Morning's news found that Mainers are a pretty uninformed lot over all. I'm so unimpressed with us. It's going to be hard to get over it. I'm feeling about the same way I felt in '08 when I woke to what faced us for the next four years and I believe my feelings were far more justified than I could have ever imagined on that sad morning.
So what have we done? We've decided to hang onto same day voting registration, which means we have the most liberal voting registration in the county. Come one, come all, come vote today. No time to check your creds. We don't really care.
Locally, we've passed the same school budget that has been voted down three times prior because we're just too tired to hold the line anymore. We'll take that grant money— thank you very much— even though it will disappear in one year's time and then we'll just add the program to our burdgeoning list of money pit items so that the tax payers can fork it over once again. I know that good education, no, EXCELLENT education does not cost an arm and a leg. In fact, the best educators I know are the homeschooling parents and the private school educators who care about basic education and have no need of the latest "bells and whistles." We continue to toss extra monies at our public school system with precious few results, but can one say, "It's not about the money, people. It's about the teacher and the support behind him or her" ? That would be no.
And so I am riled up enough to clean that nasty sewing room of mine, which is saying a lot. If I disappear for a month, you'll know where I am.