Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Monday, June 09, 2008

How in the Hell Did I Miss These

How in the Hell Did I Miss These?

Via Breda:
'Education' Misspelled On Suburban School Diplomas

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- A Cleveland-area principal says he is embarrassed his students got proof of their "educaiton" on their high school diploma.

Westlake High School officials misspelled "education" on the diplomas distributed this weekend. It's been the subject of mockery on local radio.

Principal Timothy Freeman said he sent the diplomas back once to correct another error. When the corrected diplomas came back, no one bothered to check the things they thought were right the first time.

Publisher Jostens has reprinted the new diplomas -- a third attempt -- and sent them to the 330 graduates.


Ohio Grad Admits Plagiarizing Speech

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio -- An Ohio teen has admitted he plagiarized the high school commencement speech he gave last weekend and has given up the title of class valedictorian.

Officials said Melanio Acosta IV sent the principal of Circleville High School in central Ohio an e-mail Wednesday acknowledging that he used part of a speech he found online and saying he didn't consider the consequences.

His speech Sunday was titled "You Say Goodbye. I Say Hello" and was filled with references to Beatles songs.

Circleville Superintendent Sam Lucas said the district is deeply disappointed but encouraged by the 18-year-old's confession.

Acosta's mother, Ofelia, said the family is devastated but also describes the punishment as too harsh. She said her son worked hard to make valedictorian.
I wonder if Mr. Acosta was like Dominique Houston. Or worse, Bridget Green, who got an A in algebra, but failed the math exit exam - five times - even though she was her school's valedictorian. A test that only requires a score of 35% to pass! I bet she "worked hard" too! Ms. Green scored an 11 on her ACT.

What I really wonder is if Mr. Acosta, like Ms. Green, also aspires to become a teacher.

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