Thursday, 7 July 2011

Regrets? They'd Have A Few

I was asked today if I would join the girl Puddlecote school's parent council.

Gotta be worth the hour it would take before they threw me out, doncha think?


Curmudgeon said...

It's a difficult stance to maintain, but if you keep on nudging rather than opening up with both barrels it may be possible to achieve something. You know, "the long march through the institutions".

And obviously you have persuaded some people that you are a reasonable, intelligent person and not a swivel-eyed loon ;-)

Anonymous said...

Certainly. But be aware that there are those who will try to draw you into abstruse argument about this and that (from my experience of being a golf club treasurer). Here is a typical example:

A chip shop wishes to open near the school. Some clever bugger on the Council will say what the objections are, and then say, "Don't you agree, Dick?" If you say, "Yes", then it will be your fault if planning permission is refused. Be aware! Be very aware!

If you can do something to remove 'political correctness', then it will be totally worthwhile. Go for it!

Keep records and notes - the 'professionals' will be doing so.


1. Read, rite, rithmatic.
2. Exploration.
3. Health and Safety, or rather, just 'safety'.

subrosa said...

Go for it young man. Junican has a point though. Take your laptop or pad and pen and ensure you keep notes.

You could always ask if they wouldn't mind meetings being recorded so as you can revise them in your own time. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh.....the thought has occurred to me.
About the Stony event.

There is a problem in being seen as 'outsiders'. You know...., 'Tobacco Industry shills'. Also, the pubs and clubs and bingo places (if there are any!) should be taking the initiative.

I have in mind to bring a golf brolly with slogans on each section. (I am sure that you understand what I mean). Each section will have a statement such as, "THE BAN IS CRUEL", or, "THE BAN IS KILLING FRIENDSHIPS", or, "THE BAN IS IMMORAL" or, "THE BAN IS HURTING THE POOREST".

That is, because we are 'outsiders', we do not wish to infringe upon the decisions of the people of Stony. "Who does the open air belong to?" is an interesting question. The thing is that people do not smoke ON the streets, nor do they smoke IN the streets. They smoke in the open air.

Montana said...

You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant corporations run things, they own the factories, the apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide.

The current crowd of GOP liars want to steal Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights for our Unions, and on top of it all they want to blame the poor, the middle class and the public sector workers for a recession that the GOP created (Thanks to the Dullard “W”), while their beloved “Fat cats” continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits.

The GOP is like the “Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” (“W” Wars), big talk no courage.

The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We’re apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it’s not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way.

Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our Unions that represented our poor, the middle class and public sector workers), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what Fox news and their GOP “Chicken Littles” lackies keep saying about our nation. The win in New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation, Never Bet Against the United States, watch out GOP, we are coming for you!

Anonymous said...

Why is there a liberal-progressive quasi-communist mission statement posted as one of the comments on this article? Is it spam or is it someone made an error and posted to the wrong blog or article? Is it to "hope" for "change" that what happened to California and New York taken over by liberal-progressive-reds is what happens to the rest of the US too? Strange comment, strangely out of place and out of context.

Little Black Sambo said...

Montana, how have you strayed into this discussion? None of your remarks has any relevance to it.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think it will take a whole hour??

After asking 'WHY' several times in a row, you may be asked to leave sooner than that.

Gary K.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Probably not.

I have experience of these things, they are the merest talking shops.

They can't change anything or exert any influence; every time they try it's either forbidden or gets buried by the bureaucrats.

You would find it unutterably tedious.

nisakiman said...

Have they asked you the question "Do you smoke?"?

If you answer in the affirmative, then I fear your fate is sealed. After all, think of the cheeeldren...

Dick Puddlecote said...

Weekend Yachtsman: That's exactly how I imagined it. ;)

Mark said...

What is a "parents' council"?

If you want to get on the inside, join the Governing Body.

Anonymous said...

@ LBS Montana's post is probably automated in some form

Montana said...

Our economy under “W”, was great right? But when you do not include the two wars (of choice) in the budget, and have them off the books, well cooking the books take on another meaning! Little “W” learned this trick with his “No Child left behind” in the great state of Texas, its success is based on cooking the books, a huge pack of lies!

It all comes down to the Dullards that voted for “W”, his failure will be with us for the next two decades. You sound like you are a Bachmann supporter. As of today all the GOP candidates are primed to lose, hopefully you and the rest of the GOP can bring to the forefront a descent candidate, unlike the previous time, please Mccain and Palin, too funny!