Principal Makes Up Rule In Disciplining Kid Wearing Patriotic T-Shirt.

Alan Holmes attends Dexter McCarthy Middle School in Gresham, Oregon. Holmes also has a brother serving in the US military.

To show his support for his brother, the military and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice the men and women in this country make to insure our freedoms, Alan wore what many would say is a patriotic, thought provoking t-shirt which reads:

“Standing for those who stood for us.”


Then this happened:

After getting sent to the principal’s office at recess, Holmes was scolded for failing to meet the school’s dress code. The principal then told him to change his clothes or leave.

“He chose to come home and I’m proud of that,” Alan’s mother Connie said.

The school district provided the following statement in response to the incident:

I cannot comment on a specific situation due to student confidentiality requirements. We have a policy on student dress and grooming. Weapons on a shirt are not appropriate in a school setting.

However, as news station KOIN Channel 6 notes, there is no regulation in the student handbook saying a student cannot wear a t-shirt with a gun on it. (That is assuming that the image depicts a gun, rather than a temporary grave marker.)

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Waiting Rooms.

One of the staff here at Raised on Hoecakes has spent a lot of time in waiting rooms over the past few weeks.

They swear this cartoon is right on the money.

We wouldn’t know as we always carry a spare power cell and charger.


(click on cartoon for larger version)

(Cartoon courtesy of Maximumble.)

Ted Cruz, The Sierra Club, and the 97% Lie.

Presidential candidate and Senator Ted Cruz tangled with Sierra Club President Aaron Mair Tuesday during a Judiciary hearing concerning global warming.

Cruz, who said that recent satellite data did not show a warming trend, asked Mair whether he would retract his statement if the data were given to him.

“Is it the Sierra Club’s position as you just testified, that the Earth is cooking up and heating and warming right now? Is that the Sierra Club’s position?” Cruz asked.

“Global temperatures are on the rise sir,” Mair replied.

“And I assume that the Sierra Club would issue a public retraction if confronted with the facts?” Cruz asked. “That the data are precisely as I described. That over the last 18 years there has been no significant warming. And indeed that is why global alarmists invented the term ‘the pause’ to explain what they call the pause in global arming because the data demonstrate what you just said that the Earth is cooking and warming is not backed up by the data.”

“We are concurring with 97 percent of the scientists that say the exact opposite, sir,” Mair replied.

Cruz wasn’t satisfied.

Satellite Beach: City Council Meets Tonight.

Satellite-Beach-Censored-Sign-ROHSatellite Beach holds a regular City Council meeting tonight in the Council chambers starting at 7:00 PM. The agenda includes the adding of the comptroller position (back for a second reading) and also the adding of a position in the Rec Department with qualifications only one person can fill. We don’t think that is particularly honest or guarantees the best person for the job, but it seems clear that this version of City governance is not interested in the best people, but rather hiring friends and protecting those friends.

The Council is also going to vote on awarding bids for resurfacing of streets. The actual bids came in 111% to !25% of the City’s estimated costs. Those estimated costs were the basis of higher taxes and fees foisted upon residents in the last year. The increase is so much that the City is going to have to take money from the DeSoto Basin project to make up the difference.

We understand and believe that estimates are often difficult to nail down, but when the City is that far off, someone should be asking what happened and what can be done in the future to prevent such a disparity from happening again.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here and the agenda support packet can be found here.

Hope to see you there.

We Missed National Homemade Cookies Day? Egads!!

Somehow we missed October 1st as being “National Homemade Cookies Day.” To be fair, we never even suspected that such an observance existed.

Anyway, the video below looks at the baking of chocolate chip cookies and how changes in ingredients, the temperature of the ingredients and even baking temperature affects cookies. We guess you can say that there is still time to experiment before you start baking those yummy Christmas cookies everyone comes to your house for.

Chocolate chip cookies are nearly universally adored. People like them in all sorts of textures, sizes and tastes. So how can you make your perfect cookie? Using science, of course. October 1 is National Homemade Cookies Day, so for this week’s Reactions episode, we partnered with Science News magazine’s Bethany Brookshire (@scicurious) to take a bite out of baking with the scientific method.


Don’t know why, but this is fascinating.

48 DSLR camera array + RED Epic (120fps) and GH4 (96fps). No CGI Animation or VFX.
All imagery in this video was created in-camera.

(Courtesy Vimeo and Mitch Martinez.)

Caution! Gun Free Zone.

What else is there to say?


Caution! Gun free zones are a prime target for wackos who wish to to kill.

(image courtesy AF Branco at Comically Incorrect.)


Sorry_diamond_edit-small Sorry for no post of real substance today. Our writers were either out of town or dealing with important family issues.

Thank you for your understanding.

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