The story is best told, IMHO, in reverse. So, working backwards, I tried looking up Laurie. Among the amusing finds in one page of Google Images, amidst several pictures of Christmas and Easter decorations (Which, if you knew Laurie's last name, you would also find amusing), I found that there were several students with the same last name at Loudonville High School in the late seventies; some chick in a "Kiss Me I'm Armenian" t-shirt ( and no, no Armenian in Laurie), and several books by one Laurie Elmquist, including One Easter Day. (again, funnier if you knew her last name). It did have her Facebook Banner and profile picture, along with a picture I took of the Christmas lights in my bedroom and the stairway last holidays, and the logo for my Lokomotiv KHL hockey team.
Scrappy was a bit different. Under Scrappy Beagle, He actually appeared three times- twice on the first row- along with a million other beagles. But once you tried Scrappy Booogle- then you get a whole page of pictures from this blog- ONE and only one with Scrappy in it.
And that brings us to me. If I didn't want a page full of Coldplay pictures, I had to search under my initials- CW Martin. Among the many things that came up were...
- One picture of Martin Van Buren;
-Several dozen pics of Martin guitars;
-At least a dozen pictures of Jesse L. Martin, who used to be Detective Green on Law And Order;
-A picture of the "He Man Woman Haters Club", which links to our favorite misogynist, John Rambo, and his forum on which he published not only my blog post about him and his multiple disgusting personalities, but all of our e-mails back and forth as well. Obsess much?
- Two pics of the Flash, and one of Red Sonja, if you can fathom that...
- Three pictures of Steve Martin;
- A plat map of Whitley County, Indiana, in 1889, where CW Martin has a parcel in Section three;
- Two cows;
- A half dozen snaps of Martin Luther King;
- 2 pictures of Scrappy, and one of him and me;
- and one picture that says it all:
Me? Well, other than the one with Scrappy, there was the one of me on the caps blog-
...and that's it. Come to think of it, that's probably enough.
Is anyone else besides me sick of the pc world's one-size-fits-all rules in school? If these two stories don't convince you "there's something wrong here," nothing will. Though I am considering making this a feature.
Case #1 - a nine year old girl, with her parents okay, shaved her head in support of a friend who lost hers to chemo. Citing rules against "disruptive dress", the school in Grand Junction, Colorado (where she'd get in less trouble smoking dope) told her she couldn't come back to school until (her hair grew back) or unless (she wore a wig).
The dress code "was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school's students,” Catherine Norton Breman, president and chair of the academy's board of directors, said in a statement. “ Under this policy, shaved heads are not permitted."
Apparently, though, the heat these
Case #2: A woman was called and told her special needs son at a school in St. Louis was "panicking." Like any good mom, she came to the school, was buzzed in by "school officials", and ran to her son's classroom. Moments later, she was led away from her teary-eyed son in handcuffs- BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T SIGN IN.
“I didn’t sign the book, but I had to check on my son. You can bring me the book, She said oh no, I’ve already called the police. You called what,” said (the mother).
Calverton Park Police responded to the call that came out as an “unauthorized entry to a school.” The school was also put on a 12-minute lockdown and a letter was sent home to parents.
“They escorted me away from my son, who already has emotional distress. Four officers told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, I was under arrest...”
And that is YOUR school, where the needs of the students come first.
Sanok evened things up in the Polish Hockey finals. Rafal Cwikla was the only scorer in the OT shootout that gave Sanok a 2-1 win and a 1-1 tie in the series against Tychy.