Thursday, December 16, 2004


Local Grinches

Ask 100 people if they favor more centralization of power, or less, but you can probably guess the answer: People want the power "democratized" these days.

But that means we all have to start paying at least as much attention to our local govt as we do to national elections, cuz otherwise we end up with small-minded and petty local officials like these:

Now a school district has banned the colors red and green from a "Winter Break Party," requiring parents to bring only white plates and napkins.
Other policies cited in the suit, filed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, include a ban on candy cane distribution when a religious card is attached, a ban on parents giving religious-oriented items to one another on school property and a ban on criticizing school board members or administrators on campus.
One item included in the suit is the case of a girl student who was forbidden to invite her friends to an Easter event at her church, according to the law firm.
How much longer before the Red Cross changes its name? Surely that must make someone, somewhere feel uncomfortable?