Sorry for the lack of updates in the past few days. I have been busy getting myself re-situated with my room and have been busy with other stuff that needed to be done before I started work today.

Work was just like the 1st day of class today… boring. I did all the administrative BS that you need to get out of the way. What did I learn…. hmmm… don’t mess with the internet, it can get you fired. Yeah, that’s it. That was the take home values from work today. Now onto a more interesting topic.

Last Thursday I was in attendance at my middle brother’s graduation down at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. The ceremony was alright… The student speakers were very good and were by far better than the lame faculty speaker. The faculty speaker spent his time on his soapbox telling the parents of Eden Prairie, the school board, and his boss that it is immoral to kill a retarded child (those are his words) before birth. He went on further to reference different medical papers that were for his point that he was preaching about. Later he went on to say how his son was retarded at birth and that now he is “perfectly fine.” This really made me mad at this point. He was more concerned about his political agenda at graduation then his real reason for being there, to inspire the graduates. I was sick just sitting there at this point, but yes, it got better. He continued to ramble on about how we need to increase taxes to decrease our national debt and other things that were relevant to this point. During his completely irrelevant comments I was waiting for the larger picture to incorporate the graduates. This never happened. The faculty speaker used his time to preach his political agenda to the around 3000+ people in attendance that night. It was sick to watch. Now, it would not have been a big deal if he was speaking to a predominantly democratic city (we are a majority of republicans in our home town and he is a known democrat) but he brought up his points to deaf ears that night. He involved politics in a celebration of graduation. This should never happen. However, as is recent history in Minnesota the democrats have a hard time finding the right time to bring up their party’s views (e.g. Senator Paul Wellstone’s Funeral which turned into a political rally for the democrats instead of a remembrance of the Senator). Needless to say I am not the only one extremely disappointed and appalled that this occurred at a graduation ceremony and it makes me ashamed that I even graduated from Eden Prairie High School.

Note: I am not intending to slam Democrats in this post. I am just frustrated at the content of the speech that the faculty speaker gave to the graduating class… which should have been inspiring.