Category Archives: Education

Brexit Wins!

The people  of England have spoken and they just shouted to the world that we are ‘IDIOTS.” The vote on whether or not to leave the European Union resulted in a 51% to 48% vote for those seeking what they term to be INDEPENDENCE. Even as votes are still being counted the “victory” has already resulted in a drop of the pound by 11% with a further drop even larger expected. The US stock market is down and the English market is expected to have an enormous drop tomorrow.

But, the bad news will even get worse. The people of Scotland voted 62% to remain versus 38% to leave. Within the coming months, the people of Scotland will demand a new referendum and vote to leave England. We may soon change to the name of the country from “Great” Britain to ‘Little”England. There is a price to pay for allowing emotions to control common sense and the people of England will rue  the day they voted to depart. They allowed the forces of hate to triumph over common sense.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wish Donald would just define the word: GREAT.

I support the idea of Elizabeth Warren, if two men can be the ticket, why not two women?

I must confess that living in Mexico would be a gamble on life.

Marco Rubio is running for Senator, I believe he simply wants a steady income.

Joke of the primary season, a ticket containing Rubio and Trump.

I would not be surprised if Donald ran on the same ticket with his daughter, Ivanka.

Death simply has to take a holiday from the city of Chicago. Thirteen more dead the  past weekend.

Has anyone considered a new law requiring background checks on those seeking public office? I suspect it would be a test on knowledge of world events.

I await a Trump –Cruz ticket, we would then have to hire plenty of workers to pick up the shit.

I wonder what Paul Ryan really thinks about this election?

Life Heads Downward

Donald Trump and Republicans insist that a new president will make America Great Again. Actually,  a new president or an old president or any president will  not make America Great Again until the business community finally recognizes that providing their workers with a decent living sets the stage for a great America. Examine what has happened to workers during the past decades:

Pay for health insurance has declined from 54% to 39%

Pay for health screening from 53% to 31%

Discount for purchasing company services from 43% to 32%.

Relocation benefits from 39% to 24%

Matching employee charitable donations from 30% to 21%

Aiding employee stock purchases from 28% to 9%

Parking subsidy from 25% to 13%

Job training from 24% to 10%

Note that employers won’t even support efforts by their employees to gain further training!

American employers believe in the philosophy of GREED.

Is This Racism?

Wendy Bell is a newscaster and columnist in Pittsburgh. After a series of murders in the suburb of Wilkinsbey she wrote the following which led to her dismissal.  “You need not be a political profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many  hearts. They are young black ones, likely in their teens  or early twenties. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers  and their mothers work at multiple jobs.” Strong language.

Bell was dismissed and now she is suing on grounds her firing was an example of race prejudice since if a black person wrote what she wrote he or she would not have been fired. She claims her dismissal is simply a case of prejudice against those with white skins. This is an interesting case which should wind up in the Supreme Court.

I have read similar, though not as powerful, stories written by black columnists. Should white skinned people have the right to express such ideas in the media without getting fired?

Is Anti-Semitism Spreading?

I was born in 1930 when Jews could not live in certain areas of a city, where the number of Jews allowed to enter prestigious colleges was  restricted, a time when there was no a single prominent Jew holding an important position in the automobile, the coal or oil industries. It was not until 1935 that Columbia University finally hired a Jew in its English Department. So, I wonder when the Anti-Defamation League declares there is a growth in anti-Semitism in 2016 America.

According to the ADL there are at least two anti-Semitic incidents every single day. The ADL believes there is “anonymous hate speech online.” Gee, name me one group that has not witnessed a  growth in hate speech from online sources? The so-called rise in anti-Semitism is linked to groups opposing the illegal seizure of land on the  West Bank. Those  protesting violation of Palestinian rights are charged with anti-Semitism.

Yes, there are anti-Semites in America. Yes, there are Jews who engage in anti-Muslim behavior on the West Bank. In fact, there is a rising number of Jews who do not agree with the bigotry of supporting an Israel government which violates international law and abuses the rights of Palestinians.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from an 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Actually, Donald DOES have small hands, but no one talks about his small brain.

