Wednesday, February 16, 2011
SAY THAT AGAIN?
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,