"I copy that" is walkie-talkie talk for - I understand, will do, gotcha, ok, alright, yup, uh-huh, and much more depending on the inflection of the voice.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Some folks don't think so good.

Idiot alert - these are so ridiculous that they don't even need comment.------
"A ninth-grader is protesting his school’s decision to broadcast the Pledge of Allegiance in foreign languages as part of National Foreign Language Week.

“This is America, and we got soldiers at war,” the 15-year-old said. “When you’re saying the Pledge in a different language which nobody understands, that’s not OK.”

Charles Linton, Patrick’s father, said the use of other languages is disrespectful to the country. “It’s like wearing a cross upside down in a church,” he said."
------
A school has banned children from taking pencil cases into class in case they are used to hide sharp weapons.
------
A judge has tossed out a Wisconsin high school student's lawsuit asking for summers free of homework and may order him to pay the state's costs...

Larson and his father said the problem arose when he was given three assignments just before the start of summer vacation to prepare for an advanced precalculus class that began last fall.

The younger Larson said he failed to get all the work done because he had a summer job as a camp counselor.
------
the staff at McDonald's, 3600 N. University St., called police after he [Scott Stanard] handed over a $10 bill that they said was a fake.

...it was old - a 1950s series $10 bill - and the markers they use don't work on old money...

Pingolt recalled a Baltimore man being cuffed and arrested recently for passing counterfeit $2 bills that later turned out to be genuine.
-----
A man cooking in his kitchen was shot after one of his cats knocked his 9mm handgun onto the floor, discharging the weapon, Michigan State Police said.

1 comment:

sissoula said...

I'm not sure any comment could do justice to the vagaries and absurdities of the American public school system... which of course is also the basis of (among other great institutions) the equally absurd American legal system... How's Jacko doing, by the way? I’m depending on you to keep me apprised of the score.

As for the cat, I’m sure it was more than coincidence.