I meant to post this last week, but never did. So it is slightly out of date since it is referencing the fourth of July. I got this email from Senator Cathy Young (who still hasn’t responded to my negative letter BTW) and it made me do a double-take. Here is the best part:
This past weekend Americans celebrated Independence Day.
More than simply a weekend of fun, this is our national celebration of the ideals our Nation was built upon… life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…as eloquently stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
Just as our forefathers did over 200 years ago, the new bi-partisan coalition government<, established in the New York Senate on June 8th of this year>, struggles against the oppressive policies that have made New York State one of the highest taxed states in the Nation.
Wait, did she just compare the farcical clusterfuck that occurred to sooth Golisano’s bruised ego to the Declaration of Independence? That is just scary. And yet strangely comical. I’d love to see someone do a comic with a King’s representative being too busy sending carrier pigeon messages (would that be the 18th century equivalent of a blackberry?) and that setting off the writing of the DoI.
Yesterday I finished up with my lab renovation. I wound up needing the entire week, right up until Friday afternoon, to get everything done. I think it was worth it though, the lab looks great and should be a big improvemnet for the students.
You can see the whole 48 picture set on my Flickr. Here are a few shots of the finished product.
Yesterday the new tables for the lab were delivered. We got them installed so quickly the guys brought the computers and monitors over that morning. After lunch we unboxed them and set them up. Today we finished the cabling. I hope to get the lab completely done by Thursday the latest. Tomorrow the printer is getting delivered. Still need to set up the printer, image the lab, inventory the lab, and test everything. I had one DOA machine, so hopefully that will get fixed quickly.
Tom, Max, and Jeff – the best tech crew I could have asked for. Thanks guys!
Empty lab, nice and clean.
Tables fresh off the truck.
Tables installed. The teacher’s station is in the foreground. The student stations have recessed monitor shelves.
End of the day Monday. No more pictures from today, I’ll take some more later this week.