May 4, 2012

Treat babies for racism?

Time to treat babies for racist tendencies and eliminate their brains' survival distinctions towards their caregivers - if their caregivers are the same race as they are. (Obviously, this would not apply to multi-racial adoption cases).

"These results suggest that biases in face recognition and perception begin in preverbal infants, well before concepts about race are formed. It is important for us to understand the nature of these biases in order to reduce or eliminate [the biases]," said study researcher Lisa Scott, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in a statement. [3-Year-Olds Fancy Own Ethnic Group]

May 3, 2012

The Reality

As some of you may know, my boss is from jolly ol' England.
His political views are shall we say...slanted - through his own admission - hard to the left. This morning, as he was leaving for a trip back, and since I wouldn't have to see him for a week, I thought I would prod him a little by bring up some politics (:^D. The recall, of course.
I asked (ME): Did you remember to vote before you leave?
BossMan (BM): For what? There's no election.
ME: Well, there primaries are on Tuesday..
BM:  Oh, that. No, I didn't have time to vote. Besides, I already know who I'm voting for. My vote in the primary will be nothing more than insignificant.
ME: Oh, really? Other than the obvious side - who? .....why??

I was so sure how this conversation was going to go.
I even had my reply speech worked out in my head!
It would involve me being incredulous and asking how he could possibly vote for Falk/Barrett as a small business owner? The opening line could be "Come on! As a home owner, you can't possibly...."
Instead, I got this:

BM: Made up my mind months ago - Walker. As a property owner, it would be irresponsible for me to vote otherwise. This whole recall has just been a huge waste of time and money by a special interest who didn't get their way. Its been silly.

To describe my reaction as stunned would be a galactic understatement.
I hope this clarifies to RDW and CFR why this eternal pessimist is actually feeling rather positive about this coming election.

May 2, 2012

Where's the outrage?

A beautiful young 10 year old boy beaten to death by his stepfather.  Hit more than 70 times with a rolling pin.

Two reporters beaten nearly to death by a mob of 30 people with even more looking on, they "Did it for Trayvon."  The paper those reporters worked for didn't cover the beating.

Right here in Racine, 150 fighting at the King Center on Martin Luther King Drive.  The Racine Journal Times doesn't even cover this.

The President of the United States "identifies" with the Occupiers, that riot in Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco.

Members of Congress grandstanded for Trayvon, why don't they speak out about this tragic beating of a 10 year old?  A black stepfather beating a black child isn't news?  Why isn't that a source for outrage?  Why aren't Jessee Jackson and Al Sharpton beating a path to get in front of the TV Cameras there?  Simple, there aren't any.

When 30 people attack 2 based on their color not only isn't it a hate crime, it isn't even worthy of coverage when the people who were beaten were newspaper reporters.

Why doesn't Obama come out and speak about the death of this precious 10 year old child?  No political points to be made. 

Why doesn't Obama speak out against these mob beatings?  No political points to be made, he wants the mobs vote.

Why doesn't Obama speak out against the violence, vandalism, rapes and murders in the occupy movement?  No political points to be made, he wants their votes.

There was all this great talk that this President would take us beyond race.  Any time you criticize this President the left uses race as an excuse to attack those who disagree with him.  In fact I think we are at more of a powder-keg over race than ever before.

This is Abdifatah Mohamud.  He is the 10 year old child that was beaten to death.  He was a great student, and the only record he had was calling 911 to report the abuse he got at the hands of his stepfather.

If Obama had a son he'd look a lot like Abdifatah, it is a damned shame that our President doesn't care enough about this to speak out about it. 

Our media is so in the tank for Obama they aren't even telling these stories.  I ask you, where is the outrage?

Will the TEA Party effect the 2012 results?

With just 6 months left until election day; Inquiring minds want to know:

Is the TEA Party over; Or is it TAKING Over?

That's my take, what do you think?

April 30, 2012

MRQ I'm talking to you!


No offense to Fred Trog

incisive wit and brilliant commentary.  Trog

unlawful, illicit  Kate

a beer, a brat and a Brewer game  Roland

a binky and a cuddle.  Owen

getting screwed Denis

just get bigger…  Elliot

no one wants to play  Kevin

who can I get to pay me?  Wigdy


not partial to prison food  K.D. Biddle

Just like a bully.  The LV B


On the ground.  CFR

TIME TO GO Gailann

turbo lag  Franf

got FAT!  Web Wit

I'm talking to you!  Patrick

I want to be a hermit.  Mary


bra-less  Dipity

watching you watching me  Kelly

canIhelpitifIambeautiful  Wigdy

physically possible.  Gravelle

Stars & Stripes Honor Flight - April 28, 2012

For anyone who is not familiar with this I would encourage you to become informed.  Honor flights are happening all over the country but I want to hi-lite the most recent one from Wisconsin that happened this past Saturday.  My father-in-law is a WWII Navy Seabees veteran and he was able to go on this honor flight.  Along with 111 other veterans, he spent a day in Washington DC where they visited many of the WWII memorials and other sites related to WWII - honoring them and their fallen countrymen.

This trip is now part of the permanent memory he has of how a country can step up and recognize the sacrifice he and others made to see to it we have the freedoms we enjoy in the US today.  In our day to day busy lives we need to take time once in a while to remember why we have such freedom and be always aware that we need to protect it and NEVER take it for granted.

About a dozen of our family members took time with thousands of others and waited at Mitchel field until close to Midnight (some of us were there from 6Pm) to give a standing ovation, shake hands, give hugs and cheer for these veterans as they returned from DC.  The atmosphere was electric and I lack the words to express the level of pride we all felt as we welcomed our patriots home from their trip.  To see the smiles of these veterans (all of whom are now at least 80 years old) was well worth the long wait.  Families held hand made thank you signs, bands played, bag-pipes played, photos and video cameras were busy recording memories.  

Last month my father - who is also a WWII veteran (Army Infantry) was able to go on the Honor flight from Arkansas where he now lives, and my family members who are down there describe the same type of pride as that group returned from their trip.

If you have a WWII veteran in your family and have not signed him or her up for one of the upcoming flights, I encourage you to do so.  And be sure to be part of the welcome home festivities when they return, it is a great memory to have.  What a fantastic way to thank them for their sacrifice.  The flights are supported by donations and corporate sponsors so the veterans go at no cost, each veteran can have a companion (who pays their own way) to help with any special needs they may have during the trip.  If you are looking for a worthwhile organization to support by volunteering or financially, I'd recommend you consider Stars & Stripes Honor Flights,  your donation and time will be going to a great organization.

My eternal thanks to both my father and father-in-law for your parts in keeping our country free!!