Friday's Extra Credit Reading
The latest dispatch from Baghdad is indicating that the war has reached a critical point.
While our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan do without essential supplies and war material, here is an example of the type of Washington boondoggle that some just might consider to be treasonous in a time of war.
California's "San-Fran-Nan" Pelosi wants to be Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives like Satan wants a soul. Even though she appears to be confident of victory, San-Fran-Nan might be counting those chickens before they've hatched.
John Mark Karr, who is that creepy guy who confessed (falsely, it turned out) to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, has beaten a charge of possessing child-porn due to monumental police incompetence.
One telephone call. One bomb threat. Fifteen schools closed down!
Some teachers in Japan also seem to have trouble keeping their hands-off their middle school students while an elementary school vice-principal can't seem to keep his hands out of the till.
We render our Red Apple Salute to the anonymous donor who gave $1.4 million to the schools of Concord, Massachusetts. The gift was given in order to, "mold a new generation of philanthropists."
The Pirate brings us the latest terrorist training video. Apparently, they've run out of cash to pay the men and our now reduced to training their recruits for bananas.
Meanwhile, the custodian who allegedly kissed a nine-year-old female student gets our nomination for Wanker of the Day.
If you know of someone who is in a teacher-education program, (or is considering enrolling in one) he or she might consider doing their student teaching in another country.