Archive - Aug 13, 2009

Ugliness in the classroom

The "just get over it" crowd, of which I am admittedly sometimes a part, should take a look at these ugly incidents at a school in the Cities. Now, some of the harassment charges against teachers are just plain silly, but this one is serious.

Obits

There have been some familiar names in the obituaries. First, Judge Rodney Webb of Fargo. The eulogy written by the editors of the Fargo Forum sums up his career. I never met the man, but his parents were in my Dad's church in Cavalier in the late 1960s, and I remember sitting in their living room drinking pop out of a bottle while the adults visited.

A distinguished life of public service is always worth noting.

Terms

Folks, you can't be for Medicare and against socialized medicine. Medicare is socialized medicine. I am just plain sick of these people protesting any reforms in Medicare while claiming to be against socialized medicine. Their hypocrisy stinks. It seems that when the government helps them, it is good, but when it helps others it is socialism.

Cut out the crass selfishness, please!

Visit to Hilton

Today was the appointed day to go into the Hilton and visit Aunt Olla. However, when I got to her room she wasn't there. I eventually found her sound asleep out in the gazebo, her wheelchair nearby.

So, I sat down and waited for her to awake, which she soon did.

Olla is doing fine. She is very busy. They have so many trips planned that she doesn't get time to do much else. After most every trip, she runs down to tell Barry, the owner of the Hilton, how good those people are who arrange those trips.