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Sven
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Sven

Good morning, GN. Our latest storm is here -- strong winds and good amounts of rain. Supposedly the next few hours will have the heaviest rain. It being SoCal, any rain is cause for panic, but this storm looks to be the real deal.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy Devilishly-Clever-Kitteh Caturday, Wheelizens!

Looks like VA Governor Blackface is actually in trouble with the Dems; heh!

I relish teh schadenfreudeliciousness of watching either of our freedom-hating major parties eat their own. Om, nom, nom!

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Sven
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Sven

It’s a good day whenever the left eats its own, but I’d like to see the entire yearbook and see what else is in it. And for the left, this isn’t a huge sacrifice -- expressing their outrage and offense costs them nothing since VA has a black Lt. Governor in the wings to replace Northam. Win-win. At some point I’d like to see a brave white man, cuz this type of outrage only hits that group, say “so what” and make the case not to destroy someone over something as stupid and trivial as a joke or photograph from… Read more »

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven!

Don’t know how I missed your earlier-than-mine comment; did not mean to be rude.

I must admit to being delighted watching animated Doppler radar of the rains out there earlier this morning.

Sven
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Sven

You are a Jooooo married to a Ginger -- the last thing I would ever do is point out any rudeness on your part. I may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but I’m not suicidal.

Sven
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Sven

While going after Sen Warren, the Cherokee Nation sure sounds like racist MAGA hat wearing Trump supporters: https://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/columnists/chuck-hoskin-jr-elizabeth-warren-can-be-a-friend-but/article_8c4b4d62-15be-536d-bb96-f33368a4488b.html

“The right of a tribe to determine its citizenship is the most basic and inherent function of a sovereign government.”

“We are citizens through historical documentation, adopted laws and a shared language and culture that make us unique.”

“When the national dialogue is focused on inaccurate concepts of citizenship and hurtful name-calling, we ask that it be focused on what citizenship truly means and how we can all make Native America stronger.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

That sure sounds nationalistic and racist to me!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hiya Paddy!

That sure sounds nationalistic and racist to me!

You’re forgetting that white folks and only white folks can be racist according to our moral and intellectual betters.

White people are the source of all bad things which befall the other races. Because evil.

(And don’t get me started on those filthy Satan-spawn teh Jooos…)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Clever-Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, and Fatwa!

Lots of high winds, but not much rain, so far.

I had an IEP meeting with my problem family, yesterday. At the parent’s request, the meeting started at 4:45. It didn’t end until 3 hours later. Two of the administrators in the meeting were from our parent organization in Oklahoma -- I felt sorry for them.

Sven
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Sven

And what better time to schedule any meeting than late afternoon on a Friday?

If you can without going into personal details or violating confidentiality, WTH could you meaningfully discuss for 3 hours? Just curious as to what these parents were looking for.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Since I’m not discussing names, there is no violation of FERPA rules. The student had been evaluated for special education services. The psychologist and speech/language pathologist both needed to give their reports, we had to discuss proposed goals for the year, services, classroom accommodations, etc. It should have taken two hours -- possibly less -- but this mom needed to argue, to berate, and to complain about everything. I could have tried to move the meeting along faster, but this parent has already complained about not being listened to and being interrupted, so I let her have her say.

Sven
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Sven

Thanks -- given the format and subject, had to be difficult. This is an older child though -- seems like this can’t be the first time these parents have been through this.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

The family already has one student in special education, and this was the first evaluation for these student. Yes, the parents have been through this many, many times. They are very demanding and don’t want to accept the responsibility that they have as parents, especially when putting their children in an independent study environment.

Sven
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Sven

Getting hammered here yet -- it’s been a steady downpour for the last 6-8 hours. Occasional strong gusty winds -- like 40 mph.

Got some slight flooding around our house -- nothing serious -- good thing we are at the top of the hill. I do worry about these oak trees right across the street -- lot of exposed roots already.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Jim teh Roofer’s been keeping me apprised of weather conditions “on the ground”; I’ve also been keeping an eye on stuff online.