Monday, October 17, 2005

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A postcard from Toledo, Ohio.

That does it, I'm gonna start wearing fur again!!!

• Oh, and this one's priceless: a Catholic high school cancels its prom. The principal is handing responsibility to the parents. The clueless remarks of some of them pretty much say it all.


At 10/17/2005 07:59:00 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Concerning the H.S. that canceled its prom due to lavish, outrageous expenses and behaviors exhibited by attendees/parents...

Perhaps Hoagland acted rashly? Maybe he didn't have his facts straight? Consider the following before casting judgement on that isolated incident:

* Advertising for Christmas starts in some stores in September
* House decorations to celebrate Christ's birthday can become very competitive between neighbors
* Extravagent Halloween costumes are rewarded in schools
* my bride witnessed a girl around 5 years old having a manicure and perdicure over the weekend
* Bill Cosby's comments on certain people spending inordinate amounts of cash on clothing when other priorities are more important
* Sweet sixteen parties can cost thousands of dollars
* Corporate CEOs rip off employees & shareholders to the tine of millions of dollars
* millions, no billions are spent on our pets, including an implant that makes a "fixed" male dog look like he's still got 'em

Ad nauseum

At 10/18/2005 08:29:00 AM, Blogger David L Alexander said...


I don't think so. The school principal may not have control over the culture of excess everywhere else, but he has a voice in one corner of the world, and he has the guts to use it.

Now if only the parents listen. Judging from the response in the story, I doubt it.

At 10/18/2005 01:09:00 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Ah! The beauty of the English language escaped me when I wrote that perhaps Hoagland acted "rashly." That was meant as a tongue-in-cheek" poke at those who might otherwise think his actions were without merit.

If likened to a football game, the score would be Hoagland: 45, Parents-Who-Just-Don't-Get-It: 0.


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