Friday, April 28, 2006

Dear Ohio Republican Party

I am so glad y'all are duking it out over here. Nice to see a hotly contested primary for once.

I just wanted to say thanks for keeping us all focused on the real issues, which ARE (of course) gay marriage, abortion, and gambling. (Did I even need to say that? Everyone knows those are what's important.)

I mean, everyone in Ohio knows education isn't important. We wouldn't want to talk about that, right? Heck no. School funding was declared unconstitutional back in, gosh... it's been so long I can barely remember... uh, was is 1992?

But, no matter if I got the date wrong, cuz it's been, like 14 years now, and it isn't really worth counting anymore is it. Especially since this isn't one of the important issues.

Just wanted to say thanks.

You're doing a bang up job.



Blogger aggiejenn said...

Right on! As a former teacher, I just wanted to echo your sentiments (you can pass this on to the Ohio Republican Party as well) that those are TRULY the most important issues facing our young people today. The fact that music and art are being taken away is really such a small issue that we need not even mention it; I'm not sure why I did. And, I'm sure the fact that the U.S. is falling behind the rest of the world in pretty much all subjects shouldn't alarm anyone who can do anything about it. That's just silly. Continue on, politicians, doing what you do best!

Fri Apr 28, 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Do I detect sarcasm? ;) I love when you're snarky. It reminds me so much of myself...!

Fri Apr 28, 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mean, the "real issues" are what have the biggest affect on the biggest number of people, right? I mayn who rilly nayd edumucated anywhy?

Oops, my husband just told me I misspelled edumucated, he said it has 2 m's. Plais for give my!

He also said, "There's a simple answer, don't vote republican."


Sat Apr 29, 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I think the reason we like to focus on those issues is because they seem relatively black and white (though I would disagree) and they seem to be issues that "others" have.

I don't have to deal with my gluttony if I'm too busy "helping" you with your gambling addiction.

Sat Apr 29, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

At least they are focused on something... Thanks for telling it like it is Lori, I love that I can call you a sister.

Sat Apr 29, 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be that the Republicans focus on these issues because it's what they know the Christian voters want to hear. Here is a question for all of you to ponder before we hammer others and can't get the beam out of our own eye. Which comes first- an education without God and morals, or a compass that points in the right direction because we know where our values/morals come from? Don't get me wrong. I think we focus way too much on the abortion/gay marriage/gambling issues. However, could it be that Satan wants us to focus on other things that don't seem so moral? I am a teacher myself and think that education can be over-rated in it's intrinsic value. Especially if we are going to teach a curriculum that totally leaves any mention of God out of the question. Lets just be tolerant, diverse and accept everything. It's all good as long as we're educated, right? Don't get me wrong again, Ohio has missed the ball on the school funding issue. But is that the REAL issue?


Sat Apr 29, 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Cup-a-Joe said...

Good sarcasm Pez! Everyone let's draft Pez for Prez! ;-)

Seriously though, as a teacher and member (gasp) of the NEA (no I DO NOT support their political agenda!!) it seems as though something less sinister than the hand of the enemy is at play in the underfunding of education.

The Ohio NEA has followed the national unions plan of promoting and endorsing only Democrats. While it is nice to be loyal; Republicans run Ohio. This fact will be born out again this fall when nearly every state Republican legislator will be re-elected because they have gerrymandered themselves into safe districts. (deplorable it is true, but it is also a reality)
The state teacher's union has continued to ignore this reality and refuses to play ball with the Republican party. Is it any wonder then that state money to fund charter schools and vouchers appears out of nowhere, but state funding for public schools "can't be found?" The Republican legislators are making the NEA pay for their dogged loyalty to the Democratic party by undercutting public schools all over Ohio.

More in a moment

Tue May 02, 07:01:00 AM  

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