Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Hey, Northeast Kansas Youth Pastor; you know that young man you and your congregation have been praying for? The one who got into an automobile accident and suffered some severe injuries? Well, despite your church's and his family's efforts to float the rumor that this driver was not drunk, the sheriff of the county where the accident occurred got a warrant for his lab results and blood tests from that night. Guess what? He was drunk. I'm pretty sure you and all of you "prayer warriors" know that, though. All of you really think that there is actually a "god" in the sky who thinks it is okay for members of your church to commit crimes, don't you?
I have another question for you. If "God" actually zaps this young man into a speedy and complete recovery, as all of you have so fervently and repetitiously requested, have you considered that at the moment his health allows him to answer for his actions on the night of the car wreck, there will be a warrant issued for his arrest in the State of Kansas? You should probably "counsel" this boy's insane and hypocritical parents to retain legal counsel for him, so that if and when "God" strikes him healthy again, he will be represented in court. Because, contrary to what all of you think, we are all equal to certain forces here on Earth.
Unless, of course, getting "healed" and living as a fugitive are Christian lifestyle thingies. Geesh. Just remind the family that the bible advises to be honest and non-fraudulent, and that the young man involved in the accident should be accountable for what he did.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Perhaps that title should read, "The Ten Million Dollar School District." USD 380, in Northeast Kansas, actually has two so-called "schools", one in Nemaha County, and one in Marshall County, a mind boggling division that is the result of gerrymandering, done in an ongoing effort to resist Brown v. the Baord of Education. The school board (a tiny, unprofessional collection of persons who do not have degrees or experience in education) has issued a request for a construction manager to upgrade their buildings and it also wants ten million dollars. Both of the two buildings babysit less than three hundred children per year; why should taxpayers foot the bill for this project, when consolidation with other schools is the obvious answer?
Instead of new buildings for a declining population, shouldn't USD 380 look at saving money by making sure that there is only one school board and administrative staff for each five hundred high school students? In fact, if Marshall County consolidated its public schools into one high school, one middle school, and three or four elementary schools, that would cover the needs of Marshall County children nicely. Sports would be more competitive, and the dead weight of multiple superintendents and principals could be jettisoned in favor of hiring foreign language and math teachers. If schools were consolidated this way, USD 380 could dissolve and there would be no need to beg for more bucks. Students would be better off, too.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
So, what happened to Alice Cooper's bid for president? His platform, A Troubled Man For Troubled Times, is perfect, especially for a Republican candidate! This is the funniest thing your blogger has seen all day!
Monday, September 12, 2016
"basket of deplorables". She was not discussing their backgrounds, their lifestyles, or even their appearances; but their behavior. There is a very long list of violent incidents at Trump rallies, and no one else in the presidential race for 2016 has attracted or incited as much violence as Donald Trump. It seems rather obvious that those who openly show support for Trump by attending his events can, at least, be called disorderly; so why has Trump's running mate, former Indiana governor Mike Pence, become irate that Hillary would say such a thing about Trump's supporters? Possibly, because Mike Pence is a lot more fluent in "deplorability." After all, he is the one who used campaign funds during his 1990 run for Congress in Indiana to pay his personal bills. He dropped out of that race because of the resulting scandal.
Maybe while Donald Trump is running his mouth about Hillary Clinton's observations about those who attend his rallies, he could take a minute to wish her a speedy recovery from pneumonia. Not that she won't recover; she certainly will, but isn't it a lot more polite and less deplorable to express concern and well wishes?
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Shannon Tadlock, of Brown County, Kansas, has been missing since June. She is 31 years old, 5' 7" tall, around 170 lb. and has brown hair and blue eyes. The Brown County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call them at 785-742-7125. To the right is a picture of her, culled from Facebook.
Hopefully, Shannon Tadlock will be located before more information or better pictures are needed.