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Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 11:22 am
The continuing saga of Kate Middleton’s tits:
There can be no motivation for this action other than greed.
Seriously, you Brit twit? You see where that paper is published? What an idiot.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 11:40 am
How that Nakoula Nakoula guy hooked up with the fundagelical militia assholes? He’s a meth lab operator:
Way cool baking tip in Japanese:
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 11:44 am
Trying in vain to make the line for Dumbo bearable:
Frogs in space:
Dexter Friend said on September 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm
I still miss Joe Strummer.
Kaye said on September 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm
The egg thing is pretty cool!
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Train in vain:
Sherri said on September 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm
This article (http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107294/can-the-chicago-teachers%E2%80%99-strike-fix-democratic-education-reform#) hopes that the Chicago teacher strike helps shift Democratic approaches to education policy. I sure hope so, because the bipartisan corporate style education “reform” is a disaster.
Teacher evaluation, and particularly the “value-added method”, is an area where the general innumeracy of the populace really hurts. VAM is a nasty looking equation that no one understands, and so it must work, right? But you don’t have to understand the equation to understand that if it only correlates from year to year for a teacher at .25, then it’s worse than a coin flip. This is the method that Rahm Emanuel wants to use to get rid of poor performing teachers in public schools (but not charter schools.) It’s what the mathbabe calls a Weapon of Math Destruction (http://mathbabe.org/2012/09/14/why-are-the-chicago-public-school-teachers-on-strike/)
MichaelG said on September 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm
Jim Neil at the previous post. Very good. I saw nothing in the local paper and nothing on local TV. It’s nothing more than they should do.
Danny said on September 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm
..a nasty looking equation that no one understands, and so it must work, right?
I must write the New York Times crossword editor. This would be a good clue for the Affordable Health Care Act.
coozledad said on September 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm
Rick Santorum is gaining on that broken clock:
Danny said on September 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Interesting article on the latest “Quantitative Easing.”
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm
There is exactly one word for RMoney’s shark grin after claiming President Obama apologised and felt sorry for the embassy attackers: gloating. Dumbfuck thought he pulled a fast one. Terribly sad excuse for human. Danny, et al. Mittens never gave the slightest thought to free speech when he claimed the President (not) apologized (in what language asshole?). Let’s see your papers.
Sherri said on September 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm
I must write the New York Times crossword editor. This would be a good clue for the Affordable Health Care Act
Because you have health care, and so the US has the best health care in the world.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm
And for you gullible jackasses that chose to leave your brain at the door and latch on to RMoney’s idiotic Apolescuse, Sorry about your leaving you’re brain at the door and latching on to stupidity. He wasn’t talking about free speech. In fact, he’s remarkably lame on that subject. Ask Willard if he thinks burning the rag…flag… is free speech. He will say no reflexively.His behavior was selfish and assholish and dishonored a braver man than he ever was that actually believed in serving his country. Mitt is a shit and there is no way of getting around that after his most recent embarrassment. I’ve been trying to avoid being confrontational about this. But Holy shit what an ahole. He said that the President issued an apology. Which part is remotely true? If you can turn on a computer and type, how do you buy any of this shit? Danny, you can turn on a computer and type. How can you buy that lameass shit from RMoney and try to claim it makes anything remotely like sense? Guy is the worst lying POS in the history of running for President. You should be smart enough this mendacity is obvious to you. I am not being facetious. Are you fracking kidding. This sort of opposition to Obama when the alternative is a fracking moron leaves an undeniable impression. What’s wrong with the President that prevented a Depression can only be the color of his skin.
What Willard said in the wake of Ambassador Stevens’ murder is something that would cause blood lust if a Dem had said the same thing. This ahole can’t be President.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Sherri, I respect your opinion about everything. But GOPers on education? They think it should be corporate, like giving massive reading curricullum contracts to Marvin “bad brother” Bush. They’d have science that ignore obvious shit like Datwin and Crick & Watson. Anti-education as education. Not for my grandson.
