Sometimes the system works

Apparent End of Dover School Board Reign of Error:

Just days after the close of testimony in the Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School Board case, the people got a chance to put in their two cents via school board elections, choosing between the

incumbents

with their “intelligent design policy”, or the

contenders

of the Dover CARES campaign. The results, courtesy of the York Dispatch:

—– Dover —–
B Reinking Dem. 2754
H Mc Ilvaine, Jr. Dem. 2677
B Rehm Dem. 2625
T Emig Dem. 2716
A Bonsell Rep. 2469
J Cashman Rep. 2526
S Leber Rep. 2584
E Rowand Rep. 2547

2-Year Term
L Gurreri Dem. 2623
P Dapp Dem. 2670
J Mc Ilvaine Dem. 2658
E Riddle Rep. 2545
R Short Rep. 2544
S Harkins Rep. 2466

2-Year Unexp
P Herman Dem. 2542
D Napierskie Rep. 2516

6 Out of 6 precincts

The Democratic slate contains the challengers to the current board members.

It should be noted that the incoming board members from the Dover CARES campaign have a platform plank saying that “intelligent design” will be taught in Dover public schools. However, the venue of such instruction will not be the science classrooms, where it was out-of-place, but rather an elective course on comparative religion, where it fits perfectly.

It’s a clean sweep. Reinking, H McIlvaine, Rehm, Emig, Gurreri, Dapp, and J McIlvaine are in opposition to teaching intelligent design creationism. All the Republicans supported it.

We’re number 1!

St. Louis has worst gonorrhea rate in nation:

St. Louis leads the nation in rates of gonorrhea, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city ranked second in chlamydia and fifth in rates of syphilis nationwide.

St. Louis has long ranked high in cases of sexually transmitted diseases.

We are number one! All others are number two, or lower.
— The Sphinx

Cyberculture Floozie

(via 1jiveturkey.com)


cyberculture floozie
You are a Cyberculture Floozie. The theoretical
aspects of postmodernism interest you only
insofar as they can be used to make cool blinky
things. You probably take psychedelics and
know at least one programming language (HTML
counts!). Other postmodernists call you a
corporate whore. They’re probably just jealous
because you make more money than them.

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I may already be a winner!

(from the oh wait, nevermind dept.)

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten one of these. I found this in the spam folder of one of my gmail accounts.

From: coordinator@freelott.com
Date: Oct 31, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: Award Payment

MR. ANDREW GRANT.
FREE LOTTO PROMOTIONS
REF NUMBER: SLI/421/960/05
BATCH NUMBER: ST-688-SN13-05

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you that as a result of our recent lottery draw held on the 24th of October 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky numbers 05-09-17-24-26-38, which consequently won in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of €1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros only)

Note that all participants in this lottery program have been selected randomly through a computer ballot system drawn from over 20,000 companies and 30,000,000 individual email addresses from all search engines and websites. This promotional program takes place every year, and is promoted and sponsored by eminent personalities like the Sultan of Brunei, Bill Gates of Microsoft Inc and other corporate organizations. This is to encourage the use of the Internet and computers worldwide.

For security purpose and clarity, we advise that you keep your winning information confidential until your claims have been processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program by some participants. We look forward to your active participation in our next year US$50 Million slot.

You are requested to contact our Lottery coordinator strictly by the email below: freecoord@netscape.net. This is to assist you with your winnings and subsequent payments immediately. All winnings must be claimed not later than one month after the date of this notice. Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch numbers in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once more and thank you for being part of our promotional program.

NOTE: YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE BELOW 18 YEARS OF AGE OR SEEN TO DOUBLE CLAIM THROUGH ANY OTHER COORDINATOR. Sincerely yours

MR. ANDREW GRANT
(LOTTERY COORDINATOR)
freecoord@netscape.net

I’m sure all of you know this is a scam*. “Mr. Andrew Grant” has apparently run out of unique serial, batch, ref. and lucky numbers and has resorted to reusing existing numbers. Check out this message:

MR. ANDREW GRANT.
FREE LOTTO PROMOTIONS
REF NUMBER: SLI/421/960/05
BATCH NUMBER: ST-688-SN13-05

Dear Winner,

We are pleased to inform you that as a result of our recent lottery draw held on the 30th of June 2005. Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 27522465896-532 with serial number 652-662 drew lucky numbers 05-09-17-24-26-38, which consequently won in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of 1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros only)

Notice the shocking similarity between the numbers in this message and the email I received. There’s a lot of people who are going to collecting a lump sum pay out of €1,500,000.00. Not only is this a scam, it’s a particularly inept one.

* If not, please send me your all your bank account information. I have a large some of money I need to transfer into the country and in exchange for using your bank account, you get 5% commission 🙂

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