Tag Archives: Common Sense

Everybody Wants to Win for Themselves

In this election year 2016 we have come to the point where we are more concerned with being “right” than we are with doing the best thing for the country.

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We cannot afford four more years of ‘business as usual’ by the Democrat OR Republican Party because we’re broke.  We must stop spending what we don’t have.  The money wasted on political advertising alone would feed the country of Chad for 5 years.

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A photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the House by U.S. House Rep. John Yarmuth shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Joe Courtney (L) and Rep. John Lewis (C) staging a sit-in on the House floor “to demand action on common sense gun legislation” on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth/Handout

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Let’s try something – how about we let the members of Congress go back to their respective constituencies and earn a living doing something for the community instead of wasting time and OUR money, sitting on the floor and flopping and whining.  Just like it used to be.  Plain Civil Service.  It’s supposed to be an honor to serve your fellow citizens – not a privilege.  Back in the day – Congresspeople volunteered their time to build this nation and their expenses were covered when they were doing public good.  They held a job back home and were inconvenienced from their careers and lives working in Congress.  They worked for the People after all.

Hillary - you're no Abe Lincoln. He could wear a shower curtain from Motel 6 like you and still do a better job getting dressed.

Hillary – you’re no Abe Lincoln. He could wear a shower curtain from Motel 6 just like you have and still do a better job getting dressed.

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT A CAREER POLITICIAN.  HE IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK.

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Hillary Clinton to Receive Nobel Prize

Continuing and Preserving the Obama Legacy

Gail Ferguson Stout and Karen Dunnam are Narcissists

The Alfred Nobel Medal

It makes total sense. When Barack Obama won the Peace Prize in 2009 it subsequently tipped the balance in his favor during the 2012 election.

This year they have not yet announced the award date for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

That is probably because it is a new category: Outrageous Fictional Literature

I could be wrong, though. It might just be total BS. Not unlike 90% of the mainstream media reporting on Donald Trump.

Trolls and more Trolls ~ UPDATED

“The Idiots are getting far too big
a Voice in Social media.” ~ Joe Tessitore, ESPN

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Click the above graphic for a hyperlink to the ESPN video regarding the punter’s mistake after the Michigan-Michigan State football game on Oct. 17, 2015.

Sad but true.  I have already written a few pieces criticizing the use and abuse of social media (especially facebook) and a few Op-Eds about the psychological damage caused by it on the populace in general.  It is as if you can spit in someone’e eye without any fear of retribution whatsoever.  Almost a pseudo-attitude of pure narcissism.

There are a few online tests which can be used for a somewhat eye-opening purpose if you or someone you know may be dealing with a psychopathic condition or a degree of narcissism which could be classified as “unhealthy.”
Check here: http://0eb.com/index_psychopath.html

My intent in writing this blog piece is NOT to stir the pot or make back-handed criticism, rather, I hope that people might consider looking at themselves a little clearer.  Sometimes we cannot see ourselves when we have strayed afar from our original personalities and it takes a “Friend” to jog a person back on track.  Please scroll back and see the blog entries which I had begun using upon this same theme starting in April of this year 2015.  Nothing particularly earth-shattering – except that to the people to whom it regards and consequently offends.
Sorry about that, Chief.

Is It Time To Quit facebook?

Do you feel personally fulfilled after you turn the computer off following a session on facebook?  Or do you ‘brood’ over thoughts and ideas about your next newsfeed entry?

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Reach out to reality.  Put facebook in perspective.

YOU’LL FEEL BETTER.

Connecting online with friends and family seems like a fun pastime that would enrich your life, but several studies report otherwise. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that the more time people spend on Facebook, the higher their chance of depression.

Another study, this one out of Utah Valley University, found that using Facebook can cause you to feel dissatisfied with your life. Researchers found “those who have used Facebook longer agreed more that others were happier, and agreed less that life is fair.”

Leave Facebook and you won’t compare your life with a snapshot of someone else’s.

Source: http://www.fastcompany.com/3024685/4-compelling-reasons-to-quit-facebook

Immigration Reform: Diversity or Distortion?

Immigration Laws?  Do we need them?
Now those are good questions.

