First, there's the tale of the Junior at Spencer High School in Augusta, Georgia
. Kevin Francois
didn't hang up on a phone call when a teacher told him to, so he's been suspended for 10 days. The 10-day suspension was issued because Kevin Francois was "defiant and disorderly
" and was imposed in lieu of an arrest
. Why didn't he hang up? He'd been called by his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Monique Bates
, who is currently serving in Iraq
. Ten days suspension instead of being arrested. Because he didn't hang up on his mother. In Iraq. And these people wonder why we think our educational system is fucked!
The other one really requires a strong stomach, or just walking away from. There's a site out there called "Forsake The Troops
" that unfortunately isn't a parody - this walking dildo actually believes every word of it. Please, take my word for it and don't go see for yourself - don't give him the satisfaction of the hits.
And that's the way it were.