“Well I think we should do away with the Electoral College, and just go to the popular vote. That way, we get whom we want“. Poster on a Facebook news thread. Um, Yeah. Education is important.
I dedicate this column to him ^.
Sometimes when our relationship is going well, I’m bored, or I just don’t want him to forget, I’ll bring something up that he said, like 23 years ago, and I’ll act hurt. It’s a game I like to play called, “Make Merrill Apologize” and it’s fun. Early in our relationship, we were on the phone, and I asked him, “Do you think I’m fat?”. Now, 19 yr old GI’s have no idea that a question is anything more than a question, and he was so smitten with me, he answered, “Well, you could lose 10lbs“….Yes, I remember that, and still bring it up today. The Media, the Antichrist of this society, does that too. When the days are long and hot and the people are staying inside watching movies and trying to stay cool, they like to throw out Facebook grenades, that detonate, and cause nefariousness. A question on KY3 asked something about Clinton, and the illegitimate nature of Trump’s presidency…(I have to laugh because they did that to Obama too)…..Illinois Schools.…Let me freaking tell you why, the popular vote doesn’t work…if after that, you still think the E.C. should be dismembered, then I have to assume you’re part of the Chicago Machine…..
The Illinois Assembly, did not….DID NOT pass a school budget. No, all that hemming and hawing over the money, and the new tax on the money, only served to shut the people up and divert their attention to something shiny. Now we have schools, smaller schools, in danger of closing after the new year. So many have had to cut their budgets to bare bones, that now, they cannot even operate with any Rainy/Snowy Day Funds. Many in the Bismarck District received an email yesterday from our Superintendent of Schools warning us of an impending closure, in January, if the Illinois General Assembly did not get off their asses and do their freaking jobs. POS’s….in what other line of work, do you get to be totally lazy and paid for it? We had the ball, we voted in a Republican Governor; which come on, he’s no Christmas Ham, but we kept the same supporting casts……Now, the most vulnerable in society is going to be used as pawns in a war between Red and Blue, and only because the military is off limits……Seriously, are we going to sit back and let them start closing Rural Schools, or is it time we started kicking their asses? It’s up to you folks…..I’m not going to be here….anymore.
And so, we the voters, gave Illinois permission to have, start, control, and apparently destroy, the lottery, because we thought the proceeds from the lottery; which should have created the best school systems in the WORLD, were going to be used for education. They were not. I’m not making this a debate over teachers pensions, because I get it. No, this is about the continued mismanagement of lottery and budget funds for our schools, and now, they’re threatening to close…one by one. Now I ask you, Rural America, do you want your children shoved into huge CO-OPS where the teacher to student ration is ridiculous, security is non-existent…..or worse…..EXISTENT, do you want large, crowded high schools where kids continually fall through the cracks while selling crack to each other? If you do, keep walking Slick, this isn’t about you, but if you don’t…..well it’s time you staged a revolt….it’s time you care about something…..it’s time you call your Rep, but WTF is he going to do? See, this is the part where a quick tutorial on the E.C. comes in handy. Downstate Illinois is sick and tired, and tired and sick of Chicago. That city, is like a freaking sea-gull infested landfill, that stinks to high, high heaven. Their politics are so filthy, that I can smell the mold on their coke machines from down here. We are tired of that blood sucking, parasite of a city constantly creating, developing then implementing policies…for us. The elected officials in the General Assembly come from Chicago…the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader….both Chicago Democrats….both concerned with Chicago, because Chicago pays for their children to go to public schools….Oh, and the Illinois Attorney General, is the daughter of the Illinois Speaker of the House……but we don’t care…..they’re not even trying to hide it anymore. We are the perfect example of WHY you do NOT want the Popular Vote ruling your country…..I’d really prefer we all cede those snakes from the state, but Wisconsin doesn’t want them, and Indiana wants a dump fee…..Smart state. So….Illinois Schools.…All we’re doing is making ….then allowing (and paying) corrupted officials…. California….here I come…..Pick up the fight Illinois….this state is going to ruin our children. Be Blessed.
Go get em Champs: http://vote-il.org/Officials.aspx?State=IL&Report=IL
Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.