March 27th, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

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Before finally crashing last night, I spent a bit of a while watching two episodes from season 5 of ST:TNG. Both episodes were pretty solid.

More later? Maybe.
Dead Dog Cat

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Once upon a time (1970), I was a ninth-grader at Portola Junior High School in Tarzana, CA. At that time, there was a teachers' strike in the LACSD which lasted a few months. The first day, all of my classmates, intentionally imitating their elders at UC Berkeley, staged a nearly school-wide walkout. The teachers on the picket line outside begged the students to stay in school, because they wanted the situation in the school to be as chaotic as possible to try to force their issues. In the end, the promoter of the student walkout got air time on the local TV stations, while the teachers, who wanted the air time to air their own greivances, did not.

So, now, there's all these students staging a walkout "in sympathy" with the demonstrations of this weekend. I'm willing to bet that the spokespeople who get the air time won't be the articulate and logical ones...