Deranged Mind

October 25, 2010

The Hits Keep Coming From Kim-Shree Maufas

Filed under: California,News,Politics,Society — Tags: , — The Deranged One @ 4:11 pm

Well, it’s been just over a year since I wrote about Kim-Shree Maufus and her questionable use of a San Francisco Unified School District credit card. Judging from today’s news, nothing has really changed. While the schools (hey school board – remember that’s supposed to be the main focus of your job) are slashing costs, the board’s annual budget is apparently a mere suggestion.

Over the past four years, the board has increased its budget by 28%. During the 2009-2010 budget, the board spent $492,629, including $22,000 for catered meals prior to board meetings for members and staff; $7,300 for a Portland conference attended by six of seven board members rather than the usual two or three; and $766 in taxis used by one board member during a five-day conference. But more than that, in each of the four years, the board members have spent more than they budgeted to the tune of $58,000 in 2007. Some of the expenses included the following:

  • $766 for 21 taxi rides taken by board member Kim-Shree Maufas during a 2008 conference in Orlando. About $500 of that was submitted for reimbursement last year, 15 months after the conference – even though the district’s policy is that such expenses should be submitted within 15 days. She said the hotel she selected, which cost $12 less per day than those used by other board members, was farther from the conference.
  • $1,500 for six months of babysitting during board meetings for Mendoza’s two children, who are now in seventh and 10th grade. The benefit has been authorized by the school board.
  • $622 for a rental car for Maufas during a five-day conference in 2009 near Allentown, Pa.

Thankfully, my children don’t attend San Francisco schools. But I suspect the parents of those schools are being squeezed just like we are with required “donations” every year at registration time. With this kind of shenanigans, I would definitely think twice before donating one cent to the schools. And why, a year later is Kim-Shree still on the school board? After last year’s revelations, I figured she would quietly resign her position. Imagine my surprise when I read that her lavish spending on the taxpayers’ dime has continued and she’s actually running for re-election this year. Unreal.

June 5, 2010

The Red & Black Cafe

Filed under: News,Oregon,Society — Tags: , — The Deranged One @ 2:46 am

Dear readers, I don’t want you to feel neglected. I haven’t posted much lately – just been busy. So here’s a little tidbit to keep you happy.

The Reader’s Digest version: On May 18, 2010, a Portland police officer went into the Red & Black Cafe and bought a cup of coffee. He was stopped by a citizen who struck up a conversation. While they were talking, one of the owners told the officer to leave. You can read all about it here or here. Definitely not the end of the world – looking at their website, it’s another Socialist Berkeley-inspired establishment. What I found laughable was this:

“I felt just really uncomfortable — just really uncomfortable about it and I felt many of our customers and co workers would not feel safe in a space with a uniformed police officer with a gun,” said Red and Black Cafe co-owner John Langley.

I would like to encourage Mr. Langley to reflect upon his customers and co-workers – in other words, the people he surrounds himself with – if they feel unsafe around a police officer. Your average citizen isn’t going to have those feelings. Anyway, the obligatory Boycott the Red & Black Cafe has sprung up on Facebook and if you’d like to express your feelings to Mr. Langley, his scared co-workers or the Red & Black Cafe, here’s their contact info:

400 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR, 97214
503-231-3899
redandblackbooking@riseup.net
(the riseup email address is a typical giveaway that you’re dealing with the fringes of society)

September 30, 2009

Acceptable Sexual Assault

Filed under: News,Society — The Deranged One @ 2:19 am

Yesterday, I wrote about Whoopi Goldberg and her misguided view of Roman Polanski’s rape of a 13 year old. A little bit ago, I was watching the news and learned that apparently there are a bunch of folks in Hollywood and France who find it more reprehensible that he was arrested than his admitted act. They’ve even begun a petition protesting his arrest.

I’ve always thought that certain members of the “entertainment” community were in their own little world, but I obviously underestimated them. Let’s think this one through. At the time, the victim was 13. Polanski was 44. He plied her with champagne, a quaalude performed some oral sex, intercourse and then anal intercourse. All the while, she was telling him to stop and take her home and was afraid. Sounds like rape to me.

Now, just for the sake of argument, suppose instead of a famous movie director, Polanksi was a music teacher. Instead of a music lesson, he gave the same 13 year old, alcohol and drugs and performed the same acts on him. He was arrested and pled guilty then fled the country before sentencing. Would the same celebrities be up in arms about his arrest? Or, if his arrest even popped up on the radar, would they denounce him as a pedophile and laud his arrest? I suspect there wouldn’t be one protest, although who knows, maybe in their twisted world it would still be okay.

The whole thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth – how can anybody excuse the rape of a 13 year old?

September 29, 2009

When is Sodomizing a 13 Year Old Not Rape?

