Cobb County School District, I Am Ashamed of Your Choice

I am an educator who was proud to have served for decades as both a teacher and an administrator in the Cobb County School District. I served your mission, your board of education, and multiple CCSD school communities with loyalty, dedication to educational excellence, and the hard work those duties require. I was proud to work among the finest and… Continue reading

Al Jazeera America?

Have I been living under a rock? How did I miss this? Al Jazeera is starting a news channel in the US? I’m sure Fox trotted out the usual parade of ignorance. CNN no doubt has a vested interest in reporting this negatively. But, let’s be honest. American cable news is so lacking, Al Jazeera America saw a market! In… Continue reading

Orwellian Doublespeak

OK, let’s carefully look at this quotation from CNN’s website today, with a critical eye focused a bit more precisely on reality and not Orwellian doublespeak: After Jason Collins came out as gay, ESPN’s Chris Broussard said the NBA player was living in “open rebellion to God” — sparking a backlash against the sportswriter. That’s proof, some Christians say, that… Continue reading

Mitt Is J.u.s.t Like You!

Well, OK, you would never outsource poor Big Bird to China, or, worse yet, just kill him off. But Mitt agrees with you, not matter what you believe. If you don’t believe me, check out this fantastic website linked below. You indicate your position (liberal, moderate, or conservative) on any number of issues, and the site searches a database of… Continue reading

“We’re #1! We’re #1!”

If you haven’t watched The Newsroom, a new HBO series from the writer of The West Wing, I recommend it. A friend of mine (Thanks, Mark!) highly recommended it—especially the first 10 minutes of the first episode. I just watched it. Brilliantly done. Here’s a trailer.   Even Todd Leopold at CNN wrote a piece about the assertion we’ve all… Continue reading

Dear @CNN,

Not that you care, but… Today, June 18, 2012, is the day that I officially stop reading your online news and watching your televised news portals. I’ve deleted your apps from my iPhone and iPad. I have grown exceedingly weary with your personality-based, info-tainment, for-profit approach to reporting. You see, I can’t even bring myself to call what you do… Continue reading

The Lazy Way Out

The cheap shot is the lazy man’s way of circumventing grappling with a problem. The dismissive quality of the cheap shot reveals a person’s nature, character, and current inability to problem solve, strive and attain. So, where am I going with this? In the recent Tea Party/Republican Party Q&A hosted by CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked a hypothetical question about an… Continue reading

Apple’s Ca$h Re$erve Exceeds Fed Ca$h Re$erve!

Yes, apparently it’s true. U.S. Treasury now has an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion.  Apple has $76.2 billion. So the world’s most valued technology company surpasses the fiscal resources of the world’s failing super power.  This is truly an interesting time—when transglobal corporations are more powerful than the major governments of the world. Nationalism will probably continue to diminish… Continue reading

No, That Was NOT Awkward!

Awkward? Really?? Harold Camping didn’t create an awkward situation for religion.  In my humble opinion, he simply peeled back the thin vail of chicanery that masquerades as many so-called faith-based initiatives, as what some refer to as evangelism, which is nothing but highly lucrative tax-free business enterprise. His Judgement Day bus traversed the country sounding the last call.  And, according… Continue reading

Gasp!

Everyone who knows me understands that I’m a chocoholic, and I’m not in recovery.  I probably eat my body weight in chocolate every year.  I guess the time to diet has finally arrived.  Sadness and despair abound over the news.  If you ask me, candy bars are already insanely expensive for what they are. (CNN) — The Hershey Company says… Continue reading