Everybody Was Forcibly Kung Fu Fighting: A 99.9% Barack Obama-Free Post

I know the election is eight days away. That somewhere around 47 bazillion people saw Barack Obama in Albuquerque last Saturday. That somewhere between 8 and 23 people saw John McCain in Albuquerque Saturday. That the stock & commodities markets are collapsing, gyrating at hyper-speed. That the U.S. is evidently invading Syria, Pakistan, and Canada… Read More Everybody Was Forcibly Kung Fu Fighting: A 99.9% Barack Obama-Free Post

Tonight’s Obama Shindig Isn’t Just About Lousy Parking

Obama in Albuquerque: Gates open at 7 p.m. for Barack Obama’s rally at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Field. Tickets are not required, but an online RSVP at http://www.NM.barackobama.com is “strongly encouraged” by the campaign. Comedian George Lopez and Gov. Bill Richardson will start things off. Parking for the Obama rally tonight might be… Read More Tonight’s Obama Shindig Isn’t Just About Lousy Parking

Parent/Teacher Conference Day and Some Way Too Early In the Morning Professional Daydreaming

After 6.5 hours of continuous parent/teacher conferences yesterday, I get the feeling I know what it must be like to run for public office. For 6.5 hours at least. How those people can do it 24/7, day after day, for months….I can’t even begin to tell you. I don’t know whether that says more about… Read More Parent/Teacher Conference Day and Some Way Too Early In the Morning Professional Daydreaming

We Have Met The Enemy And the Borg Is Us: APS, the Testing Low-Down, and My Little School

For starters, yesterday I misspelled the name of Ruby Ethridge, APS Associate Superintendent for Middle Schools. I’m sorry, and, of course, blame someone else for this mistake. Namely, I blame the still-awful disaster known as the APS website. Clearly, blaming and attacking the APS website is like Tom Udall slamming Steve Pearce for being bald.… Read More We Have Met The Enemy And the Borg Is Us: APS, the Testing Low-Down, and My Little School

Bureaucratic Sister Ruby Etheridge Explains It All For Us

After school today we’re having a hastily convened “mandatory” staff meeting to hear District hoo-haw Ruby Etheridge answer a bunch of our simmering questions. I guess I’m a bit on pins and needles about the shindig because: it was kinda my idea to have this “Gunfight at the SBA Corral” de-brief; teachers, especially those at… Read More Bureaucratic Sister Ruby Etheridge Explains It All For Us

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann Clears It All Up For Us

The phrase “last refuge of a scoundrel” is pretty well-known. Less well-known is that the first (I guess) person to use it, Samuel Johnson, was referring to patriotism. As in “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. From its coining, the whole “refuge/scoundrel” spiel has been used to define pretty much everything from political… Read More Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann Clears It All Up For Us