CC is mad that I didn’t go further. My mantra is, “Educate don’t irritate” which makes sense to me but sometimes doesn’t have the impact I hope for. Putting up giant signs installing new garbage cans, filling the creek with garbage bags, placing a large present of trash on the SVHS campus  each caused a trickle of interest but no real solution to the problem.

17 years of cute, passive projects have not worked, my students and I still clean up two bags of garbage weekly from Nathanson Creek. What is a rebellious teacher to do?

“Should I put flaming bags of poo (I don’t swear in my classroom) in the principals office, lose my job, be brought up on charges and arrested for trying to make a point?” I joke, but wait a minute; I think to myself, I might be on to something. Hmmm, it might be time for flaming shit bags.

Donald Trump is a flaming shit bag. No, not because of the reasons you’re thinking (I can hear my editor now, “Sure, Walt, good luck trying to write your way out of calling the president a flaming shit bag.”) but because he is a giant nuclear blast in the face of a pretty complacent and civilized democracy. Eight years of Obama have kinda lulled us to sleep in the offensiveness department and now someone has left a flaming bag of shit on our doorstep.

No telling if the results will be good or bad, that’s the thing about flaming bags of shit: they could go out on their own, they could get stomped out by the people they are intending to wake up, or they could ignite the whole house on fire. Whatever the result, the flaming shit bag gets your attention.

“That’s what I’m talking about Mr. Williams. Wake people the f up.” CC is engaged, ready to be the change.

And maybe that’s what it’s about; this is our Jo-Jo moment .

This is when we wake up and react to the shit bag burning at our door.

Editors note: The views expressed above are solely the writers and in no way represent the Press Democrat. We would never call the president a flaming shit bag, ever, even if it were true, it’s just kind of gross and childish.