Of course, we might be spared...or we might be slammed...just what we need, right?
The Hoosierland weather will find us with a high of around 50 degrees again, with increasing clouds throughout the day, leading up to the snowfall. A winter weather warning has been issued from 0200 hrs tomorrow morning through 1700 hrs tomorrow afternoon.
After that, I guess we'll know what's on the ground, hmm?
(and how much some of us have to shovel)
So, let's pour a hot cup of whatever floats your boat, and get this show rolling...
*** First out of the chute today, the FWCS has been busy spending money (your money) and while there is nothing about the transportation issue with the buses, there IS movement afoot regarding certain union advances.
|Resistance IS futile...|
Yes, groundskeepers, assistants (got plenty of those), clerks, and nutritional service assistanst will be getting raises.
Thank AFCSME for this, which will affect close to 1,327 employees in the school system, and will be applied retroactively.
These changes align with "other" union groups (naturally).
Last August, the FWCS board approved base wage increases for all eligible educators and also increased starting salaries to $35K for those with bachelor's degrees and $39.5K for those with master's degrees.
The districts highest performing teachers will also receive a stipend of between $2K - $2.5K based on their level of effectiveness.
And a 2% raise was given to bus drivers last November.
FWCS is also pursuing more money to purchase about 1600 iPads for elementary and middle school children.
This will come to around $272K (and change)
An additional 960 iPads with retinal display will also be bought as mobile learning labs for elementary schoolers. These will be shared among classrooms and be stored on a cart. The costs for THESE will be in the area of $459K (and more change).
Hey, at this rate, we can kiss off teachers altogether, and let some A.I. teach our kids, right?
*** Once in a while, a "good call" comes from the judicial bench...like in THIS case:
|Yes, I AM worthless.|
And like his older and incarcerated sibling, this a$$wipe is a member of the Morons Over Brains street gang.
While bond for the felonies leveled at Jackson would be in the $50K range, Allen County prosecutors asked that Jackson be held WITHOUT bail, citing that the physical safety of another person and the community would be at risk (like I said - good call).
The magistrate judge granted the request, but the court-appointed defense attorney asked to have superior court judge Surbeck reconsider the matter and reinstate a monetary bond for Trameil Jackson.
Now, if Surbeck thought as I do, he WOULD grant a monetary bond...somewhere around ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS...lol!
Either take that or stay the hell in jail (where this punk belongs)
Let's hope Surbeck just denies the bond and calls it done.
*** Next up, a story that spells out how NOT to talk to a telemarketer.
Here's the link:
|Soy un idiota grande!|
The call started as any telemarketing call, but when Guzman asked abiout SUICIDE INSURANCE, that alerted the caller.
He told the woman on the phone, that he "...plan to take some people with me, so I don't need the insurance."
Guzman denied the threats when questioned by officers, but the call was...(wait for it)...RECORDED.
Big Brother's technology strikes again...and possibly averted another shooting.
This guy is a certifiable dumbass (wonder if he's even a legal citizen?), and even looks like one of our "neighbors"...no sh*t! Must be related.
UAW for all of his problems.
Now, while I admire his placing blame where it belongs (the UAW are a bunch of thugs in their own right), a JOB is different from a CAREER.
And, it's NOT worth acting like a well...you-know-what.
My Father always said that "Jobs are like buses - if you miss one, wait on the corner and another one WILL come by."
Careers tend to last a lot longer...like a doctor, policeman, fire fighter, educator, and so on.
Maybe this class D felony of intimidation that Guzman secured for himself will provide the needed time to think things out...and becoming a FELON will also deny his ability to have a firearm...nice job, you idiot!!
(hope your children, if you have any LEARN from YOUR stupidity)
*** Lastly today, did you read about the new state "slogan" for Indiana?
"Honest to Goodness" is trying to become the new "brand" for tourism in the Hoosier state...
Do we REALLY need to go through this again?
I mean there are a lot of more appropriate slogans one might use.
How about some of THESE?
INDIANA: Love it...or MOVE!
INDIANA: Not Your AVERAGE Crack State.
INDIANA: DEAL WITH IT!
INDIANA: America's Crossroads of NO and WHERE
INDIANA: More Wal-Marts Per Person Than Anywhere Else.
INDIANA: Cocaine Distribution Hub of the Midwest..
INDIANA: We STILL Have Some Decent People Living Here!
INDIANA: Where Even Your Garden Gnome Is Armed
INDIANA: Back Homey Again.
INDIANA: The "New" Detroit.
INDIANA: Where Everybody Knows Your Name (if you're a sex offender).
INDIANA: Serious Violent Felon Crossroads of America
INDIANA: Where Every House is a Potential Urinal.
INDIANA: The Methlab State
INDIANA: Where Your Parents Love to Retire...FROM!
INDIANA: Our gas costs more than YOURS.
INDIANA: The Armpit of the Midwest...and Proud of It.
Just a few to toss around...got lots more.
And I'm not even on the state payroll, and I can think these up on a whim.
(must be my Pennsy heritage...lol)
So there 'ya are...and if you managed a smile in this somewhere, my job is complete..
Stay SAFE out there, America.