John F. Kennedy once said, “Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.” Isabel Allende, the well-known writer, gave it to us like this, “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” Then Ayn Rand, the famous novelist, put it where the goats could get it when she spit, “From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind.”
Well playas…can the function of man’s reasoning mind overcome the foolishness about to take place in the state of Louisiana? On Thursday the Governor told boyz that the state was facin’ a $940 million deficit and that if it wasn’t addressed, higher education could be compromised. In other words, the dun was tellin’ cats that if we don’t fix this mess, schools would be shut down in April and everybody takin’ classes would get an incomplete, boyz wouldn’t be able to graduate and duns playin’ football at schools like LSU wouldn’t be able to play next fall.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Everybody and their baby’s momma’s momma, Ms. Jackson, in the world of sports journalism freaked out on Friday because the headline was the possibility of LSU football bein’ cancelled! But none of these duns were just as freaked out about the possibility of a kid not bein’ able to graduate in May after doin’ all of the right things to get to this point. Nobody freaked out about the possibility of social and health services bein’ shut down as a result of this foolishness. All boyz were concerned about was LSU playin’ not playin’ ball! WHAT!!!???
What about all of the other football players across the state that won’t get to play either. It ain’t just LSU bruh! What about them? People are trippin’ because their ENTERTAINMENT is bein’ compromised. Nobody’s thinkin’ about the education of kids and the health care of folks that badly need it.
The solution? Higher taxes to get out of the hole that they’re in at this point. However, some republicans are upset about the governor’s proposed tax increases. What always kills me is that the cats that can afford to play taxes never wanna pay them but want all the services that comes along with what taxes pay for. Wheredeydodatat? Only in upper class America! Boyz have bread but don’t wanna spend the bread to help pay for what they want.
If 54 percent of my property taxes help fund the school systems in my community then I’m willin’ to pay the taxes that will provide my children with a great education by allowin’ them to pay the teachers and pay for upgraded facilities. If tax increases in the state will help provide for social and health services then I’m willin’ to pay those taxes. Even if I don’t personally need or use them. If children are goin’ to state schools then they have to be funded. Taxes are how they are funded bruh! Even if they, to some degree, have to be higher!! So either you pay the taxes or you screw the kids that are tryin’ to become the adults that will someday be responsible for takin’ care of you when you’re old and need the social and health services that you’re complainin’ about payin’ for now.
LSU football is a side bar conversation to this foolishness bruh! But on some real talk, what about the kids that are playin’ ball there and at the other schools that have put in all of the work to get to this point? Many of them are on scholarship and they deserve the right to be able to fulfill their dreams of playin’ at the college or even the professional level. And what about the kid that is only good enough to be on scholarship and his hustlin’ to get that degree that he was promised if he took care of his business?
If you can afford to pay higher taxes then pay them. Don’t be a sucka and be selfish because you want everything for free or because you don’t need those services screw everybody else. It cost money to do business in America and if payin’ higher taxes keeps the ship from sinkin‘ then pay the darn taxes! And that’s the edited version. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Put it where the goats could get it: verb phrase – to make it as simple as possible, to put it at the lowest level or learning.
2) Spit: verb – to say
3) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
4) Ms. Jackson: noun – song by rap group OutKast