This isn't Sheeba, but I thought it was a cute picture, and sums up our gloomy day quite well!
I guess I jinxed myself--and all of us around here--with my talk of spring and my pictures of crocuses. The crocus blooms are closed up tight this evening, because it's been precipitating this afternoon. I don't know quite what to call it...it was basically raining big globs of snow. I'll call it "snain." (As opposed to "snirt," which I learned about when I lived in North Dakota. If anyone knows what snirt is, leave a comment--you get a gold star for the day!) I know we're getting close to spring, but bleahhh, what a crummy day! Blimey! (Thanks, Yasmin!)
Well, some big doin's here about Hillary's planned visit on Friday. The plan was for her to visit one of the local high schools tomorrow morning, but the school superintendent denied the visit, stating something about how they have always had a policy of not allowing campaigning during the school day, and it could subject the kids to safety issues, blah blah blah. I don't know what the heck he was talking about, but I think most people in town are pretty pissed off at him. For the first time in years young people are engaged and interested in the political process, and a visit by a presidential candidate would be huge for them! I don't have a kid in this school system, but I'm half-tempted to write a letter to this guy. Shame on him! A couple of cool things, though. 300 students at the high school where she WAS supposed to speak got together and signed a petition demanding that the superintendent explain to them why he denied her visit. Good for them! Also, our "sister city," right next to us, has approved a visit, so she will be speaking here after all.
Okay, I didn't send the superintendent an email, but tonight's Question of the Day on our local news was about this topic, so I just fired off my two cents' worth. It seems to me that having a candidate speak is no different than having any speaker at the school, or going on a field trip, or any of those activities that we all did in high school. Way to go, man. Squash their interest, stomp on their enthusiasm, and make sure that you don't teach 'em to be responsible citizens, proud and happy to engage in their civic duty of voting for the best candidate. Sheesh.