Let's lay a Peach upon the idea of appointing an ad hoc committee made up of school board members, interested members of the public - particularly those with some financial background -to take a look at the Warren County School District's ledger.
It's not that we don't believe the school board or the administration when they start talking about the necessity to raise taxes and/or cut programs, but another set of eyes to assess the financial picture wouldn't hurt.
After all, the recommendations of an ad hoc panel wouldn't be binding, and they might be enlightening.
There's no question that flying has become a far bigger hassle than we ever imagined, with scanners that peek under your clothing to actual pat downs by ham-handed TSA employees. Without question "it's the Pits," and we're tempted to award more than one in this category given its assault on our individual sensibilities.
But, here's a thought: Is it possible that al Qaida, or whatever lunatic outfit dispatched the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber had just this sort of thing in mind? Perhaps they sent these dullards on their merry way knowing their shoe bombs and underwear bombs were just as worthless as their wearers. Perhaps that's the idea. If they had sent smart people laden with effective bombs, we would likely never have known that shoes and underwear are harbingers of mayhem. Then again, maybe we're giving alQaida's leading head cases credit for intelligence they don't deserve either.
On to happier thoughts.
Black Friday? Who came up with this national obsession that follows a day of such pure familial joy? If flat screen televisions can be sold for pennies on the dollar on this one day each year, what does that tell us about the margins involved in their marketing the other 364 days?
How about a Black Tuesday, March 15, or at least a Gray July 5.
We promise we'll fidget in line, jostle for position and respond like lemmings on other days of the year...if the price is right, of course.
Yes, this has been a particularly wet week, and it was inevitable that snow has visited Warren County -what, you didn't know? - but all in all this hasn't been a particularly bad fall in Kinzua Country.
If this is global warming, it's not so bad so far. Just so it's over by the time WinterFest comes along.
Here's a Peach for Joe Sestak. A pessimist might have viewed his visit to Warren County last week as an early scoping effort aimed at some future political campaign. But, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and credit for personally making the rounds to thank his supporters in person. It's seldom you hear from a politician after he or she has recently lost a hotly contested and sometimes contentious race.
Are you listening, Mrs. Dahlkemper?