Saturday, October 13, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
a question for the NRA
Were guns invented to plow fields, grow crops, clean ovens, Help the poor, cure illnesses, teach the ignorant, churn butter, manufacture shoes, light rooms with electrical energy, power generators, transport people from one place to another?
No guns were created as weapons of war to KILL and do nothing else.
Of course you can also use a knife to kill, but you can use it to slice bread, shop vegetables, carve statues from wood, make wooden shoes, supply fuel for a fire. But does a gun have any such alternative use?
Oh yes, you can use the butt of a gun or rifle to beat someone to death, but you can't use it to bat a baseball like you can use a baseball bat to hit a ball or bash in someone's head. And in a pinch you can use a rifle as a cane when you have injured your foot, or you can use it to splint a broken bone. But would you really have to submit to a background check to use it for that purpose?
The NRA likes to defend itself and gun manufacturers making like guns are harmless. After all, I have been told they are merely objects and can't harm anyone on their own. Ok, they are objects - like a chair. A chair can't harm anyone either unless a person picks it up and smashes it into another person's head. But a chair has one use for which it was intended, to be a place to sit. If not acted upon to do something it was not designed to do it will remain a piece of furniture. If a gun is not acted upon by a human then what is it's function?
I really would like an answer. Would someone enlighten me?
Friday, March 30, 2018
That seems to be what he's doing to the USA.
Privatize. he calls it. Make everything work better by making it all a profit making venture.
No country was established to make money. Countries are formed to provide for an protect citizens with a centralized organization that benefits everyone.
But DJT knows nothing about that. All he knows how to do is destroy what works, sell it off and make money.
Unfortunately that is NOT the way to run a government.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
When I taught school I gave my students plenty of time to prepare for a test. I told them that the test was coming, sometimes telling them the number of days they had to prepare. I would tell them what was covered and what MIGHT be included on the test. It was their responsibility to study and prepare.
If the student did not study ad failed the test I didn't say "oh you poor dear". I expected them to prepare and if they didn't they suffered the consequences.
Now to my point.
People in the North East knew a storm (or 2) was coming. They were warned of things that "might" be happening: i.e. power outages, flooding, etc. They were told to prepare. Those who did not prepare then got caught "unaware"? I don't think so. They had time to get prepared, to buy food, to buy generators, to do what was necessary to keep the property and themselves safe.
So when they go on line and complain about not having power for 2 days, or not having heat, or food, etc. I have very little sympathy.
We live through 6 months of hurricane season every year, and we are told to prepare. We can't stop the storm but we can do as much as possible to make any damage minimal, so we have shutters for the widows, a generator to keep the power on, and enough food, water and medicine to last at least 5 days, as we are told to do. It's a hardship at time, but we do it.
So, as far as I am concerned, for those who complain about the storm hitting only have themselves to blame.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Make Americans Gullible Again.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Don't they get it yet? It's a pattern.
Trump doesn't want immigrants because they take jobs from American citizens. Yeah, so how many citizens do you see waiting on line for jobs in the agriculture industry? How many American citizens are willing to spend 12 hours a day picking fruit and moving from region to region following harvests? How many are willing to harvest the onions in Texas? I don't see Americans storming the gates to get those "well paying" jobs.
Why? Maybe because they are low paying.
And I have recently pointed out to someone who has his son home schooled that it is unlikely that the boy will ever get into a good college, or maybe any college. Will his home schooling provide him with the kind of education that is equal to compete with others educated in the world marketplace? Will home schooled kids be able to do the math to prepare them for jobs in engineering, archectiture, computer technology? How about having enough science to become doctors? If we don't prepare our own children to take these kinds of jobs then "immigrants" will be healing our sick and designing our bridges. You know people from "shit hole" countries who actually went to schools and learned what's necessary to move up in the world. People from Africa, the Caribbean and other countries where education is still valued.
And what about those home schooled kids? What kind of jobs can they expect? Well, maybe that's how those onions in Texas will be harvested, buy the kids who were educated at home.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Box lunches? Really Donnie...
Will there be fresh fruits and vegetables? How about lettuce and tomatoes for salads?
Will there be eggs and cheese and milk products like fresh milk and yogurt ?
Will there be bread? Rice? Dried beans? Potatoes? Oatmeal? cold cereal?
Will there be salt, pepper, butter, flour, jelly? How about syrup and waffle mixes, will those be included? Or will you substitute cooking oil and lard for butter?
Will there be baby food? Will there be low sodium food? Sugar free foods? Or will all the meats be canned with a high sodium content? Will the boxes contain canned hams, canned chicken, canned roast beef and Spam?Will the only fish be canned tuna, salmon and sardines?
Will all packages be the same or will adjuctments be made for people with health issues, like peanut allergies, lactose intolerance, glueten sensitivity?
All that high sodium food will likely cause many medical issues, like high blood pressure . And because you are dismantling health care and Obamacare the poor will have less access to the health care they need to fix their problems.
As far as I can tell all this does is make poor people more vulnerable and MORE dependent on the government to supply their EVERY need. So your "final solution" is much more subtle than Hitlers. You take away the safety nets, force the poor to depend on foods that will make them sick and then allow them to die of "natural causes".
Mr. Trump, Aldolph would be proud.