What kind of a world are we making for our children?


Another bulletin comes on the TV about another shooting, this time in a mall in Maryland.

What bothers me most about my reaction is that I’m not shocked. Shootings around this country are becoming a commonplace thing. Do you even pay attention any more when those “special bulletins” come on TV interrupting the violent program you may be watching, (You might even not be watching TV, you might be playing those realistic killer video games. ) Could there be a connection? Duh, yes.

What worries me is my little grandson. He’s so sweet and innocent. What kind of world does he have to look forward to? Is he going to have to be locked down in his house at certain times of the day.

I remember when I went to school. It was one of the safest places in the world. The thought that somebody would come in the school and harm the children was the farthest thing from anyone’s mind. Everything was orderly, and kids didn’t have to be frightened.

I did see changes come  when I was still teaching school. We had several lock downs because of the rumor of drive-by shootings. Those guns again.

Something tells me that our gun policy is not working. It’s getting more and more like the wild west every day. I’m thinking even the wild west isn’t as wild as our society is becoming these days.

I heard some conservative woman on TV suggest that we should lock more people up in mental institutions to solve this problem. As far as she could see, the problem had absolutely nothing to do with too many guns. I won’t even dignify her by mentioning her name. (She is the one with the long blonde hair and the irritating voice. )

It looks like I’m going to do most of my shopping online. I’ll try not to worry about the future. But I really wish my grandson’s mother would start thinking about the benefits of home-schooling.

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20 of my pet peeves


1. The Fox Channel

2. People conducting phone surveys.

3. Complainers–when I ask you how you are, just say fine and leave it at that.

4. People who don’t listen.

5. The Housewife series, especially the ones from New Jersey.

6. Donald Trump

7. Nancy Grace

8. America’s Top Model–Tyra you are really mean to those girls.

9. The TV Show Hoarders–Why would you allow anyone to film your truly disgusting house?

10. Talk Radio

11. Howard Stern

12. Drunk Drivers

13. Ringing Cell phones in public places.

14. Smart phones lighting up in entertainment venues.

15.Screaming children in fine restaurants.

16. Phil Donahue–I liked you when you were first popular, but now your speech making is annoying.

17. Servers interrupting my conversations in restaurants to ask me how my food tastes. Who thought up this annoying practice up?

18. Rush Limbaugh

19. Glenn Beck

20.The person who decided we’d all look better if we bleached our teeth an unnatural white.

There’s some of my pet peeves. What are yours?

Why I Wish Rush Limbaugh Would Go Away and Disappear


Rush Limbaugh

When I first heard Rush Limbaugh many years ago I couldn’t believe my ears. Surely people would realize he was a throwback to the McCarthy era. He’s much worse. At least they used a little decorum while they were acting like ogres. This guy lets it all hang out. I can’t believe the stuff he’s gotten away with. I can’t believe people actually agree with him.

I hear his voice, and my stomach turns upside down.

He’s made fun of women, homosexuals,  black people, Asian people,  white people, liberals, and everyone and everything under the sun. He is a big name-caller.

He can say the most outrageous things, and his defenders will rationalize what he’s saying! He can say the moon is made of green cheese and they will agree. How about the world is flat? That might be a good one. His followers might say, “if Rush says it’s true, ditto ditto”.  That means they agree with him.

I think he’s responsible for making name-calling stylish. I can’t believe he’s gotten away with the latest snafu, calling a young classy graduating law student from Georgetown University, Sandra Fluke,  a “slut” because she thinks “health care companies, event those connected with religious organizations should provide coverage for birth control contraception.”

When his sponsors started dropping him, he was pressured to apologize to Ms. Fluke. I’m so proud of her for not accepting his feeble apology. Her parents, and President Obama are proud of her too.

You can say what you want about Obama, but at least he has class. He showed it by personally calling her and telling her it was a good thing she was doing.

I thought this was the 21st century. I thought we were past all this cave man mentality.

Maybe people are finally starting to wise up.

I hope Limbaugh’s sponsors keep dropping him.

Meanwhile I applaud Ms. Fluke. I’m so glad that younger generations of women are like her!

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