Yes. Yes. WHAH!!!
I spent 13 years as a Circulation Supervisor for a large public library system
. Procedures; properly performed protect both the Library and the patrons from paying for damages and late fees when they are not owed or are owed by someone else.
They assign blame where warranted and prevent false assignation of blame.
How we do something is just as important as getting it done. I have fired outright; new staff members who refused to follow a procedure, (Back-dating the morning items returned overnight) designed to prevent patrons who returned those items from paying an extra .20 in late fees. This as a courtesy to our patrons; to over-rule their automatically being charged when the computer switches date at 9pm.
How we accomplish our work is critical to assure efficient handling of our responsibilities to our patrons.
Public Service. Some should work in the field and some should not.
Having said this; I would like to briefly discuss the attitude and the self-centeredness of a writer who seeks to propel himself into the limelight by yeowling’ and scratching at a former employer; whose style he didn’t like.
Sub-standard Healthcare goes the way of the Dinosaurs as Republicans weep and gnash their teeth.
Originally posted on As My World Turns:
“It was announced last week that 9th Street Ministries will be concluding their medical clinic mission, which had been ongoing monthly to offer free medical services to those in need since first starting in 1998. The final day for the medical clinic will be Thursday, April 24, and that will conclude the mission that has been in place for almost 16 years.”
The article tells how the ministry has been operating once a month for years to give people healthcare on a first come, first served basis. This care was provided by volunteers. My mother actually volunteered at the clinic and they would see as many as 300 a day. Many of these people would wait all day for the chance to see…
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“Mr.Churchill, It seems the entire British Expeditionary Force is in a “difficult spot” in a little place called Dunkirk”
“Mein Fuehrer, The Russians are closing from the East; the Americans from the West; they are both bombing us and the majority of your staff are in the process of committing suicide in their quarters. It seems we are in a ‘difficult spot’.”
“Mr. Boehner, The American people have gone from being somewhat suspicious of our motives to believing that we are in an all-out assault on women, the poor, and anyone darker than alabaster. They think Republicans are part of a world-wide conspiracy to enslave all but the true 1%ers. They have discovered our well hidden secret that the majority of our party members are by necessity; ‘dumb as a stump’ so that our small group of sinister leaders can easily control them and they also know now that we are willing to say anything to sift out the most gullible from all ethnic and economic groups to use in our attempt to appear a ‘Party of the People’. They recognize that almost all violent extremists and mass murderers espouse a Republican/Conservative/Libertarian political bent and that the Republican Party is willing to use such extremists to further their own agenda. Since we finally went too far into the land of ‘Aw the great unwashed will buy anything’ and presented America with an Ass and oblivious Liar in the person of Mitt Romney; they finally see that Republicans have no respect for anyone other than our own highest Poobahs; including our own ‘rank and file’. Our unrelenting resistance to, and perpetual whining about the Affordable Care Act has demonstrated clearly that we care nothing for others and are perfectly willing to watch Americans by the millions die and worse; live in pain and misery, as long as it doesn’t cost the wealthiest a little more money. Sir, we may be in a ‘difficult spot’.”
What should we do? What should we do? What should we do?
This is the unvarnished truth. Greed and oppression of those less fortunate than they has been the “American Way” for approximately 25% of the population since the very beginning. Another 25% are willing victims and support their actions. Glamourizing the American experience will not get us to the place we are going.
We need to end this pulpy, sentimental patriotism based on a false history and face who we are and what we are and try to improve what we have rather than stand; as if in quick-sand. We need a new Patriotism based on pride in fairness and justice; humility and honesty.
This piece gets an “A” for Authenticity; Accuracy; and Audacity.
Bravo the folks; eh, person; eh “super-mainframe computer matrix program”; um; whatever, at this site.
It is a site of many mysteries to this humble Angryman; who is after all; just a Simple Country Philosopher and not some High-tech, Wizbang-Hoop-de-doo.
Breathe. It is a seriously and consistently excellent place to read well written discussion of timely and important issues and injustices. Visit it if you don’t already.
Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:
–President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a 1954 letter to his brother Edgar
Pity the poor plutocrats, victims of the envious mob. You can hardly open the Wall Street Journal these days without reading a self-pitying screed by some billionaire hungry for love.
A while back it was venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who equated criticism of the wealthy with the Holocaust.
“I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its…
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