Category Archives: Gender Issues

Why Is America Always Last?

We Americans so enjoy proclaiming to the world that we are NUMBER ONE and others are behind us in aspects of life. Select a category, check out world listings and what will you discover?

1. Life expectancy–about 25. But, ask a Tea Party stalwart and he will proclaim we are NUMBER ONE in having the best health care system. For some strange reason, in those societies with inferior systems, people live longer.

2. Poverty. Much less poverty in Denmark or Sweden or Germany or Singapore.

3. Upward mobility. During the 19th century we were NUMBER ONE. Today, just about every nation in the European Union leads us in enabling those born poor to rise to a middle class life.

Get the picture? The answer is clear. Our top five percent own 44% of our entire wealth. Yes, we are NUMBER ONE in that category. Unless we redistribute the wealth, we will never be NUMBER ONE.

In 1953, a leading Republican magazine, Life, boasted that under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, the top 5% owned 27% and the goal was to get it own to 17%!!


Let me state a FACT OF LIFE. As of this date, not a single person who wrecked our economy or caused millions of Americans to lose their life savings has gone to jail. However, a poor man-white or black skinned– is now in jail for the heinous crime of having a joint in his pocket! Oh, I forgot, the wealthy paid fines. Actually, the wealthy did NOT pay any fine. Their company paid the fine and they kept all the money they had. It is time for the American Justice Department to hold accountable any and all wealthy people who manipulate our economy and cause those of the Middle Class to wind up with less money. If you area stock broker who manipulates and lies then the Justice Department should insist on jail time. And, the jail time should be in the worst jails in this nation. Why should money allow those with wealth who ever do get to jail wind up in the country club jails of our nation?

FACT. Not a single person who had a million dollars has ever been executed for murder during the twentieth century! If you do the crime then you should do the time–AND IN JAIL!

Teacher Of Year Schmeared!

I taught high school for ten years and have worked with thousands of secondary teachers. Anyone who works with young people understands there are ethical lines that cannot be crossed. One does not tell students how to think or about my political preferences or whether or not I like this or that political leader. Such comments do not belong in a classroom. Science teacher Gil Voight apparently has a differing view of teaching. He recently informed a black student in his class who said his dream was to become president of the United States: “I think we can’t allow another president like Obama whether he is black or white.” When told his words were not appropriate, Gil insisted that if he had said we couldn’t afford a white president no one would be upset.

The Board of Education has heard prior comments such as pointing a laser pointer toward a black student while commenting about an “African American Rudolph(red nosed reindeer). He has also been charged with calling a student, “stupid” and another “gay.” Mr. Voight insists some students are out to get him and that he is the Victim of plots. I believe Voight voided his right to teach children.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.


I wonder if all planets have hot and cold regions.

Some seek summer warmth, some seek winter cold.

Humans are territorial from birth.

We are prisoners of our emotions.

In the end, we are who we became in life.

Sometimes too much, too soon.

Sometimes too little, too late.

Sometimes, nothing.

Parents follow the child into the play area.

For Americans, there is never enough of anything.

For the elderly, just another day suffices.

There ARE things money can not buy.

Always reward love with love.

There are times to run like hell.

Some are born old.

Some are born young at heart.

War Against Women In America

I continue reading articles in publications of those sympathetic to the Teas Party who repeatedly insist “the government” is intruding into the lives of ordinary American citizens. They hate the new Affordable Care Act because “the government” is forcing people to have health insurance. In other words, Conservatives in America are AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT INTRUDING INTO THE LIVES OF CITIZENS. That is quite clear to me. So, could a Republican conservative please explain a new law that soon will become passed by the legislature and signed by the Republican governor. Under the proposed law if a pregnant woman uses an illegal drug that does harm to the foetus, she faces up to 15 years in jail. However, those who oppose “the government” getting into our lives most probably support this law which allows THE GOVERNMENT to tell pregnant women how to behave!

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists opposes the proposed law because it fears that “drug enforcement policies that deter women from seeking prenatal care area contrary to the health of a mother or foetus.” A woman who becomes confused might so fear taking a legal drug that she would impair her chances for a healthy pregnancy. Enough of THE GOVERNMENT intruding in our lives.

It fascinates me that conservatives never appear interested in passage of laws that pertain to males or the manner in which men engage in sexual activities. Heck, it is the prostitute who winds up in jail, not the guy who uses his penis!

How To Start A War?

