Should They Go Back To School

See if you can spot the spelling mistakes in this announcement. Others have counted three … just a fun little exercise:


Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  September 2, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Obama to Speak Directly to Students in National Address on Educational Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As children across America go back to school, President Obama will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of taking responsibility for their success in school on Tuesday, September 8th at 12:00 PM EDT at Wakefield High School in Arlington. In advance of this address, the Department of Education is providing resources developed by and for teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion about persisting and succeeding in school.  The speech will be broadcast live on and C-SPAN. The speech is open to pre-credentialed media. The deadline to request credentials is 6:00PM EDT tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd.

September 8, 2009

Wakefield High School
4901 S. Chesterfield Rd.
Arlington, VA 22206

Media Pre-set: 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM (All equipment must be dropped at the site by 7:00 AM; media will not have access to their equipment from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.)
Media Access: 10:00 AM

Throw: 60 ft.
Cable run: 600 ft.
Live truck parking: Trucks should enter the entrance off Dinwiddie Street and will be directed on site. All live trucks must RSVP with vehicle information. Trucks must plan to park by 7:00 AM. Live truck operators must bring cable ramps.

Media entrance: Entrance number 2, off Dinwiddie St.

Media Coverage: This event is open to pre-credentialed media. To request credentials, please RSVP online at: The deadline to RSVP is 6:00PM EDT tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd.

All names submitted for credentials must be accurate and reflect the identification media presents at check points for entrance. RSVPs do not guarantee access. You will receive a confirmation e-mail if you will receive a credential to cover the event.

Contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Johanna Maska at

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009).

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

It has been said, “Birds of a feather flock together.”  It certainly seems to be true in the case of some “journalists” and some politicians. Reading a short article from The Politico today, I was again struck by how very silly Harry Reid and the journalist (Glenn Thrush) can appear when they show themselves.

The article was short in words and it demonstrated how common sense runs off of Reid’s and Thrush’s back, just as water does off of a duck’s back. Their desire to be first or to win seems to overcome their decency and firmly plants them in a row that will yield little, excepting ridicule.

In an interview with the Reno Gazette – Journal as reported by Glenn Thrush on, Reid indicated that Kennedy’s death will help the Democrats. The indication is akin to death sitting on a corner eating peanut butter sandwiches — it isn’t likely and even less likely with Reid and Pelosi at the head of their respective divisions of Congress. Mr. Thrush closes his recap of the original article with these words: Nothing in here is particularly new — Kennedy will help the cause, Dodd gets to carry the banner, Kennedy’s work remains undone. But the straight-shooting Reid does have a gift for saying non-controversial things in the most controversial way possible.

“Straight-shooting Reid?”  Reid couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle and that would be a fairly big target. The poem stanza below is from The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy. It is the third stanza of a four stanza poem

“At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.”

To me, it is a perfect description of  Thrush making his nest among the liberals.

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