This Disgusting Week, v. 6Posted: March 19, 2012
A quick review of the disgusting and disappointing things I have posted about this week. There are certainly many more awful things out there than I have time to cover, so keep in mind that you should continue to be dismayed and disheartened even if you can wrap your head and heart around these things.
Online schools in Iowa–CAM and Clayton school districts seem to be on track to begin open enrolling students from all over Iowa for online-only education.
- Governor Branstad to out of state online school companies: Take our open enrollment dollars, please. I can’t stress this enough, there seems to be no real upside to these schools except for the out of state companies that will divert thousands and thousands of dollars from Iowa schools.
- Iowa A.G. Tom Miller: Online-only schools ok. The State Attorney General has ruled that these schools are not prohibited under current Iowa law.
Fun with semantics–This past week the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on semantic changes advocated by an organization of for-colleges.
- For profit universities try to sweet talk us. The gist is that they should start using terms like “New students” and “Counselors” in place of terms like “Starts” and “Recruiters”.
Dunkerton Youth Subjected to Junkyard Prophets–A follow up on last week’s story on Dunkerton’s moronic overtly Christian and homophobic assembly.
- Eh, I’m okay with this resolution: Dunkerton principal resigns. Of course this had been long in the works and had nothing to do with this assembly…of course.
Grassley and I agree–I cannot stress enough that the issue Sen. Grassley and I agree on is a trivial one, and that I most certainly disagree with his stance on the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
- OMG, I agree with Chuck Grassley! He’s right, the History Channel is just a load of crap anymore.
Those damn Iowa Native stickers–This week I finally got around to writing about my pet peeve. Funny story, though–I once asked a young woman wearing an Iowa Native shirt what she meant by it. Her response: I dunno, I’m from Chicago.
- Iowa Nativism. A brief meditation on the stickers, and an excuse to show off JD and my bumpers.
And, finally, half naked men–I don’t know what is more disgusting, the fact that our politicians are subjected to paparazzi, or the fact that I am willing to post their beach pics.
- I’m sorry, just living up to the disgust part of my title. Is it just me or does Mitt Romney look like he belongs in a seventies Bond movie as a villain?