Thursday, November 12, 2009
Ok, so I completely brain-farted on Veterans Day yesterday, which bums me out because I have a deep respect for the military men and women who serve this country, a respect that supersedes any feelings I might have about the conflicts in which they serve.
Last night I saw this movie on HBO and it got me right here (taps chest). It's a very simple movie, with little dialogue and no big action scenes or sweeping musical cues, but it's as powerful a movie as any I've ever seen. Even though it deals with a subject that none of us likes to think about, it does so in an honorable and ultimately positive way, focusing on the good in people, not political statements. If you have HBO or Netflix, I encourage you to watch it, but have some tissues at the ready.
I'm moderating comments because stuff like this tends to bring out the trolls.
From The Smoking Gun.
Nice dress, Principal Tredway
High-heeled Indiana educator in Halloween drunk driving bust
NOVEMBER 10--Meet Tracy Tredway. The Indiana elementary school principal was leaving a Halloween party at a bar when cops spotted him walking unsteadily. Which, of course, could have been on account of the high heels he was wearing along with a pink dress and wig.
But when Tredway, 43, got into his car and began weaving across the road, Argos Police Department officers quickly pulled over his vehicle. After failing field sobriety tests, Tredway was arrested November 1 on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge (his blood alcohol content was .188, more than twice the legal limit).
Tredway, pictured below in a Marshall County Sheriff's Office mug shot, has been placed on paid leave from his post heading Riddle Elementary School.