New Feature: #OFFS

I'm starting a new hashtagged feature: oh, for fuck's sake!!! It's kind of my own version of "Getting Irritated with Nadia G," but with a less affectated accent.


The inaugural edition is in response to the Spring 2017 Shen Community Education course list that came in the mail today.

Let me start by saying that I love education and I'm all for using the school resources in the evenings for classes for the community. Math and science help and SAT prep for students is great. Seminars on accessing Medicare and Medicaid benefits and caring for the elderly are truly a valuable public service. Swim lessons, conversational Spanish, and digital photography classes are just peachy. Heck, Aqua Zumba has the distinct advantage that nobody can see what a goof you look like doing Zumba!

But for fuck's sake,

  • Introduction to Tarot
  • Introduction to Essential Oils
  • Explore the Chakras
  • Messages from Beyond
Are you motherfucking kidding me? THIS RIGHT HERE is part of the anti-science scourge that is eroding our republic, and it's going on in my own school district!!!

Tarot cards and fortune telling are a low level con, essential oils have no proven health benefits, there is no evidence of the existence of "seven major energy centers in your body" that can become blocked, unbalanced, or otherwise troublesome, and your dead relatives are not trying to contact you from the "Other Side," seeing as how there is no data to suggest that there is ANY other side. 

And to think that this is being given a platform in the very classrooms where they are supposed to be teaching our children critical thinking.

Just say NO to supernatural bullshit and pseudo-science!

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