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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The "Tammarrow" Tweet

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From WKYC  (dated January 17, 2017):
A Maryland public school district has fired one of its employees a week after one of her tweets for the district went viral.

On Jan. 5, in response to a tweet from a student directed at the Frederick County Public Schools Twitter account asking for schools to close "tammarow," Katie Nash, who was in charge of running the @FCPSMaryland feed, tweeted back: "But then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’ :)" It was retweeted and liked more than 1,000 times each, and Nash even got her own hashtag, #KatiefromFCPS....
Read the rest HERE.

My view: Twitter is a public forum. If someone can't stand the ensuing heat there after posting a Tweet that contains an error, that someone shouldn't be Tweeting.


  1. This is the predictable end result when we allow government schools to initiate actions outside of school property and outside the scope of the school system. This time, it was a school employee....usually it's been a student, punished by the school system for non-school related activities.

    - CI

    1. Apparently, this employee was hired to be some kind of social media liaison.

    2. Yeah....perfect use of tax dollars.....

      - CI

    3. CI,
      There are so many wastes of tax dollars. Can we even count them all?



  3. I must say I am lazy at times with spelling, what with spell check. No such mercy with a tweet.

    1. Bunkerville,
      Yes, spell check should have prevented the error in the first place.

  4. Wee have a spelling checquer,
    As yews full as kin bee.
    Id plane lee marks four are revue
    Miss steaks wee kin knot sea.

    Weave run this Poe em threw it,
    Weir shirr yaw glad two no.
    Ids high lee polished in it sway
    Are checquer tolled mi sew.

    A checquer is a bless sing,
    It freeze us too waist thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    An AIDS mi when eye rime.

    Each frays come posed up on are screen
    Eye trussed too bee a joule.
    The checquer pores o'er every word
    To cheque sum spelling rule.

    Bee fore a veiling checquer's
    Hour spelling mite decline,
    And if weir lacks oar have a laps,
    We wood bee maid too wine.

    Butt now beak awes are spelling
    Is checqued with such grate flare,
    Their are know fault's in what wee rite,
    Of witch aye yam am a wear.

    Now spelling kin knot phase mi,
    Aye kin knot shed a tier.
    My pay purrs awl due glad den
    Harts whiff wrapped your fare to hear.

    To rite reel wells a grate feet
    Of witch won should bee prowed,
    And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
    Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

    Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
    This oft wear four pea seas,
    And why eye brake in two averse
    Beak awes aye won too pleas.

    Wean owe that weaken pup leash
    With free dim and with pried.
    Are checquer merd errs hang leash,
    Bud never can beat ride.

    ~ Anonymous (emended and embellished by FT)

  5. What are the duties of a "web experience coordinator"?

    1. The same as those of a Sanitary Engineer, obviously. Why would you even bother to ask?

  6. I remember when Barbara Boxer stood before the Senate with a large poster trying to make a point; there were two misspellings.....
    Watch the Dems blast Betsy DeVos today; think it's because she doesn't want our children to do better? Or is it because she's giving kids back to their parents to make decisions for themselves.

    They fired this employee? How about firing teachers who keep passing kids on who can't read at 10 years old?

  7. The secret to combatting ADD
Lies in taking one thing you think great
Into splendid isolation where no sounds

    Or sights assault the senses with distractions.
Concentrate on learning to ignore

    Stray thoughts and wayward influences crude.
Self-discipline becomes its own reward.
Examine only one thing at a time
    Pop Culture we must come to recognize

    As the enemy of Reason and good work.

    Learn to cherish silence so you can

    Listen to your heart and see within.

    Monasticism may seem too austere,

    But retreating from the world pays dividends.

    It deepens your perceptions as it hones
Improvement in your character and views,

    And aids in helping you learn to eschew
The tawdriness that saps your strength, and then

    Impoverishes every part of you.

    ~ FreeThinke

  8. ___________ DIAGNOSIS ___________

    Stopping Racism today is now believed
    No harm, but only good could ever do ––
    Of Paramount Importance. –– We’ve deceived
    Innumerable millions, brought them to

    The point where kicking over all the traces
    A counterfeit Altruism now prevails:
    Zig zags must be viewed as straight, so races
    Ill-informed may proudly fill their sails ––

    Reject all hope of Mental Elevation ––
    Enjoy, instead, White Perquisites unearned ––
    Given –– by “The Rich,” whose education,
    Goading them to see all Privilege spurned,

    Informed them they should not be what they are.
    Now, Prehistoric Depths loom not so far.

