FOCCA FOCCA FOCCA FOCCA FOCCA!!!
A warning, this won’t be a happy entry like last time, & on this entry we’ll be discussing a topic I’ve been wanting to do since I decided to talk smack on this blog, it may or may not affect you (Depends how smart or old you are) We’ll be talking about School Districts. I’m pretty much going to direct my hate towards the ‘LAUSD’, but I’m sure all this will hit everyone in a way. I don’t know about the rest of the world, some countries have to pay for education ( I’m not talking about Colleges or Universities) & some of that payment pays off in test scores. Though I’m a man that doesn’t fully base my understanding of students in the stats, there’s still some truth to it. We, the U.S, are freaking low in rank (but above the stupider countries if that makes any of you patriots feel better.) while other countries superfluously outrank us (I’m looking at you Japan. Math).
I should save whatever opinions I have for the topic, for now here’s current affairs.
All of you have heard, whether it be online or newspapers or the 10 ‘o clock news that there’s a riot in Baltimore. We all know why, everyone knows & no we’re not going to talk about the mom who beat up her son. I’ve seen both sides of this on my feed, some online people saying they should send ‘Robocop’ to fix the problem & shoot the people who are doing the looting. On the other side of the spectrum I‘m seeing people say the riots are justified because ‘Society made the black man angry!’ I see questions mainly asking “Why are they destroying the city they live in?” Here’s a question people should be asking, Who started the riot? I don’t know who or whom or what & I’m looking at both sides. All it takes is one bad apple to spoil the goddamn bunch & create chaos; the media isn’t helping any. Both parties are suspects, you got the few people who were part of the protest who decided “I want free stuff, better chuck the rock & hop to the nearby CVS. Pappa‘s gonna score me a singing billy bass!” or you got the cops who decided “Look at them, protestin’ for some kid they didn‘t know. Better chuck the rock to make this shit more EXCITING! HALLEUAH! THIS REMINDS ME OF MY GRANPA‘S YOUTH KILLIN BLACKS!”
In my eyes, both parties have their fucking intentions & only one of them decided to make it more of an issue that it should have. I feel soo fucking bad for the people who set up the protest & expected to have their voices heard & to show everyone that the common man can make the difference. The cops are still in hot water because they began setting up their barricades & mass armies of uniformed sentinels to ‘prepare’ for the ‘Danger‘ as they call it. If they were marching, then why the need for the National Guard with AK-47‘s & armored trucks? Soldiers in desert camo were sent to Baltimore. The fucking fuck?! What a subtly way of silencing the people.
A video displaying the awesomeness of the protestors is making the rounds online as a protester pretty much tears down on none other than Racist, of Puerto Rican decent, ‘Geraldo Rivera’. (Yeah, a dude who despises Latinos is Latino. Funny that. Oh don‘t get defensive, it‘s clear he‘s one of those “Mah grandma swam to the U.S“, then starts complaining why Puerto Ricans gotta show off their flags.) Geraldo gets schooled in a non-violent way!! It’s expected that the bumbling fools at Faux Nooze will air the footage & skewer it to make it seem like Geraldo’s the victim. The real video will be up forever & ever & ever & it will be known as one of the greatest attacks in American History! I applaud those guys & I honor them with a ‘Blacktime: Drunk Duck Seal of Approval’.
Yeah, that’s still a thing, an HONORARY thing.
The media hasn’t been treating this fairly, they only focus on the riot aspect to drive up those rating & yet the internet is showing everyone the human aspect of this event. There’s a video of a guy trying to push the angry people away from the cops, shouting “Don’t do it, it’s what they want us to do.”
Anyone with a fully functioning brain would hearken back to ‘Ghandi’. Only physically fighting back would fuel the problem.
