I figured the title of this post might get you to click and care.
Picture: A topless librarian checking in books and checking out books. Just sit with that visual. That would make going to the library an entirely different experience…yikes.
I like libraries. What a concept. Anyone can walk into a public library and can check out a book for free! A library is like a huge home that takes care of books no matter how old they become. Libraries are elegant or sad depending on the zip code. Libraries are examples of democracy because they allow people of all socio-economic backgrounds to enjoy access to great literature and access to the internet. And I still cannot get over you can check out books for free. What a concept.
For the past 15 to 20 years libraries across the nation have seen budget cuts that are so harsh eventually each institution must decide whether or not to hire a credentialed librarian. Yep, most elementary, middle, and high schools have gotten rid of their school librarians. You would think a school librarian would be one of the most important educational positions at a school but unfortunately since there is no way to measure their performance–using test scores– librarians across the nation were given their walking papers. Schools–you know institutions of learning– have removed librarians from their libraries. Genius.
Most librarians have been replaced with library technicians aka cheap labor. Check them in. Check them out. Keep them in order and occasionally dust. No need to curate a school library when you can get it for cheap. And now schools have decided to redesign their libraries…get rid of their collection to make room for storage.
You know what kind of schools don’t have libraries? Poor schools. Underprivileged communities and who needs access to good books at school after all?
If you don’t have a library with a credentialed librarian at your children’s schools then you are getting “screwed” by your school principal and school district’s superintendent. I teach at a top rated high school in the United States. There are million dollar homes across the street from our school. Parents rent apartments so as to enroll their children in a superior public high school but for some reason there is no money available to care for our school library.
Our high school library has been recently destroyed by a group of administrative morons. They have lied and fabricated a myriad of ridiculous reasons to diminish the size of our library collection “cuz those books are old”. Dismantling a library is never a solution to any problem. As a matter of fact it is creating a list of problems beginning with: it is a fucking horrible idea disguised as a logical solution.
Things are falling apart and I just cannot bring myself to read about the crazy making government destroying machine that is happening in our country. Its not that my head is in the sand– it is just I cannot take it any more…at least not today.
All you have to do is read the headlines shouting, “Meals on Wheels and Medicaid will be Gutted”. Or if Barron and Melania lived in D.C. for only six days important programs that help those less fortunate in our society could stay funded. What a concept. Government for the people, by the people taking care of people. That sounds weird.
How can I look anyone in the eye today and say, “Have a good day, even though our country is in a mid-death spiral, other than that, have a good day.” I can’t even get out of my pajamas it is that bad.
So instead I am on my couch sitting next to my dog and there is a light drizzle outside. I contemplate the plight of the human race. And then I came upon this…
Now I feel so much better cuz I’m experiencing what so many people are experiencing: Butterfly Brain.
Why do I have tomorrow off from work the same day my doctor’s office is closed? This can only mean one thing: President’s Day…Sales! Is there a better way to spend my favorite holiday than shopping. We can show the entire world how great our Presidents really are -they give us great bargains on household appliances and cars. I’m sure I’m just like many Americans on the eve of Presidents Day so excited I can hardly sleep. But before I go to bed as a family tradition my husband and I will be playing “Guess Which President Didn’t Try F’ Us?”
I always win with number 29 Warren Harding – some would say the worst president ever – 1921 to 23. Supposedly he ran the White House like it was a boys club with drinking and golfing and womanizing. Just as the friends he’d appointed for cabinet positions were being nailed for corruption one after another. Sound familiar? Harding contracted what doctors assumed was ptomaine poisoning (I don’t even know how to pronounce ptomaine) and died of a related heart attack. Rumors abounded that his wife Mrs. Florence Harding poisoned him to protect what legacy he had left. I guess we all should try and
remember: Behind every great man is a woman. So be very careful. Happy President’s Day.
I think I’ve been in denial about the reality of our state of affairs in our country. Yikes. Seriously, what ever progress we thought we had made by electing Obama we are clearly heading in the other direction.
Sure Obama already had us in eight wars, we lost Habeus Corpus, whatever that is, we tortured some “folks”, which sounds more folksy than torture-eey. And the Democrats and Republicans are pretty much the same game in town cuz no one represents me!
Debbie Wasserman Shultz represents her own special interests, Donna Brazil doesn’t listen to her constiuency, Tim Kaine is cool with right to work and don’t you ever forget that. Nancy Pelosi is sooooo last century, Chuck Shumer pretends he cares and pretty much does what the corporation want him to do and don’t get me started on Cory Booker. He had the chance to stand up for the middle class and struggling class to vote for access to pharmaceutical from Canada and he didn’t. He is no better than Ted Cruz. Oh wait Ted Cruz actually voted for the amendment that Bernie Sanders also voted in support.
It’s officially 2017 and I am in no mood to see or speak to anyone except my dog “Brownie”. A lot of people think I spent my New Year’s at a Hollywood party making out with a movie star but instead I stayed home sick.
