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  •  I'd be thrilled if my son's school had that polic (7+ / 0-)

    My son's private school is still not giving me a definitive answer regarding inauguration viewing. Last conversation, his teacher Mrs. X was talking to some Mrs. Y to see about putting a TV in a room so he can watch it. That came about after I said I'd pull him out of school to watch it with me at home.

    Have a call in to the principal again today. Waiting to hear back.

    My coworker's school district isn't showing it to the kids, and claims they have no way to do so. Her son is going to a children's theatre to watch some play called "nana pudding" instead. That's way more important.

    Oh well, I wasn't using that civil liberty anyway.

    by think2004 on Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 09:47:39 AM PST

    •  sounds like your son would probably get more out (7+ / 0-)

      of it if he watched it with you.

      Grandma used to call me "That One" but she had twenty-something grand-kids and Alzheimers. Now, that "That one" is President!

      by duckhunter on Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 09:53:27 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, at this point, (0+ / 0-)

        I'm pretty much hoping that they let it go, and don't meet my request/demand, so I can go ahead and pull him out of school on Tuesday. He and I could discuss everything. Of course, that would mean that the other 200+ kids would get cheated out of the educational experience watching it, and that's not good, either.

        I don't get it.

        This is such a no-brainer. What is wrong with these people?

        Oh well, I wasn't using that civil liberty anyway.

        by think2004 on Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 10:34:39 AM PST

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    •  Sometimes it takes something like this to make me (4+ / 0-)

      appreciate newer technology. VCR is still "newer technology" to me , at least I have to get oldest grandson to do it for me. THose rewriteable DVDs , now I've heard of those , and that sounds like a good gadget to get & use on an occasion like this when youngsters' educations are being impeded by the failure of their teahers' educations to have taken any real effect.

      •  Rewritable DVDs? (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Abra Crabcakeya

        This sort of thing goes on a permanent one.

        Besides, with speeches you never know who might be taking a rhetoric-oriented class down the line, or who might take a history class where 'what the newscasters were saying when no one else was talking' could be valuable information.

        Incomplete list of McNames in profile. Personal favorites include McSogynist, McNopoly, and McThuselah, and McCambrian.

        by Cassandra Waites on Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 10:42:56 AM PST

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        •  Writeable , pardon . I'm dealing with (0+ / 0-)

          understanding my CD changer still. Do not really know exactly what an MP3 or an i POD are , but for storing and playback of a whole lot of music as I understand it. I remember iPOD came out , people wee camping out in front of stores , many were pissed , and that's where my knowledge & interest ended.I have a digital camera now , and know how to make the pictures leap through a wire into the computer so i can inflict them on friends and family . This is good.Use a format so that it is a huge pic which I'm sure is even more irritating.The one where the camera instructions said to set it "for poster size prints of very high resolution".
          This is my way of retaliation for being prodded out of Luddite contentment."Blind them with science!", Thomas Dolby said.

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