in the sand, under a bag, or somewhere. LOL! The more I look into what goes on in this state, the more perplexed I am and can only sit here and roll my eyes. I won't go into all of it, but I looked over the salaries of all school employees and court/legal employess of a neighboring county. That didn't leave me feeling too good. Then, I read an article where in another nearby county, the softball coach is in trouble for giving minor girls (high school age) on his team alcohol at his home- the girls were suspended from the team and they are in trouble as well but not as much trouble as the coach. Actually, I already knew that part of the story, but here's what I read tonight- "the suspension from playing baseball was removed from the girls" and it goes on to say that now they have enough people back on the team to have a chance of winning. It wasn't their own group that lifted the suspension- it was the area softball association or something like that. It wasn't actually a school team but the school suspended them over it. So the outcome is- they are suspended from school, but not the team. (I'm sure there is logic in there somewhere.) But the real clincher- apparently our State Office of Protection and Advocacy (for Special Education kids and mentally ill, etc) sued some higher ups in the state's mental health dept saying they refused to open records regarding several patients that had been injured or died in state mental health facilities- the OPA only wanted access to review the cases, they weren't trying to make them public- AND. THEY. LOST. (Yes- you got that right- the Office of Protection and Advocacy lost against state officials who refused to open files related to injured and dead mental health patients in the state's care.) Specifically, the US Circuit Court of Appeals threw it out saying that one state agency cannot sue another in Federal court- there is a "doctrine of sovereign immunity". So much for accountability in this state. Our legal people have that immunity, too.