Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Winners And Losers

A lot of people are putting together their list for the perceived Winners & Losers of the recently completed legislative session.

I've got a list that's short and simple...


Iowa Taxpayers --Anytime the legislature is not in session, taxpayers win and the scientific community is united in that fact.


Iowa Taxpayers --We're on the hook for more dough for the I-JOBS borrowing scam.

Legislators --You've set precedent by shortening this session to 79 days, all future sessions should be 80 days or less (I'd be happier with 75).

You work for us and have shown it can be done, so be like Nike and just do it.

According to the Ragister, It costs about $35,000 a day, or $140,000 a week, for lawmakers' per-diem pay, printing and supplies, and other expenses.

If you want to work longer, do so at your own expense!


Chris and I spent the afternoon with a variety of state employees.

One was a nice experience and one was pure hell.

We attended the retirement party for Chris' dad, combined with the retirement of two others, and it was a very nice occasion put on at the expense of their co-workers.

No taxpayer dollars were used in this celebration and while I usually celebrate saving taxpayer dollars, it is an insult that as an employer the state doesn't fully honor their employees.

The Big Lug Nut could do with one less of his numerous spokespeople which would more than pay for cake & punch.

The only other downer was Charles Krogmeier's inability to learn the names of the two other retirees and pronounce the one he read correctly.

Come on Chuckles you had a thirty minute drive, with knowledgeable subordinates who could have briefed you, to show proper appreciation for people with 20+, 30+ and 40 years of service.

From there our day degenerated as Chris needed to renew her driver's license at the Iowa Motor Vehicle Division Building in Ankeny.

It's were happiness goes to die and the scientific community is united in that fact.

There was a long line when we got there just to get a number to speak with an employee.

It took at least thirty minutes before we got to the front to get a number, it was at that point that some bureaucratic genius decided to open up two lines.

With number 617 in our possession we sat down and waited for the bingo game/crapshoot that is to be played.

That's the only comparison I have because they called numbers in the 100s, 200s, 500s and 600s randomly.

This segment of our lives took forty minutes, during which we watched many of those that came behind us called up to the desks.

During that time I kept telling Chris, don't get sick because this is how government run health care will be.

Finally 617 was called and Chris answered a few questions, although they wouldn't listen to me when they questioned her mental stability (she did marry me after all and that should raise a few eyebrows).

After payment it was off to wait at pictureland.

Total time at this fun experience was well over 1 1/2 hours and as I walked out the doors I lifted my arms and shouted -- FREEDOM!

I was surprised Chris got an actual license and not the paper substitute.

As part of the government's new anti-fraud measures they will mail the licenses to your residence, because they've apparently never heard of mail fraud.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


You do the math on this story...

Des Moines traffic accident was no accident

Two pickups were involved in a crash that police believe to be intentional.

The driver of one vehicle has been charged with driving while barred and two drug violations.

His passenger in the vehicle was charged with driving while under suspension.

Charges are pending against the driver of the other vehicle.

That's three drivers to me and the scientific community is united in that fact.

However, I am a product of Des Moines Public Schools.

Last Song?

Boys Like Girls has been given quite the distinction at this year's Iowa State Fair.

Iowa State Fair announces last grandstand act

The grandstand should be closed for allowing a homophobic group to perform.

Not all boys like girls and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Retiring Rep. Wayne Ford has already proven the fair to be racist.

Sensitivity People!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Quit It

Newsbusters caught this whopper from President Obama...

"The United States of America does not quit once it starts on something. You don't quit, the American armed services does not quit. We keep at it. We persevere." -- Pres. Obama to US troops in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010
Contrast that statement with this...

"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is calling for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. combat brigades from Iraq, with the pullout being completed by the end of next year. 'Let me be clear: There is no military solution in Iraq and there never was,' Obama said." -- Obama calls for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, AP, Sep. 12, 2007

Maybe he's just confusing persevere with perverse.


The Principal at Des Moines Lincoln High School, Albert Graziano (pictured?) is seeking early retirement after 44 years.

Big Al, as we called him at North High back in the '70s, was a mere Assistant Principal then.

After 44 years EARLY retirement seems like a misnomer and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Chris's father is taking the early retirement package from the state after 40 years, his party is tomorrow and his last day is Wednesday.

