This afternoon, I had full intentions of writing several posts, today. It isn’t that I’m not still trying to retire from blogging, but, it is that I believe there are several interesting events to discuss, and things to find out. But, life happened. And, so, nearly 5 hours after my daily employment ended, I, just now, get to set down, with things still undone, and things unfinished. But, worse, things still unelucidated.
The pic above is of the newly elected Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Canada has taken a decidedly hard left turn in the most recent elections. My sympathies to our dear friends to the north. I do wish them continued safety, prosperity, and peace in the years to come. I sincerely hope Trudeau is great leader and guides Canada through some troubling times ahead. I’ve concerns, however.
Here’s another story I wished to write about …..
What the education system is doing to our children is deplorable. It isn’t as if there’s a God given right to a junior-high student council ….. as a student so many years ago, I had always thought it to be a useless exercise. It’s a popularity contest and has no sway as to how the schools are run. Still, what does it teach our children about voting and running for an office? Well, nothing according to Principal Lena Van Haren at Everett Middle School in San Francisco.
Did I mention I’m all for bringing back corporal punishment? Lena needs removed from her position and publically flogged. If I had a child there, I would immediately remove them from the school. The children voted. That’s what happens when you allow children to vote …. oddly, they vote!
Then, she sends a letter to the parents, admonishing them and telling them how to vote based on race and ethnicity. In other words, she is instructing her students to be racists. Oddly …….
According to the newspaper, there were no “English learners” among the winners. I’m assuming that’s what they’re calling kids who don’t speak a lick of English these days.
Black and Latino students were underrepresented as well.
There were no allegations of voter intimidation or voter fraud. There were no reports of hanging chads. And there were no incidents involving ballot boxes that malfunctioned. So what was the problem?
The problem, it appears, is that the principal didn’t like who got the most votes. In other words – too many white kids got elected.
For the record, white, Asian and mixed-race students were the highest vote getters, the newspaper reported.
I’m beyond disgusted. I’m beyond disappointed. This is what our society is reduced to, today. It isn’t the content of the character, nor, the appeal to the voters, but, as directed by the ultimate authority in that school, by the color of the skin and the willful refusal to integrate into society.
She needs publically flogged.
There was also another post I wanted to make, but, didn’t know if I had the time or not, anyway. …… Here in Kansas, there have been several contradictory prognostications about the type of winter we’re going to have. But, they all share the common reason/cause ……. El Nino!!!!
Back in the day, this would have been easy for me to whip out. (I think) But, I’ve forgotten many of the places to go and my bookmarks …… well, I’ve used 5 different web browsers over the last few years. I used to just know them and go there. Today, when I want to look some data up to see if it has changed recently, or not, I typically search for a blog post I did in the past. But, I never tried to correlate El Nino to Kansas winters. ….. wet/warm, wet/cold, dry/cold, dry/warm. Honestly, I don’t believe there will be any significant correlation, but, I don’t know.
BTW, in today’s vernacular, for many of the dullards, “El Nino” is a euphemism for global warming. But, I will probably do that post sometime in the near future.
Today, after work, some friendly acquaintances and some cash (and a couple of beers), I got some limbs cut down which were necessary for a load of gravel to delivered to my driveway, and, later, I helped jumpstart a vehicle across town (my people and it’s a small town). And, now, it’s time to finally eat, and then, go to bed. Sigh.