Manit Day (Marshall Island)
According to Wikipedia:
Michaelmas (pronounced /'mɪkəlməs/) or the Feast of Ss. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael is a day in the Christian calendar, taking place on 29 September. Because it falls near the equinox, it is associated with the beginning of Autumn and the shortening of days. St. Michael, one of the principal angelic warriors, was seen as a protector against the dark of night.
Personally, I think negative ads are a greater threat than the dark of night, but thus far no saints have come forward to take care of that.
Speaking of negative ads, another kindred spirit has come forth to let us know he's leaving the ballot blank on Boswell/Lamberti: New Iowan.
School bus safety is an issue I'm surprised we don't hear about more often. School buses typically hold twice as many students as the average classroom, with a wide variety of ages, and their only supervision is an underpaid, often retired person whose first focus needs to be on the road to ensure the safety of their passengers. It amazes me that incidents like this one don't happen everyday.
Twelve areas are competing to be declared one of Iowa's "Great Places," and given the economic development
So apparently if you're on TV bragging about how you escaped your credit card debt, people will see you on TV and want their money back. Who knew?
Ryan Pettit of Des Moines shows xenophobia is still alive and well:
I am all for teaching diversity in schools and getting kids to understand and accept cultures. But why is Hubbell Elementary School celebrating Mexican Independence Day ("Hubbell Puts Gusto Into Latino Festival," Sept. 21 Register)?
What is the educational benefit of this in America?
I am curious what these kids know about the independence of the United States. Do they know who the founding fathers are, who we fought against for independence and why?
I don't think the independence of Mexico ever had much effect on Iowa.
Y'know, Ryan, you're right. I'm sure our kids are NEVER taught about American history in their public schools. Their history books definitely aren't written by people with an American bias, and their teachers probably know nothing about America. Maybe we should build a fence to keep foreign holidays from coming across the border. Or maybe we should build a fence around your house.