Los Angeles Is Going Broke. Answer: Have The City Hire A Poet
Los Angeles is going to pay $10K a year to Eloise Klein Healy to be the poet laureate of Los Angeles. (More in the LA Times.)
I hope, as her first on-the-job act, she renames this place. "The City of Angels" is clearly "The City of Assholes."
I think that I shall never see
A city with the sense of me
And if they ask me if I care
I'll point out I have no change to spare.
Done. Clearly, drugs have been legalized for some people in LA.
More on Healy. A college professor, at that. Clearly a starving artist...
Posted by: Radwaste
at December 8, 2012 8:55 AM
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I thought poetry was stupid,
Now the L.A. Council is too.
Yes, it's only $10K. But where do they have to borrow or steal the money. A city, or county can't make money. It comes from the taxpayer.
Posted by: Jim P.
at December 8, 2012 11:58 AM
Um, where does peot fall under job descriptions in the US or state constitution? Or the city charter when they incorperated?
Posted by: lujlp
at December 8, 2012 12:58 PM
a poet laureate receiving a government salary in LA?
Gosh, that's so last century!
We had that in NJ back in the 1990s - and he was a black man who wrote about white men all being fags and that 9-11 was a Israeli conspiracy.
Posted by: Charles
at December 8, 2012 8:41 PM
Oh she's a hell of a writer. Her blog:
Posted by: KateC
at December 8, 2012 9:08 PM
I am sure that her collected works of lesbian feminist poetry (for which she is best known)will be widely popular ...
Posted by: Jay R
at December 9, 2012 1:13 PM
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. At least he will have lyrics in California.
Posted by: Andrew_M_Garland
at December 9, 2012 3:44 PM
People drive to work in cars or pirates? (required):