Protesting the board

The PUHSD teachers union had hundreds of people out picketing at the board meeting Thursday night. They met about a half mile from the board meeting, then picketed down Central to the meeting.

It was cool to see that much involvement. I asked and was told that there are about 1400 teachers in the district. That means the CTA might've had over 20% of the teachers show up to picket.

Inside we could hear them cheering out things like "CTA" and "It's not about the money." throughout the meeting.

The heart of the issue is that there has been a mutually agreed upon professional agreement in place between the teachers and PUHSD for decades and the school board has decided to summarily throw it out.

Help a teacher's union?

Want to help a bunch of teachers? The Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) is poised to shove a new "handbook" down the throats of its teachers :(.

The new "handbook" is being used to replace a mutually agreed upon professional agreement and is being instituted against the wishes of the teachers and their professional association.

The meeting will be at the district office, 4502 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ, at 19:30 Thursday night.

According to the CTA president there will be a rally before the meeting at 4000 N. Central Ave. from 17:45 to 18:30 and then they'll march down to the board meeting.

Geklaut :(

Someone stole the planters Sonya had just made :(. They were nice size planters ( as big as she can make ) and she'd recently put them out front. She was off to get potting soil for them and plop in some greenery, but they're gone :(. Same with her gardening stool.

Her neighbors ( the ones with the jungle ) say they've been having stuff disappear from their place as well :(. Got to be hard to pull stuff out of there. They had a couple of little villages removed and some trains and other stuff.

We said it'd be fine with us if they re-enable the sensors to turn lights on at night if people



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Freewill Konzert

Arun and I went to a Freewill concert tonight. As before they were fantabulous! Great show. It was his first time to see them and he was dutifully impressed.

I think they added to the light show. They need a projector and some videos to go with the show. They could do a google maps thing for subdivisions :). It'd be cool to fade from normal street to combo to satellite and back during the song.

Unfortunately Jay was in with his band, so he missed it. Bought a Freewill sticker and got the band to autograph it for him.

They've got another show at the same place lined up for the 16th of June. They're gonna give away one of Geddy's dryer shirts at that show! The giveaway will be based on who donates the most food at the show. Spaghetti Lee's wife held up the shirt for me, so I could get a picture of it. Looks like it came out well.

German Corner


4900 E. Indian School Road




602 840 7838

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Weird Al


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theming flexinode

Figured out how to format flexinode items. Only works for PHPtemplate themes, so changed to a new theme. Most seem to be fixed width :(.

Still need to figure out how to autofill blocks. Looks like I'll probably have to break down and do some PHP for that.



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Nights With Alice Cooper


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