Overall, some asshole triggered this riot, the rioting isn’t helping anyone but adding fuel to the problem & Baltimore is in serious need of a town hall forum where both sides should talk it out. On that PBS/ KCET ‘50 Years on the Front’ documentary, there was a show called ‘Life & Times’ which was a current affairs show which dated back in 1991, Amidst the L.A Riots, they decided to bring everyone together & create a forum for everyone to speak their mind & contribute to a discussion on the L.A riots & the Rodney King trial. The episode was a big heated discussion where everyone for all races & cultures pretty much spoke their own opinions of it. That is something that should happen & would benefit everyone in that community.
To everyone who decided to say “We should send Robocop.” & all that bullcrap, you’re part of the problem. I bet most of you are the type who would approve of drones flying on U.S soil with fucking napalm bombs & use that as an ‘Urban Warfare’ initiative just so the process of Gentrification can be much easier, because lord help you if a hobo asks you for spare change after getting your pretentious coffee!
Those are my thoughts, I’m glad I got this off my chest.
A small rant here, On Tumblr (Who else but tumblr) apparently there’s some stupid ‘trend’ where there are people wanting to ban the word ‘Thug’ just because they think it’s a racial epithet against black people. Um, no! Anyone can be labeled a thug, doesn’t matter what color you are or what you wear, I could wear one of those fancy John Waters suits, steal tires from cars & I’d still be a thug. So to all you stupid liberated, blonde dread having piece of duck excrement, Thug is not a racial epithet. If it is then who’s making it one? I swear, one of these days we’re going to ban the word ‘Bungalo’ because obese assholes find it ‘Offensive’.
WHERE’S MY MONEY?
This past Saturday a 6.2 earthquake hit Nepal & of course, all the news sources have talked about it. When mother nature hits hard, everyone’s quick to set up charity to help the needy. Not too long ago on a PBS affiliate they aired a documentary (It wasn’t part of the ‘Independent Lens’ showcase) on charities & the role they played after the Haiti earthquake from not too long ago. It was a tough sit, pretty much no one affected in Haiti saw any of the donated money making an effect & the so-called ‘Health care officials’ pretty much half assed their jobs at taking care of these people. The Hatians sleep in tents, the bathrooms are pretty much unusable & unsanitary, and they scrounge for food. Yeah, & there are a ton of people held accountable, especially Obama’s Administration, Congress, anyone who was involved in the Government’s effort to receive & spread the funds. Someone in the process decided to take the coins out of the swear jar, or shall I call the ‘Oppressive Jar.’ As much as I want to only blame the government, we gotta also blame ‘The Red Cross’, they’re also culprits in taking from the ‘Oppressive Jar’ & no one knows where that money went. Hookers, Paying off a small pint off that ever growing debt or maybe it went to making Bruce Jenner look like a 1997 Lesbian, OOOUUUUU!!!!!!!!
Unless you know a community church that will travel to Nepal to make sure the donations help those in need, donating will be very difficult.
Enough of beating on the charity wagon, what I want to know is how does texting count as donating? Whenever someone airs some Telethon thing, there’s always small text on the screen that says “Donate by Texting HELP to 80085”. Is it like some kind of Bitcoin thing? Do the minutes on a prepaid cellphone count as bit coin? I don’t know, all of you younger people with your excessive uses for cellphones confuse me. It’s a camera & a messanger & it has internet & it can foretell your future & scratch your ass with hypo-laser technology & even be a lover. Back in my day, Cellphones were indestructible pieces of tech that can cut a man in half.
I mentioned ‘Bruce Jenner’ earlier, here’s a thinker for all of you.
Isn't it funny how the talk of some Olympic male runner with fake boobs & a fake Snatch has his her interview aired around the same time the 100th Anniversary of some tiny, often ignored GENOCIDE. I hate to be sounding like a conspiracy theorist but funny how the MEDIA MACHINE always picks specific dates for their days of making fools out of their pawns in the game of eradicating history & adverting attention. It happened with that whole Miley Cyrus tongue thing, she did that around the same time of the Syria gas attacks (& the fucking craziness that may have triggered WWIII), the bullcrap around that dress' color that was being 'Debated' around the same time CISA was being introduced & talked about amongst congress' baboons.
