Monday, October 23, 2006

A New Day

Today my son went back to school. Yay!

Slightly on tenterhooks to see how that all went, but I guess I'll find out this afternoon.

And I found out that I won a contest on Megan's blog. Yay!! (I Soooo want the companion book to P&P. Hee hee hee.)

Yesterday a story hit the papers regarding the political blowup which I thought we had all moved away from. Newspaper published one of those recap articles, totally stirring the shit, in the Sunday edition complete with a timeline of controversial events, tips from confidential sources, and quotes from active parties, including me.

Yeah, it's my quote, but damn, I gave it to her like three to four months ago. Yeah, I've got no factual beef with the article, but now we've all got to go live through all of the angst, no wait, Sturm und Drang, again. (And at the last Board meeting, there was NO public comment. None. Which is a bizarre but sure sign that the community likes what you're doing. Happy people never bother to say thank you and they certainly never attend meetings.) There's even a quote from little Miss Butter Won't Melt In My Mouth exclaiming, "Why, Rhett! I surely don't know what you're talking about. Letters from lawyers? Now why would you say such a thing. Me? Asking to be bought out? Why no, Suh. Why, I certainly loved my job. I loved working with the children. I don't know why these people didn't like me."

Gag me.

I'm all for a public press and open discussion, but talk about poking a beehive with a stick. Sheesh.


CindyS said...

Lots and lots of good thoughts heading your sons way today!! I hope that this will be the start of a great year of school for him.

Political stuff - really I should read that crap more often - I wouldn't need sleeping pills. I hate people who cause trouble and then act all innocent.


Mailyn said...

Congrats on winning! I hate newspapers. I hate the news. I hate politicians. They are corrupted and they all love to stir shit and over dramatize everything! A bunch of frustrated actors or something. LMAO.

Suisan said...

Ahem. Um. Mailyn, love.

I am a policitian. ;)

Not to make you uncomfortable or anything, but I did run in an election, and won it handily, in order to sit on the School Board.

That being said, I also hate the ones who pose for the cameras, deepen their voices to indicate that they are talking about a Serious Topic. Then there are the Career Politicans. Ugh.

Thing is, it's really hard to make a career out of serving on the school board--we don't get paid. Even the Citry Council gets a stipend.

And usually, I don't mind the newspapers. Except that they Never Ever Ever Ever get the entire story right. Trust me on this. Never believe what you've read in one story. If five stories in a series are basically saying the same theng, then, yeah, most of that is probably true.

One day I'm going to write a post detailing all the screwups regarding our local paper. (Well, for one, it doesn't have an editor right now.) My favorite screw-up was when they kept making me younger and younger every time I was quoted, and then started making me older and older to compensate. Then they started tampering with the number of children in my family. Huloooo!

But, with all that, the timing of this article sucks eggs. That's for sure.

Mailyn said...

Dude, you are NOT a politician!. Politician is a dirty word. You are, in actuality, a public service worker.

You are NEVER a politician. Don't degrade yourself. :-P

I know what I'm talking about. They are dirtaaaay!!!! LOL.

Me?? Uncomfortable!?!? Not even when my skirt flew up and my thong was showing. Hey at least I shaved!

Oh and newspapers? They are even more evil than the politicians. LMAO.