Just as the cockles of my heart were warming over Ralph Stanley’s banjo pickin’ Obama radio spot, a reader in North Florida sends along a little something that guarantees they’ll be frozen over till at least sometime next April.
The Jackson County School Board has taken action against a teacher who apparently made racial commentary on presidential candidate Barack Obama.
According to parents and students in Greg Howardâ€™s seventh-grade social studies class, Howard on Friday, Sept. 26 asked the class a question regarding Obamaâ€™s call for change, and proceeded to write out what the letters C-H-A-N-G-E stood for.
â€œShe told me that he wrote on the board â€˜Can You Help A (expletive) Get Elected, and then laughed about it,â€ said Shelia Christian, a mother of one of Howardâ€™s students.
Jackson County Superintendent Danny Sims said that description of this incident was â€œpretty accurate.â€
Sims said Howard apparently repeated the action in more than one class, having made the comment in â€œa couple of periods.â€
Between this and the #@&$(#& revised bailout — with its tax breaks for Puerto Rican rum manufacturers and repeal of an excise tax on toy wooden arrows — only one thing prevents me from going home and crawling back into bed: anticipating the schadenfreude flavor of tonight’s debate popcorn.