    ~ FreeThinke

  9. Think of all the pathetic, incompetent, libtard teachers that SHOULD be fired. That's what I'm thinkin about.

  10. DEATH! All is DEATH. Nothing but DEATH.

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    1. Well, I'm sure that many do not feel that way. Some of that reaction depends on how they fared during the Obama years, some will be racist-based.

      Frankly, at this point, it seems that more people want to dance on Trump's grave than on Obama's grave. We can only hope that the security precautions for January 19-21 will be enough to protect Trump, Pence, and their supporters.

      And, now, back to the topic of this blog post: weird trends in American education.

    2. I thought I had commented quite adequately on that subject, and have done so many times for many years.

      Camille Paglia is now on record (at Drudge) saying our universities are in terrible shape –– absolutely wretched –– a disgrace –– or words to that effect. [She may be an oddball, and hard to pin down, but she has genuine integrity. I've always liked her.]

      But we've KNOWN all this for DECADES. I know YOU have been doing what you can do combat the trend of deteriorating values in education, but the majority seen perfectly content to go along with the gag, as it were. Paths of least resistance and all that. PHEW!

      I got out of teaching a great many years ago for reasons we've discussed privately. Frankly, it's become too dangerous thanks to social activists always eager to stir up trouble on the slightest pretext wherever they can. and of course –– like you –– I could never subject myself to orders from "on high" to water down the curriculum to cater to the whims of spoiled brats, and pushy parents, –– or to boost minorities' self esteem, etc.

    3. FT,
      Yes, I am holding the line on standards.

      Over the past 40 years, I had to exit the public schools system and one private school because I was ordered to violate the standards. So, here I am, in a low-paying niche market: classes of homeschoolers.

    4. I'm afraid that public schools are little more than baby sitting facilities for the "lower classes" and cash cows for "educators".

      In my experience, following principle seldom pays monetarily but (hopefully) makes up the difference in self-esteem.

    5. Warren,
      Amazing, huh?

      When I was in elementary school, we went to school on Inauguration Day, and the teacher rolled in a TV (antennas back then) so that we could watch at least the swearing in and the new President's speech.

      The first swearing in that I I recall watching on that grainy b&W TV was that of JFK's, but I'm sure that we watched that of Eisenhower's when I was in kindergarten -- or maybe in 1st grade.

      I wonder...Did the Explorer Elementary School make sure that students watched the swearing in of BHO?

    6. Warren,
      One of the ocmments at the FB page referenced in the link you left:

      We took our Grandkids out of the stupid liberal public schools a couple years ago because of the ignorance there teaching our kids today.

    7. Warren,
      following principle seldom pays monetarily but (hopefully) makes up the difference in self-esteem.

      And I sleep at night.

  12. _ We All Should Wish Them Well _

    For all the quips and jibes and taunts
    And brutal castigation
    Our First Family's image haunts,
    And begs new valuation.

    Both elegant and wholesome 
    This group radiates great charm
    We should feel proud 
    ___ they reached a goal some 
    Tell us did no harm.

    Their image, lean and lissome, 
    Does great credit to their race.
    To know them might be bliss. Some
    Might wish to kiss each face.

    The father’s been a failure
    Many say with unchecked bile.
    Rated as the Holy Grail your 
    Welfare class adored his style.

    Conservatives despised him
    And insisted he must fail,
    While the the Left who idolized him,
    Thinks the Right belongs in jail. 

    And so we’re now divided
    Many saying we’re at war
    With those we have derided
    Thus forgetting what Life’s for.

    Although his leftist stance
    Has been essentially perverse
    We should not want to dance
    Upon his grave. That make things worse 

    By deepening the chasm 
    That now between us yawns
    We kill enthusiasm
    Thus darkening all our dawns.

    So please try to remember
    Barrack with charity;
    His legacy’s an ember
    Now. Let’s pray Trump sets us free.

    ~ FreeThinke (1/18/17)

    1. But FT, how can I miss him if he won't go away?

    2. One reason he'll never go away:


      The media will be running to him for "words of wisdom."


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