Jolene said on September 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm
I think I understand the ACA pretty well, Danny. If you have questions, ask away. Glad to help.
beb said on September 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm
The Chicago Teacher’s strike reminds me of something a read about Microsoft a month or so back. The company had stopped leading in innovation because it’s employee evaluation method was so destructive. As explained in the article each team of employees had to be graded on a curve so that no matter how bad the team function there had to be a couple of exceptional workers and no matter had productive a team was there had to be a couple of craptacular workers. Trying to avoid getting nailed as the token dead meat turned productive cooperative groups into unproductive cut-throat competitive ones. Every times Rahm Emmanual says he wants to get rid of the least productive one-third of teachers he’s embracing this terrible business management idea. When teachers can’t depend on their job being there from year to year it’s hard for them to concentrate on doing their job.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm
The Chicago Teacher’s Strike reminds me of one thing. If you sign a contract, you honor it. Same as SSI and Medicare you mofos. You took the cash and you stole the cash to invade Iraq you fracking assholes.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm
Which part did I miss about japping on a contract did I miss? That’s my cash Ayn Ryan you piece of shit.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm
Are there GOPers that claim they didnt lie they ass off about every PNAC piece of bullshit. Boise State is certainly the GOP PNAC pac o/ shit. Put up that blue field and fool everybody. It’s interesting. Nobody but a scumbag ahole would ever think the blue field was reqsonable. And PNAC shitheads would sURE AS SHIT THINK SO
Charlotte said on September 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Beb — my day job is at Cisco and they did the same thing. I got railroaded into the “nonperformer” slot by a manager who knew she was going to have to cut something, and figured she could live without an editor, but not without the writers she had (who were already stretched too thin). Hired back later as a contractor, in a different department, to do what had been about half my job (which is problematic on a policy level, but actually works better for me). In the 12 years I’ve been there I’ve seen the company go from one that hired interesting people and let them innovate and lead, to one where no one wants to stick their neck out for fear of getting axed. We never invent anything anymore, just buy companies that are innovating (and then suck the life out of them).
Oh, and the fired all the tech writers (65 in my technology group) a year after I got laid off and replaced them with contractors.
Stack reviews have been a disaster in the business world — must be why they’re all so eager to implement them in the public sector … I won’t even do the sarcastic Randian mantra of why business is always better than the private sector because it’s so boring …
Sherri said on September 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm
Beb – Microsoft does indeed evaluate its employees that way. Everybody is assigned a level from 1 to 5, with 1 being good. 10% of the company has to be given 5’s. There are days of “calibration meetings”, starting with groups of managers of 5 people or so and working up the ladder, to make sure that all the buckets get filled with the right number of employees.
It’s not a coincidence that the Chicago teachers strike reminds you of Microsoft and stack ranking. The Gates Foundation has been one of the biggest proponents of using test scores and VAM for teacher evaluation. It’s even cheaper to evaluate employees if you can just assign a number to them than if you have to hold a lot of meetings to do it.
Deborah said on September 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm
All the talk about work performance evaluations makes me so glad to have only 15 working days left before retirement.
Another beautiful day in Chicago. I was walking about doing my normal errands trying to see evidence of leaves turning, but not really seeing it yet. September is half over! It’s going fast. The green markets in the city are starting to have winter squash and things like that so it’s definitely changing. So happy not to have temps in the 90s and 100s anymore.
Nancy, after seeing your lovely photo this morning I made a point of getting some honey at the market, looking forward to pouring it over granola and yogurt.
brian stouder said on September 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm
Bill Gates may be really, really good at certain things, but education reform ain’t one of ’em. The Gates foundation has thrown buckets and buckets of money at creating smaller schools, and do you know what? That didn’t make one scintilla of difference in any of the metrics showing school performance, and Gates has canned that whole effort.
The hard thing to accept – even despite that most people probably can probably guess that it would be true – is that the #1 predictor of academic success or failure is economic. Kids in poverty are very much more likely to fail in school, and therefore schools with a high proportion of students on free or reduced lunches (an important benchmark for any public school) will almost surely also have lower standardized test scores. And indeed, inner city and/or urban schools therefore start out with a harder task than suburban schools, at the get-go.
The question is – do we still believe in public schools? Schools where any kid who comes to the door has to be let in? Because if we do, then tying standardized test performance to teacher pay is non-sensical.
If I had a kid who had a learning disability – say, Aspbergers or autism – shouldn’t I still be able to rely on my public schools to give their best effort to educate him? But if I’m a teacher and my job is tied to student test performance, how will I view such a special-needs student? That student is going to take more time than I have, and he still won’t score well. And the “charter schools” (so-called) can simply turn him away, so that I’m stuck with him.
