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April 9th, 2019 - 8:30 am § in The Ave Scene

Why I Oppose “Free College”

The Bernies are touting another slogan .. free college.  Great slogan but an idea that they have not thought out.  The US has about 30 million college-age kids.  If we estimate the cost of college at $50,000, that comes out to $1,500,000,000,000.  That is 1.5% TRILLION dollars! The Bernies prot[...]

March 28th, 2019 - 11:55 pm § in Religion

Are Religions Violent?

Christian and Muslim apologists excuse the history of their religion by saying most religions are violent.  This is simply false.  Most religions are not violent.  Christianity and its progeny — Islam — were built on Roman Imperialism. I would argue that Communism, as reinvented by St[...]

January 31st, 2019 - 1:18 am § in America, Hypocrisy

BREAKING NEWS: American Gothic Arrives in the White House

Grant Wood’s inspiration came from his decision to paint the house along with “the kind of people I fancied should live in that house.” (TA News, Jan 31, 19} The President and Mrs. Trump attend a celebration at the Art Institute commemorating  the purchase of a painting by Grant W[...]

October 3rd, 2018 - 1:38 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

How Unions Destroyed Public Education

The WAPOST has an excellent OPED saying that we are training far too many elementary school teachers.  The article also argues that the real need is for teachers with expertise in specific content area, from English to Special Ed and STEM.   The article places the blame on teachers unions that re[...]

July 9th, 2018 - 12:53 am § in Misc.

The Wise One asks: “So how come we have a lot more people with some sort of mental illness today”

I suggest that our definition of mental illness is mroe fashion than science.  I did not mean to suggest that mental illness is fashion but I am certain that the changes in definitions as to what is and what is not mental illness is not hard ass science.   Look …  at one time homosexuality[...]

July 4th, 2018 - 7:28 am § in America, Donald Trump

Langston Hughes: “Let America be America again.”

Sadly, No Poet Was Invited to Trump’s Inaugural But … Langston Hughes already wrote the ideal poem Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America [[...]

January 20th, 2018 - 8:37 am § in Misc.

What The Great Presidents Wrought .. A Year after Trump

As Presidents Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Lincoln,  Eisenhower, and Obama ALL taught, the job of an AMERICAN government is to create equal OPPORTUNITY for all. Think about how these Presidents served that goal using the government Louisiana Purchase Free public education Transcontinental Railr[...]

January 7th, 2018 - 4:36 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: First Sunday After Turning 76

As I turn 76  [...]

December 17th, 2017 - 1:24 am § in America

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: E.T … THE SEQUEL

E.T. Went Home to Hell, The Sequel Ken Ham, director of Kentucky’s Creation Museum,  has announced that 20th Century Fox and the Creation Museum will produce a sequel to E.T. Mr. Ham explained that the movie glorified the innocence of an alien without explaining the alien’s final fate. [...]