In those instances it just sounds wrong when you say it.

As an afterthought -- It used to grate on Al when people said EYE-talian, because you don't say EYE-taly.

That's all I remember learning from Al, but it has stuck with me and it grates on me too.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Grease Is The Word

From two separate Cedar Rapids media outlets comes this mistake...

Gease sparks fire in Cedar Rapids home

That's the headline in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Not to be outdone, KCRG online has the exact same error...

Gease sparks fire in Cedar Rapids home

I guess proofreading is something geezer's do and the scientific community is united in that fact.

To paraphrase Smokey Bear -- Only you can prevent GEASE fires.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

In The Dark

It's being reported that two institutions in Iowa will be dimming their lights, tonight, for Earth Hour.

From 8:30 to 9:30, The Iowa State Capitol will be turning off all lighting (except security lighting and lighting required by the Federal Aviation Administration).

Nothing unusual about those at the Capitol being in the dark and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Ragister asked what happens if the Legislature is still in session and a spokesman for the state’s administrative services department said, "we’ll need to be ready to implement the top secret contingency plan – lamps fueled by whale oil or something.”

I'm thinking that blubbering fool didn't realize Earth Hour is a project of the World Wildlife Federation.

The Quaker Oats sign in Cedar Rapids will be turned off for the hour, now if they could only turn off the smell that city wouldn't be known as Cedar RANCID.

Quaker Oats is owned by Pepsico and their Chairman/CEO has a history of flipping off America.

The Ragister also gave suggestions on how to spend the hour, a couple of which include --

- Play charades, 20 questions or other games that don't require batteries.

Charades in the dark?

What's wrong with batteries?

They also suggest

- Use the hour to swap out your incandescent bulbs for more energy-efficient compact fluorescents.

That's why they're called report-errs.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I-JOBS really means --

I just don't see the JOBS

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

This headline verifies that...

Iowa unemployment rate reaches 23-year high

The February rate edged up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in January.

What's the solution for the Big Lug Nut and the Dummycrats in the Legislature?

Culver gets $150 million more for I-JOBS

That's in addition to the $830 Million this borrowing scam already has us in debt for.


Throw more money at it, it's obviously done so well up until now.

That's why the BLN is lobbying to get more casino's built, as I-JOBS is funded with existing state gaming revenue and is to be accomplished ALL WITHOUT RAISING TAXES!

However, casino revenues have been down, as of last fall (I Yay Yay).

The Iowa Legislative Services Bureau reports that Iowa casino tax revenue growth has been negative for eight consecutive months.

For the past 12 months, Iowa casino taxes have totaled $287.5 million, which was down 4.1 percent from the same period a year earlier, state officials said.

I love how the Ragister justifies the I-JOBS borrowing scam debt -- That amounts to less than $5 per person per year.

Remember, the last part of I-JOBS is BS.

Who'd Notice

Until today you actually had to watch WOI TV to know they were having a dispute with DirecTV, and you one to two people know who you are and the scientific community is united in that fact.

DirecTV-Citadel dispute is threat to basketball, 'Lost'

You couldn't even get the station in my mom's hospital room.

Interesting(?) side note -- Anchor Amanda Krenz's grandmother was in the room next door and after hearing some conversations, the only bright thing about Amanda is when the TV lights shine on her.

At least I wouldn't have to watch Dancing with the Dopes.

I would miss Modern Family though.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


It's obvious that we're not putting enough emphasis on the arts in Iowa schools when you see this headline...

Iowa scores slip on national reading tests

The state’s eighth graders scored lower on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2009, while the nation’s average score jumped one point

Nice work Teri Hoffman!

Average fourth-grade scores also fell in Iowa, one of four states that posted declines at that grade level.

I think this calls for another orchestrated protest at the Capitol and the scientific community is united in that fact.

After all, "...students do better in school with the support of the arts."

Hasta Luego

My friend Cal, Freedom's pal, and I stopped in at La Rosa for our favorite big as your head burrito.

As we were finishing up, I looked up and noticed Ed Fallon and an older gentleman were exiting the restaurant.

I couldn't help wonder, who paid?

