On the national scale, my home state of South Carolina SUCKS.
Statistics show that 1 in 5 SC residents is on Medicaid. We are swamped with unemployment woes. Our children are consistently near the bottom for education, no matter what source you look at. Our economic outlook is bleak, because major businesses do not want to locate here ( who wants to hire poor, malnourished, uneducated people??? NOT those lovely, no-tax paying “people” known as corporations……job creators my ass!!!), and of course, as I pointed out earlier, there is that whole Southern Racist Redneck vibe to overcome, too.
So what genius plan has our esteemed Governor, Nikki Haley, R (edonkulous) come up with to restore confidence to the people of South Carolina???????
Is she infusing big cash into the education budgets of the many counties across this state with dilapidated, failing schools?
Fuck no, she’s cut that shit by $6 million and vowed not to accept federal stimulus money that has been set-aside under the Education Jobs Fund ( money that was to be used for education in an effort to help relieve the state’s tight budget constraints).
(Bitch held a town hall at my kids’ high school and had the nerve to request that my daughter’s award winning Jazz Ambassadors play for her appearance (after announcing that she thought funding for the arts was an unnecessary extravagance), arrived late, breezed right by them, and never bothered to thank the kids or the director for entertaining her fawning bunch of foaming Haley Hags. She loves schools and finds them quite useful……. ………except when they’re used for like, TEACHING and shit. Then they are a budgetary inconvenience.)
Is she encouraging the maintaining of safety nets for the states’ poor children, elderly, and the people who care for them?
NOPE. Cuttin’ that shit, too, and following Rick Scott’s “Let’s drug test ‘em all ’cause you KNOW they’re all crackheads” footsteps.
Is she encouraging citizens to get over the past and stop flying the flag of a losing team (because hey, if you want black people to stop harping about slavery because it’s “in the past”, maybe YOU should stop fondly reminiscing about Miz Scarlett and the happy darkies doing the Cotton Eye Joe…….know what I’m sayin’ ?)
So what the *#@% IS she doing to rally the citizens and promote statewide unity?
Nikki Haley is pushing aside weighty legislative matters and is ordering state workers to answer phones with a supper-chipper “It’s a great day in South Carolina” !
~The Republican issued the order Tuesday during a Cabinet meeting, saying it’s part of changing the state and how people feel about their government.
Haley says she wants people to feel positive and says the phrase will put workers in a better mood while reminding them they work for the public.
No word on whether workers not using the greeting will suffer consequences.
Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian called it juvenile and in many cases inappropriate. Harpootlian says it’s a great day for someone getting a government check and living in the Governor’s Mansion.~
Because that’s what unemployed, hungry, illiterate people need to hear when they are calling a state-run office to make an appointment for WIC certification ,or Medicaid benefits, or SNAP, or maybe a cheery thing like a DEATH CERTIFICATE.
Oh, and in other news, Governor Haley is having Patriotic Adulterer and Cancer-Ridden Wife- Dumper Newt Gingrich to the Governor’s mansion for a sleep-over.
Update.~ head over to Hysterical Raisins for Nonnie’s great Photoshop take on Nikki Haley’s Stepford phone greetings……it’s great!!!!!!