Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SAY THAT AGAIN?

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If you’ve been here awhile, you know that I’m not really very political.  I try to avoid the news because it is mostly bad and being informed is highly over-rated in my opinion.  For example, we have a breaking story in Palm Beach County that is heart-breaking.  It is a case of child abuse and insanity beyond belief.  The father/child abuser should be released from the hospital tomorrow and will go to jail awaiting a hearing.  All “innocent until proven guilty” notions aside, the death penalty will be too good for this guy.  Reading stories like this leaves me feeling helpless.  How do we save every child?  This question lays heavily on my heart. 

In other Palm Beach County news, our school board is in the process of firing our superintendent of schools.  He’s made some bad choices, some sketchy deals and by most accounts doesn’t deserve the job.  The part that blows my mind is his severance package. 

The following was copied and pasted from our local paper, The Palm Beach Post:

“Under the second proposal, Johnson would be paid more than $418,000 in salary, severance pay, accrued vacation and sick time and health insurance benefits. His insurance benefits for him and his wife would continue until June 30, 2014.”

How do you and I get a sweet deal like that?  Now you tell me:  If you cheat the company for which you work and are fired, would you get a severance package like that?  It’s insane!  Teachers are struggling on miserable salaries and this guy gets $418,000 when he’s fired?  I smell a rat!

There is too much wrong in the world.   I spent 15 minutes reading the paper, trying to do the grown-up thing, educate myself in the ways of the world.  NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH!   Now my head hurts.  It’s too much.  I’m going back to sticking my head in the sand.
 
What about you?  Are you a newshound?  Can you make it through the day without a current events fix?  Or do you want to come on over to my place?  It’s cozy here in the bubble. 

Hugs and Kisses,
SMB

14 comments:

ImAFaceBookJunkie said...

This is EXACTLY why I get all my news on Facebook and the second I hear a talking head on tv I switch the channel. I'm very mature like that.

Brian Miller said...

ha...i agree...i get more out of peoples statuses than the news...

Lori said...

I prefer to live under a bubble from all of this too...of course your bubble would be much warmer so that may be the smarter place to hide...it is just so heart breaking and then it seems they sensationize tragedy's like it's exciting news...and story's like about this man getting all this money....makes me so angry in the face of how many people work really hard at jobs and they can barely make ends meet....Ugh!

Deb said...

I'm staying in the bubble. Real life blows!

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only a movie said...

I am right there with you... in the bubble. It's the only way to be. xoxoxo

Arkansas Patti said...

I'm half in. I get just enough news to make me an informed voter and that is it. We live in a brutal, unfair times.

Jules said...

Torn issue for me. I want to stay in that bubble with you but then who speaks for the less fortunate who have no bubble?

Remember that commercial when the lady kept screaming, "Stop the insanity?" I think that should run every hour until people ask why it is running. Then we tell them, because you are insane, get help :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Linda said...

::pops head out of sand:: Did you say something? ::buries head in sand again::

Speedy Lady said...

My stress level in the morning has gone down now that I no longer turn on Good Morning America while I'm getting ready for work. I found myself gritting my teeth within minutes of the start of the show--you know, when they were rattling off the headlines.

My head has joined you in the sand and I like it!

blueviolet said...

I can take a little of world events, but for the most part I bury my head. Probably not the best thing to do, but it helps me get by.

Leasa said...

I recently discovered that I Love Lucy is on during the time I am getting ready for work. Now instead of listening to the news, I have breakfast with the Ricardos and the Mertzs.

tulpen said...

Head in the sand. Always. Well. Not always, I come to the surface for wine, but that's it.

Tony Letts said...

some news is just insane