** No, this probably doesn't make sense to you, dear reader. But little of this in-joke-riddled mess does, anyway and the story is too long and complicated to explain. Suffice to say it's not about real teachers and is tangentially related to Maelstrom.
***This does merit some explanation. The Loinfire Club doesn't – well, rather, the Chronicler doesn't really want to get too political with this somewhat flippantly started running joke of the evening, but well, we're called the Loinfire Club, our subject matter should be self-evident. Earlier in the evening, the chatter had descended to the topic of the US presidential elections and the McCain-Palin ticket. Palin, being a divisive figure, generated much chatter and the bit that repulsed/enraged/shocked us all the most was the fact that under her reign as Mayor, women paid for their own post-rape examinations, which cost something between US$500 to 1200. Of course, Palin has been denying any knowledge of this, but she did appoint the guy who passed the new regulations into place and also sign the documents concerning the cutbacks in funding. (Either she's really oblivious or lying, neither really being a good trait.) If the dear reader wants more, a google of "rape kit" and "Sarah Palin" should render them more than they want to know about the matter. This really wasn't intended to descend into political debate, it's mostly to justify the continued reference to Palin's callousness to rape victims. Oh, and the bit about her being a soccer mom.