(Originally published April 11, 2011)
NO HOME-MADE SACK LUNCHES ALLOWED
NO HOME-MADE SACK LUNCHES ALLOWED
Chi-town is Jan-Land...and I just hate to think that this sort of nonsense might soon be coming Colorado's way.
This goes out to anyone and everyone who wonders why I still have a "beef" with Jan Tanner and her shady million dollar pizza contract with School District 11.
Think about it though, folks: Jan's contract is a clear, in-your-face, Hey-I'm-Making-Money-Off-Of-You-Constituents conflict of interest, no matter how you slice it.
But she's so ruthless and rich that she just waves a wad of money at the situation, and magically manages to shake off the stigma that usually goes along with such monkeyshines.
She's had nearly two years to wave some of her money at me; oh well, I guess she doesn't think I deserve it (although I do)...even though it would allow her to walk the Restorative Justice walk, and not simply pay lip-service to the Restorative Justice talk...
Where's my peace rose -- maybe there's still a chance we can circle-talk this sh!t and get things worked out....
When, exactly, did the Native American way to dispute-solving come into vogue anyway? What ever happened to smoking the peace pipe together?
This is how I always thought they handled business in the World Class Windy City...but I guess it's all good, just as long as Transgendered people are treated with the respect they're due:
All I know is that, if I was rich, I would have paid just about ANY AMOUNT to make an annoying field negro like me stop going on about the pizza already; but what do I know -- I'M NOT RICH.
Every now and then, I think about former City Councilman Charles Wingate, and how he got run right out of town over $25 worth of pizza and a baseless allegation that he looked at porn on his city-owned computer.
But -- as a middle-class conservative black man -- Wingate got just what he deserved, didn't he?
Eh...at least they let Wingate leave town alive.
And yet the Vice President of District 11's School Board -- the insanely-rich leftist capitalist Jan "Hooray for Gay" Tanner -- is still sitting up there, pretending to care and claiming to be "all about the kids" and "all for teachers"...
...making determinations with tax-payer money, and at the same time, aiding and abetting the teacher's union year after year to ensure teacher salaries remain frozen AS IS, while those in Administration keep getting raises...
...with tax-payer monies rolling effortlessly and unchecked into her purse.
No doubt she laughs about it -- and us -- all the way to the Dominos Socialist Savings and Loan. And what's not to laugh about? It's actually HELLA funny when you look at things from Jan's perspective.
Folks, it's unmitigated CRAP that Tanner's shysty pizza contract earns her about the same amount annually as D11's superintendent -- $160,000 (of course, that's Gledich's pre-bonus take home pay).
That's just SOME of the wasted big money that could be better spent towards giving teachers a raise for a change -- what a novel concept.
But no one wants to talk about it; not even the teachers whose pay have been frozen for how long now?? WON'T EVEN SPEAK UP FOR THEMSELVES...WHY? Why are you letting other people do all your talking for you, in the dark!!!???? WHY DON'T THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE WORKING AS YOUR MOUTHPIECE NEGOTIATE Y'ALL A RAISE FOR A CHANGE...HUH?
Nor the students, nor the parents, nor the citizens of Colorado Springs, and certainly not District 11 Administration --
EVERYONE'S TOO BLASTED PASSIVE AND COMPLACENT...TOO WORRIED ABOUT THEMSELVES TO BOTHER OPENING THEIR MOUTHS TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD...UNABLE TO EVEN RECOGNIZE WHO ARE THE HEROES AND WHO ARE THE VILLAINS!!!
I mean, your lips aren't busy doing anything else; what better to occupy all those idle, gaping mouths than to inhale some of Jan's all-you-can-eat pizza?
Who knows...perhaps one day we'll be able to dine on Jan's nutritious lunchroom pizza Chicago Foie Gras style.
Yummmm. That's the ticket.
*whew* thanks, all -- I feel better.