Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Clueless 1 and Clueless 2.

As if we had any doubt, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich still doesn't have a clue. The impeachment trial has started in Springfield. So if your job is on the line the logical place to be would be in Springfield, right? Not this fearless Governor. He has decided the best move is to hire a public relations firm and go present his case in New York City. What a brilliant move. I guess he thinks if he doesn't participate nothing will happen. After all, everyone knows if you hide under covers the monsters can't get you. He has compared himself with Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi. The best line I have read about this came from Mark Evanier in his blog, News From Me.

He said, "I think it's a perfectly apt comparison. None of those other people are going to be the Governor of Illinois next month, either."

Pardon this digression. If you have never read Mark's blog before check it out. He has among other things, written comic books, television shows, directed Garfield And Friends, and assisted Jack Kirby, in my opinion one of the greatest comic book artists ever.

It is obvious Rod Blagojevich is clueless, but someone else has stepped into the spotlight with him. A few days ago Covenant School in Dallas Texas beat Dallas Academy 100-0 in a girls basketball game. Covenant is a Christian school and they have issued an apology. Now I would like to direct you Mike Parnell's blog. Mike is one of my friends from the Captain Comics board, and I really enjoyed his opinion about this. Read it here and then come back for some comments from me.

Back already? Gee you must have taken a speed reading course. The reason I brought this up is the Covenant coach, Micah Grimes, says there is nothing to apologize for. He sent an email to the Dallas Morning News and said:

In response to the statement posted on The Covenant School Web site, I do not agree with the apology or the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel embarrassed or ashamed. We played the game as it was meant to be played. My values and my beliefs would not allow me to run up the score on any opponent, and it will not allow me to apologize for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”

Covenant School has fired him. There are only 8 girls on the Dallas Academy team. They have not won a game in 4 years. There was no excuse for running up the score like that. Like Mike said,

"Another aspect of this is that yes, officially they have said they are sorry and desire forgiveness, but the damage is done, and not for the other team."

I left a comment on Mike's blog saying too many people find it easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Hopefully Mr Grimes will think his reaction out a little more and learn from this. As far as Governor Blagojevich goes,
he continues to be a legend in his own mind. I don't think that will change anytime soon.
The answer to yesterday's question was, as Travis guessed, Beijing. When I was in school we were taught it was Peking. But enough ancient history.

Today's question is Grade 5/World History.

The League Of Nations was formed at the conclusion of what war?

I knew that one and I am now 16-6.


Dr. Mike Parnell said...

Thanks for the quote, Howard.

Your answer is World War I.

Travis said...

Mike is right, World War I