35  Reasons Why I am Tired



1.            I am tired of the race card being played when it was not even in the deck when the hand was dealt.

2.            I am tired of often being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal a the same time  and therefore a pariah in both groups

3.            I am tired of the weather people and the news people scaring the living shit out of people for no reason other than to make themselves and the public co-dependent

4.            I am tired of being scared that if I use phrases like “living shit” that some people will find it necessary to be offended and compound that by telling me so instead of just shunning me. ( please shun me I didn’t want to talk to you anyhow because I am offended that you are offended)

5.            I am tired of being labeled offensive for stating a reasoned opinion.

6.            I am tired of hearing that compromise is a symptom of weakness

7.            I am tired of the easy acceptance of political lies and the facile liars that make them.

8.            I am tired of the income tax system that gives you 42 pages of instructions to fill in a one page form with every page noting that it is part of the paperwork reduction act.

9.            I am tired of the fact that recreational sports for 9 year olds;are now considered lead-ins to a professional careers and that the team members have to have full uniforms, equipment bags, and play that one sport year round.

10.          I am tired of hearing that elementary school children need to be concerned about where they are going to college and           because of this recess has been canceled.

11.          I am tired of hearing that only teachers bear the responsibility for learning

12.          I am tired of hearing that all men and women are equal in reality rather than under the law. ( please read this statement   carefully)

13.          I am tired of the apparently accepted fact that all Democrats are godless, socialists and all Republicans are Bible thumping facists.

14.          I am tired that every issue is presented in black and white except for pornographic novels which  may have shades of gray.

15.          I am tired of Americans believing it’s us against them and them against us when in fact as Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

16.          I am tired of hearing that America is the aggressor in the world rather than the unfortunately tasked  defender of freedom

17.          I am tired of hearing that motherhood is not a worthy choice

18.          I am tired of hearing, what are best weak solicitations, for class action suits on TV that will benefit no one but the lawyers running the ads.

19.          I am tired of not being able to any longer figure out who to believe.

20.          I am very tired of hearing that everyone should go to college.

21.          I am tired of the catastrophe du jour on TV and cable news (not to mention the complex and inane blathering in a 24 hour news environment)

22.          I am tired of hearing which part of the food I eat is bad for me this week

23.          I am tired of the fact that nothing is an accident, everything has to have a cause and a scapegoat.

24.          I am tired of Doonesbury being in the comics section of the paper instead of on the opinion page where it belongs

25.          I am tired of Hollywood talking out of one side of their mouth politically and shooting, demeaning and cursing out of the other side.When was the last “G’ Rated movie made?

26.          I am tired of the fact that bottled water now has flavors, vitamins, and minerals  and no one seems to remember why they started drinking it in the first place.

27.          I am tired of celebrities being asked to testify in front of congress when congress knows celebrities most often make their living by being something that they are not.

28.          I am tired of the fact that more than ever before if you say it long enough, hard enough and in enough places many will   believe it has become the truth.

29.          I am tired of the government making laws that penalize all of us for the benefit of idiots.

30.          I am tired of seeing kids carrying 25 pound back packs home from school every day. Filled with, what is for many, meaningless homework.

31.          I am tired of hearing that the secret to better education is more time

32.          I am tired of our infatuation with creating the perfect standardized test or curriculum instead of valuable human beings.

33.          I am tired of the fact that most people don’t seem to understand that the Earth and our economy are pretty much closed systems.

34.          I am tired that too many of us believe schools can stop bullying and enhance character while the home environment does neither.

35.          I am tired of listing things that I am tired of. (sorry grammar Police) I meant I am tired of listing things of which I am tired. ( oh and need I mention the efficient use  of words and expression)



About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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