Nov 302004

The following story made headlines today. Its poignant.

Principal Sorry for ‘School Prayer’ Poem

Tommy Craft said he wanted not to promote religion but to provoke thought and discussion among students about the changing political climate in school when he read the poem the Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break.

Here is the full prayer:

New School “Prayer”

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate, God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Charlotte: Worst In Sprawl

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Nov 302004

We in the “exburbs (areas beyond the suburbs and out of the influence of any metro areas)” came here to get away from the urban crush. It’s seems that the Charlotte Observer would have us all follow the enviro-socalist dictums.

Study ranks Charlotte worst in sprawl

∙ The Charlotte Capitalist: On The Soapbox: Sprawl Under Attack From Envirofanatics

The Charlotte Capitalist: Charlotte Observer Sprawl Follow-up

… If Tom Lannin wishes to live where security considerations are foremost and keypad entry systems are a selling point, then be my guest. But I’d rather not have to travel 30 miles to be able to see the stars at night….

∙ Did you know about the Sprawl Lobby in North Carolina?