September 08, 2010

A copy editor really needed to get their pen on this



I only had a couple of minutes to bap on The Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences, I'm sure youse guys can throw in much more fun.

Al Gore has had some tough breaks — like losing the presidency after getting more votes than the other guy — but the noted environmentalist achieved a singular honor last week, becoming the first vice president to have a Los Angeles school named after him.

And, fittingly, the school will be devoted to environmental themes. {as opposed to education}

But as in the 2000 election, there's a catch. {a catch?  since when is the U.S. Constitution a catch?}  Critics say the campus' location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.

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"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates {I thought Gore was a famous advocate of his own pocketbook} is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe "would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society." {making sure the school is safe should be a basic fucking requirement, and should have nothing to do with honoring ManBearPig.}

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Lowry said the school's environmental emphasis will do Gore proud, including recycling projects and research and beach cleanups {but will he make money off carbon offsets from this?  I don't think he's going to be proud if he doesn't.}. Cross-curriculum efforts will include environmental speeches and presentations in English {at least they're teaching some English in this school}, topsoil measurements in math and climate study in science.

The principal also envisions an organic garden that could produce a student-led farmer's market.

Suwol said Lowry sounds "incredibly wonderful," but added that she'd feel better if the vegetables were grown in planters above the ground.  {I feel bad cackling over kids getting poisoned, so I won't shout "BWAHAHAHAHAAA!".  But at least, thanks to the 20 million child deaths from the DDT ban, the school won't be overcrowded.}
(via IHateTheMedia)

UPDATED to include the Crazed Sex Poodle pic.  Thanks to Aggie for sticking that back in our brains.

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