By Cindi Silva, CJE/WWH – Chris Rock, Adam Scott, Tony Bennett and other entertainers are putting pressure on congress to put an end to gun violence by joining forces with http://demandaplan.org; will this work? Does anything that goes to congress work? Once a bill makes it to congress will both houses work together so it can go through? Will bipartisan politics get out of the way for once and let congress do its job? I don’t know. I do know something needs to be done. I invite you to click on the demand a plan link and sign the petition if you think it might work.
Personally, I don’t think we need any weapons at all. If I had my choice there would be no more nuclear power plants, no more wars, no germ warfare, no weapons at all designed with the intent to kill. All killing is senseless including genocide, homicide and suicide, but it really isn’t up to me.
Get ready for this, my brothers and sisters, because here comes an example of why we need to do something now; and fast. This happened to me just now. I couldn’t wait to come home and write about it. This eyebrow raiser falls under two categories. One you’ve probably heard before, “Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm” and a new category that you would only know if you know my friend Donna, “Things That Make Your Butt Itch.” Crude, I know but it is often fitting. Donna and I worked together for a public entity in the San Francisco Bay Area top heavy with tiers of management. Each layer of Management made more than the previous layer of management. The lowest rung of the management tier made $100,000. The lowest levels of management didn’t even have workers to manage. Pointless rules, policies and procedures were constantly written and never adhered to and were enforced at the “discretion of management” … .
So here you go … hippies, think about this …
For over four years now most every day after school my son and I have been going to the school at the end of our block and playing baseball or basketball usually around 4:00 or 4:30 for an hour or more.
Tonight while playing basketball (btw my son said I was a combination of Chris Paul and Andrew Bogut – not bad, eh) the school janitor came over and told us that the principal said people that didn’t have any reason to be at the school shouldn’t be there during school hours.
When I looked at him puzzled and said school was over before 2:00 pm today and usually out by 3:00, so we weren’t there during school hours. He said, “I know.”
He told me the principal said we could leave and come back at six when the school was closed, but he was instructed to lock the school gates at six, and would be locking himself in the school yard, and when he did this his truck would be locked outside. He shrugged his shoulders. I looked at him quizzically and he smiled and said, “I know.” He apparently didn’t think the new rules made much sense either. Continue reading Idiocy: As American as Baseball and Mom’s Homemade Apple Pie – Will Demanding a Plan Really Work?
By Cindi Silva CJE – I just watched a segment on Anderson Cooper’s show about promiscuity profiling although it wasn’t called that. It was treated as a new concept but one that has been going on for ages. Women have fought to get rid of these stereotypes and profiling forever. Get ready, y’all cuz here it comes …