Friday, July 13, 2012
Forked Tongue & Fangs Award
Today's runner up is someone who calls himself Young Pa who, I suppose, should at least be given credit for the wise choice of using a pseudonym, thus avoiding the embarrassment that would otherwise befall him and his family. You can find his venomous vitriol at http://myracinecounty.com/ under the July 9, 2012 Article Ketterhagen Censured by School Board.
Young Pa: "This is the typical intolerance of the radical left. Ripoff the children for years with their misuse of public money then cry and villify. The public was disgusted when they learned of this and provided the ultimate censure by voting out this legalized graft, arrogance, and incompetence.
Now they want to silence a dissenting opinion. Why? They are afraid of the truth and facts that are derailing their gravy train they have ridden over the kids for years.
We welcome those opinions and snarky invective that is a hallmark of the radical left represented by WEAC and their pawns in administration and the School Board. It’s open and free debate an arena in which their self serving ideas fail over and over again. They cannot compete in that market so they have to shut it down through invented stories in a radical left paper.
Don’t fall for it; look at the facts. They raise taxes and layoff good teachers to keep their bloated pay and benefits to the detriment of the kids that ultimately pay for it with a heavy debt load. In the last three years the District has been bailed out twice with federal money, heaped huge tax increases out of line with the rest of the State of Wisconsin upon its residents, and has failed to promote good administration and innovative learning practices.
These are the last cries and blusters of a system strangling good teachers and the kids who pay for them. Don’t be fooled by all the noise of a sinking ship of diseased rats (like that metaphor union thugs who pray on children?). Get our fiscal house in order by continuing to vote out those who don’t work at being on the Board – but just slap the back of their union buddies and administrators – living it up on the backs of kids.
All this noise is a sign good days are ahead for those kids and the good teachers who have a dream to further their lives instead of living off of them, if we simply persevere and continue on a common sense and just path.
Spend time with your kids and instill discpline and morals that will help the professional teachers do their jobs and continue to set a good example that counteracts the thuggery they have to deal with from their union masters and administration puppets."
How's that for a shrill whistling teapot? Oh yeah FEEL the HATE! I could deconstruct the misinformation, lies and mistakes contained in the ravings above, but that would take a very very long time and I have faith in the intelligence of most readers to see that for themselves.
And now it's time to recoil at an excerpt of the fork-tongued hissings of today's BIG WINNER, Don Vande Sand who apparently blew a gasket at AARP for the audacity of offering to communicate to it's members in Spanish!
Don Vande Sand: "Your web site generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? The illegal perpetrators have broken into our 'house', invaded our home without invitation or consent. The President insists we keep these illegal perpetrators in comfort and learn the perpetrator's language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them. I DON'T choose to welcome them, to support them, to educate them, to medicate them, or to pay for their food or clothing. American home invaders get arrested. Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get? Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break and enter to be welcomed?"
Well! There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch!
Vande Sand, who won the Humanitarian of the Year in January 2011 for his work with the Burlington Historical Society should be more than aware of the very strong abolitionist movement in southeastern Wisconsin generally, and Burlington specifically. And as such he should NOT scapegoat and condemn whole groups of people just because of their race, their culture or their language. You'd think he'd learn a little from the history he studies and grasp the situation that some of these people find themselves in, victims to what in a lot of ways amounts to modern slavery because of events way beyond their control like NAFTA. Yes, NAFTA which flooded their country with cheap American corn (previously an illegal import) and that destroyed their livelihoods and drove them off their land into the cities. Many of them reluctantly came here so they could continue feed their families, something they apparently feel is important for some reason.
And our corporations and businesses (and I believe our government, especially Republicons, shhhhh) have welcomed them here with open arms because they drive down the cost of labor, undermine unions and provide workers who are willing to put up with all manner of abuse because they're too afraid to complain. And on top of all that misfortune they have to put up with "humanitarians" like Mr. Vande Sand.
Perhaps the Historical Society should consider whether association with this person is fitting for their organization. The Rotary Club should definitely take back their humanitarian award from this Teapot on the boil!
Congratulation Don Vande Sand, for winning BAP's Forked Tongue & Fangs Award, or perhaps I should say - la Lengua Bífida y Adjudicación Colmillos!