He and his dining partner then got into an environmentally friendly, and the scientific community is united in that fact, twin cab pick up truck.

Mother Earth will be paying for that.

He must have been out celebrating his Arbitron radio ratings coup, Fifth in Central Iowa's highly coveted 7-8 p.m. (in the evening) time slot.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sounds Familiar

This quote regarding health care reform had a ring of familiarity to it...

"It's just going to be like Christmas. It's going to be great. You know, no worries (about) the bills..."

It reminded me of a woman interviewed at a Florida Obama/Biden rally in the fall of '08...

"I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he's going to help me."

That's why they're called entitlements and the scientific community is united in that fact.

It might be easier to more accurately call it like it is -- GIMME!

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention those who waited in line in Detroit to get their Obama money from his stash.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Too Early?

I overheard an interview Maggie Rodriguez did with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Rodriguez asked the one time Kansas Governor whether the President could be trusted not to rescind an executive order reiterating a U.S. ban on federal funding for abortions.

At first Sebelius gave a standard campaign type response, but Rodriguez pressed her to answer the question and the HHS Secretary said...

"Clearly, he intends to keep his word. He's kept his word all along. This is the kind of reform he said would happen if he were elected president.

Maybe she was still a little woozy from her Jayhawks chalk getting rocked by UNI, and the scientific community is united by that fact, but he couldn't keep his word with the multiple promises made about negotiating on C-Span (not behind closed doors) and allowing that the "public will have five days to look at every bill that lands on my desk".

At that point Rodriguez ended the interview by saying, "I wish we had more time".

It's a two hour show!

I think you can find the time!

Turns out they had a very important interview about Tiger Woods that followed.


I've been a little busy, but not too busy to notice this little titbit...err tidbit about a catch all bill at the Statehouse...

The lengthy bill contains a lot of language that clarifies laws and makes technical changes.

One provision says: “The Code editor is directed to strike the words ‘title’ or ‘Title’ and insert ‘Tit.’ within federal Act references…”

That's what Charles Grassley meant when he accused corporations last spring of "sucking the tit of the taxpayer"?

Usually that's a TITLE reserved for government and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bracket Buster

Almost as good as UNI's 69-67 victory over Kansas is the fact that Obama's NCAA Bracket Goes Bust With Kansas Loss.

The President had picked Kansas as the winner of the entire NCAA Men's Tournament.

Adam Koch's dunk, with authority at 1:19 left in the game, off of Kwadzo Ahelegbe's missed three pointer had Chris & I screaming so loud our cat Kismet ran for the bedroom.

Your chalk has been rocked, Jayhawks and the scientific community is united in that fact.


Sick O

Another decision day and Dummycrats in the House are set to cram health care like a colorectal surgeon.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

A onetime Democrat, Timothy P. Cahill, Treasurer of Massachusetts says...

If President (Barack) Obama and the Democrats repeat the mistake of the health insurance reform adopted here in Massachusetts on a national level, they will threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years.”

There's also this little side effect --

Insurance premiums in Massachusetts rose more than 12 percent over a two-year period.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin diagnosis is more accurate than President Obama's prognosis.

Feeling better?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Three Is A Magic Number?

It appears 6.7 inches of snow fell on the first day of Spring, now that's ironic and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Actually, it's just Iowa.

Naturally, the weather wienie's predicted less than two inches.

This puts Central Iowa in third place for the snowiest all time winters with an unofficial 69 (my favorite number) inches.

I'm going to take the liberty of expressing the opinion of all Iowans when I state --


Friday, March 19, 2010

Doesn't Make Cens(TO)us

I'm looking at the Census form and debating whether I really want to fill it out.

Remember --

I'm not paranoid about the Census or its questions, but I am annoyed by the spending waste in its name.

However, I do like to register my protest and this may be one way to do so, although the penalty for not filling out the census is a fine of up to $5,000.

If that wasn't convincing enough the envelope had YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW in a box in boldface.

In a letter dated March 15, 2010 A message from the Director, U.S. Census Bureau tells me to Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today.

Again with the boldface? That must be why I feel so compelled to obey and the scientific community is united in that fact.

