Happy 5000th Kilroy blog post!

Yep we’re at the 5000th blog post since starting in 2006 at Blogspot as Kilroy Was Here and called it quits December 2007. I made a quick bounce back as The Revenge of Kilroy moving  to WordPress then settling in as Kilroy’s Delaware May 2008. I trashed and burned Kilory’s at Blogspot and Revenge of Kilroy and refocused.

This is what Jason said at the 2007 Kilroy funeral

jason330 says:

This is timeless no matter what happens:

Parents who have children in school, please get involved with your school and child’s education. Even quality teachers can only do so much with limited resources. Don’t send your child to school thinking it the teacher’s job to educate them. It’s your job to be the teacher’s partner and work with your child at home to reinforce the days lesson. You are your child’s first teacher.

I would add that it is also your job to be the teacher’s partner regarding discipline. And d don’t let the only time you show up at school be when your kid gets suspended and don’t be there to claim that your child is innocent.

Steve Newton said this:

In the meantime: Kilroy needs to stay here. If you believe in what John was doing, step up to the damn plate and become a Kilroy (or a Kil-rette). The reason that “Kilroy” became the graffiti of choice in the World War II is that Kilroy was everywhere. Kilroy couldn’t be killed or silenced because Kilroy was potentially EVERYONE.

Jason Delaware Liberal, Mike Matthews Down With Absolutes and Dana Garrett at Delaware Watch really inspired me to become a blogger. Matthews trashed and burned his blog because he had to join the real world! Jason stayed put as he was the real world and Dana still lurks among us but not as a blogger! Dana is amazing and I knew him and work with him when he was a grad student. It was a trip watching him match wits with juvenile delinquents at a treatment center we both worked at.  

It does get tough with my limited writing skills but I make no bones that I have a GED and a pocketful of college credits. I was served by Title 1 back in 1964-65. I served on may committees local and state and yep a school PTA president (go figure Publius) However,  it was never about me but about voice. I feel no matter what station you hold in life you have a voice and it should be equal. The poorest of poor parent should have equal voice.  

One thing that I find amazing is, with all the PhD’s calling the shots in education, I can only wonder why things are so fucked up!

Honestly, I hate blogging! I have a much bigger and better story to tell. However, perseverance prevails and I will finish this mission!

The verbal obscenities you may see here is nothing compared the the obscenities of the system and politicians like Jack Markell. My words may be obscene but people like Jack’s agenda are far more obscene and damaging.

Whatever!    

21 responses to “Happy 5000th Kilroy blog post!

  1. Huzzah!

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  2. Congratulations on your milestone. I love your blog. I’ve learned a lot about our education system by reading your blog. I do see some things differently than I did before I started reading it.
    And yes, Huzzah!

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  3. Congratulations! You rock, Kilroy!

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    • Yes some words are obscene but what some are doing to our children is far far worse.
      Do not go away–the truth must be told. Thanks

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  4. Congratulations Kilroy, you are a good guy. I agree with Jack, sometimes a little obscene, but your heart is always in the right place, what is best for the kids.

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  5. Elizabeth Lockman

    Congratulations, Kilroy! I agree with all that’s been said – you may be a bit salty 😛 – but you’re doing a real service. THANKS!

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  6. Joanne Christian

    And to think I knew you when……..from the Bulls’ Eye to the Sky Box…..you’ve kept your eye on education, your fingers on the keyboard, your mind on critical analysis, your mouth on “is this mike on”, and your heart in the right place. Your message has always come through loud and clear–no doubt a CREDIT to your GED and writing skills! Why deliver just another bland post?! Embrace that talent!!! We all have!!

    Congratulations Kilroy–the Speaker of the House–and the Writer of What’s Right–Revealer of What’s Wrong–and overall Education Enlightener in this State.

    Let’s hope it won’t take another 5000 posts to right this ship…..so you can retire:)

    But looking forward to every one of them until then!!

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

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  7. lastDEconservative

    Profanity and obscenity as a vehicle can be debated, but the ability to be loud and unapologetic in this arena should only be lauded. Would you whisper at any other child molester having his way with your progeny? (Hyperbole works, too)

    Dare we anoint Kilroy the Wm. Lloyd Garrison of the age?

    “I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hand of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.”
    – Wm Lloyd Garrison
    The Liberator, Vol. 1, Issue 1
    January 1831

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    • lastDEconservative

      Now, the fact that you generally are off the track as to where energy should be focused … well, that’s for another day. Congrats on all the posts and all the sponsors and advertisers.

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  8. lastDEconservative

    For newbies, I think it would be helpful to run the Kilroy credits every 100th post or so. You know, the cast of characters and their real life players. Even Jimmy didn’t know he was Jimmy Olsen for quite a while, and only then when Lois clued him in. And didn’t I give you that name for him in response to your query early in his tenure??

    And imagine someone visiting for the first time trying to figure out Batgirl. Pete and RePete. Even I don’t know who some of them are and I’ve been here a while now.

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  9. Wow. if you wrote only one post per year, you would have started in 2986 BC…

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  10. Publius e decere

    All of this Kum-Ba-Yah over Kilroy is enough to make me reach for the scotch. But what the heck, I’ll pile on and agree that Kilroy is fun and addictive whether he is right (yes, sometimes) or wrong (well, who’s counting?). Congratulations on having “posted a 5K”. It has been a hoot, and yes I have learned some things here. But for Kilroy to say “honestly, I hate blogging” is, well, the final push I need to reach for the scotch. Again. See ya at the 10K marker. Or in the funny papers!

    With true congrats — Publius.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      What Publius does have a heart the pumps at 98.6 degrees. :). The truth is always in the middle of the divide. I just put the meat on the table and season it up.I do hate blogging from this side! I see it as a responsibility not hobby.And if you look real close in my comments to others I am for the most part respectful. I’ll admit I try to get your goat so that you’ll come out to play. Remember, I like playing chess to the point of stalemate and just reset the board. Checkmate game over is a no win.And I don’t care who is who around here as we all have a voice right or wrong. I’ll be here for 10k to achieve my mission if necessary. I just need to leave something tangible behind or it will all be for nothing. And that you for the cngrats. .

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  11. lastDEconservative

    “The truth is always in the middle of the divide.”
    If by “always” you mean “never,” I agree wholeheartedly.

    “I’ll admit I try to get your goat so that you’ll come out to play.”
    This fawning is getting a little creepy, Kilroy.

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  12. “One thing that I find amazing is, with all the PhD’s calling the shots in education, I can only wonder why things are so fucked up”!

    Sorry Kilroy, it’s all of the “Masters in Business” (not a PHD among them either) calling the shots in education and there’s your answer.
    John kowalko

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    • lastDEconservative

      And nary a politician that names the game, sets the rules, and amends them on a whim, is to blame. Why, of course not.

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  13. Congrats Kilroy! Glad we got to know each other through our blogging. Your blog inspired my former blog 🙂 Thanks for that, for all of the joking around, and for the serious stuff too.

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