Under the plan, the council would cut $25 million from the $1.4 billion it contributed to the public school system this year. It would also take more control over the way the schools, and other county agencies, save to cover retiree health insurance.The council would largely direct the school cuts to an account covering employee benefits, said Ervin, a former Board of Education member. The goal, she said, is to keep the cuts from affecting classrooms, while making sure that school employees share in countywide budget cuts.
Fuck you. I've said this before: my wife is a public school teacher, one of my best friends is a public school teacher, both my parents were public school teachers as were two of my favorite aunts and two of my favorite uncles, so I plead FULL DISCLOSURE AND SELF-INTEREST AND BLIND SPOT when I say.... when I say.... when I say twelve hours ago I was glowing and now I'm heartsick again. It was a nice four days pretending I wasn't anguishing the clusterfuck.
- Honoring the particular.
- Politics of revenge and submission.
- Police state. Well, not quite yet, there's work still to be done, which is why Corporate will ensure motherfucking Obama is reelected.
- On the above. You know, I've never denied my complicity, but at least I'm not wiring the panopticon for a living, I'm just helping Corporate train the next generation of neo-cons and Chicago economists (who order and control the panopticon).
- Disobedience? Really?
- The way things aren't.
- Matty and Megan.
- Insupportable policy versus overambitious force.
- Vote for your favorite Metro map redesign!
- Fresh episodes of heartsickness make me listen to Will Oldham:
- The Stockholm Syndrome Theory of Long Novels.
- Kertzer. Though I gave up on KEXP, your fucking Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fucking Fire, Fucking Hipster Top 40 station, I still tuned into the weekly archives of Best Ambience.
- Rudy Foolish.
- The sounds are always begging.
- I am drinking again.
- Raining in darling.
- Your will miss me when I burn.
THE SCIENCES SING A LULLBYE
Physics says: go to sleep. Of course you're tired. Every atom in you has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes nonstop from mitosis to now. Quit tapping your feet. They'll dance inside themselves without you. Go to sleep. Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch by inch America is giving itself to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch. You aren't alone. All of the continents used to be one body. You aren't alone. Go to sleep. Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow, Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle, Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town and History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.
And the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday -- 8 to fucking 1 -- about the right of the police to bust down your door without a search warrant if they "hear evidence being destroyed" -- like flushing the toilet (Alito) -- tells you all you need to know about where this country is headed.ReplyDelete
But who gives a shit about the Constitution anymore anyway? It's so quaint.
(Sorry if you already discussed this and I missed it.)
First, congratulations to Planet. Second, bake sales aplenty. Third, I figure by the time my youngest hits high school, the day will run from 8-9 am for class, 9-1 interning at a fast food joint.ReplyDelete
"Sorry officer, I was taking a shit."
She's got an art show at her school on Thursday - I post some photos; she's astonishing. I probably won't go into more detail than here, but irony is me pushing her towards art while her mother pushed her towards music.ReplyDelete
Yes, Obama's two SCOTUS picks solidly in the Police State camp. The fucker.
As for the Metro map redesign, I'll only vote for the one that shows us where the fuckers are doing "random" searches.ReplyDelete
I'm salivating to be approached by these goons, frankly, so I can tell them off eight ways to Sunday. But I'm not likely to get singled out, being a middle-class white woman. We all know which people are likely to get abused.
I would like to congratulate you and Planet, as well.ReplyDelete
As for the 4th Amendment.
P.S. When they kick out your front door...
Yeah, they're not even bothering to kayfabe much anymore.ReplyDelete
Eat the kayfabe. Or don't. Doesn't matter.
Here I am nursing bubonic accompanied by The Drugs Of Modren Medsin and I can find wonderful silver in those youngsters who manage to flourish amidst the filth. Yeah, we're handing them shit. They're up to the task.ReplyDelete
(Apologies for the merry sunshine act. It happens rarely.)
Lisa, agree re the Constitution. It's gone the way of K-Tel records. Who knows, maybe like vinyl albums, it'll stage an underground renaissance with the kids in about 30 years.ReplyDelete