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Oh, hey! I'm on a roll.

I sent in another letter to the editor about school vouchers, and they're printing it tomorrow. \o/ Snark phasers set to HIGH.



Original Letter From An Idiot

Re: "Vouchers are just welfare" by Beverly Rigsy and "PBS vital to democracy" Letters Feb. 14
It never ceases to amaze me that some people think that my taxes should be used to pay for PBS and public schools. But, should I want some of my taxes to pay for private schools or non-liberal TV, it is considered welfare and I am not entitled to it.

Vouchers are a way for me to get some of my tax funds back. I have paid for public schools to propagandize one of my kids and now am trying to limit it on the other.And if PBS is so necessary, it needs to stand on its own or be paid for by the people who want it.
~ [Name of jerkwad, My City]



My response:

[Name of Jerkwad], who despises the "liberal" PBS channel and its programming-- wait. What's liberal about PBS? Is it Masterpiece Theater? NOVA and that hog-wash Nature? Nope, must be Sesame Street, ooooh that's liberal stuff right there! With its letters and feelings and songs! They just let all those puppets PLAY together! And they're not the same color, and you know what I'm talking about there. (Personally, I'm a little iffy on that whole Bert and Ernie living situation.)

This response brought to you by the letters W, T and H.

~signed, my real name


"If PBS is so necessary, it needs to stand on its own, or be paid for by the people who want it." HEY! IT DOES! A small portion of government funding isn't making or breaking it, bub. They provide 15% of the CPB's funding. (Which translates to a larger portion for small towns. You know, where people who don't have a lot of money tend to be, and probably NEED free educational TV.)

Also, Arthur is a show about brown people. And Reading Rainbow? Mmm hmmm. It's all subterfuge for Gay Pride. That's how they getcha! EYE. ROLL.

PEOPLE. It is in YOUR BENEFIT to have an educated populace. As one wise woman said about her son to another woman (and I'll never forget) "I can train him up now, or he can be robbing you in five years."

Comments

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demonqueen666
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
They just let all those puppets PLAY together! And they're not the same color, and you know what I'm talking about there. (Personally, I'm a little iffy on that whole Bert and Ernie living situation.)

You go, girl.
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
I (unfortunately) wonder how many people won't know I'm JOKING.
kiji_kat
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
That last bit is going on my journal. Like, now.
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. \o/
yin_again
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Do not be hatin' on Bert and Ernie. They're in a stable, loving relationship, yo.

I love you a very whole lot for smacking down the jerkwads.
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
DON'T MAKE ME LINK YOU TO THE ERNIE/BERT COCAINE BUTT SEX FIC WITH CHARACTER DEATH.

Bert is a dirty bastard, and you know it. Hahahahaha. <3
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southernbangel
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA. You are awesome.

Also, I MISSED 30 ROCK LAST NIGHT. I weep. I mourn. I flail.

Also #2, I cracked up at one of the sentences in your last post. GUESS WHICH ONE. Heeeeeee! :DDDD

Also #3, have you seen the pictures of Harry Potter's penis? OH MY LAWD.

Also #4, I'm. . . flummoxed by last night's Office. Awesome, awesome episode, but MAN. ROY. It was that uncomfortable feeling you get sometimes watching Michael but SO MUCH WORSE. *flails*
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
DO YOU NEED A TORRENT FILE?? 30 Rock was awesome. I can hook a sista up.

#2: I cannot guess because EVERY SENTENCE WAS A GEM. Hahaha.

#3: !
!!!
!!!!!! LINK ME NOW NOW NOW NOW!!
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brunettepet
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! You are on a roll. "This response brought to you by the letters W, T and H." That made me snort water all over my screen. Of course I mentally inserted an inappropriate F.

"PEOPLE. It is in YOUR BENEFIT to have an educated populace." Word.

stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, I TOTALLY self-edited the F, because I wanted to get printed. Heh.
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ladycat777
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, stupid people. I just -- oh, my god Stoney, the *stupid people*!

Make them go away. Or remind them again that public school is free for everyone, supported by The People. The People are then given the choice of taking advantage of that public school or finding the funds for private. That is not liberal bias holy god!

Seriously. Make the stupid people go away?
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
I wish I could! Unfortunately, Newt Gingrich did a GREAT JOB ten years ago planting the seed in neo-con's heads that PBS provided porn to children on the gov'ment's dime.

And... it's like they've NEVER TURNED THE CHANNEL ON. Oh, wait. *checks numbers for Deal or No Deal* They probably haven't. :(
entrenous88
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Dear god -- if these damn people would agree to taxes for after-school programs and Head Start, yeah, maybe PBS wouldn't be so very needed for the educational sector. But when we resent schoolchildren for the money that goes to support only the most basic of educational programs, (never mind having books of their own, or getting to each breakfast and/or lunch) yeah, we're going to need some broad solutions to the problems we're creating, like shows with muppets helping kids learn how to freaking count!

