Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Another Day

Rainy weather today. Had a bit of everything, (except snow) rain, wind, hail, (just a little pea sized hail). I suppose we also didn't get much sun. We even had a tornado warning. There wasn't a tornado anywhere near here, but the sirens went off anyway. Which I suppose beats the time several years back, when the sirens went off after the tornado had gone through. Oddly enough, the warning system went through a major overhaul shortly thereafter.

But anyway, the sirens really scared my son, even after we checked the TV and saw that the storm was no where near us.

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My complaint about Jasini

Because many of the things I'm about to say regarding Jasini have already been beaten into the ground, I will try to keep this letter short. Let me begin by citing a range of examples from the public sphere. For starters, Jasini likes to cite poll results that "prove" that the moon is made of green cheese. Really? Have you ever been contacted by one of her pollsters? Chances are good that you never have been contacted and never will be. Otherwise, the polls would show that Jasini is out to blitz media outlets with faxes and newsletters that highlight the good points of her jaundiced hijinks. And when we play her game, we become accomplices. Astute observers have known for years that she is doing everything in her power to make me die in oppression, chaos, and despair. The only reason I haven't yet is that I believe in the four P's: patience, prayer, positive thinking, and perseverance. It is deeply unfortunate that with Jasini's announcements, simple credos like "check your sources" and "argue the other side of the question" have gone out the window, since we must acknowledge that I myself find it most unfortunate that this letter had to be written. As mentioned above, however, that is not enough. It is necessary to do more. It is necessary to take up the mantle and comment on a phenomenon that has and will continue to inspire a recrudescence of ridiculous fatuity.

When we tease apart the associations necessary to Jasini's reprehensible, illiberal activities, we see that it seems clear that Jasini appears to have a problem with common sense and logic. But we ought to look at the matter in a broader framework before we draw final conclusions on the subject: We see that in public, Jasini vehemently inveighs against corruption and sin. But when nobody's looking, Jasini never fails to feed us a diet of robbery, murder, violence, and all other manner of trials and tribulations. Mankind needs to do more to point out the glaring contradiction between her idealized view of fascism and reality. Understand, I am not condemning mankind for not doing enough; I am merely stating that it is easy to see faults in others. But it takes perseverance to take a strong position on Jasini's doctrines, which, after all, create a climate in which it will be assumed that our achievements reflect not individual worth, talent, or skill, but special consideration. This is a lesson for those with eyes to see. It is a lesson not so much about Jasini's unsophisticated behavior, but about the way that Jasini ignores the most basic ground rule of debate. In case you're not familiar with it, that rule is: attack the idea, not the person. If she got her way, she'd be able to ridicule, parody, censor, and downgrade opposing ideas. Brrrr! It sends chills down my spine just thinking about that.

Despotism is the answer, but only if the question was, "What's the moral equivalent of letting Jasini separate people from their roots and cut their bonds to their natural communities?" To say merely that her newsgroup postings are a ticking time bomb, set to crush the remaining vestiges of democracy throughout the world is an understatement. Her recommendations have no basis in science or in human experience. Instead, they consist of unbalanced epigrams derived from a world view rooted in snippy tribalism. More prosaically, there is something self-centered about her shabby mendacity and sneaking duplicity. Jasini vehemently denies that, of course. But she obviously would, because if one could get a Ph.D. in Sesquipedalianism, she would be the first in line to have one. Now that this letter has come to an end, let me remind you that it was intended to provide an accurate, even-handed, and balanced discussion of Jasini and her demands. Please do not contact me with insults, death threats, or the like, because I will ignore them. If you disagree with my arguments or can provide further information about Jasini, please contact me and I will endeavor to make any necessary corrections to this letter.


Funny! :-)

Saturday, May 07, 2005

New School next year.

We had a meeting with our daughter's teacher today to discuss whether she should stay at her school or start attending our local school next year.

When she started attending this school way back in kindergarten, our local school did not have the ability to deal with her autism, but since then we've moved within the district, and the current local school should be able to handle her. Not to mention the fact that she's grown and changed so much in the last three years, and learned how to handle herself better.

We decided at the meeting that she should go to the local school next year, and ride the regular school bus rather than the special ed bus, but they'll pick her up at the door. That will sure be easier than walking the two of them all the way down the hill like I've been doing. And it also should help the kids across the street.