And indeed, my son’s urban high school has about 1,600 students, 60% of whom are on free and reduced lunches. Last year, I believe about 100 young ladies became pregnant during the school year. What do you suppose the effect on our school’s standardized tests was?*
I think the only way to evaluate a teacher is for another professional – the principal and/or her assistants – to do the hard work of making a determination based on direct observations, interviews, and indeed, also including academic performance of the students – with appropriate allowances made for what mix of challenges a particular class presented and overcame.
I really, truly hope the Chicago strike is over, and I thank heavens that Fort Wayne has genuine education professionals running our school system
*Our school’s academic performance was improved, and continues on an upward tack. All I understand is, none of it comes easily, and it represents lots and lots of extra work and dedication, and it’s much easier to lose ground than to gain it. I think the administration and staff there would clobber any damned suburban school – but we digress
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 9:02 pm
Brian, You believe in public education. I believe this is the way to have a representative democracy. We teach the real deal about the Constitution and actual science and we have an educated buncha people to vote. They don’t vote for some nitwit.
Sherri said on September 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm
Brian, I agree about the only way to evaluate teachers being with other professionals. But that would require more money. There’s no way the principal at my daughter’s school could possibly have the time to do direct observation of all of her teachers, even with the help of her assistant principals. There are roughly a hundred teachers, one principal, and three assistant principals. Add another 25 or so secretaries, counselors, specialists, and various other employees she’s responsible for, and you’re talking about a manager to report ratio no business would ever have. Not to mention the 1900 students who walk in the door every day, and this is in a suburban school that is relatively affluent where almost everybody speaks English.
Reformers seem to think quality education can be had on the cheap, if we just get rid of the bad teachers and leverage up the good teachers with technology (Gates’ other fascination is Khan Academy.) I don’t think there’s any substitute for a real, live teacher who cares. I’ve always told my daughter to take any class she could with a passionate teacher, whether she thought she was interested in the class or not. It seems to be working; she’s thinking about majoring in a field she had a class in last year, with a fabulous teacher.
Danny said on September 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm
While I have a soft spot for teachers, I most decidedly do not for teachers’ unions. This LA unified district elementary school teacher, Mark Berndt, was feeding children semen-laced cookies and taking pictures of them bound and gagged. And guess what? Thanks to the teachers’ union, he is still receiving his pension.
Heather said on September 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm
Danny, so one bad teacher means unions are bad? Pretty massive leap.
One thing I always seem to hear from conservatives and libertarians is that “There are so many bad teachers who get to keep their jobs/lazy people who don’t want to work and just want free healthcare.” Guess what: there are always going to be some bad public employees around and there are always going to be a few people who take advantage of healthcare or welfare or whatever. No system is perfect, and it doesn’t make sense for the majority to suffer for the sins of the minority–and I really do believe we are talking about small minority.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm
Hate speech is not free speech, no matter what Rmoney thinks. And the President didn’t apologize for anything, and the ahole that said he di was lying like a bastard. This shithead cannot get away with lying so egregiously any more. C.Mon Mitt. Tell the truth about something. No shit, Danny. One thing about which that shithead has told the truth. One fracking thing. Can’t find one?
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm
I’ve been a teacher, and I’d say I always encouraged kids to think for thenselves, I’d say for sure, GOPer education by Raygunistas, meaning creeps like Chuck Colson is making sure kids never have a clue about actual science or knowledge, That is what vouchers mean. These shitheels are indoctrinaire moronsn That is what they mean to purport.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm
These aholes that think they should have something to do with classrooms? Who are these assholes?
Give it a try you fuckheads? It is difficult.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm
There is no reasonable excuse for RMoney denigrating a brave man that was representing his country, when Mitt took four excuses to tour France. What the frack is wrong with this ahole?
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm
You aholes that wanted to paint Kerry’s service as somehow self-serving and W’s absconding on the NatGuard in Tejas? How you going to explain Mitt shitting on Ambassador Stevens? You are lying and revolting scumbags. You really have no way out of this shit, Were it the other way aroud, you would be howling. Mitt is a shit and there is no way around it. An asshole.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm
What sort of scumbag excuses RMoney’s horseshit?