Sick of everything. Things got so bleak I brought in the New Year watching CNN. “Brownie” loves Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin New Year’s Eve tomfoolery. And now what? I’ve got an empty stomach cuz of the flu. I cannot take one more episode of “Game of Thrones”. I got so desperate I even started watching “Girls”and then I realized I wanted them all killed off in season one.
I no longer feel broken. I have gathered my thoughts.
Holy Shit Batman did you hear who is going to be the next President of the United States of America? Well here’s your first clue: you loved him in his hit reality show series on NBC “The Apprentice”.
If you guessed “Tiny Hands” Donald Trump than you are correct. Donald Trump is irresistible and that is troubling. Seriously I have bruises on my arms because I keep pinching myself trying to wake myself from this nightmare. And listen I’m not for the lesser of two evils or care that Hillary Rodham Clinton lost. I am having a hard time understanding how some people cried. Some people are still crying. I want to punch something. (I don’t cuz I’m a wimp who is adverse to creating unnecessary pain.)
I wonder what the 41% of those Americans who didn’t vote feel? I like to think the people who didn’t vote just couldn’t stomach exerting any amount of effort for either candidate and decided to stay home with their family putting those finishing touches on their bomb shelter. .
I know there are thousands and thousands of people who are stunned by the election results. I was not prepared at all. I wasn’t overly confident. I mean I was just hoping Jill Stein would somehow make progress. Trump is about to speak at his election headquarters. Right now Trump has 257 Electoral Votes and Hillary has 215!
11:50 pm and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump and conceded. He is about to speak to the United States and I’m perplexed. Oh there’s Michael Pence strutting across the stage with his family and boy that fellar is next in line to become president. wow.
“This is a historic night and the American people have spoken and elected a new champion.”
Pence looks pretty scared and shocked as he looks into the crowd wearing “Make America Great Again” red caps chanting “USA, USA, USA”.
It is my high honor and distinct privilege ‘introduce the President Elect of the United States of America Donald Trump.
Good night America.
In just a few more days it will be official who our next Commender in Chief will be.
It looks pretty evident from where I’m standing in California that it will be a mixed bag
of results. Seriously, who is going to go the polls to vote for these two horrific human “beans”? One has a serious personality disorder and the other one has a mental disorder including war hawkish tendencies. But on the bright side they’re both pathological liars. What could possibly go wrong in the next four years?
Good luck America. While corporate interests continue to override your American dream both candidates have pledged to kick someone’s ass cuz who needs a “jobs program” when we can have interventionist wars throughout the world? And we can make it into a reality show entitled “America: We Kick Ass!” (Just ask any Native American.)
I’m sitting watching the entire Republican Party slowly implode. Hooray! Every man, woman and “pussy” for themselves during this election. Donald Trump has made this election so painful and humiliating for every American and it is only going to get worse no matter what the outcome.
Can we all stop pretending that Donald Trump, “The Great White Hope”, isn’t exactly the man he’s always boasted and bragged that he was? All you have to do is watch Howard Stern and watch the biggest Republican Presidential Nominee train-wreck provide substantial evidence how his misogynistic brain works 24/7.
So I wonder when God started hating the Republicans? Oh and when did he start hating the Democrats? Come on, God hates America. Just look at our presidential candidates. Do you really need more proof God hates America?
Vote JILL STEIN!
Here we are less than two months away from the presidentia election and Draft Dodging Donald is somehow exposed as the worse “human bean”– cuz he’s recorded saying apparent vulgarities such as “grabbing pussy” and “on it like a bitch”.
It wasn’t his hateful accusations about Muslims, or indictments against Mexicans or how there are too many “Pigs, slobs and dogs” aka unattractive bitches. What really turned up the heat on the Trump campaign is his recorded disregard for women and disrespectful boastfulness that he likes to call “locker room talk”. Are we really surprised?
Then there’s the newest installment of Wikleaks highlighting even more disturbing details regarding unethical practices and a racist culture inside the Clinton Campaign. Some will say, “no one is perfect” but holy crap the level of corruption Clinton’s Campaign apparently is well versed on bending the rules to play the game and win.
After watching tonight’s debate am I suppose to feel good about the direction our country is headed because I definitely don’t feel good.
Neither candidate can provide the type of leadership our country deserves. Trump and Hillary are both corporatists. They’re loyal to corporations not to people.
The only future these two candidates are able to provide will be more wars, more financial corruption and more enslavement to low earning jobs which will exploit the working class brown people.
I’m voting for Dr. Jill Stein. I know there are people that say, “Voting third party is irresponsible and dangerous”.
My friend or amigo let me delicately state: You have been fully indoctrinated by corporate America. You have swallowed their propaganda and you continue to justify your anti third party argument believing Hillary Clinton is the only solution and Donald Trump will wreck our country. You are –what I refer to as–a delusional pragmatist. Hillary Clinton is not a leader. She doesn’t defend or protect the working class as a matter of fact she is a war profiteer and has a pretty snug relationship with Wall Street. Trump is no better and just based on his temperament he is a certifiable “mental case”.
This Presidential Election we should come together and support Dr. Jill Stein. If not now? When?