And no, I'm not being Transphobic, I think ABC news is more transphobic because they're still making a big deal out of a he she & sensationalizing it, rather than just accepting it & passing that up as common place. Only when we accept things as commonplace & not giving it attention- like some dude with the top hat yelling "Freaks! Freaks! You want 'em, We got 'em! FREAKS!"- is the time when equality is achieved.
This week I’ll be talking about ‘School Districts’, mainly the LAUSD here in L.A, but like I said earlier this might resonate with everyone in nationwide. So being the angry person I am who has heard & seen the bullcrap that happens behind the scenes of public school, you can already tell that I’m not a very big fan of these people. I was in school pre & post ‘No Child Left Behind’ & I felt the change hit the schools I was in. LAUSD, the district is runned by cutting fetishists, like Jerry Brown!
What triggered this topic was recently (I forget if I talked about this on the last entry) a board member from the MUSD (Martinez Unified School District) made some comments that were beyond retarded during a meeting in which there was a discussion of a necessity for air conditioners for ‘Las Juntas Elementary’. The air conditioners will be paid for using funds from ‘Measure K’ which is a special budget for schools. All in all this ‘Denise Elsken’ bitch basically said (In my own words, but it’s along the lines of what she actually said.) “Them bloody little infants live in dirt homes without air conditioners. They can handle it.” Well, Las Juntas Elementary has a larger Latino community than in ‘John Swett Elementary’ (It would benefit if they called it ‘Keith Sweat Elementary’. HAHAHAHAH Tacky 90’s singers.) which is predominantly white & gets more funding. She’s being called as both racist & classist. As a latino myself I kinda see why it’s insensitive, but I wouldn’t say it was intentional. I doubt she was thinking of the stats of ethnic groups when she was saying that, I don’t think she was thinking when she said anything, especially in this part that really offended me. She pretty much said “Just grow trees.” Grow trees, honestly this bitch is a conservative Republican because she doesn’t know the scientific facts behind the growing of trees. I bet she thinks god just sticks his Monty Python-esque hand down from the clouds & zaps lightning into a seed so it grows instantaneously or better yet, she thinks trees grow after a row of kids do that arm raising motion, al la ‘My Neighbor Totorro’. Regardless of whether she didn’t mean it to be racist or not, I still think she hit a very low blow, especially with her Classist remark of “They can handle the heat, they have no air conditioners at home.” & her decision of having the rich school get the Measure K money. Thus brings me to my hatred of School Districts.
Of course most of these board members don’t have kids, & if they did, then they’re sent to Charter or Private school since their salaries can cover it. All their shitty decisions could be made without repercussions because they can sleep at night knowing their kids won’t be eating that cheap pink slime gunk that all the public school kids are being fed. Of course there are a few good ones that try desperately to change the system, but always end up being outvoted & outnumbered, just like city politics.Voting for board members isn’t really talked about as much, nor is it advertised unlike Mayoral or Presidential candidates, which should be good since they‘re not doing any of that campaign spending or paying for attack ads, but it should at least get some well deserved attention. Voting for a parent or Teacher is probably the best option you have, unless that said parent or Teacher has had a previous history of bad things, but that’s easy to look up in a google search.
Districts always have to stay on this stringent curriculum that can only be changed by vote & sometimes that curriculum is bullshit. That’s why we got schools getting votes to put in ‘Creationism’ in place of the Theory of Evolution. My problem is that it can be changed to suit some asshole’s needs, but at the same time we need that power of changing curriculum because every day there’s always some advancement in learning & understanding. Without that we’d still think there are 39 states & Earth would still be flat. I put most of the blame of a fucked curriculum on George W. Pube Bush & his‘No Child Left Behind’ shit. Confused on what that is? Here’s the rundown, schools get cash based on the test scores kids get & all those schools that always have the good scores are covered, but the shit schools that had no chance at getting the good test scores are shit out of luck & end up in limbo. To top this all off Districts have to include a series of tests, pre tests & practice tests in order to satisfy what NCLB asks for & their standards are beyond high, this is why kids cheat. So that means teachers have to push aside or speed up days of learning in order to take this fucking test, thus speeding up the curriculum which puts the slow learners shit out of luck. Also you have to factor that schools are starting to cut Recess, just so they can cram in more curriculum & testing.
