The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)
Sunday, August 18, 2002
"F= fantastic" Read the t-shirts of teachers at a Florida school. The school received a failing grade from the state for the second year in a row. The children believe the F rating stands for fantastic or fun. Ahem. This is the same state that lost a little girl who was in state custody and didn't realize she was missing for over a year. The same state where child-welfare workers pass out drunk in the drivers seat of their car with a kid in the back. What the hell is going on in the sunshine state?!? It is as Uthant so pithily informed us: THE MOST FUCKED UP STATE IN AMERICA.
More crap in Zimbabwe. Hear that crickety echo? Where are the demonstrations? The online petitions? The angry denunciations from Chomsky? The nonstop news coverage of the humanitarian crisis? Why are only conservative bloggers and the effin' CSM covering this? Update: the London Times has an article covering the story, and there'll be a BBC report tonight. Finally they begin to catch on.