Deborah said on September 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm
I’m so glad the teacher’s strike in Chicago seems about over. I feel for teachers I really do. I used to be a teacher myself many moons ago, not in the public system, but still I know how hard it is. I got out because I realized I wasn’t cut out for it, it takes a certain personality I don’t have. I realize evaluating teachers based on the test results of students when the students are mostly poor is not fair, I do get that. I also get that cities and states are broke and I don’t have any idea what can be done about that. I would hope that education would be a priority over other services but that may be unrealistic. My daughter went to private schools her whole life. I never thought for one second that I should be given a voucher or anything like that. We made our choices for her education and that was that, we paid taxes which made no difference about those choices. We paid tuition at her schools and paid taxes too, never gave it a second thought.
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm
The obviouw shit with the lying sack of shit swift boaters, of which I’m sure Danny was one? Fuck you you llyinfg pieces of shit. And you knew you were lying and weren’t ever there. It’s my idea that the shitheels that lied about Kerry will find their creepy asses on haunted swiftboats floating around Laos with no brave Captain to save they ass. Lying bastards.
Sherri said on September 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm
I’m less upset about unions allowing a bad teacher to keep his pension than the titans of Wall Street wrecking the global economy and paying themselves bonuses with taxpayer bailouts, but I’m funny that way.
brian stouder said on September 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm
What sort of scumbag excuses RMoney’s horseshit?
Pros – I just don’t know.
I’m still reeling a bit from the earnest, impassioned, and high-fidelity repetition of all the Flying Monkey memes I heard a fortnight ago, in a heavily agricultural setting in down-state Illinois (ie – “Real America”).
“Food stamp president”, “You didn’t build that”, SEAL Team 6 did the work, too much government, out of touch with us…
Time magazine had a nice cover story about all the government subsidies that the folks who decry our “food stamps president” happily accept.
Leaving aside that food stamps themselves are a USDA program – which supports US agricultural production (and indeed, crop insurance is federally underwritten, and saved many farmers asses this past summer), we also all benefit from water kept clean by federal dollars (beyond what we pay in our water bills) and have subsidized cotton in our clothes and tax deductions for our children and energy supports which reduce our power bills.
Plus, lots of people like my mom – who occasionally parrots FOX-ruse talking points – receive social security checks directly from Uncle Sam; such voters in the state of Florida, for example, might rethink just what they mean by “food stamp president”…in fact, if we can believe current polling, I think lots of Floridians are indeed rethinking that one, but we shall see
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Danny, Please explain which part RMoney wasn;t lying his ass off abouut, Please. Which oart was the President connected with and where did anybody make any apology? Was Romney therE, in danger? Has he ever been in danger? What an ahole. Is anybody supposed to take this asshole seriously about foreign policy? He listens to the dual PNAC psychopaths, JBolton and Elliot Abrams, two murderous whackjobs for FP intel. A coule of PNAC nutcases, Whatever, Two fullgoose looneys. Like taking legal advice from Bork. Who’d vote for these whack.jobs? Seriously, somebody’d vote for Bork for th SC?
Prospero said on September 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm
RMONEY STEPPED IN IT BIGTIME. He isn;’t Presidential by a long shot, He thinks he can make a point but he can’t do anything but make a fool of himself and trample om a guy that puts him in a fracking ole. Who shoed moreclass? Dtevens or RMomey? Who actually serfed his countrey? That would be Ambassador Stevens, not the draft dodger RMomney. Excuses for RMoney are inescusable. What an aholwe.
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 12:04 am
willard mde an ass of himself. He made some bullshit out of nothing, What a fracking moron. Try to make any excuse for that idiot, Danny. He made a fool, and an an antipseudod-what we say Oh? he fucked over his own country and a brave civil servant, Mr. sheep, What a moron. What is wrong with that guy? What an asshole? Really Danny, What is wrong with that ahole?
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 12:18 am
Miyy made am ass of himself. He can try lying and claiming it was about free speech, but he is lying his ass off like he does about everything else, He is an abject mendacious POS. He kies about everything. There has never been a Presidential candidate that lied his ass off so casually and so consistent..y as this lying piece of shit, If his lops move, he is lying.
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 12:21 am
It is truly astounding how everything that comes out of this bastard is a lie. That’s a fact Jack. He lies with the facility of some fool telling the truth. He just lies.
