Hell to You Our Alma Mater

Stop Contributing to Your Liberal Alma Mater        

          There’s something sacrosanct about the schools we attended, whether it be grammar school, high school, college or professional school.  The memories of good friends, fun activities, great teachers and graduation day stay with us throughout our lives and compel us to return periodically for reunions.  Over the years I have attended and enjoyed many of these gatherings and have nurtured lasting relationships with many of my classmates.  The affordable education I received back then has made a tremendous difference in my life…not just to my career, but to me personally and to my appreciation of the incredible world we live in.  Unfortunately, the college I attended has, like so many others, become a bastion of liberal indoctrination, basically a continuation of the brainwashing that takes place in today’s public schools.

Instead Send Your Contribution to Campus Conservative Groups

          While I still maintain my active membership status in the alumni association, I stopped sending my annual contribution several years ago.  Instead, each year I send what I would have sent to my alma mater to one of the excellent organizations listed below that promote conservative principles on campus, basic principles like free speech and the many other singularly American ideals embodied in our constitution.  In this way, I feel that I am still contributing to my college and that my money is going to help make it better.  I must admit, it does give me some satisfaction to let the college administrators know that I am sending the money they would otherwise have received to a conservative student group on their campus.  I also let them know that I will not be remembering them in my estate plans unless they make some major changes.

Don’t ‘Be True to Your School’

          The surfer song, ‘Be True to Your School’ might have been relevant in 1963 when it was released by the Beach Boys, but we should feel no obligation to financially support the schools we attended if they are now promoting socialism and hate for our great country.  Instead, join me in supporting some of the excellent conservative organizations on both high school and college campuses.  There are thousands of conservative students throughout the country just waiting for someone to give them a little encouragement and nothing says ‘I’ve got your back’ like a little financial support.  So, why not be the first to charter a chapter of one of the outstanding conservative campus organizations at your old alma mater.

Conservative Campus Organizations Worthy of Our Support

Young America’s Foundation

Young Americans for Freedom

Campus Reform

College Republicans

Talking to Your Children Frightened by Anti-Trump Anarchists

It is Important to Talk to Your Children Frightened by Anti-Trump Anarchists

          Seldom during our nation’s history have we seen such hate and vitriol as that which has erupted from the ‘organized left’ in recent months.  The daily barrage of news reports showing angry, violent mobs rioting in the streets to ‘resist’ the new Trump administration is taking its toll on children throughout the country.  Youngsters are understandably frightened by this unprecedented display of anti-American sentiment.  The liberal mantra to ‘resist’ is of course only a euphemism for their real goal of overthrowing the United States government.  Their tactics are reminiscent of the Bolshevik Revolution that catapulted Russia into a seventy year nightmare and it is no coincidence that 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of that infamous event.

          It is important to talk to your children about the current situation and to give them an opportunity to express their concerns and fears.  Limiting exposure to television and other electronic means of portraying these unsettling images will go a long way toward alieving their anxieties.  Paying a visit to your child’s school to make sure that teachers are not reinforcing this anti-American nonsense, as they are often wont to do, can also be helpful.  We should actually embrace this as an opportunity to emphasize the great things about America and to explain the many positive plans the new Trump Administration has for our country.  Children will also be reassured when they learn about the many great difficulties our great country has come through in the past, including wars, depressions and even failed administrations like the one that just ended.  Finally, remind your children that those in the military and law enforcement who are sworn to protect us are overwhelmingly in support of the United States of America and its new administration and will never allow these anti-American anarchists to prevail.

Pigeon Toilet in Perm, Russia

Pigeon Toilet in Perm, Russia

 

Parrot Does Perfect Imitation of College Wussies

This Parrot Does a Perfect Imitation of College Wussies Afraid They Might Have Their Feelings Hurt!

