Yesterday was Veterans Day, and I was driving down the road from the Land of Livermush to fetch yet another dose of poison at the "Bleed 'em with leeches" Baptist hospital, and I noticed that traffic was lighter than usual. Odd, I thought, until reminded why by an elementary school sitting dark and unused.
I suppose I already knew that schools were closed for Veterans Day, but I have to admit that the proof just chapped my hide.
If I get elected king (and it ain't that bad an idea), but if I get elected king only Veterans and their immediate family members get to take Veterans Day off work. If you're some sucking-the-community-tit gubmint employee like a public school teacher, and you "have to" take the day off because the school is closed, at least have the compunction to take the money you received for sitting on your duff all day and donate it (without fanfare, thankeeverymuch) to something far worthier. Like VALOUR-IT (h/t to my friend Kate, whose Team Marine is kicking ass, btw).
Or take those funds and send them to the Warrior Legacy Foundation.
Not that you get to feel particularly good about yourself...you'll just suck a little less.