[Vwdiesel] Teacher Arrested

paulr reichp at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 9 00:48:41 EDT 2004

Hehehehehe....    I can relate to that....

Doyt W. Echelberger wrote:
> 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 triangle'."
> 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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Paul Reich                Electrical Engineer

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