THREE ALARM fire at the home front. Mo’ not crazy ’bout the late cancellation, but coolest head prevails; that would be heir to throne. Yes, she says the foregoance of Daddy/Daughter in favor of surprise family home evening with mommy included, is OK by her even though last-minute. It’s not that Daddy doesn’t believe in girl scouts or the wearing of uniforms, jinostic nationalism and the like. Pray tell, dear raiders, which daddy was it was all in favor at first blush of the infamous McDonalds Teacher Night, uhhh, before Daddy began to turn against beef, of course?
BUT DON’T GET ME started on “support the troops” on the cookie boxes or going to the local police to be admonished to always do good by very large men who can’t see their belt or are otherwise unfit for regular duty. Indoctrination needn’t be so overt.
So what if the kids come to believe a strong affiliation between education and McDonalds. Or that the corporate types get to clown the hard-working teachers by having a bunch of assistant manager 19 year olds say Mr T take this to table 7 and don’t come back til you clean up all along the way I’ll be checking your work. Fortunately I believe my daughter’s teacher has more integrity than that. I know I do; its just that pesky capitalization again; big M little C big D I simply can’t keep up. Daddy really doesn’t believe in capitalization, I think.
FIRST ALARM THIS AM was from my daughter. I must present the world more as it is; less how I wish it was. She asked about a sick friend, and why I hadn’t been talking about her. She requested I pass on tidings to the woman. Big girl hadda quickly comprehend such courtesan life can lead to detachment from any seeming normalcy. Those who find themselves in such dilemma, indoctrinated in addiction, cannot cope and have become hopeless.
Colleen is sick. I can’t help.
I won’t. Not that way.
Life is Not Safe For The Uninitiated.
What can i say? Only the truth. Certainly, it must be impressed upon the child, the difficult adherence to principles exhibited by her mother, my wife, vis-a-vis the limousine of life Abby had grown to believe a woman of such leisure as Queen Colleen (sic) to reside in; this must be reconciled. I began by emphasizing the reason mommy has real pain and emotions and why we are committed to caring about making our best efforts to alleviate sadness mommy feels, is that mommy deals with real life every day. That list, Abby? of stuff you need to do every day that reiterates your commitment to such simple things as hygiene? nutrition? rest and meditation? these are things about which Daddy’s friend could only begin to care about, these precious assurances of our devotion to ourselves, to each other, after a long period of convalescence focused on overcoming a terrible addition to drugs, to a life and style of living, to not caring, to having lost hope. These things, I had to tell Abigail, finally, to clear my conscience and the air:
It does not appear likely will happen.
Kid is smart enough to not ask what then?
We just dunno, kiddo.
But I’m here for ya.
I ain’t never leaving.
stories coming out my I got a lot on my plate. I got other stuff I deal with sometimes, too. Family stuff. I don’t have a bug up my ass about it anymore; i figure ain’t that just the way. So a little humor, puhleez. Thank you. Figures you choose this one. In Home for the Holidays, Jodie Foster brings a gem, all based on the premise of a turkey. Alright, she must’ve said, taskmaster that the woman has always been known to be, let’s try it again. From the top.
Downey should catch it this time.
just don’t let the relatives start with their stories…
Thankful? Absolutely. Know what I want? Hell, no.
1-2-6 i’m in the hall. Harrummpphh.
ORIGINAL POST 9/7/12
THE STATE OF SCHOOLS: PHILLY
Yup, it’s Philadelphia all over America. W.C. Fields-style.
Let’s go find
a spanking new school in suburban Philly. Schools in districts outside Philly get upwards of twice the money per student. Philly has been starved at less than 10K (USD annually) per student into this mess. It is an inherently greed-based, racist system where some have stolen the estate, the literal means of educating our children.
LEFT BEHIND? cruel joke
Don’t think our children aren’t smart enough to know.
or to see how we pretend the truth ain’t the truth.
Using lies and deceit, unwilling to
come to the table in good faith, nor even
extend an olive branch to those less fortunate
among us, unwilling to truly implement change
that could matter, unwilling to pay anything,
let alone their fair share,
have secreted upwards of double digit trillions (USD)
in the thirty-odd years since ALEC first began
subverting electoral politics with policymaking
outside the system advancing the moving of our
corporate manufacturing infrastructure to further
safe haven. Stolen from each of us, as we arm the
world for no.good.reason and perpetrate war crimes.
Read the paper.
We are Germany in the 30′s.
Roving bands of marauding thieves, in suits.
Most of us don’ t realize the absolute wealth
and insulation the people these marauders
report to and worship have attained.
The protection they own;
political and media goons…
not to mention the cops
to back ‘em up.
If yer not invited to the party, yer f*cked.
If yer dark, good luck with that.
Poor? what’s in it fer them?
“Why Isn’t Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News?”
The city has a lot of poor and black children. Our ruling classes don’t want to invest in educating these young people, preferring instead to track into lifetimes of insecure, low-wage labor and/or prison. Our elites don’t need a populace educated in critical thinking. So low-cost holding tanks that deliver standardized lessons and tests, computerized, operated by profit-making “educational entrepreneurs” are the way to go.
lifetimes of insecure, low-wage labor or prison
They ain’t stoppin there
Yossarian: He was very old.
Whore: But he was a boy.
Yossarian: Well, he died. You don’t get any older than that.
like night and day,
our worlds in which
we travel are sometimes
outside the slim reality
we have built. Eventually,
it is a matter of fact:
heavenly bodies collide.
Like twin galaxies never again
to bounce star stuff between.
Like two planets revolvin’
around the same sun, so…
he’s stupid, yo
he is stupid, isn’t he?