10/14/09

Dear Arnold

This driver is using two phones at onceImage via Wikipedia

Dear Arnold:

Let me get this right. TMZ catches your wife illegally talking on her cell phone while driving, so you Twitter TMZ founder Harvey Levin and say, "Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention....There's go to be swift action."

Hmmmm. "Swift action."

Really?

What? You gonna give her a talking to? You gonna spank her? You gonna lock her in the rubber room with all the bad teachers? My goodness, you governors do have a lot of power, don't you? And so much responsibility! Who knew that you were in charge of scofflaws. It must be so hard being you.

Now, I'd love to stay and chat, but this is my furlough day. I'm not allowed to even think. Maybe you need a furlough day, too?
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16 comments:

pasadenaadjacent said...

uh-oh

Cafe Pasadena said...

Who's being spanked!?

I wish I was an employee of The State 2day, MF. I could use a furlough day 2day! A Goddess with luck! Some women have all the luck.
Instead, I'll just have 2 settle for a pumpkin tart.

Margaret said...

PA: Do I sound too mean? I was a little worried I'm come off mean, when really I'm just disgusted that this is news.

Pup: Unfortunately, the furlough's don't feel lucky. As a get to exchange money for time because we can't take a furlough day on the days we teach or do office hours (I actually wouldn't want to anyway). What that means, however, is that we have to PROMISE not to work on days when we don't work, and in return we get a ten percent pay cut.

altadenahiker said...

Not that I'm a fan of A, I think M would have said something similar had he been caught.

Oxy Lit said...

Ah, for the days of rule of thumb. Remember those? A man couldn't beat his wife with a stick wider than his thumb...

pasadenapio said...

He's a no-nonsense kind of guy. A public caning, perhaps...

Joanne said...

Good point. This is news? Please. Don't waste my time. I'm with you on this one.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

This calls for a poetry request to Al Young, the Poet Laureate of California. He's probably getting an email from Maria right now.

Sorry about that furlough thang. bleh

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Baha.

Is there a goddess for finding happiness?

Petrea said...

She should get a ticket like anyone else who violates this law.

It's not Arnold's fault it's news. It's the cheezy new outlets (and I don't mean the reporters, who would love to do some real news for a change).

It's not Arnold's fault the state is broke, either. Not that he's done much to improve the situation.

Your promise is good with me, Margaret. How sweet of the state to make such a deal with you.

Shell Sherree said...

I don't know what to say about this. Pumpkin tart sounds good.

Lynne said...

How are we supposed to trust all you teachers not to grade a random paper or look at teaching materials during that furlough? For all we know you might be cheating and working when you are not allowed to work. I think we should send TMZ to follow the teachers and take pictures of anyone who sneaks a grade into the grade book when they're supposed to be "not working".

pasadenaadjacent said...

They reduced the work week to four days then introduced the furlough day to occur on the fifth day? You have a right to be cranky although you didn't come off as mean. Thats my job and I had the perfect image to go along with your story.

Lets tar and feather Harvey Levine. That would be mean but oh so much fun

(I've spent the last two days in a artistic vacume inhaling the zylene in the adhesive I'm using). I suspect I'll be looking at a liver transplant in ten years.

Linda Dove said...

I guess I thought he was being intentionally titillating, rather than menacing, but then why we need to be encouraged to imagine the governor's sex life, I have no idea.

Oh, yeah. That qualifies as news. :-(

Sorry about the furloughs.

Bec said...

So funny. I'm a little furlough embittered myself so I appreciated that last bit :)

MelRoXx said...

Yeah, well, no one is above the law but - it's just a little bit ridiculous this so called 'news'.