It's currently 91 (feels like 96 w/humidity, and hasn't hit the day's high yet ... yesterday was 98). I am dreading the electric bill -- and I keep the thermostat set to 73.
In other news, the legislators and governor of the state of Florida are now officially dumber than a bag of rocks. The fact that many people in this country think they have a good idea just proves that there are some seriously badly educated people in this country. If you know me, you know where I lay the blame for that one ... let's just say it's not unrelated to the fact that there has been a push by certain factions to privilege holders of education degrees over discipline degrees and that well-qualified teachers of history have a hard time getting jobs unless they can coach ...
But anyway, via one of the list servs I'm on...
Quote: "American history shall be viewed as factual, not as
constructed, shall be viewed as knowable, teachable and testable, and
shall be defined as the creation of a new nation based largely on the
universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence."
More at History News Network at http://hnn.us/blogs/comments/26616.html
LA Times at http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-zimmerman7jun07,0,5940045.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
The Bill itself is at
Thanks to Paul Halsall at The English Eclectic, who pointed this out on the list serv.