[Vwdiesel] Teacher Arrested

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at mail.buckeye-express.com
Wed Sep 8 23:38:25 EDT 2004

I was a teacher before I retired, so this was interesting to me. It doesn't 
belong on a diesel email list, so delete it immediately. It is reported to 
be a news story in Phoenix newspaper:

At Phoenix Sky Harbor airport today, an individual later discovered to be a 
public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in 
possession of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare, a slide rule, and a 
calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General John Ashcroft 
said he believes the man is a member of the notorious al-gebra movement. He 
is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction. 
Al-gebra is a fearsome cult," Ashcroft said. "They desire average solutions 
by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of 
absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to 
themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common 
denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As 
the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'there are 3 sides to every 
When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had 
wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given 
us more fingers and toes."

Mid-week smile?

Middle-weak smile?

Doyt Echelberger

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