N.Onimous Posts His Vision For Future

Now this is Real Comedy (NOT)

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114,782 Braziers
Filed under: Humor --- N. Onimous @ 10:58 am

Organizer #1: Dude, you know what we should do?

Organizer #2: What?

Organizer #1: We should totally, like, get a bunch of bras and hook them together for breast cancer

Organizer #2: Didn't Singapore already do that?

Organizer #1: Yeah, but, like, we can do it BIGGER. And stuff.

Organizer #2: Sweeeeeeeeet.

Organizer #1: Totally.

So.... The question became does the thought of 115,000 bras all hooked together get you motivated? No. But the idea of 115,000 unhooked? .... Now that's a horse of a different color.

Who says we don't need more room at the Middle School?
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On This Date in 1972:

George W. Bush went AWOL
Is There Really A Liberal Media News Bias?

George W. Bush received favoritism to get into the National Guard (at a time when 100,000 were on the waiting list), left his National Guard post without leave, violated two direct orders to return, was disciplined for refusing to take a physical exam including a drug test, and did not show up for at least one and probably two years of service.

Read the facts and check the records: George aWol Bush


First Century Christian Teachers Form AEU Local No. 1

Breaking News .....

Teachers of the Christian Gospels in Palestine, Anatonia, Greece and Rome came together to form the initial chapter of the Apostolic Educators Union.

Union Spokesman Brother Timothy explained: "Management at Peter & Paul, Inc. has been demanding overtime without compensation, and expecting Roman persecution without providing adequate health care benefits. Also, the pension plan consists of mauling by wild beasts with mere promises of eternal paradise."

Brother Bartholomew pointed out that, "Compensation is squat compared to the high priest jobs at the oracle temple at Delphi."

The educators negotiated their first contract with management and were satisfied with the results. St. Peter said it was the most brutal experience he's had since that "cock crows - three times thing." St. Paul agreed - saying he would rather be blinded on the road to Damascus than negotiate with labor again anytime soon.

Trent Lott Sues "Good Neighbor"

In 2001 Trent Lott was quite upset about preventing "frivolous lawsuits".
See Article:

"Trent Lott, the Senate Republican leader, said: "My own state of Mississippi has become a mecca for frivolous lawsuits, with unlimited damages. They go into a particular county."

Mr. Lott's brother-in-law, Richard F. Scruggs, who made his name suing asbestos and tobacco manufacturers, is one of the most successful plaintiffs' lawyers in the state. He is leading a team filing national class- action lawsuits in federal courts attacking H.M.O.'s, which he contends coerced doctors to withhold medically necessary treatments promised to patients.

Whether the many lawsuits filed in his state are frivolous, as Mr. Lott contends, is in dispute. But the Circuit Court of Jefferson County in rural southwest Mississippi — one of the poorest counties in one of the nation's poorest states — has indisputably become a popular destination for lawyers suing makers of prescription drugs, cigarettes, lead paint and asbestos products.

In Congress, a major questions is whether a patient should be able to sue a health maintenance organization in state court, federal court or both. H.M.O.'s oppose any expansion of their legal liability, but if forced to choose, they prefer federal court because they believe that large jury verdicts are less likely there."

Fast forward to post Katrina 2006 and Mr. Lott has a different view of what constitutes "frivlous". I think the difference is if someone else is sueing that's frivolous, if Mr. Lott is sueing that's seeking justice.

Lott Sues State Farm

In an ironic twist Lott's brother in law Richard Scruggs is now representing Lott in a class action suit against
State Farm.

From MotherJones:
Any Tort in a Storm By Dave Gilson
May 1, 2006

Over the years, Mississippi senator Trent Lott made a name for himself as an opponent of lawsuit
'abuse," decrying his home state as "the center of jackpot justice" and declaring, "What disgusts me most is the lawyers that the abuse has made super-wealthy." That was then. After Hurricane Katrina ruined his Gulf Coast home, Lott changed his tune, joining thousands of Mississippians in a class-action lawsuit against their insurance companies. The suit is headed by legendary plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard Scruggs, who observed, "Funny how frivolous lawsuits stop being frivolous when it’s you."

One more notch of hypocricy in the Right Wing gun belt.

Li'l Bil Danielson Uncovers 'Perverse Financial Incentive' In Hudson Special Education.

Li'l Bil Danielson on the OTBL blog: "If it is financially advantageous to move students into special education, school systems will seek to influence the rate at which students are diagnosed. The overwhelming majority of the growth in special education has taken place in the most subjective disabilities to diagnose and the cheapest to serve. Hudson has increased the number of special ed kids by well over 120 since 1998. This is a 22% increase in just six years. They went from 558 in 1998 to 678 as of December 1st 2004."

Hey, Dr. Bil-rod, how about this statistic: Actual enrollment for the entire district went from 3,823 to 4,775 from 1998 to 2004 - an increase of 25%!

Sunshine, goldfinches, dandelions and Mother's Day

How many days was it raining? This morning the sun broke through and the dandelions opened up in yellow brilliance and shown like stars in the backyard. With cup of coffee close by and my guitar in hand, I worked through my song book and took into the morning warming up and springing to life just beyond the patio door.

Mother Nature's, with her paint pallet of infinite shades of green, had been busy over the past week. The grass would be cut later in the afternoon and the dandelions would be getting their "haircut." Until it warmed up and dried out, my morning agenda consisted of coffee and folk songs.

The other day I mentioned seeing my first oriole of the season. That's definitely a good sign. This morning I was treated to a visit from a male goldfinch in all his splendor. Hopping around around the dandelions, picking at them and nabbing an occasional bug, the goldfinch provided me with another reminder of one of the joys of spring and early summer.

At my place, we have the variety of lawn -- as my wife learned the other day on the Wisconsin Public Radio garden show -- call "freedom lawn." There's no pesticides, fertilizers or sprinklers used at our place. The lawn does what it does and for the next few weeks the dandelions will be turning from yellow to gray. When the gray hits, the backyard becomes a seed buffet for a variety of birds that include goldfinches, purple finches, bluebirds and a few others stopping by for a snack. It's quite a sight to see those birds just outside the patio door devouring the seeds of a ripe dandelion. It reminds me of how I work my way through a big bowl of ice cream.

My Mother past away 23 years ago and the goldfinch reminded me that the Mother's Day gifts I used to give to my Mom were usually pictures of birds like hawks and owls. For some reason, she liked owls the best. They were usually small pen and ink drawings that were framed and eventually hung on the wall. Even though it's days like today that tend to re-open the wound of sadness that never really heals after the death of one so close as your Mother, I was comforted by the warmth, hope and glory my Mother Nature offered me as I sang "Will The Circle Be Unbroken."

What Is A Teacher?

In today's church bulletin:

What Is A Teacher?

What is a teacher, if not a mirror in which we perceive the divine image hidden in the soul?

What is a teacher, if not a sower of seed and a cultivator of young gardens?

What is a teacher, if not a shaper of souls and guide who gently shows the right path for the journey?

What is a teacher, if not the most hopeful of dreamers, who plants and nurtures and sees the bright destiny and harvest of the work even when the student cannot?

What is a teacher, if not a shepherd watching over the flock and leading it to abundant pastures?

Dreamers and sharers of dreams, sowers of seed and guides who chart the way, mirrors of goodness and shepherds of grace - it is for these teachers and this ministry that we give abundant thanks to God.