90s appreciation - Jodeci + hits
I remember walking into a corner shop,getting in line when I heard a woman shout “Jodeci forget the fags”. The young man in front shouted “Ok mum”. I said “Your names Jodeci?” He akwardly looked at me and said ” Some band my parents like, I’ve heard their stuff it’s alright”.
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
Once you get a taste of sleeping next to someone, sleeping alone in your own bed really sucks.
Although I do miss having someone talk sweet to me into the wee hours of the morning.
“Mom, you don’t have to work anymore. Relax. I can support you now. Thank you for everything that you’ve done for me.”