FRISCO, Texas Frisco School trustees aren't renewing the contract of a veteran art teacher who was reprimanded because a student saw a nude sculpture during a museum visit. Sydney McGee has been on paid administrative leave from Fisher Elementary School since Friday. McGee's attorney says the teacher's troubles started after taking 89 students on a school field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art in April. The principal later admonished McGee about the trip, telling her a parent complained about a student seeing nude art. Copyright 2006 Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House approved a bill Thursday that would grant legal status to President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program with new restrictions. Republicans called it a test before the election of whether Democrats want to fight or coddle terrorists. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Heather Wilson, R-New Mexico, that give legal status under certain conditions to Bush's warrantless wiretapping of calls and e-mails between people on U.S. soil making calls or sending e-mails and those in other countries.
Under the measure, the president would be authorized to conduct such wiretaps if he:
-- Notifies the House and Senate intelligence committees and congressional leaders.
-- Believes an attack is imminent and later explains the reason and names the individuals and groups involved.
-- Renews his certification every 90 days.
Copyright 2006 Associated Press.
The first news story is more of the same in unnecessary censorship. Prudish behavior simply for the sake of prudish behavior only breeds ignorance. The kid saw a marble booby or hoo-haa... therefore, the world is now a worse place. Its Texas, so I'm pretty sure, the child has seen a few firearms lying around the house - I have them in my home as well, but I also have paintings with exposed breasts... I'm very western cosmopolitan! Are we to believe that the complaining parent now sleeps with a nightlight and loaded shotgun out of fear of being attacked by their recently-corrupted child?
The second article represents the ever popular “shoot first and ask questions later approach”. I’m familiar with the mentality that says “if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear” – but who decides right and wrong? Everyone watch your own ass, these two articles say quite a bit regarding the mentality currently controlling our nation’s government. - DN