“Teacher, how does 2+2=4”
“Can’t awnser sonnyboi! We have to move on to the next lesson before the Cat6 test!”
(Yeah, all you older kids & I‘m pretty sure all you younger kids. Remember Cat 6 testing? I bet you do, they were shit weren’t they?)
Also you have to take into account how not every kid is prepared & might have serious anxieties after teachers & principals put most of their importance on the grades. This is why you had teachers getting caught helping kids cheat in order to get that NCLB money. In the long run it’s never about teaching kids, it’s all about the cash & the kids are nothing but workers in a goddamn assembly line. At the same time we got teachers that notice the bullshit of this & we also have the fucking drone who does what he/she is told & they’re the problem too. I’m also sick of the older generation pretty much repeating what they’ve always been saying “What’s wrong with you, why’s the younger generation stupid. Back in mah day, we made everything the teacher told us stick in our brains. We‘re smarter than you because our parents fucked decades before you kids!” The older generation didn’t have to deal with stupid NCLB. That’s the fucking problem, kids are getting less time to learn, less prep & more time for a fucking test determining the score & that’s the fucking truth!!!! Also, another thing here, they’re pretty much raising kids to believe that the grade on the paper is of utter importance. That’s why we got suicidal kids that blow their brains off after getting a B+ or a 83% on a test (And I doubt this is just an American thing….SOUTH KOREA!). So don’t go blaming the kids, I’m sick of you older folks blaming the kids. Blame Bush.
Like Paul Mooney said “When you combine a Dick & a Bush, someone’s gonna get fucked.”
What also pisses me off are the budget cuts (like always), as they continue to shove testing down children’s throats, they still complain about not getting money & blaming it on the same children whose education they‘re screwing up. “Oh, we can’t bear seeing a school without a lacrosse team, better cut the arts & sciences, or better yet cut the funding for classes specifically for the hearing impaired as well as giving teachers the good ol’ PINK SLIP!” The problem lies with these people on the board who haven’t been in school since the 60’s & 70’s, the good old days when hazing was allowed & when schools got cash up the ass to send classes to out of state (or country) field trips. Budget cuts, who cares about new textbooks, make do with the old 80’s books you have that still refer to the Mexican Border as a fence. They always cut the things that matter & expect the best results, then retardedly act like the victim when they’re faced in front of the cameras. “Oh I didn’t know firing teachers would cause overcrowding in classrooms. Oh shucks, we swears to ya we didn‘t know what we did mista!” The problem is there’s someone higher up, like in both city & Federal politics that have bought & paid these people in backroom deals with envelopes & shit that you would see in an episode of ‘Perry Mason’. Either that, or these people are beyond retarded, like Denise Elsken.
Back when I worked for the High School newspaper in 2012, I interviewed the Principal on both budget cuts & the building of an emergency elevator on 30ft benches on a football/ track field. So what the Principal told me was the elevators weren’t paid by the school, as much as I wanted to think. Some time before the district paid for parking lot solar panels (which I must admit is a good choice to use funds). An elevator for sport benches is as useful as rubbing sandpaper on a block of cheese! Maybe I’m thinking wrongly about this, maybe there’s been a strange trend of bridge burnings, some crazy man is out there going to high school football games & setting them on fire while people sit on them during homecoming games. Well, the benches were made of steel & the only thing people need to worry about is the sturdiness of it, I’m sure it saves time & money just to bring in an inspector than to use up resources & cash to build a fucking elevator! I doubt handicapped people are wanting back row seats, they get the privilege of getting front row seats. The elevator is useless, there was no reason for it. I’m in agreement with the teachers & with the School principal when they say the district was a butt for building something absurd as an elevator for football field seats. The worst thing was the building of it was a contractual obligation, LAUSD you SACKS! You know shit’s fucked up when even the school principal & teachers see the bullshit of the school district.
