Thursday, June 28, 2007

Friday random thoughts

• Fast-track action: Tracy Unified School District is seriously on the ball in terms of making the Measure E bond money work as soon as possible. Following the June 2006 approval of the bond, the new West Building at Tracy High will be complete by August 2008, the new stadium and pool at West High complete by May 2008.

• On the other hand, the city of Tracy isn't just not on the ball, they've lost the damn thing. The Gateway Business Park project has been stuck in the city planning process since 1999 and is so behind schedule, Tracy's third high school will likely be complete before the business park is even started.

• Support for the Iraq war is at an all-time low. No comment here. Just the poll.

• Not a good start to summer: In the past week, authorities in Tracy have pulled a body from the Delta-Mendota Canal and found a gunshot victim in the trunk of a car. Let's hope this trend does not continue.

• Good timing: The city's decision to fix the street signs honoring Tracy's most recent war dead, as related in this article, is just in time for the Fourth of July.

• The folks who tagged the Grand Theatre don't strike me as the brightest bulbs in the bunch. Check out this picture to the right. Look at it closely. Any ideas as to who might have done it?

• Too bad the idiots shooting out hundreds of car windows around Tracy didn't leave such a valuable clue as to their identity.

• Random thought of the week: "When committing acts of vandalism, don't leave your name behind for authorities to track down later."

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "What does it mean when someone says, 'Give it the ol' college try?'" "It means you join your friends, get some cheap beer, order a pizza, and forget about tomorrow."

1 comment:

Erdos56 said...

Ahh, cheap beer...

The sad thing is that the indicators for Iraq are slightly better:

Despite this, there is simply no military solution to a civilian insurgency, and no real outcome other than continued long-term pain and suffering. It's hard to find a more glaring failure of US adventurism in our history. Even Vietnam had a finality to our failure...