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FATHERS – THEN AND NOW

I’ve posted this for the last two years.  I thought it was worth posting again. My parents had me and my brother late in life (but not by today’s standards).  When I was born in 1951, my father was 46, my mother 38.  By 1960, my father was a widower raising an 8-year girl and […]

ALCOHOL, SEX AND CYBERSPACE = SOCIOPATHIC BEHAVIOR

Three teenagers are facing charges of sexual battery, dissemination of child pornography and possession of child pornography in connection with their assault on 15-year old, Audrie Potts. First of all, I hate that the media refers to these savages as “16-year old boys.”  When you turn 13, you’re a teenager; you’re no longer a “boy.” […]

ARE WE BECOMING A NATION OF THIN-SKINNED WHINERS?

America is getting soft and here’s why.  Everyday, I see and read about more complainers, cry-babies, and thin-skinned whiners.  Whatever happened to the old adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me”?  It seems that, now, everyone is offended by something and everyone is willing to don a cap […]

ADVICE FROM BABA WAWA? I DON’T THINK SO

Anyone who’s read my articles knows that I’d rather stick knitting needles in my ears than watch an entire episode of “The View.”  The idea of watching a bunch of cackling women sitting around a table spewing their mostly idiotic views is more than I can take.  If I watch a segment every few months, […]

THE OLD AND THE NEW – DOES ANY OF IT REALLY MATTER?

I recently wrote an article about my disdain for Hollywood remakes and someone commented and said “I strongly suggest you step out of your age-ism and try really hard to recognize that the world we live in is not the one you grew up in.” Well, clearly I’m aware that the world we live in […]

“I’M TRYIN’ TO GET SOME OBAMA BUCKS”

That’s one of the responses from a man standing in line at the welfare office.  If your stomach can take it, please watch this video.  Our country is spending money faster than we can print it and there’s no doubt in my mind that we’re heading in the same direction as Greece – a big […]

JERMAINE JONES: AMERICAN IDOL’S DOUBLE STANDARD

I think American Idol jumped the shark when Simon Cowell left the show.  We’re now left with Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson who are nothing more than cheerleaders with limited vocabularies.  I’ve often thought of sending them a thesaurus because Steven’s raves are limited to, “you’re beautiful, man” and Jennifer knows no other […]

CHILDREN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK-UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES

I’ve written before about the results and consequences facing children who are born out of wedlock.  The whole “I don’t need to be married in order to have a child” lifestyle, encouraged by the example of numerous celebrities who the media glorify, will continue to have an enormous negative impact on society.  Legitimate studies already […]

I SAY WE STOMP HIM….

…then we tattoo him, then we hang him, and then we kill him.  Those are a few of the lines in the biker bar scene in Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure.  And they’re most appropriate for the guy I’m writing about. Mark Berndt, age 61, was a teacher with over 30 years experience at the […]

I See Dumb People

The other day on the radio, I heard what had to be the dumbest introduction of a story I’ve heard in a very long time.  The host said, “I’m sure you’ve all lied about seeing a movie you hadn’t seen in order to appear cultured; after the break, I’ll give you the name of the […]