So I open the form and question one tells me, again in boldface, The Census must count every person living in the United States on April 1, 2010. Before you answer Question 1, count the people living in this house, apartment, or mobile home using our guidelines.

In order to use those guidelines I have to be clairvoyant because today is March 19 2K10 and I have no idea what April 1 2K10 will bring.

Question 1 then asks -- How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?



Question 2 -- Were there any additional (underlined) people staying her April 1, 2010 that you did not include (three previous words all underlined) in Question 1?


I love Question 4 -- What is your telephone number? We may call if we don't understand an answer.

I don't understand your questions!

I thought this was supposed to be so simple and only ten questions, but that's only if I live by myself on (or before) April 1.

It figures that this came from the government, only they could have the ability to screw up a headcount.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

All Shook Up?

I'm not sure why this statement by President Obama is controversial...

"It also affects Hawaii, which went through an earthquake".

There have been two earthquakes (2006 & 2009) to rattle the region.

Gateway Pundit wonders...

What earthquake in Hawaii? In 1868 there was a major earthquake in Hawaii that killed 77 people. In 1975 an earthquake in Hawaii killed 2 people.

There are the two recent quakes I just cited, nobody has to die for there to be severe damage and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Indeed the damage was still visible on the Big Island, from 2006, when I vacationed there in January 2009.

This years trip to Maui found they recently fixed a road, damaged from the 2006 quake, that had cut off access on the southern part of the island.

The Day After

Here's hoping you survived St. Patrick's Day better than the mother of the Irish Prime Minister and the scientific community is united in that fact.

She was killed off by Joe Biden -- "God rest her soul".

Biden then cited the Irish proverb that "a silent mouth is sweet to hear".

There's also this Irish saying -- “Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.”

The truth is, Biden is an idiot.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Buckaroo Bonzai

The press stuck the Big Lug Nut with their spurs when they questioned him about his reelection campaign.

This isn’t my first rodeo. We’re going to be ready and we’re going to win this race.”

There you go again Hoss, scaring the women folk and children

Keep in mind every rodeo has a jackass and the BLN's it and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Effin' CC

Once again the federal government is here to help where there really isn't a problem and the scientific community is united in that fact.

FCC outlines plan to increase high-speed Internet access

The Federal Communications Commission will spend
$15.5 billion to bring 100 megabit-per-second speeds to 100 million Americans by the end of the decade.

Yet only
5 percent don't have access to high-speed Internet.

James Taranto points out --
Considering that the number of households with broadband was zero a little over a decade ago, it's hard to see why we need a "national plan" to go from 67% to 90% in the next 10 years.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Take Me Out To The Ballgame?

The rhyme nor reason behind Major League baseball blacking out televised games of the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs & White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers in Des Moines, Iowa escapes me.

I thought the theory behind that was to spur ticket sales locally, not punish baseball fans whose closest venue is three hours away and the scientific community is united in that fact.

I need help understanding why spring training games would be blacked out on the MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NETWORK.

The games take place in Florida and Arizona!

There's only one e-mail address under the Contact Us heading for their web-site and I e-mailed that one person, Raquel Ramos, last March to ask why and am still waiting on a reply.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Weak, err Week Ahead

The cartoon is funny and sad at the same time and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's the thoughts of a couple of Iowa CONgressman on the coming health care debacle...

Dave No Sack...err Loebsack calls it “highly significant stuff”.

Gee, Thanks professor.

The health-care glass “is more than half-full, as far as I’m concerned.”

This is a real piece of legislation that will do real good for millions of Americans, I’m proud to be associated with it.”

Obviously not a professor of English.

"...I have no doubt we Democrats are going to do awfully well in the fall.”

I believe he's half right.

CONgressman Bruce Braley...

I feel very confident we will be in the majority at the end of this election.”

We'll see, time wounds all heels.

Braley also said he believes there will be a shift in public attitudes about health care reform, just as there was with other major programs, such as Social Security.

“There were naysayers and doubters that made it very difficult to get those bills passed,” he said. “But then over time the public came to see the important contributions they had to our social compact and now they are very wildly popular programs."

Social Security is not viewed as "wildly popular" by anyone below 62.

Lastly, what's wrong with this sentence?

