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Super Bowl Mania – I Just Don’t Get It

Don’t hate me but I really don’t get the mania that surrounds the Super Bowl.  Yes, I get the money aspect.  I know there’s plenty of money thrown around in Vegas; I know the cost of 30 second commercials during the Super Bowl.  Even in Seattle, our driver got hundred dollar tips last year at the…

US to France: “You’ve Got a Friend”

Really? I was horrified and perplexed when I saw the video of James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend” recently.  Instead of sending a high-ranking official to the Paris March earlier this month condemning the Islamist jihadists’ attack on and murder of employees at Charlie Hebdo, John Kerry schleps aging James Taylor over to Paris…

Sexism of Women Waiting to Use a Public Toilet? You’re Kiddin’, Right?

When I heard about Soraya Chemaly’s article, recently published in Time magazine, entitled “The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines,” I really thought it was a joke. Nope.  She’s absolutely serious.  She believes long lines for women’s restrooms are the result of a history that favors men’s bodies.  This is laughable.  She…

Hackers and Harpies and Maggots, Oh My!

Notice how I put hackers before harpies and maggots.  That’s because I think hackers are the worst and should all be executed or at least have their fingers broken. Ok, ok, I know that sounds a bit extreme but I am royally p.o.’d!  I’m a “mom and pop operation” minus the “pop.”   I’m not a…

What are students learning in schools these days?

Well, in my opinion, at George Washington University, not much.  A few weeks ago, the Young America’s Foundation, interviewed some students there, and the video shows the results.  Only 6 out of 30 students knew that we’d be commemorating 9/11 the following week. How could any 18-22 year old NOT know about 9/11?  My 6-year old grand nephew’s Catholic School class…