• AdLib : Night!

  • funksands : Night buddy. Take care.

  • AdLib : Good, very glad it worked out and not surprised you had a thoughtful fallback position.

  • funksands : Oh, yes we pretty much got everything we wanted. If they are going to make him go back we had a strategy to get what we wanted. 3 days at his current school, 2 days at the high school with a 1 on 1 aide. Best that could have happened given the circumstances. We were really fortunate. Thanks for asking.

  • AdLib : Okay Funk, get some rest pal! Have a great hike and weekend!

  • funksands : Ad, get better and good luck on Tuesday. I am a pumpkin. Gotta get some shut-eye. Talk to you soon!

  • AdLib : Funk – Oh…so did they make a favorable decision or do you have to wait to hear?

  • AdLib : …turn around, I meant.

  • AdLib : Funk, very cool! Funny how things can turn away that way.

  • funksands : Individualized Education Plan. My oldest son’s school district is demanding he move back into the district. They don’t want to pay for his special school anymore.

  • funksands : We started going once we had kids. We thought it would teach them some lessons. Taught us a lot instead. We go back to see some of the same people. Very moving.

  • AdLib : IEP?

  • AdLib : Wow, that sounds like a great tradition!

  • funksands : We had our final IEP meeting with the district yesterday, so we’re just mentally and emotionally shot.

  • funksands : I hike up Mt. Si every Memorial Day weekend with friends. 4 miles up, 4 miles down. The weather isn’t going to be too hot though, so we may delay. That is not a hike to do in the rain. Bataan death march comes to mind. We usually go every other year to the Military Cemetery south of here. Its a really cathartic experience. My wife and I are exhausted right now though, so we may do nothing.

  • AdLib : What are you and the family up to this weekend, Funk?

  • AdLib : Thanks Funk! Either way, they’ve played great and made it to the Championship game so I’m happy.

  • funksands : That’s really cool. I’ll be sending positive vibes your way on Tuesday.

  • AdLib : 1st base and RC, she bats 5th, power hitter!

  • funksands : What position does your daughter play mostly?

  • AdLib : Funk – Assistant Coach, really cool that they’re peaking now while the top teams are freezing up.

  • funksands : Ad, that’s awesome. Are you coaching?

  • AdLib : Sleep well and feel better Murph!

  • funksands : Murph, have a good sleep my man. Hope you are feeling better.

  • AdLib : They came in 4th during the season, have won 3 straight playoff games and play for the championship on Tuesday so practice all this weekend.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Well gang…..I must stay faithful to my promise to sleep more….on the road to recovery.

  • funksands : Championship? Sweeet! They have a shot?

  • AdLib : Baseball practice for daughter’s championship game.

  • funksands : Anyone here have any Memorial Day plans?

  • funksands : Night AB.

  • AdLib : Bacon shirt? Does that come with a pair of sausage pants?

  • AlphaBitch : OK boys. Next week same time? I have out of town company, but I’ll try to check in sooner. Lubs y’all.

  • funksands : Ad, no kidding.

  • funksands : Ha!

  • AlphaBitch : Here, let me lick that shirt off ya!

  • funksands : Made of bacon? That’s an awesome shirt.

  • AdLib : Funk – Seems to me that only someone mentally ill and a danger to stay in the US would want to return to a war zone!

  • AlphaBitch : Thanks MTS. Say wha, Funk?

  • AlphaBitch : Hey Funk – did you know cafe press has BACON tee shirts???? Saw them today when I was looking at offensive shirts for one of my chirren.

  • funksands : (Murph, she’s right here)

  • MurphTheSurf3 : AB- you are missed

  • funksands : Ad, no kidding. You’d think being excused from a war zone would be an acceptable hall pass to stay longer.

  • AdLib : Yes AB, change things pronto!!! Miss ya!

  • AlphaBitch : Yep. State is real leery about asylum. The kid works as an interpreter, for Cheese sake!

  • AlphaBitch : I’m turning into C’s big pumpkin and need to go to sleep. Just checked in. I love Fridays and VOX; just seldom home anymore. That needs to change pronto..

  • AdLib : AB – That’s ridiculous! Yet Cubans are justified exiles, Afghans aren’t?

  • AlphaBitch : But close…

  • AlphaBitch : Clueless, Funk.

  • funksands : “Classy In Action”?

  • AlphaBitch : Sure. I was an avid reader while working with the kids.

  • funksands : Night KT.

  • AlphaBitch : Night KT. Bed bugs and all that.

  • AdLib : Hey AB! Thanks for the reference material!

  • AlphaBitch : I’m sad. My last Afghan child was denied a visa because he had no “proof” he would return home after school. WEll DUH!

  • KillgoreTrout : Hello/good night AB, passing ships in the night. I’m going to call it quits and start on this weekends music thread.

  • AlphaBitch : Funk – I’m CIA babe.

  • AdLib : Night glenn, have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  • AlphaBitch : MTS: Both are great reads. Wright won the Pulitzer – scary stuff and I actually went to his home and got to see his research.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Funk…I think your reading of the Muslim Left is accurate.

  • funksands : Night Glenn.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : AB thanks for the contribution. I will look into your source suggestions.

  • funksands : AB, stopping in to drop mic on us. LOL. Thank you nice lady.

  • KillgoreTrout : Have a great weekend glenn.

  • AlphaBitch : Funk – glad you are OK bro. Been over that bridge myself when we lived in Skeedaddle.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Goodnight Glenn.

  • AlphaBitch : Hola Ebola! Interesting conversation. I recommend the book “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright to look at the founding of the concept of Wahabism (a crazy dude from Egypt who looked like a toad – named Qutb or something) and the Reza Aslan book “No God but God” to get a great perspective on possible reformation. Now I’m off to sleep.