6 May 2003
Diane L. reports on yet another effort to insulate our innocent youth:
The other day, there was a letter to the editor of the Alameda Journal, signed by several local teachers and a minister, regarding a jet plane that has always been displayed outside of Encinal High School. The name of one of the school's teams is the Encinal Jets. Well, these teachers want the jet removed, because it's a symbol of violence, and it might give stress to immigrant students, because it would remind them of war.
Jet? I thought she was a little lady suffragette.
Can you imagine what these people might think about Oklahoma's Midwest City Bombers?
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The Bombers! Little brother graduated from MWC HS, as did many friends.
"Well, these teachers want the jet removed, because it's a symbol of violence, and it might give stress to immigrant students, because it would remind them of war."
Oh. My. God. In. Heaven.
Thank you, Oh Merciful One, that my own beloved parents and those immigrants like them were not subjected to the asinine, idiotic, monstrously distorted and incredibly farked-up pathetic thinking(?)that is apparently rampant in today's society.
(And as for you, Mr. Charlie, WHERE do you find the time to notice what you noticed in yesterday's "Tri-Weekly" posting??)
Any time I see an expiration date on a mailing label that doesn't match what I think it should be, I start looking around for a reason why. In this case, the magazine in question is publishing fewer issues per year, which means, since I paid for X number of issues, the subscription will expire later. The copies of Mad, of course, are in my archives.
I should have pointed out that Alameda is by no means a people's republic a la Berkeley. Public opinion is evenly divided on most issues, but every now and then the leftists whine about something and get their way, annoying everyone else.
True. When I hear "Alameda" I invariably think "Naval Base." Which would tend to leaven the usual Bay Area nonsense-worship.