a little bit of everything

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hail to the Chief

President Barack Obama

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Maverick and Goose

Maverick (māv'ər-ĭk, māv'rĭk) noun.
  1. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.
  2. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter.
Which definition fits best?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"No Way, No How, No McCain!"

Senator Hillary Clinton delivered a one-two knock out punch at the Democratic National Convention. She was equal parts inspirational, motivational, and critical. If this speech didn't inspire and motivate her supporters and any other undecided Democrats then I don't know what will. The warm and witty Hillary that was lost towards the end of the primary season was back with a vengeance. She was appropriately, and hilariously critical of McCain, Bush, and the Republicans. She also provided several headline making sound bites. If you missed her speech I urge you watch it!

"If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going; if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going."
-Harriet Tubman

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Texas High School + SECOND Highest GPA = Valedictorian ?

Just when I think the education system can't dishearten me any further this happens. On June 7, 16 year old Anjali Datta will graduate from Grapevine High School with a GPA of 5.898. Not only is this the highest of all 471 Grapevine seniors, it is believed to be the highest GPA in the school's history. However Anjali will not be the Valedictorian, that honor, along with a one year college scholarship, will go to 18 year old Tyler Franklin. Tyler is no slouch with a GPA of 5.64, but still he is ranked second behind Anjali. So why the Valedictorian mix-up?

Apparently the school board policy states, "The Valedictorian shall be the eligible student with the highest weighted grade-point average for four years of high school." Anjali is graduating after only three years. So we're going to punish kids who graduate high school early? Sorry, Anjali you're just too smart to be the Valedictorian. How does this make any sense? Oh right, it's the education system, it's not supposed to make sense.

I hope the members of the school board can live with their decision to cheat this intelligent young woman of both her Valedictorian status and her scholarship.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I'm going to go down on you.
Make you extremely happy.
Then I'm going to come back up slowly,
and screw you real good!

Yours Truly,

Gas Prices

Enough Said

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Here's the story of a man named Bushy....

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Ferris Wheel Day

Have a splendid Ferris Wheel Day!