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) 


  1. This saddens me, Walt. I always left your emails unopened until I had a few minutes in the evening or on a weekend so I could give them my attention. You managed to find and share some gems over the last several months that I shared with others. I agree this last election was a true reflection on the majority's decision to vote against their own interests, primarily because they believe what they're being spoon-fed on conservative news outlets. Thank you for what you're done thus far. I can only anticipate that you will be back, as the Republicans can only hold up their fragile house of cards for so long. Best to you, Laura Harbison Reilly

  2. I am sad that you will no longer be posting these. We need a voice like yours


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