Besides LAUSD, I’m seeing a lot of other school districts screwing over the schools, teachers & students, while hiding under the façade of being for Education & learning. I also see a lot of the Districts in the Midwestern states trying to overturn the separation of Church & State, just so they can tell kids that God made everything, including KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Along with that I see a lot of censorship, a lot of unnecessary ‘budget cuttery’(if that’s even a word) & tons of racism, especially in Texas schools (The Fuck You state) as they pretty much tried banning the immigrant kids from speaking Spanish. What needs to happen is a re-evaluation of the districts, also we need more teachers in the board, teachers & parents that know the shit that’s going down. I recently got a ballot today for a District election & I voted for the teacher, the other candidate was a former board member. Since I couldn’t find any info on the two, you best bet I voted for the teacher. I hope the teacher isn’t a reincarnation of Hitler.
LAUSD is a shit district with shit people, I hate them & I hope they get sharted on. I understand the purpose of the School District (believe me with no district we’d be screwed over), but these people are using their roles as Board members for their own gain & I can say the same to Federal government & City government. All in all Fuck School Districts, Fuck MUSD & Fuck LAUSD. Also, if they think budget cuts are always the answer, then cut their board meeting feed they always air on Channel 58 (KLCS). I’m not kidding, KLCS (a PBS affiliate) would be assholes by cancelling PBS Kids cartoons by airing their bullshit board meetings. It’s been happening since I was a kid & they’re still doing it. It’s like C-SPAN for school board meetings, but at least C-SPAN has the courtesy of being it’s own separate channel! KISS MY ASS LAUSD!
Oh no wait, don’t, cause then they’d actually do it!
Today’s Blacktime Bodycount is: 409
Now let’s get to something lighter, right after these messages.
On the same topic of Latino Entertainment News, this news might be old, Sabado Gigante (Giant Saturday. Yeah, doesn’t sound as interesting in the translation) will soon end it’s run after 53 years of being in the air. Doesn’t matter if you’re latino or not, you’ve seen the show one way or another. Sabado Gigante is a variety show with the most uneven tone ever! The show was a pop culture hit that struck a huge cord back in the 1962, then was later picked up for U.S airing in 1986 by a small up & coming station called UNIVISON.
I’m a little sad that the show is ending it’s run, but I’m glad that I experienced a chunk of that pop culture phenomenon. I just hope the 3 hour slot isn’t replaced with melodrama or worse, those beauty competitions featuring overly bitchy latina women that snap their fingers & emphasize every word they speak at people for no reason. The last episode will air September 9th & out of personal obligation I’ll watch it. Though it’s clear Don Fransico, the man who’s been host since it’s very conception, is ending Sabado Gigante, he made it clear that he’s not retiring from TV altogether.
Here’s some more sad news for all us Classic Trek fans. Grace Lee passed away this Friday at the age of 85. All of us who enjoy Star Trek saw her do some acting in the episode ‘Charlie X’ in which she was stalked by a creepy space teenager boy who had both an obsession & psychic powers. That’s a good episode & she appeared in a bunch of other episodes before dopping out & gaining some vices. She starred in a lot of TV & film work like Bonanza, The Rifleman & Some Like it Hot’. I know she’s not as popular or famous as Leonard, Shatner, Kelly & Nichols, but she played a part on the biggest show to hit pop culture & she will be missed.
Enough seriousness, let’s talk about ‘Bringing up Bates’?!
