Thursday, April 14, 2011

Political Correctness Going too FAR

School Renames Easter Eggs 'Spring Spheres'

A sophomore at a local private high school thinks an effort to make Easter politically correct is ridiculous.

Jessica, 16, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that a week before spring break, the students commit to a week-long community service project. She decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school, which she would like to remain nameless.

This political correctness crap has got to stop. I thought it was bad in the 1990s but some of the things that have come up in the last two or three years is making me crazy.
An egg is not a sphere, it is an ellipsoid.
You would think a SCHOOL with all its geometry teachers, would know that.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Up, up and away

When Abby Gardner and her siblings let go of a balloon to mark New Year's Day, they probably thought it might travel a few miles.

They attached a note and stamp what had been a present to celebrate Abby's birthday on Christmas Eve and sent it off.

Being young children, they then completely forgot about it - until a man from Laos, in south east Asia 6,000 miles away wrote to say he had found it.

That's pretty cool. I've done this before. My boss had a party for their young son and after all was said and done they had not used all the helium in the tank they borrowed.

So I went down to the local fun store and bought several of those huge balloons. I put a note in each one and filled them up to 3 or 4 feet in diameter. We let them go on a windy day. They rose high in the air and as of this post 23 years have passed and we haven't heard a word from any one.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150 Years Ago

April 12, 1861 - At 4:30 a.m. Confederates under Gen. Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Civil War begins. Civil War Time Line.

Our nation was divided and the war that began at this hour, on this day, 150 years ago would change the history of our nation forever.

Remember those who died to define our nation.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Effective...I may have to try this next time

WWRD? (What Would Red Do?)
LOMA RICA — A Yuba County man who allegedly blew out his son's stereo speaker with a shotgun after complaining about loud music won't be charged, according to the Yuba County District Attorney's Office.

Stanislaw Grzegorz Jarmolowicz was arrested Monday at his home in the 6200 block of Stonehedge Drive, east of Loma Rica.

According to a Yuba County Sheriff's Department report, Jarmolowicz asked his 24-year-old son several times to either turn down the music or put on headphones.

"The son said he turned down the stereo, but dad thought he didn't, and shot the speakers out with a shotgun after first telling his son to get out of the way," said department spokeswoman Melanie Oakes.

Actually my kids are pretty good at not turning up the crappy music they play. I suggest you talk to your local DA before attempting this method of noise control.