In late August, 1939, some Nazi German soldiers dressed in uniforms of the Polish army attacked a German outpost on the border of Poland. Naturally, Adolf Hitler had to “defend Germany against attacks by the Polish army,” and thus began World War II in Europe. In April, 2014, pro Russian militants established road blocks in the country of Ukraine and suddenly according to one man, “four cars pulled up to our roadblock. We wanted to conduct a check and then they opened fire on us with automatic weapons.” A few days ago an agreement had been reached between Russia, the US and the European Union which called for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine government denies opening fire on anyone, but it does insist that Ukraine soldiers should be in charge of Ukraine territory.

We await a speech by President Vladimir Putin in which the bare chested leader announces that Russian troops must invade the Ukraine in order to “protect Russian citizens” from the Ukraine government. I guess that means Mexico can send troops into the United States to protect Mexican citizens from the American government.

US Congress Opposes Peace

The government of Iran is furious at recent action by the United States government which refused to grant a visa to the person its government nominated to be their delegate to the United Nations. Hamid Aboutelabi is charged with the crime of being involved with seizure of American hostages in 1979 and thus poses a risk to the security of the United States of America. This denial of what is a normal process was caused by actions of the United States Congress where both Republicans and Democrats seek money from the Israel lobby and if Benjamin Netanyahu sneezes then it is incumbent upon American congressmen to run for a handkerchief. This is disgraceful behavior. Leading nations of the world are engaged in diplomatic discussions with Iran in order to avoid the prospect of a nuclear race in the Middle East. And, the ignorant people in our Congress allow prejudice and desire for money to stand ahead of the world’s need for peace.

I assume if we return to 1979 for war criminals, how about:

1. Ronald Reagan who provided aid and comfort to Saddam Hussein.

2. Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney who authorized torture which was in violation of international law?

3. The British for killing Americans during the War of 1812.

Disgusting behavior!

Latest On MH370

For some strange reason, the CNN constant coverage of the missing MH370 flight has not been continued every moment of the day and night. After all, we still have not seen every square mile of the Indian ocean, and few images have been displayed about the Atlantic ocean or the Mediterranean Sea. I am disturbed at lack of reporting about strange noises that I heard coming from a strange car that followed me into my apartment complex. I distinctly heard a “ping noise” emanating from this car. Why no follow up? I realize they are searching for a “black box” but I have yet to hear any mention of a “yellow box” or an “orange box.” How come there is only concern about a “black box?” I suspect this is simply another piece of evidence that when a crime is committed one should look in the direction of “black things of folks.”

Angus Houston, who does not come from the city of Houston, Texas, is in charge of the search for this black thing that sends out a “ping” sound. There are unconfirmed reports a ping has been heard in waters near the city of Perth in Australia. I am shocked that CNN did not have a morning discussion as to the significance of this ping sound. I so miss those pert blond haired girls on Fox News who so love to pretend they know something about ping sounds. Of course, most of them believe the ping sound is proof that someone is playing ping pong.

Anyway, this is the absolute latest from Angus Houston: “There has been no major breakthrough in the search.” Great news. Why? Because he did NOT say there was no minor breakthrough in the search!

Death Drones On In Yemen

A drone killed some people in Yemen over the weekend. Any discussion of drone attacks encounters the problem as to whether or not those killed were terrorists and the issue as to how does the United States definitely conclude that men riding in a car definitely are terrorists bound for some evil action. US officials insist that “at least nine militants are dead” as a result of a drone that was hovering over the area for at several days. According to the officiaL version, and who can contradict the official version, there was a car with “terrorist elements on board who were planning to target civil and military institutions.” Now, who can be against preventing such attacks, given that the information came from “officials” employed by the United States government?

I am slightly unclear as to what is meant by “terrorist elements.” Does this mean they were people or something that falls under the name of “elements?” How did the US know for certain these men were terrorists? Oh, a local medical doctor claims that at least three civilians who had nothing to do with terrorism also died. But, the good news is the civilians were not “elements” so who cares!


We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Pregnant Woman Carless After Crash”

I hope that is the only thing she lost.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Women Happier After Divorce”

And, in most cases, a lot poorer!

France, Connexion: “Man Lives In Beer For 12 Days”

A happy time with no cares.

UK,Guardian: “Car Crash App”

Is there an App for Heaven?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Danes Are Retarded”

I assume this is from some retarded Swede?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Crime Starts To Pay”

As far as I know, here in America it never did stop-for those on Wall Street.

Pakistan, Dawn: “Drop Charges Against 9 Month Old Boy”

Hopefully, he was not charge with the crime of rape.

Netherlands, Dutch News: “Have You Seen This Seal?”

My lips are sealed about this.