Tag Archives: society

AND THE WORST PARENT AWARD GOES TO….

When I read articles or online posts about people doing a horrible job raising their children, I can’t help but think we’re really circling the drain.  This great country is being overrun with uninformed, misinformed, stupid people who are breeding at an alarming rate.  Worse yet, many of them have no problem displaying their inadequacies […]

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 […]

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 […]

MY FANTASY JOB

I like flying and do it a lot.  I also think flight attendants have a difficult job and their resume should read “being nice to stupid people.”   I wouldn’t want to be a flight attendant but one of my fantasy jobs would be getting people on board the aircraft.  Once they’re on and settled in, […]

HELICOPTER PARENTS ARE HOVERING

“They’re called ‘helicopter parents,’” my niece said.  I don’t know how this slipped by me, but I had no idea there was an actual name for parents who overparent and refuse to let their children take responsibility for their wrongdoing or impose any consequences of their children for their own actions.  In other words, these […]

CRYBABIES ‘r US

We’ve become a nation of whiners and complainers and willing to sue just about anyone because we’re too fat, too thin, too short, too tall.  That’s why we have so many labels warning us of the obvious.  Can anyone tell me why they would lick a computer circuit board even if they didn’t know it […]

TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN

Recently, the owner of a Pittsburgh-area restaurant changed his policy and has banned children under the age of six from his establishment because they regularly disrupted other customers’ meals. Mike Vuick, owner of McDain’s Restaurant and Golf Center in Monroeville, PA, is at the center of this big controversy. Speaking for myself, I have no […]

APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED

Does anyone really buy into apologies —  the frequent “written or spoken expressions of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured or wronged another” that we hear all too often these days from people in the news? I’m probably not the best person to be writing about this subject.  I’m the gal […]

…AND, BY THE WAY, HE’S GAY

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a bill which would require inclusion of the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans in school lessons and textbooks. This had to be the dumbest thing I read last week.  Why, you ask? Let me start by saying, I don’t want to know or care […]

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL

I admit it.  I hate change.  Well, some change.  Not all change. I didn’t mind when carbon paper became obsolete and photocopiers were available everywhere.  Try typing a 10-page Will with three carbons and no typos.  It was a secretary’s nightmare. I didn’t mind giving up my manual typewriter for an electric one and “oohed” […]