Saturday, July 01, 2006

We got the Christ Killers on the Run!

Rejoice, brethren! Witness the power of God's hand as a Jewish family is forced to flee a school district in Delaware! They cited several instances of the valiant teachers spreading The Holy and 100% True Word of God™:

These missionaries would pray with the impressionable non-Christians, openly defying the law regarding violation of the children's Civil Rights. Can I get an "Amen?"

The Missionaries led Bible Clubs at lunch, and club members went to the front of the lunch line. When the Juden said they were alone while everyone was in their Bible Clubs, they were told to go to the meetings. And while Bible clubs flourished, they quashed the spread of secular book clubs! Can I get an "Amen?"

One truly brave missionary even told her students in her Honors English class (because if Jebus spoke it, it's good enough for us that there is only "one true religion."

And at the graduation ceremony, the sole Jew was singled out in invocation with the words "I also pray for one specific student, that You be with her and guide her in the path that You have for her. And we ask all these things in Jesus' name."

Hallelujah! Soon the heathens will be pushed back to their homeland where they cannot contaminate our faith. Our faith, like our race, will be pure.

Praise God and pass the diploma!

Friday, June 30, 2006

The planning is complete! Our travel plans are set. All that's left is packing.

We're going to leave on 7/15 and return on 7/24. We will spend the first night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the last night in Abita Springs, Louisiana. (I want to go to the Abita Brewery brewpub.)

Thursday, June 29, 2006

I can hardly wait:

Clerks II - July 21, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tamara Hoover, an art teacher in Austin, was fired when someone discovered topless photos of her on her friend's art website. Hoover is a well liked teacher who did everything she could to encourage her students. But someone displayed the pictures in a classroom, and now Tamara is out of work. It should be pointed out that no one is saying the photos are pornographic. They are art photos.

If you think the school district overreacted, stop right there. As long as we live in a society where you can lose your job for smoking at home--that's right, at home--ANYTHING you do away from work can be grounds from termination.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Travel Plans

I am taking my parents to Virginia to vist my dad's brother. The way things have been going the last couple of years, you never know what could happen. My dad is 70 and my uncle in in his late 60s with Parkinson's disease. My mom's two younger sisters recently passed from cancer. We gotta go, in other words. On top of that, my nephew and his wife had a baby, so we can swing by South Carolina and visit them.

I looked into flights to Virginia. But it was just too darned expensive. So we're gonna take the car. Dad has already informed me that he isn't driving. So I have the pleasure of a 3000 mile round trip car vacation.

I was going to bring my laptop and, using Microsoft's Streets and Trips software, was going to kind of follow along digitally. Now, I'll be driving. But if I'm driving, I get to control the radio. I bought a Sirius satellite radio for the trip. I still have a problem paying $13 a month for radio, but at least they play the music I like.

Monday, June 26, 2006

I was on call this weekend, and spent a large part of my time dealing with idiots. Every weekend I work, the more I'm convinced of the truth of this Douglas Adams quote: "The intelligence of the universe is a constant. Unfortunatly, the population is growing."

Every night this weekend, someone locked themselves out of their guest house or bed and breakfast. The highlight of the weekend was a guest who had stayed with us before. He knew where the house was, he knew how to get there. The last time, he had arrived early in the day. The gate was open and he went straight to the house. This time he arrived late. This time, the gate was locked.

The on call phone is on until 10 pm. Naturally, they arrived at midnight.

The first thing this inDUHvidual did, was hand his cell phone to his girlfriend. She called and gave her name when she left a message. When I woke up, I retrieved messages. When I got the message I went to the office and looked up her name. Nothing. So I call the number back and tell her to call back and let us know where they are staying. I called on the office phone. I left the office phone number and said we would be open at 10 am. I go home.

At 10:15 am, I realized I had left the phone on. So I answer it. It's the inDUHvidual! He told me that the reason I couldn't find the GF's name in the computer was because the reservation was in his name. He didn't say it, but his tone of voice said, "Duh!" I tell him that he needs to stop by the office. So he does.

He arrives at the office and tells the staff that because he had stayed there before he left the freakin' confirmation, with the combination to the gate, at home. It was our fault, he argued, because we didn't tell him about the gate, and we didn't tell him the combination was in his paperwork. When he was told that we cannot be responsible if he doesn't bring his paperwork, he gets angry!

I have suggested to the boss that to save money, we should stop mailing confirmations, because no one reads them. Every Friday, half of our arrivals call and ask us, "Where do we get the key?" IT'S ON THE FREAKIN' MAP! LOOK UNDER THE SECTION LABELED "KEY ARRANGEMENTS!"