OH FOR THE LOVE OF SHIT GOD!!!! I’m not going to be light on this, ‘Bringing Up Bates’ is a vile vile vile VILE show! So I have sisters who sit through things I don’t watch, or get near to. One day they’re at home watching this reality show about a middle American family of Ninteen!!! And white people say Mexicans fuck like rabbits, hahahahah, kinda true but it’s still BULLSHIT! Why 19 kids? I bet it’s ground zero down there, just saying, you can stick a head up there, shout anything & hear an echo. I don’t get how these people can sustain a living financially as they have to clothe, feed & do everything for 19 kids. I bet they have four in a basement that get no love or attention. I’m pretty sure the dad or mom are ‘Hustlin’ as the street cats call it. So the show is a Reality TV show (This isn’t going to end pretty) & the show is this huge ass family doing normal shit, but they’re a huge ass family & I guess that’s the gimmick. Oh man, so the specific episode I saw was where they go to the beach & this is where I just have to put my foot down. 6 minutes into the episode & already I’ve got something to say. So the parents never took their kids to the beach because they worry they would see something ‘Inappropriate’. Well if you’re taking them to a nudist beach for 70something year olds with what the school kids call ’Blue Waffles’ then I’d worry too, but this was a public beach where some clothing is necessary.
Before I go any further, I have to mention that this show is aired on a channel called ‘UP’ (Uplifting Entertainment. Hur Hur Hur!) the same channel that airs that fucker ‘Peter Popoff, but at the same time airs stuff like ‘Sister Sister’. I don’t get what Christianity has to do with ‘Sister Sister’, the channel is weird like that.
Like I said, the Bates family go to the beach & start having a fun time in the water, until danger looms the unsuspecting family. An old woman in a one-piece swimsuit walks by. OH NO THE HORROR! WHY MUST BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE!!! She’s in a bathing suit, she’s exposing her shoulders & yet she still gets her chest part blurred out. Maybe her nipples were popping out, but I doubt anything of hers pops out, not in her age. THIS IS WHY THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE LAUGHING AT US! This is like Thailand when they censored swimsuits from ‘Sailor Moon’. Oh, can‘t have people shown wearing cartoon swimsuits, they might go out & shoot up malls. Oh boo hoo, that female has breasts, I’m upset because only men can have moobs. Yes ladies & gentlemen, we both have nipples, the only difference is female boobs have a slab of fat, fat that we neither wished or asked for. It’s 2015 & still people get bitchy over swimsuits or when a mother is trying to feed her infant the natural way. I’m not crazy when it comes to breasts (Medical books have spoiled me on that, thanks Ms.Hoffer for that medical book!) but why are boobs taboo? I don’t get it & I should probably get back to the Bates.
All in all, Bringing Up Bates offends me as someone who doesn’t live by their foolish rules. Hahahah, I’m kidding y’all, It’s not for me, It’s for the southern country people or those gals that get a hardon reading Nick-Ol-Ass Sparks books. I’m not going to crusade against the show like some bored ‘Think of the children’ guy, if you like it then you like it. I hate the show, I’d rather stick to ‘Bates Motel’. (PS: I haven’t seen ‘Bates Motel’, or even ‘Psycho’ for that matter. I already know the spoilers for that movie so don’t even try.)
We laughed, we cried, but mostly WE GOT MAD & you can blame the school districts for that. I have no clue what will happen the coming week. This coming Wednesday will be a new episode of ‘The Feind House’. This past Sunday I forgot to post the new episode of ‘Adventures in Pancakes’; I know it’s unprofessional. So this coming Mothers day I’ll be showing you Two new episodes of ‘Adventures in Pancakes’. Do moms read ‘Adventures in Pancakes?’ I sure hope so because I’ll sleep peacefully knowing that I’m entertaining people with my crudely drawn comics. Also I was busy doing the outline for this new season of ‘Welcome to the Dissidents’ & I might have to put Blogabable under a hiatus after I finish the outline to begin crafting the story. So watch out for that! If I do another Blogababble these coming weeks, then the reasoning for it is I’ve got something to say & it cannot wait till after the hiatus.
Goodnight everyone or Good day?
I don’t know, you all live in different time zones.
And remember, vote for the teacher or the parent. Or better, vote for the hobo, I bet hobos treat schools with more respect.