Your tax dollars at work

I'm sure EVERYBODY who pays taxes to support the Ithaca City School District—which is EVERYBODY, really...after all, if you're a net payer of taxes, you're paying for this, it's all our money, and it does take a village to raise a child, doesn't it?—is as "ecstatic" and "blown away" as the Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS) students who participated in this project:

ITHACA — An anti-fracking student group from Lehman Alternative Community School has won a video contest sponsored by Artists Against Fracking. The prize? Lunch with organization founders Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.
All it took the students was a song, a video and a little help from their friends.
Mariah Prentiss, staff adviser of New York Youth Against Fracking and LACS teacher librarian, was sitting in a staff meeting this week when she received the news in a phone call from Ono herself.

“That was the cool thing,” Prentiss said. “We don’t know the details of the prize, but it was advertised as lunch with Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, widow and son of John Lennon, in New York City. Our big question for her is ‘Did you really mean 40 or 50 people?’ ”...

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I thought the concern about the number of people Yoko would have to cough up lunch money for was touching, especially since she's the heir to $500M.

As a tribute to their patroness, instead of wearing LACS t-shirts to NYC, the students, faculty, and staff voted to deck themselves out in Yoko's recent clothing line:

Isn't that special?

So our tax dollars pay for political indoctrination in public schools so that students can then travel to Sodom—or is it Gomorrah? I've forgotten which—to meet with a wealthy enviromoonbat whose apartment is heated with the natural gas she professes to hate and whose "clothing" line would make most peasant parents puke.

h/t: South of 5 and 20, who muses that this kind of thing will provide "lifetime employment for brewers and distillers."

No kidding.  Here I am, down at the Shoe Inn: