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Cool Parents

Yes, parents can be cool. Awesome, even.

Like this surfer dad:

And these very considerate new parents:

Moms, too:

And my favorite:

Karma, etc

the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect

Also known as 'what goes around, comes around'.

I'm not a snake-lover, neither am I a snake-abuser and I do not go out of my way to harm harmless ones when I see them.

I sincerely hope this person won't do this again:

Texas Woman's home burned down by snake She set on fire
Authorities say a northeast Texas woman recently learned a hard lesson: Don't try to kill a snake by setting it on fire.

The woman was cleaning the yard outside a home near Texarkana Wednesday night when she spotted a snake. Bowie County Sheriff's Capt. David Grable says she poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it. Her son then dropped a lit match on the snake.

The engulfed snake slithered into some brush nearby the home. Grable says the brush ignited and started a fire that destroyed the home and damaged one next door.

Both homes were vacant, and no on…

A Speech We'll Never Hear

This 2010 column by California talk-radio host Dennis Prager was forwarded to me:

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.

By Dennis Prager.

To the students and faculty of our high school:
I am your new principal, and honored to be so.
There is no greater calling than to teach young people.
I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.
I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your characte…