Angry White Male Studies — The latest Worthless College Course

While much has been written about worthless college courses, the “Angry White Male Studies,” course, which will be offered at the University of Kansas in the fall of 2019, takes the cake.  It is right up there with a course offered at Stanford, “White Identity Politics,” and one at Hunter College in New York called the “Abolition of Whiteness.”

How is any of that garbage going to help a young person land a good job and succeed in life unless one is seeking employment as a race-baiter?  It might help if you are applying with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/Push Coaltion or Al Sharpton’s National Action Network,  non-profits in the business of shaking down businesses for contributions, concessions or contracts.  Rather limited, don’t you think?

The Angry White Male Studies course requires students take “Women, Gender, and Sexuality” 101 or 102 as a prerequisite. But of course!  What a natural transition between gender studies, i.e. radical feminism, and hating Continue reading “Angry White Male Studies — The latest Worthless College Course”

I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Defending two left-wing Democrats)

As an unabashed conservative, I’ve always considered myself to be fair-minded and rather independent, voting for the best candidate available for an office whether he or she is a Republican or Democrat.  I’ll admit I haven’t voted for many Democrats since they began drifting further to left, forcing out conservatives in their ranks.

However, be that as it may, I simply cannot sit idly by and see the malicious, if not ridiculous, attacks hurled at a number of the left’s leading politicians.  I cannot fathom the attention devoted to these attacks by the press, in particular the major networks.  Have they no shame, no sense of proportion when they publicize this dribble?  Are they devoid of any real news?  Do they feel they must publicize things that should be reduced to tabloid trash in order to gain ratings?

The attacks against Democrat frontrunner (though undeclared) Joe Biden are ridiculous.  Don’t get me wrong:  I think Joe Biden’s political career, though long, has been mediocre at best.  Frankly, I can’t think of any issues on which we would agree, although there must be some.  Nevertheless, to assert or suggest he is unfit for public office simply because the grandfatherly Biden attempts to show affection for the people he encounters is laughable. Continue reading “I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Defending two left-wing Democrats)”

Congress Fiddles while U.S. Burns

Legend has it that the emperor Nero played the fiddle while the ancient city of Rome burned for six days, destroying 70 percent of the city and leaving half of its population homeless.

While it is unlikely this actually happened, given that the violin hadn’t been invented yet, it is true that he was an unpopular, evil, ineffectual leader in a time of crises.  Some believe he actually started the fire because he used this opportunity to build a magnificent palace surrounded by lush gardens for himself on the land that had been cleared by the blaze.

Now it’s Congress that is fiddling around while the country is facing, not one, but two crises.   The first is our national debt that has reached a staggering $22 trillion, with no real plan for relief in sight. Continue reading “Congress Fiddles while U.S. Burns”

Two Value Systems – Two Economic Systems (Choose Wisely)

My last column brought out some crazies, largely due to the attention-catching headline that included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest member of Congress.  For the record, columnists do not write headlines.  That is the job of the editor or another specialist.

That column  https://www.wnd.com/2019/03/aoc-was-a-girl-scout-just-say-no-to-the-cookies/ really was’t about Ocasio-Cortez, although the young do tend to believe that the world revolves around them.  Nevertheless, she received a lot of publicity, largely from lazy writers and political pundits parroting her Twitter remarks.   I was called a neanderthal, dumb, delusional, a tool of the patriarchy, racist, bigot and a number of other names I cannot mention here.

Why is it that liberals feel it is necessary to call you names when they disagree with you politically? Continue reading “Two Value Systems – Two Economic Systems (Choose Wisely)”

Just Say “NO Thank You” to IWD, Girl Scouts and Their Cookies

This is the week where real feminists separate from their radical counterparts.  For the uninformed, March 8, is officially International Women’s Day, but it is the catalyst for weeklong events held throughout this country and around the world.   Sounds harmless, if not downright inspiring to many unsuspecting women and girls who want to celebrate the right to be all that they can be.  Unfortunately, it comes with a lot of baggage you may not want for your daughter or yourself.https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2019/02/26/466672/international-womens-day/

This annual event was begun in 1909 in New York by the Socialist Party of America.  In 1917, it became a national holiday in Russia and was primarily celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until 1975 when it was embraced by the United Nations. Continue reading “Just Say “NO Thank You” to IWD, Girl Scouts and Their Cookies”

Mandatory Recycling is Garbage

Mandatory recycling is the least effective way to take care of the nation’s trash and it is getting more expensive by the day.  One of the least reported stories this past year is that China has stopped taking our recyclables.

Yes, you thought you were helping the environment by meticulously separating your garbage into piles and placing paper, plastic and cans into separate bins to be recycled only to learn that much of it had to be shipped halfway around the world to be disposed.  How does that make sense?

Now that China has stopped accepting our recyclables, we are still shipping some of it overseas  to places like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. Continue reading “Mandatory Recycling is Garbage”

How to Stay Happy in a Deeply Divided Country

“If it bleeds it leads” is an axiom of television news.  Therefore, if one regularly watches the nightly newscasts, you come away feeling that our country is going to hell in the proverbial handbasket.  This is particularly true of the cable news channels which are filled with shootings, car chases and stories of racism, sexism, violence and hate-filled rants directed at our president, our elected representatives and anyone with whom the host or network happens to disagree.

Facts don’t seem to matter.  Even the major networks often run stories without verification.  Sadly, many get their news from opinion shows where the participants hurl outrageous charges that have no basis in fact.

This emotionally-charged rhetoric has turned neighbor against neighbor.  Some family members are no longer speaking simply because they aren’t on the same page politically.  How does one keep one’s head in this deeply divided country? Continue reading “How to Stay Happy in a Deeply Divided Country”