Archive for 2004/03/03


Everyone knows how much I rail on inept school systems. While I know the amount of bureaucracy forced upon these schools by the Department of Education is enormous, the almost communist mantra that permeates throughout most systems is nauseating. Case in point (from Drudge).
“A Michigan school district told a teacher activated for military duty that he must cover the cost of a substitute during part of his absence and give the district some of his military pay.”
I know school districts are under the gun to make ends meet, but one teacher is going off to serve in Italy for two weeks isn’t going to break them. Esentially he has to pay his employer to go serve his country. Notice the excuse the superitendent of the school district.
“It’s a fact that he’s not losing money, that he’s making money. Whatever way you look at it, he’s still making money,” he said.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs…

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Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers is escorted from FBI offices in New York, March 3, 2004.

Driving home this morning from dropping of various scripts/paperwork/etc, the odometer broke out the big #1. Biggest expense I’ve put into this car? $250 for brakes back at 75k.
Oh yeah, my next car will be another Honda.