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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:35 AM

No shit: GOP in Michigan won't fund toilet paper for kids in school

http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/01/in-michigan-thanks-to-republicans-its-byotp-for-school-kids-bring-your-own-toilet-paper.html#.UQMDnZCbHTA.twitter

By now, most my readers know that the Republicans in Michigan have carved over $2 billion out of our state education budget and are ready to reduce the per-pupil funding by another $150/student this year. But what you probably donít know that things have gotten so bad in our stateís schools that some of them donít even have toilet paper for our kids to use when they go to school.

Iím not kidding.

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Reply No shit: GOP in Michigan won't fund toilet paper for kids in school (Original post)
eridani Jan 2013 OP
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #1
canoeist52 Jan 2013 #5
valerief Jan 2013 #13
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #23
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #25
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #2
Scuba Jan 2013 #3
denverbill Jan 2013 #4
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #6
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #11
coalition_unwilling Jan 2013 #20
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #7
Dustlawyer Jan 2013 #10
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #12
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #8
gollygee Jan 2013 #9
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #14
madrchsod Jan 2013 #15
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #16
AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 #17
gulliver Jan 2013 #18
Lars39 Jan 2013 #19
notadmblnd Jan 2013 #21
Demoiselle Jan 2013 #22
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #24
Thinkingabout Jan 2013 #26
sellitman Jan 2013 #27
DonCoquixote Jan 2013 #28

Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:44 AM

1. I remember as far up to around 4th and 5th grade that student had to bring in supplies.

 

It wasn't uncommon for kids to bring in bushels of toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex and stuff like that. When the supplies started running low, the incentives started showing up. It wasn't mandated but if you brought stuff in you got extra credit, free homework passes, gold stars... whatever. And if you brought nothing in, you felt embarrassed for forgetting. I just took them from around our house... my mom probably thought I was eating the stuff it would disappear so fast.

I remember being so proud, for whatever reason when *MY* boxes of kleenex were being used. It was like some sort of honor. I could say, "You see that that box up there on the teacher's desk, motherfuckers? That's MY goddamned tissue box I had to trek through the snow to the bus stop and defend from the 6th grade assholes... so suck it!!"

(ok, no K-5th graders really talk like that... but we were proud of our tissues! lol).

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:50 AM

5. I remember getting pencils, crayons and my very own ruler on my first day in school in the sixties.

Although we had to return the ruler (cleaned) back at the end of the year. Then in the nineties, when my kids were in school, you had to finance a loan to afford the required list of supplies. But toilet paper wasn't on the list then. This is a new low.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:16 AM

13. In what third world country did you go to school? Gunistan? nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:05 PM

23. Akron, Ohio? It seemed common at the time.

 

Students always brought in communal school supplies. I don't see the big deal at all.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:21 PM

25. "Extra credit" for TOILET PAPER? Was all this stored up front so you had to request a roll? Hard to

believe.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:22 AM

2. Just more of the vile and disgusting Reagan legacy

 

Never forget ketchup is a vegetable.

Sadly our party continues to support the corporatization of the public education system too.

Education is only going to get worse in America as long as corporations have the real power in our government.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:47 AM

3. But aren't the taxpayers of Michigan glad to have that $2B. Oh wait, that went to corporate ...

... investors in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Never mind.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:50 AM

4. I'm sure the Koch brothers will fix that. They own Angel Soft and Northern.

I'm surprised the Koch's didn't demand that teachers be cut before toilet paper.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:59 AM

6. perhaps the kids could hop over to gop headquarters

and wipe their asses on their star spangled ties.

They (republicans) don't want the school system any longer. They have raped and pillaged the country almost as far as they can. They are pinning their future rapes on their prison system that they plan to fill with the poor and middle class. The poor and middle class won't need an education since they will be in prison. So I do believe the voucher crap is just a way to break up the schools so they can tear them down.

Oh, and charge you for materials and school plans if you want to try to educate your kids.

They are selling off the prisons with agreements for at least 80% occupancy at all times. It won't be the rich in there, as you know.

So no taxes to pay for schools or libraries. Getting rich by selling supplies to the lowers, gutting medicare, social security and basically and human services. Yep that should just about take us to third world country status. But that's what they want. A society of the super rich rulers and cave dwelling surfs.

