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Reasonable Thinking

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the Kansas House has advanced a bill that would raise revenue by $30 million. There's only about but $370 million more to go but, hey, that's progress I guess.

The legislature is being asked to work through the weekend to figure out whether or not they will raise taxes or cut education again. I expect we'll be reading about more cuts soon.

Meanwhile, the administration of the Bedford Elementary School in Kentucky are today's Worst Persons in the World.

BEDFORD, KY (WAVE) – Several parents are fired up after hearing a student's hot lunch was dumped in the trash in front of her classmates because her lunch account was past due. [...]

"Someone came and took her lunch while she was sitting there with her friends and everybody else," said the girl's aunt, Leslie Chilton, who also happens to be the Bedford Elementary PTO Treasurer.

You'd have to be a pretty rotten asshole to snatch a child's lunch from them and dump it in the trash because their account was a dollar short. I don't care if it's some kind of official policy. Fuck the policy.

Finally, according to various reports, former House Speaker Denny Hastert paid hush money to cover up sexual abuse of a male student that occurred during his time as a coach and teacher.

  • Draxiar

    And the shepherd said unto thy flock, “Starve thy children though the food may rot. They shall not have on their table what their coffers may not provide in the immediate and let waste be the preference of those that would serve it.” The flock heeding the words of the shepherd then cast aside the bread from the hands of the weak and meager and poor. The shepherd and flock fed not bread to the destitute but justice to the world.

    ~~From the Gospel According to Assholes

    • JMAshby

      Just as Free Market Jesus intended.

  • muselet

    Also …

    –alopecia

  • Victor the Crab

    You’d have to be a pretty rotten asshole to snatch a child’s lunch from them and dump it in the trash because their account was a dollar short.

    Or, to put it another way, you have to be a member of the Republican party to get off on this act And if not, there’s always someone in the “mainstream media” who’ll look the other way, or worse applaud their actions.

  • muselet

    Cthulhu below, Righties are back to shaming children over school lunches? (Since I’ve already dropped one f-bomb today, I have no more to say on the subject.)

    –alopecia

  • Christopher Foxx

    You’d have to be a pretty rotten asshole to snatch a child’s lunch from them and dump it in the trash because their account was a dollar short. I don’t care if it’s some kind of official policy.

    You’d have to be some morally bankrupt vindictive asshole with serious inferiority issues to come up with such a policy. And a similarly bankrupt asshole or just plain cowardly stooge to be willing to follow it.

    • McKinley

      It is probable that If the employee had allowed the student to finish the lunch, she would have seriously risked losing her job.

      • Christopher Foxx

        Which would provide a perfect opportunity to shame the people behind the policy. “Let me be clear on this, Mr Smith. You want me to grab food from the mouth of a hungry child because they owe 35 cents?”

        People come up with and promote these types of policies because they believe they can do so without facing any consequences for them. And the minute someone does make them face actually face those consequences they, like any bully, back down.