Also, when you get links to DanRad's peen? Link me up, baby!
southernbangel
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Did you say "peen?" Who loves ya, baby?
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beadattitude
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yup. Still love you like whoa.

Thank goodness you're on the case, now that Molly's gone. :( You should write a column, you should. You SHOULD.

::hugs you and misses you::
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Man, I would LOVE that. So would... hundreds of others. (Boy, wouldn't that be the best job ever?)

Hi, sweetheart! I've been all germy lately, so be sure to wash your hands after hugging me. :D
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cmzero
Feb. 23rd, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
PEOPLE. It is in YOUR BENEFIT to have an educated populace. As one wise woman said about her son to another woman (and I'll never forget) "I can train him up now, or he can be robbing you in five years."

Bravo. But I'd use that to argue for both PBS and vouchers.
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I do not have a good opinion on vouchers, given their usage where I'm from. Typically they've been a way to aid (and pay for) white flight, leaving schools in the dust with fewer committed parents to be involved with making them a better place. Just my opinion, obviously.
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a2zmom
Feb. 23rd, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, evil PBS, providing culture and the alphabet. Mustn't have that.

As far as private schools - for the most part they come in two varieties. Religious, and last I checked the government still was out of the particular business. And prep school, which are for the rich who can already afford it, thanks much.
stoney321
Feb. 23rd, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I know, right? PBS pushing its gay/liberal/blacks are people too agenda. WHAT ON EARTH!

Our average cost for private schools in DFW is about 20,000 a year. !!! I'd like to make known that my kids, who are in PUBLIC school, know more math and science than our friends who shell out 50K a year for private ELEMENTARY.

it's not like their kids are at Choate or Eton where they're hobnobbing with bluenoses, you know?
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my_daroga
Feb. 23rd, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU.

God, people are dumb.
stoney321
Feb. 24th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
They sure can be. Not all, but there's enough of them ruining it for the rest.
ponders_life
Feb. 24th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
::applauds:: Thank you for speaking up (in your own inimitable style :).
stoney321
Feb. 24th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Hahahaha. Well, I do what I can. And you watch - I;ll get a flame response, just like last time. (Where the flamer indicated that the Rresurrection of Jesus Christ was THE MOST DOCUMENTED HISTORICAL EVENT EVER. Um, no it isn't.)
redbrickrose
Feb. 24th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Ha! Well said. Some people really, really need to be snarked at.
stoney321
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, YES THEY DO!! Hee!
elisi
Feb. 24th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
OK, this has *nothing* to do with your post (and also I'm in the wrong country...), but I uploaded lots of Buffy music (from the show) and thought you might like some? What with you being so very generous yourself, I just wanted to give a little back. :)
stoney321
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweet!! Thank you so much for thinking of me!! *zoom!*
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 24th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Greetings from a land where we have many public service broadcasting channels. Which provide independence, intelligent comment, crazed individualism, deeply leftwing bias now and again, the voice of the Establishment now and again, and generally anything other than commercial-driven lowest common denominator broadcasting.

Also, serious opera, schools programming, otherwise obscure international 'artistic' porn (hurrah), and, at present, the edifying spectacle of big mud-splattered men in gum-shields representing the component nations of the British Isles, trying to extract each other's intestines with their bare hands in the name of sport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/default.stm).

God bless them, every one.
stoney321
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
I envy your BBC Radio, I really do. Is it all gold? Of course not, but the majority seems to be thoughtful, well produced and hey: EDUCATIONAL.

It's so aggravating to be in a wealthy country that continually hoardes the money from those who need it most. It's like we're entering "let them eat cake" territory.
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stoney321
Feb. 26th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
You know, it's interesting how Hollywood and print media is SO focused on youth in every marketing tactic, yet the government is hyper focused on baby boomers and their parents. It's no wonder teens and college aged kids are getting less and less involved in politics - they're consistently getting the shaft.

I wonder if getting a national light shone on the issue could benefit y'all? How frustrating. Why people don't understand that their "tax dollars" being "wasted on schools" (when they don't have kids, etc.) amounts to not much more than a ha'penny a year... Shut up, folks. You want beggars and thieves running your town? Or do you want people who are educated and can care for you and your needs? Bah. And hugs to you.
xochitl42
Feb. 26th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Well, hell. I keep forgetting that I'm not allowed to drink soda while reading your posts anymore.

I need a new keyboard.

Typical NIMBY pabulum. I quite enjoyed your literary wake-up stick, and would like to subscribe to your newlsetter. --Wait, I already am subscribed! :D

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