Alabama dumb-assiness time.  This state is in what legislators refer to as pro-ration.  Meaning there is not enough money to budget for everything. This is mostly because for many years Alabama has lured corporations in with offers of charging them no taxes. And by-god they's sticking to it. Not enough that there are 4 million people here that will work for $8/HR. We are apparently the new China (only less people and drunker).

So, what do you do when there's not enough money? Cut something. Entitlements. Hmm. Let's see. Oh, education! Hell yeah, we've got too many teachers here, anyway (and you should see the list of shit you have to buy and send with an elementary school student already). What else? MEDICAID. They are cutting funding for that. The real problem is that every dollar Alabama cuts from its medicaid budget loses TWO matching dollars from the Federal Government. 3 for 1! What a bargain.

The state is defunding ALL mental health facilities! Think on that for a second. All mental health facilities in ALABAMA are being defunded and CLOSED. The idea is to send all those patients to 'group homes' and 'halfway houses'. That's some scary shit, right there.

This will also cause hospice service to be unavailable for many people.

And worst of all "It is very unfortunate that many dialysis patients will not be able to receive treatment."  WTF?  They're just supposed to go home and die, I guess. Bless their hearts. 

So with all of this going on, you know what was the big news story today on local TV?

The state legislature is debating a bill that would allow the ten commandments to be displayed in schools and state buildings. Total waste of time and money (in a state that has none) that will be overturned by the Federal government. FUCK FUCK FUCK!

At least everyone will know which candidates are the most religious at election time, which is the whole point, I guess.

I am so disgusted and embarrassed. 

I am now serious about getting out of here. At least to Georgia where they are a little more progressive and have FREE college for my kids (thanks to the lottery, which is the devil.)

UGH!!!!

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The state is defunding ALL mental health facilities! Think on that for a second. All mental health facilities in ALABAMA are being defunded and CLOSED. The idea is to send all those patients to 'group homes' and 'halfway houses'. That's some scary shit, right there.


What. The. Fuck. The idea is probably to let them go live on the street and become the problem of their city or county for "loitering". They're on crack if they think these people will just MOVE OUT OF THEIR HOMES and go live somewhere else because the gubmint told them to.

Mental health issues are especially enraging for me. I'm sick and tired of mental health patients being treated like their illness is their choice. 

1. You should be a comedy writer.

2. Alabama has always scared me and now I'm even more terrified.

3. Welcome to the 4th world. 

4. Smoke and mirrors, distractions, crazy ass rich people. 

I am a comedy writer, technically (I have written one silly 52 page sci-fi comedy). 

Ooh, I'm going to buy a copy.   Thanks!

Thank you, Annet.

Just ordered it.  Glad to see it was at my local bookstore Powell's as well as Amazon.

Hmm.. That's news to me. Great!

Cool a link to your book - I'll go and get it.

You are a great comedy writer roland707. Very good stuff!

I was going to say sounds like that movie - "Dumb and Dumber"

This makes me sad.  Maybe we should all move to Alabama.  That way the state would have more progressive and critical thinking people, and we could vote in better politicians, fund education, and kick out the christianist neanderthals. 

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