Friday, September 04, 2015
A handful of lawyers has dictated to the country that we cannot forbid the legal marital union of people of the same gender. Perhaps few have considered that in doing this they set up an underlying principle that has far-reaching consequences. They basically said that we are not allowed to acknowledge any difference between men and women. Any difference. Ignoring all rules of common sense and logic, they have launched the country on a logical downward spiral, and who knows where it will end. Because there is no difference, then each person should now be able to decide which gender he or she is. Thus, there can be no such thing as "His" and "Hers" restrooms. Furthermore, if there is no difference between the sexes, and it is legal for men to appear without a shirt in public, how long will it be before women do the same? After all, we can acknowledge no difference between them, even if there is one. And the list can go on. Our deliberate idiocy knows no bounds.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Men have long relieved themselves of moral scruples by saying that any tactics are justified where a state of war exists. Then, all we have to do is to conjure up in our minds sufficient grounds for declaring war, at whatever level, and we are "free" to do whatever we want. Convenient, what?
I feel sure that not very long into our 42-plus years together, it dawned on my wife that she had perhaps made a bad deal and had come out on the short end of the marital stick. Thankfully, she is a woman of her word and has stuck by the contract despite its shortcomings, unlike so many in this age of infidelity.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Why is that my problem?! Sure, if bubonic plague has swept through the office, or if the Russians dropped a bomb on the city, I can understand why you might have been taken by surprise. But people do get sick, and go on vacation, and have personal emergencies that come up, and any reasonable manager can foresee that; but if you do not staff your facility to deal with those FORSEEABLE situations, then you are planning to be shorthanded from time to time. But that is NOT MY PROBLEM!!!!! Hire enough people, and you would not be having to say that! If it is your strategic decision not to adequately staff your facility, that is your decision; but don't whine to me about why you cannot provide adequate service.
Monday, August 31, 2015
If you listen at all to old radio shows, you know the name Amerigo Marino, who composed the distinctive music for the later Johnny Dollar programs. He had a distinguished career. Here is a LINK to his biography. I wonder how many musicians in Alabama knew of his important place in radio history.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
I drove through McDonald's for breakfast this morning and the lady who took the order was perfectly understandable. Obviously she had not been to the Fast Food School for Mumbling, which I had thought was required for all workers at drive- through speakers. Fibber McGee explained the process once, in his case with regard to streetcar conductors. They start them off by putting a marble in their mouth, and if they can still be understood, then they add a marble, and so on until their speech become unintelligible. Then they graduate.