I wonder if people consider the true Big Picture they’d understand that destroying ourselves is not a virtuous endeavor? Once the affluent nations are overwhelmed by mass immigration, who will protect and help the impoverished? I would enjoy your comments on this video.
Insanity — According To Hoyt
A great post worthy of a reblog!Insanity — According To Hoyt
Insanity is a dramatic deviation from reality. Whether it’s a relatively minor one like believing your cat is trying to say human words (guilty) or an elaborate and more difficult one, like the proverbial belief that you are Corsica’s gift to the martial arts (is that ever a thing, or was it just something comic […]
It’s a Rock and a Hard place Folks!
There is a problem with our government. <<Everyone nods>>
Its central locale is our Congress. <<Everyone snorts>>
It just may be too simple to fix. << Jaws agape…interest confirmed>>
Our Congress is in a bubble that “We the people…” cannot easily penetrate. The idea of setting strict term limits on Congress members has floated around but… really?…do you think they’ll vote for that?
The cry of many Americans is for cleaning out all of the members. If you haven’t wondered, <<why?>>, let me school you about a few things that I’ve learned.
There is an ongoing system of “favors” among members of Congress. In order to get votes on anything, the Congressmen and women offer favors and, with it, their implied loyalty on future votes. There are Lobbyists who dance around trying to buy an interest and some promises for loyalties. The Congress people are not required to listen to lobbyists, but folks…money talks. Power (which can be used for good OR selfishness) comes in the form of loud voices of large numbers.
Here’s the rub…when a few groups of voters get tired of their needs being traded off, they elect someone new to the Congress. Great idea with little clout. New Congresspeople are not called “freshmen” because they have fresh , new, ideas. It’s because they have little power and few connections to bargain with. The “virus” of the long time members with folders full of favors and dealings( who have lost their individual purpose) cannot be stemmed by the few “anti-virus” newbies.
Then, as I mentioned above, we ask the powerful members of Congress to vote for term limits and the end of their jobs and hard fought positions? Guess we are a naive group to be sure.
Ain’t gonna happen and unless we realize that a unified AMERICAN PUBLIC needs to make a louder noise…it’s the rock solid Congress and our country will be a “hard place” to restore to her greatness.
The Three Stooges
It has been said many times that in order to thoroughly enjoy the comedy of the The Three Stooges you must be a man. Boy, do I disagree because their slapstick has always been one of my personal favorites!
I added a random clip because choosing my favorite would have been impossible.Not only are they my best remedy for the blues but such a glimpse into a time which I never experienced. References to Nazis and the Depression, make me feel like I am in a time capsule. Shining shoes in order to eat or waiting in job lines are scenes that today’s youth should see.
If I were to choose the single biggest danger to our society today it would be that our youth has very little knowledge of our nation’s history. The saying, “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” is absolutely applicable.
I cannot blame the schools entirely for the absence of historical knowledge. Although I do blame them. History class and Geography class became social studies, and since, today’s youth have little idea about where we came from OR where we are in the world.
I remember my parents and grandparents telling stories about their lives. If anyone thinks that life used to be simple and carefree, then they must have had social studies. How many people today?:
- mend their clothes because buying new ones is not an option and have to make those clothes last to be handed down to siblings.
- really don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
- have discrimination for their sex, race and lifestyle the over baring reality in each day, all day.
- have to stand in LONG lines for sugar, butter or gasoline.
- own only one pair of shoes.
- butcher their own meat.
- have their prosperity for the whole year count upon the weather and crops.
I’m sure my mother could add many better examples because forgetting the past is something each generation experiences to their own degree. THAT is exactly why American History must play as large a role in our education as Math and English (which from the grammar these days, I assume is no longer being taught.)
Instead of being ridiculously opposed to your kids seeing slapstick and learning to “hit”, I think they might do better to have a glimpse of another time and learn to ask questions.
When the Lights Go Out
Let’s get real…
Power outages and snowstorms are my favorites.
Grabbing the candles …I know where they are even in the dark.
(I am assuming it’s night time.)
Even though the power will probably be back on within the hour, everyone is instructed NOT to open the refrigerator= Conservation of the cold food.
Then we watch the light show from the storm. Keeping your hands away from the metal doors and storm window casings is a good idea and staying off the land line telephone too. I once watched a phone receiver knocked off of it’s base from a lightening strike.
Of course, thunderstorms are short lived but the adventure in the dark is just beginning.
The shadow play with candlelight is our first sport. Hopefully, some of us have practiced our techniques and have new talent to share.
Next, word games…I’m Going on a Trip and Charades are very popular.
Hopefully, the power is STILL off. This is the point at which we talk…to each other. At first, it’s similar to Plinky prompts but eventually it becomes a real sharing of feelings and ideas.
Certainly, the campfire chats of days-gone-by must have resembled this.
Kinda makes me pine for the simple times…
Lights on…computer rebooting,phone ringing,and searching for the TV remote. Back to reality!