Sorry, But Fcuk Syria
Last week, the Detroit News
, the chronicle of the slow garroting of a once-pretty good city, published an article
about how the city of Detroit couldn't provide death certificates to
funeral directors because the paper supplier wanted to get paid in
advance. The paper supplier was skittish because Detroit is *&%^$#@Eed
beyond fcuked, in bankruptcy and run by an emergency manager, and it
didn't want to get d*cked over.
The paper crisis was solved, but now funeral directors were told
that the county morgue would no longer release bodies to families and
funeral homes on Sundays. Oh, and the city vital records department is
closing. That's because the city is shutting
the Herman Kiefer Health Complex, where thousands of people got their
health and wellness services, like "vaccinations, birth control, food
handling licensing, HIV and STD testing, and other public safety
operations." They'll get it, but at smaller, less centralized locations
in the county. The employees don't know what is going to happen with
In Chicago this Labor Day weekend
, 8 people were shot dead and 25 were wounded in a bunch of different gun incidents. There have been over 1500 shootings
in the city so far this year. That is a humanitarian crisis, too, it seems.
In Philadelphia, the city wants
to cut the pay of teachers at least 5%, maybe up to 13%, and cut health
benefits while making them work a longer day. West Virginia has just
gutted funding for colleges, forcing layoffs and jacking up tuition.
Across this America, city after city and state after state, the
basics of daily life (and death) are being wrecked, in part, by our
failure to spend on things that matter to Americans, things that
actually would make this a great country. A nation that has a city that,
even briefly, couldn't provide death or birth certificates because it
didn't have paper is a nation that has absolutely no business spending
millions, perhaps billions of dollars to bomb Syria just because the mad
president there did something insane.
No, sorry, but fcuk Syria. When we don't have to tell schoolteachers
to take a pay cut and we can assure the children of Chicago they won't
get shot, we can talk about being the moral authority in the world.
He/she says it with their chest!