Race Relations under Obama

Race Relations under Obama Have Tanked

          The demonstrations at the University of Missouri, Columbia this week are just the latest manifestation of how race relations have deteriorated during the Obama years. Despite the election of our first Black president and years of ‘Black privilege’ in the form of affirmative action, welfare benefits and everyone else measuring their every word when speaking of or with people of color for fear of inadvertently hurting their feelings, the students at UM still claim to be victims of ‘systematic oppression’. Well, listen up, children! Oppression is what the citizens of Iran and North Korea suffer every day. You are not oppressed. You live in the greatest country in the history of the world and, what’s more, you are going to college. You need to quit wallowing in victimhood and be thankful for all the wonderful blessings you enjoy. So many great Americans of color have bought into the American Dream and made something of themselves. You can, too! Unfortunately, the anti-American antics of Black Lives Matter, Concerned Student 1950 and other phony socialist front groups have only alienated the white Americans who once supported their cause.  You folks had better shape up.  The rest of the country is losing its patience!  Uh-oh, I better check and make sure it’s ok to say ‘folks’. 

The Seventieth Anniversary of VE Day

The Seventieth Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day         

          May 8, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day or Victory in Europe Day, which was the beginning of the end of World War Two.  Three months later, on August 15 we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day or Victory in Japan Day, which marked the final ending of World War Two.  Together with Memorial Day on May 25, we will have three occasions to pause and remember the sacrifices made by those who served in the armed forces during World War Two and how their service at that pivotal point in our nation’s history still has tremendous significance for us today. 

          In an era when many high school students in the United States cannot identify who our enemies were in World War Two, let us resolve to educate them about this and other events throughout our history where the United States invested its blood and treasure for the greater good of the world.  Let’s spend less time in school worrying about global warming and transgender studies and more time learning about the brave individuals who risked life and limb so that we could live in this wonderful country today. 

          When I think of the men who hit the beach at Normandy and Tarawa, many of whom never returned, it makes me sad to think that some in later generations, who benefited so greatly from their sacrifices, often take the freedoms we enjoy today for granted.  It’s important for all of us to remember that victory in World War Two was not guaranteed.  We faced two powerful enemies on two different fronts.  Had either of them won the war, life for us would be very different today.  Let’s give thanks to all those who served and all those still serving.  ‘We sleep soundly in our beds…in the night’ knowing that they are standing the watch.

World War Two Army Uniform Button

World War Two Army Uniform Button

       

Happy Earth Day

Walking the Walk (or Driving the Car!)

          According to a large sign posted at the entrance to a left coast high school, it was ‘Ride Your Bike to School Day’.  It was a way for students to show that they could walk the walk as well as talk the talk on all things environmental as they celebrate Earth Day this year.  Alas, the student parking lot today was overflowing with cars as usual and a quick spin around the school turned up only three bicycles on the campus.  By this stage in their schooling, these students have had years of liberal indoctrination in the American madrasas.  Most of them can parrot back all the environmental talking points, but when it comes right down to doing something about it, they really don’t want to give up anything for the cause.  This is truly a classic example of liberal hypocrisy.

Lone Bike in the High School Parking Lot on Earth Day

Lone Bike in the High School Parking Lot on Earth Day

Going Green Is Nothing New

          The young folks today think they invented recycling, fuel conservation and environmentally friendly products.  At the risk of alienating the many fine young readers of our blog, I feel compelled to point out that those who came after the baby boomers could more aptly be labeled the ‘throw away’ generation, rather than Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials or what have you.  Rather than trying to fix it, they throw away everything from clothes to food to marriages at the first sign of wear, without even giving it a second thought.  Many of you have seen the following narrative by an anonymous author which has been circulating on the internet for several years.  It illustrates this point so well, that it bears repeating.  Happy Earth Day!

High School Students' Cars Under the Solar Panels on Earth Day

High School Students’ Cars Under the Solar Panels on Earth Day.
Anyone See the Irony?

The Green Thing

At the cash register of the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.”

The cashier responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations. You didn’t have the green thing.”

She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycling. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every shop and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s nappies because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right. We didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the post, we used wrapped up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right. We didn’t have the green thing back then.

We drank water from a tap when we were thirsty instead of demanding a plastic bottle flown in from another country. We accepted that a lot of food was seasonal and didn’t expect that to be trucked in or flown thousands of air miles. We actually cooked food that didn’t come out of a packet, tin or plastic wrap and we could even wash our own vegetables and chop our own salad.

But we didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, city people took the tram or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?