Parenting Failure

Posted in Humor, Politics on March 1st, 2015

Drowning Obama

One of the most important – arguably the most important – duties that any parent must fulfill is teaching their children to make appropriate, wise, decision in the absence of their parents’ direct oversight. The costs of failing to correctly carry out this duty can be far reaching and horrific.

A case in point:

Four boys were fishing. As their boat rounded a point on the lake, they saw a man thrashing in the water.
With no hesitation, they jumped into the water and saved him.

It was not until they pulled him to shore that they noticed the man they had saved was President Obama, who had slipped away from the Secret Service for a swim.

When President Obama caught his breath, he thanked the four boys and offered them anything they wanted in return for saving his life.

The first boy thought about it for a while and finally answered. “I would like a presidential appointment to West Point so I can serve my country.”

The next two thought that was a great idea, but one said he had always wanted to be a pilot so he would rather attend the Air Force Academy.

The third boy chose the Naval Academy.

The president turned to the fourth boy, who was still thinking.

Finally he answered, “Mr. President, I would like a burial with honors at Arlington National Cemetery”

The president was shocked and asked the boy why he would make such a request at his young age.

The boy replied “Because when my father finds out I saved you, he is going to kill me!”

As you can see, failing to raise their boys correctly and to make correct decisions, exactly a cost to far, far more people than just those children and their immediate families. That’s a significant parenting failure. ;-)

So raise your children right. There’s more at stake than might realize.

~*~

And yes, the problem with telling Obama jokes is that the boy’s followers don’t think they’re at all funny and Americans don’t think they’re jokes.

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Congratulations!

Posted in Humor, Society on February 19th, 2015

Congratulations to all those born between the 1930’s and early 1980’s! You seem to have won the temporal-genetic lottery, having been born in the right times.

Congratulation!

First off, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried you. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn’t get tested for diabetes.

Then, after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets – not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking. As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a van or pickup truck – loose – was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe, not from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter, and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren’t overweight because…… YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as you were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem .

You did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all; no 99+ channels on cable; no video tape movies; no surround sound; no mobile phones; no text messaging; no personal computers; no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them!

You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms (well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Local teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that! The idea of a parent bailing you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for what they claim is our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

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It’s Anti-Clerisialism

Posted in Society on January 7th, 2015

jonolanTo start with, there was before this date no such word as clerisialism or its antithesis. I, in my hubris and out of specific necessity, just coined it. It is meant to denote an “ism” predicated up the noun, “clerisy” – a distinct class of learned or literary people.

What can I say, I may be arrogant, but English – especially American English – is a living language.

Alright, now that I’ve given longer than truly needed shrift to the linguists out there, let me continue on to substance of the post…

Anti-Clerisialism Not Anti-Intellectualism

There’s a once-again growing trend towards hysteria, especially amongst Leftists, that the American people are growing more and more anti-intellectual in outlook and ideology. This is a cyclical plaint from the left-wing intelligentsia that returns whenever whatever idea they’re pushing at that time is rejected by the American people. It is also as wrong as it is recurring.

No, what America is experiencing is a rise in what I have dubbed anti-clerisialism. Large swaths of the People are rejecting the Liberal and Progressive clerisy and are denying that that these Leftists have any form of valid magisterium. We are rejecting the Left’s claim of authority to teach and indoctrinate, not rejecting education or intellectual pursuits.

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