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Sunday, June 17, 2007

In 1996, I was teaching at an inner-city middle school in Des Moines, whose Latino population suddenly grew several thousand percent. Because I knew Spanish, I was chosen to take over the ESL Newcomer Center. A newcomer is defined as less than one year living in America, born outside of America. In... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Wed 8/2/2006 3:31 AM Three Political Predicitons: Failsafe!.................................... In the past three weeks I have made several comments that bear repeating here. And a bit earlier I wrote a joke about one of them. I'll start there. 1. Rick Santorum. Panic! 2. Newt Gingrich. On the money... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 9, 2007


Well, this is supposed to be an opinion blog. Surely you've heard the headlines: LUST IN SPACE, HOUSTON WE HAVE A LOVE TRIANGLE, ETC. Tell us what you think of this trivializing of this lamentable and obsessed woman. And what you think of NASA not doing psychological testing. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Out in blogit park today I saw a squirrel spraying sun block on his nuts... Charles Krauthammer has written a useful description of how the Bush Doctrine is winning in the War on Terror. In it he cites immutable truths that just one year ago, during a bruising campaign for the hearts and minds of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 4, 2006

Telling Hillary Clinton that her time has come to lead................... I think I understand the liberal point of view. For one I am a recovering liberal. I remember what it was like. For two, my family are nearly all liberals, and nearly all for the same reason. The liberals like to make... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

THESE BLOGGERS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SPEAK THEIR MIND Tuesday morning. What can I say. I have been working inner-city schools now for twenty-four years. I refuse to acknowledge Tuesday mornings. Once, back in about 1985, during the height of my depression, a friend, a neighbor, Peggy, said to me one... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

What America Was Like When We All Liked Ike................................ Today a student asked me what it was like in America back when I was a kid. I said that it was cleaner, there were fewer people, the air was fresh, the sky was blue, we had less money to spend, and everybody wore blue jeans.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 6, 2006

When I Hit the Century Mark. I'm Now at 360............................... I Was Like Some Dufus Country Bumpkin, Fresh from the Appalachians. Well, the century mark! I never thought it would happen for me but it has! God bless each and every one of you. I don't know what I have done to deserve your... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Korea's Dr. Strangelove By Arnaud de Borchgrave October 20, 2006 Neither Stalin nor Mao Tse-tung nor Adolf Hitler came close to George Orwell's blueprint for a hierarchical world tyranny. The gold medalist in Orwell's "1984" Hades-on-Earth sweepstakes, beyond Stalin's wildest excesses, is diminutive... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Heyastuff, this is 4 u!

Nautikos -- Here you go, dude! Thanks for the referral! My thanks goes out to Nautikos for this challenge. I have very easy responses to each one of these complaints. First I would like to validate these assertions made by the author, who is a teacher as I understand it, in Canada. She is absolutely... Sign in to see full entry.

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