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Archive for September 3rd, 2009

The entry titled “Indoctrination Nation, What’s Your Station” will be below this latest Neck-date.

Strangely the entire left side of my neck is as numb as if I just iced it yet I’m experiencing a truly exquisite amount of pain.

The doctor’s office didn’t forward instructions for pain meds for my family doc to review (like they said they would a week ago) so I only have just one teensy more pill for the pain between now and roughly tomorrow afternoon.  I’m a bit upset.

But… that is the way life goes, eh?  It should be character building.  I suppose I could go to an ER but I’d rather be in agony than even once be thought of being there just for pills.  That’s not what I’m about.

Time may give me reason to reconsider, but we’ll see.

Other than that, life is peachy.  Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth are now dead.  Cthulhu is still dying, which is part of my problem on the right side of my neck.

Update: Took my second to last dose three hours ago.  Already wearing off.  This promises to be long night of trying to sleep on the couch with an ice-pack.  Maybe I’ll curl up with The Whisperer in Darkness. Perhaps my favorites – either The Nameless City or The Colour Out of Space (I put the links from the Gutenberg Project in case you wanted to explore some of HP Lovecraft’s works).

The new nerves will be called:   Hastur (He Who is Not to be Named),  Cthugha (The Burning One),  and Nyogtha (The Thing Which Should Not Be).

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Indoctrination Nation, What’s Your Station?

Leo Alberti, if you are ever in Michigan I'll buy you a beer.  Nice graphic, dude.

Leo Alberti, if you are ever in Michigan I'll buy you a beer. Nice graphic, dude.

Been talking with cbullitt about an individual that scares us…  His Great High Exalted Most Grand Holiness teh Obamessaiah and the Indoctrination of the Chilluns on Tuesday of next week, in particular.

cubullitt tipped me on to a chilling link.

Michelle Malkin has a hall pass for your children if they start getting indoctrinated (which is almost as bad as being molested in my book, for all that the kids understand what some sick adult is trying to do).

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I went to meet my daughter’s new teacher tonight.  Checked her out top-to-bottom while she was standing in front of me.  The conversation went like this:

Me: “Got piercings?  Tongue?  Navel?  Elsewhere?”

Her: “No.”

Me: “Do you worship roosters or practice animal husbandry?”

Her: “No.”

Me: “Do you plan on showing this indoctrination video of our president whose job is not to encourage my children to stay in school but in reality it is mine and yours?  His job is to run the country as it’s political figurehead, you know.”

Her: “That’s next Tuesday?  We’ll be too busy with everything else we have to do.”

Me: “Ok, we’re good.  You pass my sniff test.  Have a great evening.”

Do I believe her?  After all, she’s part of a teacher’s union.  Yes, I do.  Why?  Because she’s been there 30 years.  She’s old enough to not quite buy into this crap and if she did she’d have said so.  I don’t peg her for being one of these passive-aggressive fart-sniffing duck-squeezing slackster in-a-haze flannel-wearing coffee-house misanthropes.

If she lied to me?  She’s going to have me come and sit in her classroom one day a week all day – on random days.  Just to be sure that (1) she follows her lesson plan and (2) I know what is on her lesson plan.

Honestly she had a good personality.  Strong backbone, sense of humor… I think we’ll get along.  I’m still going to call the principal tomorrow.

Update:

“I think it’s really unfortunate that politics has been brought into this,” White House deputy policy director Heather Higginbottom said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Yeah, it really is too bad your boss had the appalling judgment to even think that this was a good idea.  As soon as he brought it up, politics was involved.

And once again the White House chooses to be insulting to those who don’t just roll over for their agendas:

“I think we’ve reached a little bit of the silly season when the president of the United States can’t tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school,” presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters. “I think both political parties agree that the dropout rate is something that threatens our long-term economic success.”

Yeah, that always gains my approval when someone says snide mocking things about me when I voice my opinions and concerns.  Keep it up guys, you’re only heaping coals on your own heads.

Update 2:

But some parents won’t be allowed to “opt-out” their kids everywhere. At least one school district, Tempe Elementary School District No. 3 in Arizona, is not permitting parents to pull their children out of class during Obama’s speech.

“I have directed principals to have students and teachers view the president’s message on Tuesday,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Arthur Tate Jr. said in a statement Thursday. “In some cases, where technology will not permit access to the White House Web site, DVDs will be provided to classes on subsequent days. I am not permitting parents to opt out students from viewing the president’s message, since this is a purely educational event.”

Update 3An Alternate Lesson Plan?

Question 2:  Why is it important that the president and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of Congress, or the governor listen to what citizens say, whether in town hall meetings or in any other form of citizen communication? Why is what citizens say important to these elected officials?

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If you feel like geeking out … evolution, randomness, and a lot of big interesting words.  I’m not endorsing either viewpoint other than to say I believe in God, at this point in my life I think He has an awfully cruel sense of humor at times, and I think evolution plays a part in the world.  But the link came from a blog called In Theory, which I think I’m going to like.

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