Far be it for me to venture into paleontology or anthropology beyond a mildly curious stroll through the dusty bookshelves.  But I can’t help but observe that scholarly papers built upon scholarly papers built upon ad infinitum all began as theory and somewhere along the line the supposition of fact became an accepted statement of fact and what do we have now?  Ans.: Arguments based upon extrapolated interpretation of supposed fact and somebody somewhere is making a good wage at stirring up crap.

Let it sink in

Evidence of Evolution?

Be mindful that I classify myself from the the middle of the social/political spectrum – leaning toward the right wing – where “other” scholarly papers from the psychology world of academia have seen fit to conclude that Liberals have superior intellect over their Conservative counterparts.  What a surprise that is (!) coming from the academic community.   You know what they say,” Those that can DO – Those that can’t teach. ”
**This is the point where we go for the Ad Nauseum jokes.

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Arguing whether or not we need immigration reform is almost like arguing the Theory of Evolution at the Vatican.  Somehow over the past 150 years what used to be considered forward thinking – liberal ideals – have done a 180° turn!  Some of the strongest and thickest skulls  today claim to be “progressive” and “liberal” and they are stuck in a mind-set that is not flexible enough to agree on a restaurant menu.  Come On People!  If you don’t like the brand of toilet paper use something else!  You can’t force everyone to use the same TP!!  But Human Rights are not on the same platform as toilet paper or bubble gum.
Some people in this world will go without and they won’t miss it. Believe me.

It’s getting crowded in the USA and the natives are concerned.

You see………….I just have not seen the evidence of a hominid that suddenly jumped up and started to develop technology so fast that every step of mammalian biological evolution disappears somewhere between 45,000 years before Schmidlap to 300,000 years before Schmidlap plus or minus a few decimal points.  Does anybody realize how big a blackboard that would be?  I mean seriously – why would a perfectly content turtle snacking flies out of the swampy mist air with its tongue decide it was time to go climb a tree?  Does he/she see something delicious hanging out there?  Come on!!  Those eyeballs are behind this clever clear rocket-boy shield thingy that allows the turtle to see underwater – and you can imagine just how clean and clear that water was without Mr. Tidy Bowl there to row around in it.

We are equal human beings.  That does not mean that we are all exactly entitled to the same belongings.  Some are stronger – physically and mentally.  Some are male – some are female.  Human Rights are one thing.  You cannot legislate total equality, however.  It does not work in Nature and it sure won’t work as a system of government.

There is order in the universe.  You can’t change everything for the sake of change and expect things to get better.  Let me wrap this up by including a quote by arguably the richest and most confused individual that ever talked out of both sides of his mouth – Bill Gates.

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Happy New Year.   Think About It.  ~  Tom Urich ©2014

Racism: A Social Phenomenon?

Ron Paul CPAC

“Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called ‘diversity’ actually perpetuate racism. Their obsession with racial group identity is inherently racist. The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims. Liberty means free-market capitalism, which rewards individual achievement and competence, not skin color, gender, or ethnicity” — Ron Paul.

I’m Not Sure Who I Am Dealing With Anymore

Here Come The Holidays – Hold Onto Your Hats

Sure enough……………….there has existed familial separation for decades, now.  The “atomic” family spins off dwarf stars and new constellations are formed.  Why do formerly close siblings become literal “adversaries” in the adult years?

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Occasions arise – lawn mower break down – car stolen – major health incident.   You reach out to your sibling if you are privileged enough to have their phone number.  It comes to the point that you don’t even deal with the family member anymore – you don’t deal with the person in the flesh sitting right in front of you – you deal with the person who you have composed in your head over this period of time.  And that is not reality.

You are faking it!

You are faking it!

Ramp it up another notch – It’s Christmas!

Just like the children’s game “Telegraph” – what transpires is awkward and corrupt and bordering on sociopathic – and any behavior(s) outside that thin veil of a personage existing in your brain becomes an instant proof of mental mischief.

“That’s not you!  You are faking it again!”

Out come the defensive maneuvers.  This is not Family Feud – It’s ‘Search For The Guilty.’  How do “reasonable” people deal with this unfortunate circumstance?  They first attempt to placate themselves by going to “Wiki-How”: http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-a-Sociopath

Yeah.  That will fix it.

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