Only in America can someone seeking to lead the land have his main advisors be his family.

The New York Yankees have gone from being the Bronx Bombers to the Bronx Slumbers.

Anger towards immigrants will lead England to leave the EU.

Strange, ever since we Humans left Africa we have become angry to those who arrive in an area after we did.

I last fired a rifle in June, 1953 when  leaving the Army. Never once since then felt the need to fire the damn thing.

Bullets kill people, not praying.

My nightmare –Ivanka Trump as president!

Guns For All Americans

If one listens to the rhetoric of Republicans, particularly, Republicans who serve in Congress, just about all Americans love guns and, regard protection of guns as the Number One issue confronting this nation. So, in the spirit of guns, how about a  few suggestions to further the importance of guns in our lives:

1. Effective on January 1, 2017, each child born in the United States of America will be given a free gun to play with in their crib.

2. In the spirit of the right of every American to be protected in their right  to a gun, from now on, police will not be allowed to have guns in order to ensure that each citizen cannot be  murdered by the oppressive government of this land.

3. Each and every child in America will now take a course in firing their weapon. Failure to attain a 70% target success will deny the student of their high school diploma.

4. If every passenger on a plane is armed, just let a terrorist attempt to take over the plane!

5. How about each and every member of Congress must bring their weapon to each session. Perhaps, instead of verbal debates, they could have shooting debates!

6. At least one presidential debate should include a shoot-out between Hillary and Donald.

Head For The Olympics?

I find amusing observing workers in Brazil working furious to complete stadiums, or train tracks, or housing for the athletes. Of course, I do not find amusing asking swimmers to perform in filthy water or female athletes to put on a show of their prowess while the Zika character hangs around ready to bite and make the life of a pregnant woman horrible.

Russian track athletes are now barred from the Olympics due to drug allegations that have now been proved to be true. There is a severe shortage of hotel rooms, and gangs of thugs roam the streets. Sorry,guys,this is not the time for an Olympics in Brazil. Now,we do offer a few suggestions as to a more hospitable location:

Disney world in Orlando,Florida.

Disneyland in California.

Chicago with its weekly murder of 12 people, plus the wounding of fifty.

Cleveland–now that they have a basketball champion and the Republican convention, why not the Olympics with LeBron James being the sponsor?

Why would any young woman go to Rio is the question of the day!!

 

On Our Founding Fathers

On virtually every issue that arrives on the scene, at some time or other a Republican will insist -this is what our Founding Fathers wanted. Let’s examine the issues of the day:

1. Republicans insist there is no such thing as “science.” Benjamin Franklin was considered among the top scientists in the western world. Thomas Jefferson was a scientist who boasted of his scientific knowledge.Anyone running a plantation in the South required utilization of scientific methods.

2. Ah, the infamous 2nd Amendment. Actually, the 2nd Amendment specifically says  “a well armed militia.” At no point is there any mention of every citizen having the right to possess a weapon.

3. Bill O Reilly insists that every American grabbed a gun and fought the British in the Revolution. The US had a population of about 2,500,000 people. If you add up all those who served in the Revolution  it means that no more than 100,000 actually served at any one point. OH, one-third were classified as “Loyalists” who supported the King. After the Revolution, about 100,000 Loyalists left to live in Canada.

4. Republicans insist our Founding Fathers wanted limited government in which States had the power. Actually, the original government of the Articles of Confederation gave States power. That is why our Founding Fathers called a Constitutional Convention to create a powerful National Government!

5. Oh, the First Amendment separated government from religion. Our Founding Fathers would have gagged at Republican efforts to allow religions not to obey the laws of the land!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Donald wants advice, has he considered the clowns in the Ringling Brothers circus?

I wonder which city is next on the LeBron James list to save?

Say, whatever happened to Chris Christie– never hear from him these days?

My advice to Donald, quit waving around those tiny hands.

Gee, I wonder what advice Donald’s daughter, Ivanka  can offer?

Future historians will term America in 2016, the era of ANGER.

I await the next Hillary fuck up.