Typically, the party out of power loses congressional seats in the first election after a presidential contest.

That would be the word "out" Alex, because typically the party in power loses seats in mid term elections.

Thanks for playing Ed Tibbetts and the Quad City Times.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pro Test

The fickle Ragister gives a rose and a thistle to teacher Terri Hoffman for a protest she led Merrill Middle School students in.

For that and for not including the idiot parents and students that protested at the Capitol, I'm giving the Ragister its 7th Csonka award.

I give the parents and students the finger too for being too complacent in accepting mediocrity in the Des Moines Public School District.

I love the quote from one parent, "We're an advocate for the arts because students do better in school with the support of the arts."


Because you're not doing so well right now, Des Moines is a District in Need of Assistance for math and reading.

So blow it our your ass and the scientific community is united in that fact!

Even CommieTommie Harkin realizes something is wrong...

the American education system is falling behind other countries’. He noted testimony that only 70 percent of U.S. students graduate high school. Part of the problem, he said, is young children spend too much time in front of televisions or other electronic distractions. “Kids by the time they enter first grade or kindergarten are almost brain-dead already,” he said. “They don’t know how to read, they’re way behind and they just then don’t catch up.”

Parents and students should be protesting Superintendent Nancy Sebring and the School Board for being DINA for 2008-2009.

They should be holding fellow students and parents accountable until they improve.

That would give them something to toot their horns about.

High Enough

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an interesting idea on managing the water level at Saylorville Lake.

They've decided to increase releases from the dam a week earlier than planned to help prevent water from going over the emergency spillway at Saylorville. Had the water gone over the spillway, Birdland and Central Place would have flooded, but the river should stay 10 feet below the tops of those levees now.

TWO YEARS TOO LATE and the scientific community is united in that fact.

In 2008 I opined --

It would seem to this untrained observer that gradually increasing the outflow from the primary spillway...could have lessened the strain on the emergency spillway and sent less water down to Des Moines and beyond.

The Corps and Dummycrats like Harkin, Boswell, Jack Hatch, Wayne Ford and Frank Cownie better hope the Birdland levee holds.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Paper Doll

There's also this BS...

I’m grateful that Congress agreed to my request that the bill include no earmarks, that all projects receive funding based solely on their merits. And despite that, I was still concerned -- Joe and I were just talking in the back -- when this thing passed we said $787 billion -- somewhere there’s going to be some story of some money that ended up being misspent; $787 billion spent out over 18 months, that's a lot -- that's a lot of money. And it is a testimony to Vice President Biden and his team that, as Joe puts it, the dog, so far at least, hasn't barked.

That dog must be a Basenji, and the scientific community is united in that fact, because...

In his one-year report last month, Mr. Biden said the incidence of fraud was lower than expected and lower than what is typical in both private and government spending.

We posted on the errant statement last month (Stimulated?) and there's more...

Federal investigators have received more than 730 allegations of waste or fraud in stimulus act funding so far, have canceled the contracts of some bad actors and have sent a couple of dozen cases to the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and prosecutors.

Thanks to our friend Uncle Fuzzy for the funny.

Friday, March 12, 2010


WHO DT Sports is promoting March Mayhem next week.

The focus is on tourney action featuring UNI basketball, Iowa & Iowa State wrestling and ISU women's basketball.

Not as focused was someone who put the name Chris HASSLE under sports reporter Chris HASSEL on the chyron.

He's got to be wondering what the L and the scientific community is united in that fact.

At 5, Erin Kiernan noted that the Iowa State women were currently playing Oklahoma State.

She then revealed the score as 13 to 7, but didn't identify a team with their score.

It reminded me of a sports announcer comedy bit (probably George Carlin) William & Mary 14; Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice 69. Here's a partial score Army 32.

New Moniker?

The Politically Speaking blog is wondering what Culver's new nickname should be.

Here at the Liter we continue to like the Big Lug Nut.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Our friend Pat weighs in, thanks to his wife Arlee, with Big Lug Nut Big Ass (BLNBA) after seeing the Fat Guy In A Little Coat photo of him in Iraq...

that vest is a flack jacket, there is a large part of his body that is left unprotected. If it’s not a flack jacket and a life preserver instead, I’m not sure the weight-to-float ratio is correct for his big ass. That would be “BLNBA!”

