By Mark D. Crantz
Don says: I could not disagree more. School Superintendent Smith is a highly motivated individual who has the best interest of our great school district as her primary focus. Your very long diatribe is indicatory of a few ‘axe grinders” in LB that consistently stick their noses where they don’t belong. If you persist with this BS, we may lose her. Then there will be no groundswell because the axe grinders are a tiny minority. Blah, blah, blah another 123 times.
Howard says: Too bad you know little about Smith’s record in LB. Funny how citizens who question government actions are always axe grinders, our discourse is always a diatribe, and we are always a tiny minority. It was a disservice for the Board to recruit Smith whose credentials are not comparable to her predecessors, and it was a disservice for Smith to induce her former colleagues to follow her here, without ensuring that there was open and transparent disclosure and public discussion. The Board blew it and Smith blew it. Blah, blah, blah another 245 times.
1st Grader says: I need to go to the bathroom.
Don says: The fundamental problem is that there are too many people that consider themselves experts. We elect the school board to do a job. After that it’s our job to let them do theirs. Under a democratic system, majority rules and a few people don’t get their way and become disgruntled, bitter and outspoken and generally pick on our administration. These folks let this type of thing consume their identity. All the knit picking and axe grinding takes our administration’s focus off the job we elected them to do. Blah, blah, blah another 191 times.
1st Grader says: Can I get a hall pass?
Howard says: That is the most utterly incompetent and inane description of representative democracy I have ever heard or seen. If I was teaching a high school freshman class in government, I would give you a compassionate D- grade. Do you really not get it that the public dialogue you fear and want to stop is what makes America strong? It takes an active and vigilant informed and mobilized citizenry to ensure that the taxpayers get value for each dollar and the community gets the best service from our educational system possible. The idea that people who attend the schools have an axe to grind and should go away is nothing less than sanitized intolerance. Blah, blah, blah another 563 times.
1st Grader says: I really need to go #1.
Don says: Blah, blah, blah 104 times.
Howard says: Blah, blah, blah another 280 times.
Howard says: Blah, blah, blah another 540 times.
David says: (Wait. Who’s David?) Anyway he says: “Bravo, Howard!”
And the judges agree and score the decision: Howard 1,823 blahs to Don’s 561 blahs.
1st Grader says: Forget it. My Mom’s going to home school me. I’ll just get a GED.
Mark Crantz is a transplant to Laguna from Chicago. His recently deceased Border Collie, Pokey, is his muse and ghostwriter.