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 12:42 am
danny@9: Tqaking care of the least of my brethren. Ypu seem to be concerned about Christians. That’s what we Christians are concerned about. That is what Jesus seemed to be concerned with, not K Street and politics. Wanna claim He’s more concerned with letting Israel get away with Apartheid? Bozo GOPer says the capital of Israel is Jerusalem. Pardon but that doofus is an idiot.. And he is interfering where he is an asshole.
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 12:57 am
He isn’t an idiot Danny? The capital isn’t Tel Aviv? You want Bolton and the psychopath Abrams running things about FP? Gutdom those PNAC thugs sure caused that flowers and candy last time when they pulled down that Saddam statue. You claim this shit is some sort of natural, you are a bigger liar than W.
and I/m a;ways taken aback by these considerations about Christians, I’m a Cathokic and these folks believe Catholics are some sort of demonic cult, even though we were Christians about 1000 years before they decidec who was OK. Far as I’m concerned, they a buncha cults. We were here first.
Dorothy said on September 16, 2012 at 1:09 am
Speaking of honey, we harvested our first batch this year! It’s selling pretty well at my office and we distributed some to family members via the US Mail and dropped off a few bottles at my mom’s today when we drove to Pittsburgh. It’s mighty fine stuff I must say. I just wish it was a cure for snoring husbands because that’s why I’m on here at 1 AM instead of sleeping soundly in my own bed. Downstairs to the guest room I go….
Dexter Friend said on September 16, 2012 at 1:57 am
Dexter Friend said on September 16, 2012 at 2:39 am
Naked fat men are grossing out residents of San Francisco.
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 8:41 am
Dexter, Them naked fat men are exercisng free speech, like Mittens.
Jakash said on September 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm
“trying to see evidence of leaves turning, but not really seeing it yet”. That’s curious to me, as I’ve seen plenty of evidence on the North Side. The first point at which I noticed something was back at the end of August — some leaves going yellow way ahead of the usual time. Also, I’ve seen a number of maple trees with dead brown ends on a leaf, with the rest of the leaf being green. (Well, and plenty that are largely white, due to some fungus, or something.) Bottom line is that I believe that the hot summer/drought is going to be adversely affecting the colors around here and that it’s going to be a terrible year for them, with the timing being unlike an average year.
Deborah said on September 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Jakash, I took another walk today up through Lincoln Park and realized what I thought were dead trees were actually ones that have already gone through the turning cycle, dried up brown edges to the leaves still on the trees as you described, not pretty fall colors at all.
I’ll be in Santa Fe again soon so hopefully I’ll get to see some color. The cottonwoods and aspen turn a glorious golden color, it’s a very brief peak, you have to catch it on the right week. They had gotten more rain there this summer than they have for years, still not enough but better than some.
We purchased our jeep this weekend which we pick up in Santa Fe on Oct 6th, the day after my last day of work. I am so excited I can hardly stand it.
Prospero said on September 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Something nobody seems to be addressing about Willard’s step-in-a-big-pile of Lehman Bros. moment, he was playing the Kenyan Muslim Manchurian usurper card. And then there is the unfortunate fact that what he said was entirely disconnected from reality in any form but that of his own Bizarro World.
JWfromNJ said on September 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm
Prospero – step away from the computer. I liked Caliban better.
RE: honey, I think I win at that because I buy orange blossom honey from a local beekeeper who works with citrus growers here. I win at best smells on the road in about six weeks when the first orange crop comes in and the whole area smells of orange blossoms. Right now we’re a week or so out from the white grapefruit. Just remember that Indian River county produces the best citrus in the world – sorry California – and just like tuna the top 10% quality wise ends up in Japan.
brian stouder said on September 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm
Deborah – you go, girl!
If I live long enough, I will enjoy retirement to the utmost!
LAMary said on September 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm
I dunno JW. For best smells I don’t know if you can beat jasmine. When all the jasmine around my neighborhood is blooming it’s swoonworthy. We locals get some very good citrus too. The thing to do is buy from the farmers’ markets, not from the supermarket. The oranges last winter were excellent. I just bought a big bag of prune plums and I’m considering making a tart. We’re just coming off a major three week heat wave so I don’t think I’m ready to turn on the oven just yet. Maybe fruit salad with golden melon, prune plums and red grapes would be a better idea. We’re having some pesto from the garden on the pasta tonight, so a fruit salad would be a good dessert.
