If you can help a child get excited about Math, you’ll help them explore worlds and dimensions far beyond their own.Continue reading →
As a prerequisite to some forthcoming opinion pieces, I offer an occasional bit of relevant historical information. There won’t be much, only enough to provide some background for the topic at hand, and no more. I’ll try to keep it so simple that even liberals and recent public school indoctrinates can grasp it.Continue reading →
What causes a person to shoot up a school; or any place for that matter?
My parent’s generation was wrong about a lot of things. Playing in the fresh dew didn’t give you Polio, your eyes wouldn’t stick that way and much to the disappointment of teenage boys, Rock and Roll didn’t turn teenage girls into sluts. Yet, in spite of a youthful pledge not to turn into them, I now find myself mumbling…
“What’s the matter with kids today?”
META is one of the next steps!Continue reading →
Originally Published: May, 2012
I went to school at a different time, the late 1950s and 1960s. It was a rural area, and most people in the area had guns.
The last thing I, or any of my classmates would have dreamed of, however, would have been to shoot or seriously injure someone. Like everyone else I watched Elmer Fudd point a shotgun at Buggs Bunny’s face and pull the trigger. All that happened to Buggs was a soot-covered face. We knew, however, that you don’t point a real shotgun at a person.
Back Then, We Knew the Difference Between Fantasy and Reality
Killing a human being just wasn’t a concept in my mind, or in the minds of my fellow students. A respect for life was something we knew instinctively in our souls.
What Could Have Changed?Continue reading →
We are searched when we travel, they read our e-mails, tap our phones, confiscate our nail clippers invade our private lives from the bedroom to nursery, and generally treat us like the criminals they swore to protect us from.
Once, great masters of our own domain, we have become mere pawns on someone else’s political chessboard. And they are doing it all ‘for our own good.’Continue reading →
While the idea may seem repugnant to some and just crazy paranoid to others, there are a lot of tech-crazy trail-blazers who think that an ear-bud is too cumbersome, or that if it says ‘Apple’ on it, they have to have it. . These people will be enough to push-start the market to its eventual conclusion.
These devices won’t come from the NSA or any other three-letter-agency, but from companies like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
Pharmacy employees at Best-Buy and Wal-Mart will be trained to perform the (by then) simple procedure.
The “bleeding edge” people will “pre-order” their implants and then stand in line overnight, in the rain to be the first to get them.Continue reading →
I received this idea, and the included ‘list’ from a friend who is raising several ‘Special Needs’ children. Her kids are bright, fun to be around, generally polite and soft-spoken. Because of their particular issues, however, they can, … Continue reading →
The police [understandably] don’t want you to know many things, from interrogation techniques to their home addresses. The average LEO, however, does want the public to be more aware of some other bits of wisdom. Many are common sense, most should be obvious, a few are “Officer” Murphy’s Laws and a lot are hilarious!Continue reading →
Quite a few years ago, I started collecting “Things Cops Want You to Know” and posting the best online here. The suggestions I received from the law enforcement community were a colorful mixture of facts, fun and folklore, … Continue reading →
You don’t know me, or maybe you do, and just don’t know it.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd. I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
PS: Please be advised that the majority of legal gun owners also think the morons walking through department stores with carbines just to make a point are idiots too.Continue reading →
Among my regular ‘beats’ in the 70’s and 80’s were many of the receptions, parties and celebrations at various embassies and chanceries around Massachusetts Avenue. Several ambassadors had reputations for holding ‘first-class blasts.’ The hands down winner for … Continue reading →
Everyone should have spent an hour in a room with Pete Seeger. — The world might be a better place if they did. And I’m a Republican!Continue reading →
Learning from History Year: 1949 — Situation: The Same — Lessons Learned: None The only thing that I can even begin to say about this is that it provides additional proof that the problem is not the … Continue reading →
Originally Published: 2016 I can’t believe that I’ve managed to reach my ripe old age and still haven’t managed to find a reason to hate Jews. What am I missing? I grew up in a small Southern Virginia … Continue reading →
Wake Up Democrats! I’m less worried about what happened to the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and Ronald Reagan Republicans than I am about where the Kennedy Democrats went. Where are the Democrats who cared more about the good … Continue reading →
At some point, however, even SANE people have to step back and say WTF?
On behalf of the majority of Americans, I feel empowered to say …
We don’t care!
When the television series The “L” Word debuted, the Lesbian community not only defused the “L” word, but relinquished their claim to it.The “L” group currently claiming the letter “L” should have been the original owners in the … Continue reading →
Thanks mostly to the de-evolution of formerly legitimate news media into tabloid journalists, the overwhelming majority of the population is controlled by Two, statistically insignificant but STARK RAVING CRAZY MINORITIES.Continue reading →
You might want to put that in your “urban slang” dictionary and spell checker because odds are, you are one! Only politically vested, zealots, crazies, sheep and talk show pundits tow a strict, hard, main-line political party line … Continue reading →
It’s time for Bible Thumpers to put the Hellfire and Brimstone on the back burner for a while. It’s time for every-day bigots to “fake” color blindness and for gay people to stop acting like a bunch of attention starved, spoiled children. And can we please ratchet down the abortion chatter for a while? In Islam, husbands do their own abortions, with long curved blades, in the street.
I want our civilization to survive long enough to have that and other arguments, so I’ll put it aside if you will, at least until we get this fixed.
More is at stake here than the right to peacefully hate one another, our very existence is in jeopardy. Maybe we can afford the luxury of bigotry and hate sometime in the future, but right now we are all, and by all, I mean every one of us who is not them, in a fight for our lives.
A bloated, corrupt, runaway government allows, and even facilitates the process, and our first and only priority should be getting our nation back into the hands of We The People. Can we please get along with one another just long enough to get our country under control?
Only then, can we be afforded the luxury of squabbling over comparatively irrelevant differences from choice of sleeping partner to skin color and political party.
If we don’t act soon, “those of us who are not them,” will vanish forever from the face of the Earth.Continue reading →