Filed under: News,Society — The Deranged One @ 11:25 am

So Whoopi doesn’t think it’s “rape-rape” to drug and sodomize a 13 year old? Sounds like rape to me. What the hell is wrong with society? And why do we put these idiot celebrities up on a pedestal?

August 10, 2009

Un-American?

Filed under: News,Politics,Society — Tags: — The Deranged One @ 1:53 pm

So, the rest of the United States is finally getting to see the trainwreck of a Representative that California has been witnessing/experiencing in Nancy Pelosi. I’m sorry you’ve been subjected to her.

I typically don’t get fired up over politics – it’s just not my style. Don’t get me wrong, I’m often disgusted by the whole lot of them. But this gem pissed me off. If you don’t feel like reading her blather, here’s what perked up my ears:

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Huh, that’s interesting. Thank goodness no Democrats have ever participated in such behavior. But it gets better – as I’m sure anybody who has ventured out from under their rocks in the past week have heard, the White House website posted this last week:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

So, let me get this straight – any dissent is Un-American? Anybody who speaks out is Un-American? Can you imagine the screams if the Bush administration had asked for an email anytime somebody dissented on either the Iraq or Afghanistan wars? And what the hell is the White House planning to do with that list of dissenters to their plan? That sounds a touch un-American to me. Rather Orwellian. And I hope their spam filters are tuned up.

Anyway, in some article somwhere or other, I stumbled across this link in the comments section. Hmm, who looks organized and who looks like the average Joe off the street? Wait, I’m sure Nancy will tell us that’s part of the evil plot – as you organize those un-American Americans, make sure they look like the average citizen. But wait, what’s this? Yeah, that’s really going to help convince me. Shame on you, Nancy. I do wonder though, will Nancy’s weekly botox injections be covered by the new plan? Oh wait, that’s right, she has a plan that puts this one to shame.

A spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi demurred when asked if she would sign up for a government-run plan.

Indeed.

Edit: I just found a job. Sweet!

April 30, 2009

Probable Swine Flu

Filed under: News,Society — The Deranged One @ 11:16 am

I just wanted to report to my intrepid readers that I sneezed the other night. I have no doubt that it will be reported tonight on the local news as yet another case of “probably swine flu.” I expect Katie Couric to arrive shortly to set up camp on my front lawn in case I happen to sneeze again. More to follow….

And for your viewing pleasure

April 20, 2009

An Abomination

Filed under: California,Society — The Deranged One @ 6:33 pm

An interesting video of a foreclosed home which turned out at one time to be a senior care home. I’ve been in a few senior care homes while at work. I’ve never seen one quite like this.

For starters, I hope that the owners of said home are living in a cardboard box under a freeway overpass. Even that might be too good for them. Second, where was the state. Are you telling me that the facility was inspected and it passed??? Unreal.

By the way, be sure to watch some of Jim’s other videos. Highly entertaining and insightful.

April 1, 2009

Dumpster Muffin and Other Idiots, Part II

Filed under: News,Society — The Deranged One @ 6:01 pm

Remember the fool tree sitters at UC Berkeley? It seems that one of them didn’t understand the sitting in a tree in Berkeley isn’t quite the same as protesting on the West Bank against the Israelis. He was either in or about a group that was allegedly throwing rocks (where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire) and got smacked in the head with a tear gas canister. His treatment included removal or his frontal lobe and portions of his skull. Will it make a difference? Probably not.

However, I wonder, where does a 38 year old get the financing to be a professional protester and travel the world?

March 9, 2009

David Wilkerson Urgently Warns Re Earth-Shattering Calamity!!!

Filed under: internet,News,Society — The Deranged One @ 8:19 pm

I was doing some housekeeping here on the site and came across this random link in the control panel: David Wilkerson Urgently Warns Re Earth-Shattering Calamity

Oh no, we’re all going to die!!! I couldn’t help but click the link to see what it had to say so I could get my affairs in order. However, I didn’t make it far. I saw the “endtimes” in the URL then glanced over to “about this site” and saw this tidbit:

End Times Visions and Christian prophecy for the church and for the nations from a servant of God called to speak God’s word (Miriam Franklin): bringing prophecies and prophetic words of revelation, warning of End Times apostasy and lukewarm Christianity, and trying to bring people’s hearts, minds and souls back to the Lord their God.

Oh brother.

Anyway, my interest was piqued, so I followed along and read some of our dear friend’s predictions. Funny, it seemed a bit familiar. And I have difficult understanding how, if New York and the surrounding area is on fire, there are going to be looters in Times Square. Are they immune to fire? Alas, I digress. I did a quick search (I refuse to “google it”) on Mr. Wilkerson to see what was up. Seems like there are just as many nutjobs who are diabolically opposed to him. Here was one of the best. In case you don’t feel like reading the whole article:

His past history is that hes been a tremondous predictor of major market bottoms.

