Überliberal alternative weekly The Stranger urges a NO vote on the Families and Education Levy!
The Stranger Department of Homeland Security is urging a "no" vote because we hate children. They run around in restaurants and their diapers clog landfills.I applaud The Stranger for their anti-endorsement. Having discussed the levy with the editorial boards of The Stranger, The P-I and the Times, I have to say that the folks at The Stranger were the most engaged, asked the smartest and toughest questions and are most courageous to take a contrarian stand and defend it. They are also the funniest group of editors you'll ever want to be trapped in a room with.
Actually, we don't hate children. We love the little shits. Which is why we're annoyed by the latest levy from the Good Intentions Brigade. The problem with our schools are large class sizes and low teacher salaries. Sinking tens of millions of dollars into the kind of small, feel-good crappola this levy funds prevents us from spending this kind of money -- big money -- where it really matters and could make a difference. Vote "no".
At the same time, I have to say that their analysis and solution to "the problem with our schools" is, to put it as politely as I can: as dumb as anything written by a well-intentioned but misguided liberal. But I'll save that argument for another day and still reward The Stranger for their good judgment on the levy issue by keeping them on our honor roll of Sound Institutions.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 02, 2004 10:16 AM | Email This