I don’t do debates; I can read about them the next morning.
If you do, there is a Drinking Liberally Debate Watch Party scheduled for Patricia’s Place. See Meetup for details (login required).
It always works out so well.
The company hired to place substitute teachers in Philadelphia was supposed to improve its lagging performance and fill half of all daily vacancies by Friday.
But Source4Teachers fell short, again, finding educators for just 19 percent of classrooms missing their teachers Friday. The day before: 22 percent.
The company has never come close to the 75 percent it promised the Philadelphia School District by the first day of classes when it signed its $34 million contract.
If you understand that there is such a thing as the public good, you realize that private gain is inimical to it.
Be polite to animals.
Police have charged an 18-year-old man with shooting at a horse that was pulling a buggy carrying an Amish family in Somerset County.
State police said Caleb Gotjen of Garrett, Somerset County, fired at the horse as it was hauling a buggy carrying Marie and Marvin Yoder and their 1-year-old daughter on Oct. 4 in Summit.
And, in more news of the polite . . . .
Bet those good ol’ boys never expected this.
Confederate flag supporters who became involved in a confrontation with a black family hosting a birthday party in Douglas County this summer have been indicted on charges filed under a state’s anti-terroristic threats law.
District Attorney Brian Fortner’s office said a grand jury handed down the indictments Friday against 15 members of the group “Respect the Flag.” The DA said the group violated the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and is accused of making terroristic threats. Two members also are accused of battery.
We’ll see if it ever gets to trial.
Once you have sweet potato pie, you will spurn all future dalliance with gourds.
A local Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates has proposed an Indiegogo campaign to build roads.
It would be simpler if he and his fellow Republican legislators faced up to their responsibility to maintain the Commonwealth, but that’s not going to happen, now, is it?
Yet another expedition in the hunt for politeness:
Deputies say the (10-year old–ed.) boy was sitting on the floorboard of a four-wheeler when a hunting companion pulled alongside the vehicle.
They say the man got off his four-wheeler and was removing his rifle when it went off, hitting the boy.A medical flight crew pronounced the boy dead at the scene.
We haven’t been able to identify this. In behavior, it seemed most like a Bolas Spider, but it didn’t quite match the picture.
It was letting out a single long strand of web. Once the web caught on an object, the spider secured her end of it and scurried suspended upside down along the web to its destination (which just happened to be the chair I had been sitting in when I noticed a strand of web floating by my face). (Click any picture for a larger image.)
The next time you hear someone lament that the “Republican base” is pulling Republican candidates to take extreme positions, remind yourself that the candidates are not innocent victims of sinister forces.
The Republican party has the base it chose for itself. If the Republican Party wishes to identify a sinister force, well, it can look in the mirror.