Sunday, November 01, 2009

Evil May Come, and Evil May Go, but Commas Are Forever

I will research the question and get back to you. Meanwhile, answer my question, please, about whether Tom Gonzalez has completed the summary that closes Steve Kemp's case. I paid for the file, so I would appreciate the Gonzalez summary. Thank you. ldd

A reluctant farewell to John D, whose comments I will no longer print. Those who want to follow his blog, go to AntiGrammargrinch. I wish John well but allow him no more free rides for his vitriol on my blog. May his house be safe from tigers. lee drury de cesare

From: Linda Cobbe []
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 9:20 AM
To: lee de cesare
Subject: Re: public information

I've read the law and I don't see anything in the body that explains that part of the title. Please provide a more specific indication of what report you are seeking. Thank you.

Linda E. Cobbe

External Communications Manager

Hillsborough County Public Schools

901 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33602

813-272-4602 (O)

813-493-6964 (C)

813-272-4510 (F)

Our mission is to provide an education that enables each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen.

"lee de cesare" <> writes:

…requiring a report on implementation; providing for construction; providing for severability; providing an effective date.

:Linda, this requirement appears at the end of the first paragraph of the HB 669 bullying bill. May I have the report filed to comply and any other submissions the board has made to satisfy the requirements of the law, for example the funding applications the law cites.

Thank you. ldd

That this pastoral setting could become a G.O.P. killing field, attracting an all-star cast of combatants led by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, William Kristol and Newt Gingrich, is a premise out of a Depression-era screwball comedy.

To Frank Rich of the NYT:

Mr. Rich, the commas around the present participial phrase "attracting…Gingrich" are redundant. The phrase is restrictive. It modifies "a G.O.P. killing field." That indefinite article "a" says that it is not one particular G.O.P. killing field you refer to but one of any number of G.O.P. killing fields.

Lee De Cesare
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

1 comment:

Vox Populi said...

lee, good luck at the SB tomorrow .. I wish I could be there. Promise .. one day soon.