Dryer vent

The dryer hasn’t been working properly for several years, and I’ve been putting up with it instead of getting the vent cleared out. I didn’t know until recently that most chimney sweep companies handle this service.

It’s a serious fire hazard. Most people don’t bother unless there’s a problem. This needs to be done annually and while the tech was here two of my neighbors, who’ve been here longer than I have, came by, got his card, and said they had never had their vents cleared out.

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Teacher ‘performance’

teacherpay

I’m don’t know which clown or clowns, and they’re all clowns…elected officials enjoy an expectation of unearned respect due simply to being in office…and it’s something I refuse to grant them. But I digress. I don’t know which representative or senator thought this up. The thinking seems to be that under such a system some teachers would be paid less than others based on results. So the intent of the meme simply says, “Okay, Mr./Ms. Congressperson, we’ll pay you on results instead of an annual salary for your position.” 
 
Instead of that, how about we cut their pay based on how many votes they cast that benefit the corporations lobbying them instead of the people? Because really, on every vote, it’s us against the numerous, and very well-resourced, lobbyists that companies and special interests assign to each member of the House and Senate.

Dear Mr. President,

MANIPULATION THROUGH DEMAGOGUERY

Letter to the President

Or they close national parks and monuments. The idea is to get everyone worked up about potential interruptions of services so we’ll write or call Congress and scare them enough to avert the shutdown. This works, or has worked to some extent. The thing is, the “rules” changed in 2008. So now when it goes I’m not always sure it’ll come back.