No toilet paper? That's just the tip of the poopberg coming.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:10 AM

11. Love your whole comment but you had me at starspangled ties! nt

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:37 AM

20. "Tip of the poopberg" - nice turn of phrase - n/t

 

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:00 AM

7. My (once beloved) state ....

.... has turned into tea-bagging hell.

I am not even sure that folk voted for this kind of crazy (acknowledging that in parts of the state they did and are gleeful) .... I honestly believe that most of the voters were voting for 'change" in the sense that they wanted to shake up the status quo ... in the end, the uninformed gave the tea-bagger agenda a forum (a state) in which to ram their bat-shit crazy through.

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:03 AM

10. Welcome to the party pal! Us Progressive Texans could use this "Die Hard" quote

to welcome you to what life is like under Republicon rule! They want public Ed to be so bad parents will take vouchers and go to private schools! Another new low!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:15 AM

12. My God ... it SUCKs! n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:43 AM

8. It reminds me of a childhood toilet rhyme

Stranded, stranded on a toilet bowl
What do you do when you're stranded
And you don't have a roll

First thing you do is take it like a man
Take it like a man--then wipe with your hand.

Unlike the playground rhyme, this is not funny. It's pathetic and tempts me to want to send some of my "cargo" to the politicians who are forcing kids to wipe with their hands.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:50 AM

9. That hasn't been on my list of stuff to send for the class yet

but maybe next year. So far I do send Kleenex, dry erase board markers, cleaning supplies, all sorts of various office supplies. The teacher sends home a note from time to time of other stuff she needs, everything from rubber bands to plastic baggies to construction paper, to whatever. But that is about the only thing used in the class we aren't asked to buy.

The scary thing for me is that I live in an affluent school district. Our kid's teacher can send home a list of things she's running low on, and the parents can all afford to buy something so the class has everything it needs without her having to buy it herself. It can be expensive. Less affluent school districts aren't so lucky. My church has a school from a poorer district we've "adopted" where we buy classroom supplies, but I don't know if we raise as much money for them as our school gets from the students' parents, and I don't know if every school has a church sponsoring them.

Schools shouldn't have to rely on charity in order to have paper and pencils and even toilet paper.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:17 AM

14. BYOTP

just another thing to add to the already overloaded backpack.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:28 AM

15. the cost of war for michigan....


http://costofwar.com/state/MI/


buy a lot of t-paper for 100th of 1% of that figure

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:29 AM

16. school supply list

 

add TP

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:32 AM

17. I remember as a kid sending off

Care Packages to poor kids in Africa... Looks like the kids in California schools may have to start sending TP to Michigan..? That is pretty darn pathetic, GOP!

Maybe the Republican party should be stamped out, they do nothing for this nation, what-so-freaking ever.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:33 AM

18. We can hardly blame these kids when they cut Social Security later.

Skimping on kids is not just immoral. It's stupid and anti-social.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:34 AM

19. Raid the state capitol's TP supply.

Or render it useless.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:05 AM

21. I would like to see the Michigan legislatures take their own TP into the Capitol

This also happened to the Detroit FD. A local radio station made a big fuss about it and one of the toilet paper companies ended up donatation something like a 100 thousand rolls for the FD use.

It's a shame what Michigan is becoming under republican rule.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:12 AM

22. How about a mail-in campaign to Michigan Republicans?

Properly packaged and hermetically sealed, of course, to avoid burdening our postal workers...
Just a thought.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:18 PM

24. Trust me; the school custodians will deliver the goods to the state capitol building.

Kids WILL rebel, pungently.

Isn't it against the law not to supply PUBLIC BUILDING REST-ROOMS?

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:46 PM

26. Just wondering, is the state still furnishing tp to rest rooms used by the governor

And his staff and also to those in the legislature? If they are it needs to stop until they afford it statewide. GOP is really becoming the party of the stupid. Also, the GOP, they are anti-abortion too, they want forced births and total neglect for those born after forced birth. Some one needs to hurry and put the GOP's names on the back of their belts so they will know who they are after they get their heads out of their ass.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:59 PM

27. Michigan voted the bastards in.

If they like toilet paper they can vote them out or enjoy the stench.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:39 AM

28. pardon me for askign , but

why is the Mi gop so militant? Are they that afraid that a bunch of voters will remember when unions made them the envy of the world?

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