Now, your infrastructure is falling to pieces under your feet, and as citizens you are responsible for crudities like closing parks, and inhumanities like closing battered womenâs shelters. Itâs outrageous, inexcusable, that you canât get into the courses you need, but much worse that Oakland police have stopped taking 911 calls for burglaries and runaway children. If you read what your elected officials say about the state today, youâll see things like âCalifornia canât affordâ this or that basic government function, and that âwe need to make hard choicesâ to shut down one or another public service, or starve it even more (like your university). Canât afford? The budget deficit thatâs paralyzing Sacramento is about $500 per person; add another $500 to get back to a public sector we donât have to be ashamed of, and our average income is almost forty times that. Of course we can afford a government that actually works: the fact is that your parents have simply chosen not to have it.
Thatâs Judi Sheppard Missett, inventor of JAZZERCISE, and if SNL did a sketch about her using the JAZZERCISE name thereâs a decent chance sheâd sue; Judi Sheppard Missett is extremely protective of the JAZZERCISE brand. Honestly Iâm surprised anything JAZZERCISE-related is on YouTube at all, considering how extensive her copyrights are.
Also: whenever you read, say, or think JAZZERCISE, you have to imagine the big serif-y logo with the stars dotting the j and the i, like this.
Ask me sometime about having to perform JAZZERCISE routines on stage at a park during my little townâs annual summertime Flower Festival. JAZZERCISE got a top spot (1 on Saturday afternoon, right after the parade!) because the demos were so popular! Of course now I realize it was because it was, you know, this video but with more ladies, which people love to watch! But as a 10-year-old whose mother insisted on her participation despite her repeated protests (in massive-screaming-fit form)? It totally puzzled me why anyone watched. I had to watch all the time and it was THE WORST.