A Snow Day in Vegas?

“Due to weather conditions and for the safety of students, all Clark County School District schools will be closed today. Students should not report to campus. All administrators, 12-month employees, and office staff should report to work as usual. Teachers, other classroom employees and bus drivers are not expected to report to work since a makeup day may be scheduled later in the year. All school-based Food Service personnel, Food Service truck drivers and warehouse employees are not to report for work. However, all other Food Service personnel shall report for work or contact their supervisor.”

CCSD.net
18 December 2008

I grew up going to school in the Clark County School District.  I don’t ever remember a snow day ever canceling school.  So much for global warming.  Oh, speaking of school canceling, my CERT class from last night was also canceled.

High Gas Prices will help the Democrats?

This week in my philosphy class, I had to “Choose a recent (±last 2 weeks) event, story, topic, etc. that interests you and write an argument as a letter to the editor. Try to compose an argument and not merely state an opinion or express an emotion.”  I figured anything by Erin Neff would be a good article to argue against and found one from June 8 in which she tries to explain how high gas prices will help Democrats win in November.  She also mistated why Republicans were against bills like Lieberman-Warner.  Here is my response, which I have also sent as a letter to the Editor. Continue reading