The Chrisitan Church is these days as infested with Satanist as the Jewish Church with its Talmudic Rabbis. The Masons are satanic Cult at the highest levels, and their secret ceromonies are conducted in Hebrew. The Mason imagery and symbology comes from the J-wish Kaballah, or corrupted Judiasm’s satanic texts.

The Mullahs are all corrupt, or they would not be preaching anything except Christ Risen.

Nothing like a couple of fanatics to put a smile on my face.

October 20, 2007

High School Musical

Filed under: children,Humor,Society — The Deranged One @ 1:18 am

My experience with ice skating has been rather limited. In high school, I dated an ice skater. She had the tightest ass I’ve ever seen thanks to getting up at 0400 to skate round and round. (I saw her recently, Father Time hasn’t been very kind to her since she stopped skating. It looks as if he worked her ass over with a Louisville Slugger turning it into a mass of mush.) Anyway, the extent of my interest in ice skating ended with its effects on the development of her ass. And as soon as I realized she had more issues than Readers Digest, I moved on.

Fast forward 10 or so years. I was a young man, no longer in high school, yet still without an interest in ice skating. If ice skating happened to be on television, I’d rather clean the toilets. I certainly wouldn’t sit down and watch it of my own free will. My mother, on the other hand, loved ice skating. She couldn’t get enough of it. So to be a nice guy, I bought her two tickets to some ice skating show for her birthday. I’m still not sure what it was – some washed up ex-Olympians on ice. The afternoon of the performance, my younger sister called to say she had been hospitalized and was scheduled that evening for an emergency appendectomy. And dear mom insisted that I use her tickets to the ice skating show since she was flying up to be with my sister. Joy. I don’t remember a whole lot about the performance other than it was the longest two hours of my life.

After that, I pushed ice skating back into the deep recesses of my memory and carried on with life. Until tonight. My youngest is in Brownies. Her troop wanted to go to see Disney on Ice. And guess who my little one wanted to go. Yes, yours truly. But wait, it gets better. The performance was supposed to be High School Musical.

Now, as you’ve probably surmised, I’m not thrilled about ice skating. And I haven’t the first clue what High School Musical is. I asked several of my stay-at-home-MILF-neighbors whom I know I can trust, but they weren’t much help. Nobody could tell me what it was. My little one would go on and on about how great it is but not much more. The 10 year old couldn’t really help. And I didn’t even bother with the teenagers. I’d have more luck talking to the wall. So I was left in lurch.

When my little sister was in junior high school or so, she wanted to go see New Kids on the Block. Remember them? I certainly do because I was the sucker who agreed to take her. God, it was utter torture. Any of those Amnesty International assholes who want to take up the cause for the pieces of shit housed at Guantanamo Bay should be forced to sit through a New Kids on the Block concert. They will quickly learn that the harshest treatment the enemy combatants face, is a walk in the park compared to a New Kids concert. Water boarding? That’s nothing compared to Hanging Tough. Sleep deprivation? How about Please Don’t Go Girl? There was a whole arena full of screaming teenyboppers who were practically fainting. And there was a constant high pitched scream that probably caused small animals to convulse for miles around. All in all, it wasn’t much fun.

But after tonight, I’d take a New Kids on the Block concert any day of the week. Think of an arena full of adolescent New Kids concert goers combined with ice skating and you have High School Musical. It was horrible. There was constant screaming, the music sucked and twists and spins on the ice. On and on it went. And naturally, I had a big fight when we got there. “Daddy, we need a program.” Not for $20 we don’t. “Daddy, can I have cotton candy?” $12.50???? You’ve got to be kidding me. “Can I have a snow cone?” Wow, only $15 and we get to keep the cup. That’s a deal and a half if the fucking thing were gold plated. As soon as the show started, these little white girls in front of us, leaped from their seats and started dancing with about as much rhythm as an out of balance washing machine. The little girl behind us kept kicking my seat for all she was worth. And through it all, we had to listen to horrible music accompanied by screaming.

Now, I’m obviously not an expert on ice skating, but in my humble opinion, tonight’s skating was nothing to write home about. Between screams, kicks and a couple of twirls, it was just a bunch of people skating back and forth. Nothing special. I got my hopes up when the lights came on after 45 minutes or so, but it was just intermission. They rolled out a Zamboni to smooth the ice, but honestly, there hadn’t been enough action to even rough it up.

Lights went back down, screaming resumed and there was some more mediocre skating. After another 45 minutes, the torture was finally over. My head hurt. There was a constant ringing in my ears. And my back hurt from being wedged in a broken seat. All in all, it sucked. Maybe my seat was just too far away to really focus on any tight ice skaters’ asses.

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