Things & Stuff
2008-09-26 - 12:52 p.m.
Found something interesting in my mail yesterday - I have once again been called upon for jury duty, this time for early November.
Last time, I was nervous. Now, I know what to expect. I'll bring my GameBoy to play while I'm waiting.
Interesting item on Barack Obama's voteforchange.com site: if you say you're not a US citizen, you get a screen that says the following:
Unfortunately, only US citizens are eligible to register to vote.
"Unfortunately"? It can be taken that Obama will change this, once he's on office.
Don't the people who do things for Obama's campaign realize how this makes him look?
In Middletown CT, almost thirty students were suspended for having a birthday breakfast barbecue on school property.
It seems that most were seniors who didn't have to be in school till later. The cookout happened "over a football field away" from where classes were in session, and the students were "talking quietly". One student was quoted as saying, "We didn't have beer, we didn't have weed, we had bacon". And such cookouts seem to be an end-of-year tradition, with teacher participation.
So why the suspension this time? The principal won't say. No one knows what rules (if any) were broken. And there was no warning, like a "end it now and clean up or you're suspended" type of thing. The principal just came out and suspended everyone for two days. Even the parents are mystified.
Maybe if it had been steak and eggs instead - and the principal had been invited.
Speaking of breakfast, I hope you've had yours.
In light of the $700 million bailout, do we really need this? And note the comment in the article about why it's being done secretly.
Okay, I have a couple things to do before the gig tonight...and that will include a nap.
Be seeing you.
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Bob - 2008-09-27 07:50:07 - http://shadowgm.diaryland.com
Dave - 2008-09-27 11:03:56 -