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P***ed off yet, Gentle Reader? Wait a few, we’ve not yet begun to cite. Charter Schools, each and every one of them, are exemplars of one or more of these despicable human traits. And anyone who supports them, runs them, or sends their kids to them, is likewise possessed of such revolting Teapublican faults. Proof? Here ya go:

Discriminatory? Proven. The GAO nailed charters to a tree in their 2012 report:
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Racist? Proven. North Carolina is one example of many showing how racists are using charters to re-segregate:

The charts also show how racial makeups have shifted over time. By 2014, a fifth of charter schools were overwhelmingly — more than 90 percent — white. In 1998, less than 10 percent of charters were that way.

Corrupt and thieving? Yep, Proven. Thieves and con artists have flocked to charters, because they are barely regulated and rarely accountable:

No sector — not local governments, school districts, court systems, public universities or hospitals — misspends tax dollars like charter schools in Ohio.

A Beacon Journal review of 4,263 audits released last year by State Auditor Dave Yost’s office indicates charter schools misspend public money nearly four times more often than any other type of taxpayer-funded agency.

Selfish? You guessed ‘er, Chester, Proven. Charters take resources away from public schools, leading to public schools doing even more with even less, while the charters waste more money and do very little for students. Those who use them are screwing their communities, selfishly

Charters are a scam, engineered by greedy Teabaggers, mountebanks, and charlatans. The reason so many public schools suck is simple: not enough people want to pay for them. You CAN’T get more than what you pay for. But lots of Americans have bought into the idiotic Post-Reagan Voodoo Economics notion that says “Money magically appears if you take it away”. So when they cut school funding and public schools got crappier as a result, they said “let’s take MORE money away and give it to these unaccountable, unqualified, crooked scumbuckets”. And the underfunded public schools got crappier still, and the cycle repeats itself ad infinitum. A self-fulfilling prophecy, created by con artists for their own malevolent purposes.

Want better schools? Pay for them. Hold EVERYONE INVOLVED accountable. Hold OURSELVES accountable. Hold POLITICIANS accountable. EVERYBODY needs to step up, not just the teachers who barely make a decent hourly wage, working in crumbling schools with no supplies; or the students trying to learn in the same underfunded environments.

And yes, hold the profiteering motherf***ers (public and private) who run charters accountable, too.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

PS: We haven’t even talked about the illegality of using taxpayer funds to fund religious schools. That in itself is illegal, but it happens all over the nation.

This week’s Crown O’ Polished Turds goes to Ohio’s Guv-bot, Little Johnny Kasich (a German name meaning “a case full of sickness”). You see, one of his first acts as Governor was to steal a load of taxpayer money and hand it to a clandestine crowd of cronies under the guise of a “job creation” scheme called “JobsOhio”.

Oh, and you don’t need to know where the money went, or how it was used. Trust the Kasich, who made his fortune from the very same financial collapse that took away our money. It’s all secret, but who would have trouble trusting the millionaire buddies of our millionaire governor? (Never mind that Lehman Brothers collapsed while he was managing director thereof, while he kept his own money.) Trust the Kasich.

Ahh, but sadly, not everyone trusts Little Prince John: he lashed out at people who have the gall to question the unaudited handover of taxpayer cash to a shadowy group of greedheads. Indeed, he accused the questioners of wanting to wreck the economy . A thief accusing his detractors of having sinister motives? That is one ballsy LSoS.

And then, just to show everybody he is committed to his plan of looting the public till and dumping our hard-earned into the offshore accounts of his pals, Kasich announced a plan to divert even more of our money to charter-school cronies of his. Once again, free money thrown over the wall to people who do not have to account for results, or even how they spent our money.

Yep, The Kasich is a liar as well as a thief: a most deserving recipient of this week’s honor.

Mr. B & C