Remember in the old days when one went to see the school nurse if he* threw up in class? Today’s youth are so much more precocious they need federally-funded health centers.

Typically, a school-based clinic provides a combination of primary care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, case management, dental health, nutrition education, health education and health promotion activities with parental consent.

Senator Kay Hagan celebrated and embraced the expenditure of more than $1.7 million from the federal government’s continuing resolutions, which have nothing to do with the Fiscal Cliff, for centers in North Carolina. Just hearing the word “center,” and knowing big government is going to construct another one for anything, is enough to vibrate one’s synergy.

*Please accept my old-fashioned shorthand for the PC he, she, it, he that thinks he’s a she, he that thinks she’s a he, he that thinks it’s a what, she that wants to be a he, he that wants to be an it, it that can’t be a what but wants to be, . . . .