Monday, March 26, 2012


"Divide and Conquer.  (Unknown)
"A House Divided Against Itself Can Not Stand." (Lincoln)
“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.” (Dumas)
“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”(Churchill)

OK we've been warned.  So what can we do about it?  It seems like we are growing more divided each day and the divisions are deep.  Now with the advent of this "age of communication technology" we have so many movements  and anti-movements going on, it is making it nearly impossible to find any common ground.  It seems like we have two distinct camps in America today and each is hunkered down with a victory or death mentality.  
What I see is an attitude of my way or no way and I wish evil on those who oppose me.  
It really can make one pessimistic regarding the direction and future of the country.  Are we getting to the point where every option to compromise is gone, save Revolution? 


In Case You Thought This Was Something New
Here is a cartoon that appeared in the Chicago (What a coincidence) Tribune in the 1930's.
It's a pretty amazing parallel to what is going on today. 
Looks like we've survived this sort of stuff before.  Wonder if we can do it again?

Monday, March 19, 2012


I broke a tooth the other day.  No big deal.  I went to the dentist the next day and they did a remarkable job in constructing a temporary to hold me over until I get a new crown made.  So I got to thinking that it might be a good idea to put that tooth under my pillow and ask the tooth fairy to grant me one of the following wishes instead of giving me money.  What do you suppose my chances are? Maybe I can request two?  But, which two?   Ummmmm...

1.  Obama Out
2.  Term Limits In
3.  Constitution Re-established
4.  Hollywood into the Pacific
5.  Gas Prices cut in half
6.  U.S. Withdraws from U.N.
7.  A Great Singing Voice
8.  More Hair
9.  A Day With My Late Grandparents
10. A Time Machine
11. World Peace
12. Obama Out

Saturday, March 10, 2012


I have to give kudos to this guy for exposing the billions wasted by the bureaucrats in the TSA .
Sometimes I wonder if it's a good idea or not to make this stuff so public but, then I realize that in this day and age, it's pretty  hard to keep anything under wraps.  It's probably good that weaknesses like this are exposed , IF something will be done to correct the problem.  In this case I don't look for those in charge to pay much attention, since doing so would expose them even more to the deserved criticism they already receive.  
We are now being told more and more, that every invasive technique used to monitor us or invade our privacy is for our own good.  When do we draw the line?  When is enough enough?  I can't even imagine where this is headed but, I have a bad feeling that ten years from now, we will be saying,  "these were the good old days when all they did was body scan you."
I came to the conclusion long ago that common sense is dead in this country,  or if not totally dead, on it's last legs.  Truthfully, I don't think we are capable of going back, so I've prepared myself to live with the constant stupidity of things as they are.  Not a great outlook I know and I truly hope I'm wrong. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Does this mean anything?
As our nation continues its decline into chaos, there are so many failing aspects of our society to point out, that it has become nearly impossible to keep up.  Much has been written about the demise of the family, which may be the basis for all other catastrophic "fails" we are experiencing in America today.  Then , of course, there is the failure of marriage, the slow collapse of religious institutions, the tanking economy, our decreasing standard of living,  the increasing hold that drugs have on so many people and of course the dumbing down of our educational institutions, among others.
Education had long been the one area of our society that offered hope to those trying to stem the tide of collapse in all the other areas listed above.   Education was the one great hope of improving one's life.  A place where ideas could be freely exchanged and improvements made. Where learning and creativity were nurtured and developed.   The great equalizer if you will.
Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.  Our educational system has been broken for a number of years now.  Instead of teaching independence and self reliance, history and national pride,  students are taught to be a cog in the community wheel, to be dependent and thankful for all that government "gives" them and to be a part of the "new world order."  One thing is for sure many public schools are failing. (Be sure to view the 11 min. video)  They are failing the parents, they are failing the taxpayers, they are failing the country and, worst of all, they are failing the students.   If that isn't enough, schools with their main focus on passing standardized tests and on their student's always having the right answer, are killing creativity.   Shouldn't that be the very thing they are trying to foster? 
Too many liberal driven public schools are in the tank.  They are robot farms,  building automatons, the mindless drones to carry on the work of the collective, for the good of the few.  
What is the answer?  Eliminate all public schools?  Fully fund private schools or charter schools?  Home schooling?  Truthfully, all can work or none can work.  The trick is to have involved parents who care that their kids are learning. It's not so much the vehicle it's delivered by, but rather, having a good driver.  Focus on that and the rest will take care of itself.