JWfromNJ said on September 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm
LA Mary – I get my citrus from a Korean green grocer who has been here 30 years, unless Iwant to just juice oranges – then I can go to about 15 diffent farms.
We actually have a basil “tree”. It lives year round and is a bush pretty much. Itop off all the buds (shout out to Prospero)and use it for sauce, pesto, or Caprese salad. I like some california citrus and the texas grapefuit too, but I can’t leave my neighborhood w/o driving through either groves or cattle pastures.
And if it comes down to giving up your dogs HMU because we’ve been considering a road trip to Santa Monica for years. under no circumstances bring them to a shelter.
MichaelG said on September 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm
Mary’s right. We get excellent local citrus here, especially at the farmers’ market. Honey? There’s a store nearby that sells nothing but beekeeping supplies and honey. They must have fifty varieties, all of it local. How to select? Well they let you taste until you find what you like. You can buy it by the jar or bring your own container and they’ll fill that. They’re wonderful, friendly people. There’s also plenty of local honey at the farmers’ market.
And yep, it’s cooling down. Mid nineties today and eighties for the week.
MichaelG said on September 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm
By the way, none of what I posted is in any way intended to denigrate the citrus available to you, JW. I’m aware of the lovely smells one experiences driving through an orange grove and being able to buy fresh fruit right from the grower. I just meant to point out that there is great stuff available in many places.
coozledad said on September 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm
If I were Liz Cheney, I’d annex the Sudetenland.
Little Bird said on September 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm
There is color starting on the mountains here. It’s slight, but noticeable. I think autumn is gonna be early this year.
basset said on September 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm
Prospero, to some people, and I’m afraid to think how many, it doesn’t matter if RMoney is lying, a job killer and company wrecker, an animal abuser or anything else – they’d vote for Bonzo the chimp if he was running against Obama.
Meanwhile… starting to get some leaf color here in middle Tennessee, went out to put up some deer cameras and a tree stand yesterday and two soybean fields I’m going to hunt over are beginning to turn yellow.
LAMary said on September 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm
I’ll definitely keep that in mind, JW. My dogs are bilingual. They understand a California accent and a northern NJ accent.
Deborah said on September 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Oh Little Bird, I hope the peak in Santa Fe holds off till we get there on the 6th, in the past it peaks the second week in October, but you never know. The peak is amazing, the color is so intense. One day it is beautiful but the next it is glorious and the day after that it starts to fade, so if you can time it right you feel like you’re in heaven.
brian stouder said on September 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Well, local Fort Wayne news is crackling with reports of the abrupt firing of the football coach at all-powerful Bishop Luers High School. The guy has been there 26 years, and has won and won and won (I won’t go off on the “they recruit” tangent, but they do, of course)….and no reason has been given yet, other than this odd statement:
This release also serves to clarify some misinformation published in the media regarding a reported medical leave of absence taken by Mr. Lindsay. Those reports were not put forth by the school’s administration, and were inaccurate. Mr. Lindsay was not on a medical leave. Mr. Lindsay’s employment at Bishop Luers High School was terminated as a result of his violations of school and Diocesan policies, and his violations of his employment contract obligations. No further details regarding this personnel matter will be released.
Somehow, I bet that that last sentence will be contradicted by lunchtime tomorrow…
Connie said on September 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm
Sign of the day: 100% pure plastic lumber.
LAMary said on September 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm
when we had a Highland Park farmers market, back in the nineties, there was a Dutch guy who sold honey. He would bring along a slice of a hive encased in plexiglass. I used to buy his orange blossom honey and the would give the kids those honey sticks, like a clear plastic straw, filled with honey. This time of year I used to buy whole flats of very ripe tomatoes and I’d make big batches of tomato sauce to freeze. Now I go to the Hollywood farmers market and they are a bit fancier. No cheapo deals on flats of tomatoes.
Jolene said on September 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm
Liz Cheney is in roughly the same category in my brain as Michelle Malkin–a truly nasty person. She could not say a decent thing about President Obama if her life depended on it, and she never admits doubt. Her voice exudes disdain. Just an awful, awful person.