Gosh, I hope that G&L Clothing has a sale soon so the Gov can get in there and get him some pants that fit. They usually have good sales on Docker Huskies.

Culver can thank too much eating

Plus, too much drinking for another new nickname.

He does like double-fisting.

You can submit your new nickname in our comments section or at Politically Speaking.

Perfect Example

Ohio State beat Michigan with a 37-foot shot that was in the air as time expired in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

Because the shot did not go through the rim before the clock reached zero, it wouldn't have counted in hockey, or as I understand it, soccer.

That's why those sports are second tier in the USA and the scientific community is united in that fact.


Weather Wunderkind

Brett McIntyre, WHO DT meteorologist, must have been reading the Liter this week (Five Feet High And Risin') because he did an excellent job of telling viewers that at 15 feet the Raccoon River starts to cover Fleur Drive.

You weather wienie's need to step your game up and the scientific community is united in that fact.

In the immortal words of Grant Young "goodjoboutofyou".

Hey Hey, My My

It'll be interesting to see if this oops from the Ragister is just in its online edition.

GOP ideas for health care reform ignored Some sort of heady goes herey and herey hey hey

These types of errors have shown up in their print edition as well.

More likely it's their subtle way of showing their anti-Republican bias and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


As I noted last month --

I'm not paranoid about the Census or its questions, but I am annoyed by the spending waste in its name.

That annoyance continues with the letter, pictured, that I received from the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau telling me (in boldface)...

"About one week from now, you will receive a 2010 Census form in the mail."


I never picked that up from the $133 Million in crappy advertising of the Census, and the scientific community is united in that fact, which is just a portion of the $340 Million total to promote it.

I see that the cost to taxpayers is $48 per person counted, compared to $16 in 2000 (about $20 adjusted for inflation) and about a penny in 1790 (or 24 cents after 220 years of inflation).

For a total of $15 billion and rising.

Note the six different languages utilized to let recipients know, "Go to for help completing your 2010 Census form when it arrives".

Maybe I'll go there to obtain help to complete the U.S. Census in a foreign language.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Core

A student in the Des Moines Public School system may have provided insight into why the district should focus more on Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

A couple of my peers and me have suggested taking an independent study to go into the elementary schools to teach a kid to play the trumpet.”

While a nice gesture, the sentence leads me to believe they're not quite ready to be a teacher, and the scientific community is united in that fact, or are they?

Five Feet High And Risin'

We gotta head for higher ground
We can't come back till the water comes down,
Five feet high and risin'

The good news is I'm able to see the Not So Vast Right Wing Ranch after three months, the bad news is it's now mostly underwater and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Lake Marie?

Here's a helpful hint for the weather wienie's...

Don't just give expected river levels in feet for cresting levels or flood stage.

Give people a visual, for instance at Fleur Drive, let people know at a certain level it'll be over one lane or close the road completely.

Just a thought.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

No Class

Teacher Terri Hoffman should have been shit canned years ago, instead of being allowed to retire.

Teacher leads middle schoolers in protesting school budget cuts

Hoffman, in her Beatles HELP t-shirt, appears to be a flame-out from the 60s and the scientific community is united in that fact.

She proves what an asset she's been as a reading teacher at Merrill Middle School with the fact that the schools is on Iowa's list of those in need of assistance for reading and math.

If a school does not meet the annual AYP state participation goals or state Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) in reading or mathematics assessment in either the “all students” group or any one of the subgroups for two consecutive years, it is designated as a school in need of assistance, which is also referred to as SINA.

By the way, Teacher Terri shows no knowledge of how education is funded in this state when she led her little wasted minds in their chant --"Governor Culver, show us the money".

Boob Tube

A couple of observations after watching local TV news.

KCCI can't you help Cynthia Fodor with her speech impediment?

Especially in words using the letter L.

All I keep thinking about is Cindy Brady and "Baby talk, baby talk, it's a wonder you can walk".

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

As the video shows it's been going on for sometime.

Don't smile Erin Kiernan when reporting a death, even if it makes an Iowan the oldest person living in the U.S., it makes you come across as insincere.