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Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., Nov. 17
I heard this story a few weeks ago. But, when I saw the actual photo in the L.A. Times...well, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
In an auction, a record was broken for a painting that sold by a living artist. I would guess the amount to be around a million bucks. Nope. The painting, done in 1995, sold for 33.5 million clams.
The photo showed a 700 pound naked woman, laying on a couch, touching herself. Hey...that would look perfect in the dining room! Reubenesque x 10.
I don't know about art though, and so I think the thing I read in the Union-Tribune this morning, is a lot more of a waste of money. And, it was 33 million dollars less.
Let me back track a bit.
Helix High School has had a few teacher sex scandals. A female music teacher had an affair with a student. Then, two male students were having an affair with the same female student.
So, with all the budget cuts that schools are having this year, what do the idiots at Helix decide to do? They decide to spend $43,000 to hire a consultant, to run a program for the teachers there on how to behave.
That is the most ridiculous thing ever.
I want to contact the school and tell them I'll do that for $2,000. I'll get all the teachers in a room. And I'll say, "Don't have affairs with the students."
I might have charts and graphs, so they feel they're getting more bang for their buck (okay wait...maybe I should rephrase that).
Consultants....what a joke that profession is. I remember a consultant we had at a radio station I worked at. One month he'd tell our morning show to be more like Howard Stern. The next month, he'd tell us our listeners wanted "more rock, less talk." I'm not sure he realized, Howard Stern didn't play music on his show.
Other times, he'd tell us our show got too risque. Again, not sure he actually hears Sterns show. He just saw Sterns ratings book.
But, if you taxpayers are happy with this.
I mean, teachers get fired, and everyone pickets and complains. I think, spending $43,000 to hire a consultant to tell adults why it's wrong to have sex with kids, should have people picketing outside that school.
If that doesn't fire you guys up, you should never complain about anything the city spends money on ever again.