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Tag Archive for "Meritocracy"

Penelope Soto Symbolic Of Incivility And Entitlement Of Youth Today

You have probably heard the story by now and I was off pursuing other interests when this story broke but I thought it was so symbolic of what is wrong with America today that I decided to run with it even though I am a day late.  When I sat down to write this post…
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I Want My Country Back!!

  A little more than a year ago a good friend of mine from the left wrote a very interesting piece about seeing a sign in a neighbor’s yard which proclaimed “I want my country back.”  Seeing this sign, my friend wrote, drove her to tears because she felt that “it was her country too.”  To…
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What Do You Think?

  You have been listening to me blather on for the past 64 days – now that we are about 48 hours away from closing the polls I would really like to hear from you.  I won’t insult you with a meaningless poll about who you think will win any of the elections, I want…
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A Simple Allegory About Taxes Using Beer

  Maybe people will understand Obama’s proposed tax system better if I use beer instead of taxes. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100 and if they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The…
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Are We Living Orwell’s 1984?

  George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was one of those books that I read at just at the right point in my life to have a real long-term impact on my philosophy.  When I read it 35 years ago. I reasonably drew parallels to events going on at that time in the communist world.  Never in my…
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The Presidential Candidates, Social Issues, and the Constitution (Part 1)

Several days ago I saw a post on my face book where someone said they might vote for a Republican candidate except for the fact that Republicans did not support social issues such as GLBT. Others have posted in a similar fashion and cited Republican support for overturning Roe v. Wade, etc.  I have also…
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I’m A Pollster’s Nighmare

  Unfortunately for them, I am more than willing to talk to telemarketers and pollsters when they call my increasingly unnecessary and antiquated home phone line.  Last night I had an incredibly funny interchange with a pollster that was entirely unpremeditated.  About 9:00 p.m.  the home phone rang and after my “hello” the woman scrambled through…
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Howard Stern’s Funny But Tragic Interviews With Obama Supporters

{EAV:2eb10abc181e68e9} Four years ago Howard Stern sent one of his staffers into Harlem to ask Obama supporters what they thought about his campaign promises, only thing is that they intentionally swapped Obama’s and McCain’s policies.  Sadly, all of the Obama supporters sad that they fully supported McCain’s policies and choices (pro-life, Sarah Palin) when they…
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When You Need A Helping Hand

  To understand why I chose this title you need to know a little of my background. I was born during The Great Depression and am the youngest of six boys. My father had been diagnosed with an advanced case of tuberculosis, been hospitalized for many months in various sanitariums in the Los Angeles basin,…
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Michelle Obama Demands Truth, Tells All Lies

  Telling a tale of hardship and struggles, Michelle Obama concluded her speech at the Democratic National Convention by looking at the audience and saying “truth matters.”  It was a touching moment that would have had more power behind it if virtually all of her “story” was just that, a series of lies aimed at creating…
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Politically Sick In Orange County

  I was politically correct long before that term was ever coined.  Since childhood I believed that everyone should be treated without prejudice regardless of their skin color, their place or birth or their culture – I believed that men and women should be treated equally – I believed that everyone should have the same…
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Musings on the Nobel Civil Rights Movement

Despite my conservative views, I was raised in a house with two liberal parents who were actively involved in their local public employees’ union.  The Noble Civil Rights Movement (as it was always described in my house) was a frequent subject of conversation at our dinner table.  I watched my father yell in anger at…
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