Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A's on test

There were a few more A's on the test than usual. That is encouraging. The test will be curved so that if you missed 11 you could still get an A. I think Justin Kattnig was the top scorer. I guess this is just good birthday karma. Nice job Justin. Hillary and Katie also did well.

Ok the next unit will not have a major paper, but you will have to write two briefs about Supreme Court cases. I will assign you two cases in class. You will have to write a brief and present a discussion about your case to the class. And yes I will go over what you need to know for the test. This unit will help you with the "We the People" unit. Briefs are the heart of what law students do, so if you are interested in law school, hopefully this be a rather exciting unit. The We the People lady lives in Buena Vista and is trying to judge us by Dec 2. If she cannot make it, then maybe................. dr. Parentice could judge you which means a trip to the state capitol. I hope this works out.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John Salazar at LaBamba

According to one of our esteemed students, John Salazar is going to be at LaBamba at 5:00 on Wednesday. It sounds like a excellent opportunity to meet our US Rep and ask him about the War in Iraq, redistribution of wealth, or any other policy concern. Maybe we can get him to visit our class someday. Thanks Megan.

Great day in the stock market, why might this help McCain?

Monday, October 27, 2008

When I grow up

When I grow up, I want to be a political consultant like Dick Morris minus his spotty past. But I might miss the ambiance of Room 114. Anyway, it seems that second period is playing Barrack to third periods McCain. Second period is averaging more blogs and showing more enthusiasm. Maybe 3rd period needs to work on Time Management. (this is an inside joke- so don't be offended) The polls are consistently showing Obama with a rather comfortable lead. McCain might try something drastic this week- watch closely! 2nd period discussed the Marxist question on the Florida TV interview. 3rd period might want to become familiar with this concept. I heard on TV tonight that if Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are in charge that the US will turn into a western European Socialist Country. I'm sure someone in 2nd period has an opinion on that. What do you think?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


McCain's latest strategy is to try to pull out an upset victory in Pennsylvania. He is losing by 10 points in some polls. However, Clinton did extremely well in Pennsylvania and McCain might be trying to get those votes. If McCain were to win Pennsylvania, he could afford to lose Virginia, Nevada, and Colorado while maintaining the 2004 other Bush red states. What do you think? Put your reaction in your own blogs.

What aoubt this 501c funding? What do you think about that?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Money, Money, Money

On your blog tonight, discuss the discrepancies between Obama's and McCain Campaign spending. Who has more? What is this 527 business? What about PAC's? Will the rich guy win?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


From overwhelmed, fly by the seat of my pants to striking gold. I just finally got hooked-up (I know this is not the best word choice) with the text book website. It has everything you need-flashcards for vocab, video round tables, study guides, review questions. Wow! I am so happy that I can stop wasting paper. I am rescheduling the quiz- this is not in honor of Marie, Leah, or Ashley, but because I am so excited about this resource. I will try to get everyone in the Lab tomorrow so we can start learning exponentially faster. It is kind of 21st century nerdy fun.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

McCain needs a big night and an economic turn around

I've never seen the economy and Dow drop this dramatically. I think the failing economy is obviously helping Obama. But the economy might effect local elections: school expansion, Fruita rec-center, and new police facility. So tonight is critical for McCain.