California Tax Dollars at Work, Coronation Edition

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I am a semi-retired professor at California State University, East Bay.  Our interim president recently had the “interim” removed from his title.  Today I received an invitation to his investiture.  If you live in California (or just want a good laugh), here’s your California tax dollars at work, coronation edition.

First, there is a heavy cardboard sheath:

Cover of Cardboard Sheath

Cover of Cardboard Sheath

 

Inside the Cardboard Sheath

Inside the Cardboard Sheath

Followed by a card telling us how to get to the event:

Directions Card Front

Directions Card Front

 

Directions Card Back

Directions Card Back

 

And then came the RSVP and “additional donation” (aka even more begging) card:

RSVP Card

RSVP Card

 

Begging Card

Begging Card

 

All of this was paid for out of the CSUEB budget.  I searched in vain for the sentence “not printed or mailed at CSUEB expense.”  No luck.

In case it’s not clear, I will not attend this event.