One more reason to vote for Obama: There are those who chafe a bit when we take shots at McCain's age, but there's always a deeper point lurking behind many of those shots (cheap or not) -- leading the world's sole superpower in this digital era should require basic understanding of those things which drive the modern culture and economy. Asked whether he is a Mac or PC person, McCain answered:
Neither, I'm an illiterate that has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance I can get.
Only one school-board member, Griffin, has a Web page. It’s time the other board members get competent in computers so that they can construct Web sites as re-election approaches. People in politics like McClain, above, who tries to be cute about his ignorance, are no longer acceptable.
People involved in education leadership can no longer afford to be dumb about computers. All the incumbents’ opponents have Web sites. Mr. Smit came up to me and told me he had a Web site last night at the board meeting. He said he did it after I wrote and asked him where his was.
Get Jack Davis, head of technology, to teach you. Tell him you need a board seminar or several. Davis has not a single computer credit on his resume, but my guess is that he knows how to construct a Web site. Ask him. No, he’s your employee. Order him to teach the board Web-construction illiterati to mount a Web site so they can talk to their constituents, students, and gadflies. Being Web-site savvy may save your job.
When Bart Birdsall sent emails to Joe Stine of the County Library complaining about Stine’s cooperation with the shutdown of Wanda Storms’s bill to deprive gays of full rights in the library of which Stine was head, the gutless Stine, instead of answering him, went running with a citizen’s email to his boss. Pat Bean forwarded the emails to Ms. Elia. Both Stines and Birdsall are gay. When Bart Birdsall and I-- after Ms. Kipley and Ms. Elia had cooked up a case against Bart of using the school emails for private purposes-- attended Tiger Bay, at which Ms. Elia spoke, we asked her about the frame-up she and Kipley had cooked up. One supposes that they got Le Jack’s help in scanning the system computers. When we asked her why she sent emails produced at Bart’s home to Linda Kipley for a school charge against Birdsall, Elia said she didn’t know how to distinguish the “to” and “from” information on an email.
As we walked away, I said to Bart, “If the superintendent will lie flagrantly about something as easy to detect as this, she’ll lie about anything."
Lee Drury De Cesare