Responding to the ridicule of teachers and the teaching profession by politicians and self proclaimed "experts"!
"Where is Albert Shanker now that we need him?" - Walt Sautter

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Goodbye and Good Luck

I would like to thank all of you who have read my tirades and rants over the years. After viewing the results of this week's elections I have finally seen the error of my ways.
   Here's a sample of what I've seen and what leads me to my decision.
   Joe D. is reelected in a landslide after ignoring the Democratic candidate for governor and openly supporting Christie.  He is also being accused of spending campaign funds for personal use with documented evidence and he collects his pension while still working (no pension reform for him!)
   Scott Walker is reelected after successfully destroying bargaining rights for public workers which represent a large segment of the middle class in WI.
   John Grimes from Staten Island is reelected after threatening to throw a reporter over a balcony in the Capitol because he didn’t like the question he was asked.
List goes on!
   I am giving up playing Don Quixote. I am going into rehab and try to cure myself of my ongoing delusion that my writing could possibly help to stimulate meaningful opposition to the bashing and derision of teachers and public workers (basically then the middle class).
   I will be writing no more posts in the foreseeable future. If anyone would like to replace me just write to me at:
I will give you complete instructions on how to use and modify this blog site for your postings if you care to do so.
   Again, thanks for reading over the years.
Finally, for all you teachers and public workers - "Best of Luck" - I think you are going to need it.

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." 
         H.L. Mencken

See the ultimate plan in the cartoon above.

US editor (1880 - 1956) 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Great Moments in History

I guess the GWB scandal has been squashed? 
The Sandy / Christie campaign ad money problem is gone? 
The Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office investigation is no longer proceeding? 
The Hoboken Mayor's charges have been dismissed?
Otherwise why would the turtle feel free to come out of his shell and resume his brutish, ill mannered tactics?