Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 years ago

    thanks to budget cuts, public libraries have reduced hours, reduced staff, reduced the number of new releases, reduced and/or eliminated book discussions, reduced/eliminated literacy programs. we may have started a path where this generation will be less educated than the previous generation, all because it costs too much.

  2. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 2 years ago

    @vwdualnomand

    It’s NOT because Education ‘costs too much’ but because all the OTHER STUFF costs too much!

    How’s about just doing what the Constitutions (Federal AND State) require and see how much money that ‘frees up’?

  3. Ted Borgerding

    Ted Borgerding said, almost 2 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    yeah, but I don’t think libraries will be on the list of requirements. And once we set “only what we gotta” as the budget principle, don’t expect much investment in the other things (roads, schools, courts) either.

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    Find out which of your favorite books your library doesn’t have and buy them. Then donate them to the library. You’d be surprised how good it makes you feel….It’s a gift that lasts a very long time….

  5. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 2 years ago

    No comments yet on the mystery of a kid that age with books?
    Or on the “education experts” in public schools saying that as long as a kid has an iPad, he don’t need no stinkin’ library.

  6. twypsi

    twypsi said, almost 2 years ago

    Here in Ypsilanti, Michigan we’ve a library that continues to grow. 85% of families in the township have a library card. Great collection of books plus thru cooperative lending with other libraries we have a great facility. Love the library!

  7. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, almost 2 years ago

    Yep! Let’s free up the entire military budget and fire all of them! That would free up Trillions!! Constitution certainly doesn’t require a military.

    As for libraries, my local one is closed most of the time. It’s never opened after work for me and it’s not open on the weekends. I can see how that could be seen as a great value, but to me, it’s useless.

    Schools a value? 70% of my property tax is for the schools, and my property tax is insane. I’ve never used any of the schools here either. AND if I decide to have kids and give them a REAL education, I have to pay for it twice! That’s value?

    Oh, what the heck lemme go through the rest of the list from RRR. Sunshine cost my mom her life Melanoma. Fresh air and water? Where? It doesn’t exist any more. If you want it, you pay for it. Every single lake in my state has mercury poisoning. Even the well water is questionable in many areas.

    The world is out to kill us as invaders. There are no values.

  8. bpullin

    bpullin said, almost 2 years ago

    Gee, defunct, sounds like you just need to eat your gun and get it over with.

  9. bpullin

    bpullin said, almost 2 years ago

    Public schools are nothing more than liberal indoctrination camps. They are more concerned about teaching the kids about Johnny’s two dads or Mary’s two moms than they are about teaching them how to read, write and think. They spew nonsense with the result that kids are complete morons when they come out of school.

    Most teachers are not qualified to teach. They are not able to pass their basic efficiency tests. They lie on test results so it looks like they are doing their jobs.

    All of this is by design. It is impossible to dominate and control an educated society. If the students aren’t taught about the Constitution and other important civic matters, then it is easier to take away their rights. Ask any one who has recently graduated if they have ever read the Constitution, Bill of Rights or any other important document while in school. Ask them how many branches of government there are, and what they are supposed to do.

    I know of an educator who, until recently, thought that Canada was part of the United States, and that you couldn’t drive there from here. This is someone who is “qualified” to teach. We have a president who thought that there are 57 states, and never learned how to handle a budget or balance a check book.

    Education needs to be wrestled away from the feds. It is not their responsibility. That belongs to the local communities.

    But hey, as long as everyone gets a star for participating, and are promoted to the next grade just to keep their self-esteem from taking a hit, don’t complain when the cashier can’t count out the correct change.

  10. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Varnes

    Excellent idea. I like that you are one of the few that propose something constructive rather than complain about “the other side”. Thank you

  11. USAFMSGT

    USAFMSGT said, almost 2 years ago

    @bpullin

    My wife taught in the Birmingham, Alabama school system. She would fail a couple of her students expecting them to be in the same grade the next year. Over the summer the principle changed the grades so the kids were promoted to the 5th grade. The blacks college graduates in Alabama weren’t required to take the teachers exam to teach because it was deemed ‘racist’ by their attorneys. Public education run by the liberals is working just great for our future generations. Joe McCarthy was right.

  12. wroady

    wroady said, almost 2 years ago

    DAMN you people have it rough! If my country was that bad I think I would just quietly step in front of a semi!

  13. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 2 years ago

    @twypsi

    I love the library too! And encourage you in light of all the budget cuts to join your local Friends of the Library. It is a great way to spend your time and help the library.

  14. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, almost 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    The 5 greatest bargains in America:
    (1) sunshine
    (2) fresh air
    (3) clean water
    (4) public libraries
    (5) public schools

    lets think about that
    (1) skin cancer from the sun
    (2)most of the air is polluted
    (3)lots of chemicals in the water
    (4)perverts hanging out there using computers thanks to the aclu
    (5)teachers having sex with students and kids not really learning much

  15. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tacopielvr

    Not a smart comment on your part. The modern public library was started by the men who wrote the Constitution. So…

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