Archive for February 18th, 2017

THE PRACTICAL PRESIDENT

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Trump's Florida rally, Sat, Feb. 18, 2017

I maintain what is called a “jaundiced viewpoint”. I’m cynical, I doubt things until proven by experience to be what they seem to be. I’ve held a doubt in my mind about President Donald Trump until today. Is he who he seems to be?

All our past presidents have kissed the ass of Media. Way before television and radio, when it was just newspapers, the ones with the largest circulation had the biggest political clout and could, and did, make and break politicians regularly. Smart politicians were very nice to newspaper reporters if they wanted to stay in office and get re-elected.

Today I can finally accept that he really is who he seems to be, and the reason why I can is because he continues to attack the Main Stream Media and call them out exactly for what they are, even as he knows full well that they hate him for it and will attack even harder. He has absolutely no fear of them. Yesterday he even called them “The enemy of the American people”, and he’s absolutely right. Today he held a political rally in Florida and attacked the MSM again for their dishonesty.

If this man was a fake, he’d never do this. If he had a hidden agenda that was in any way evil, he’d be all cozy with the MSM, not encouraging them to print ugly stories about him. But he is encouraging them to do this, and in that I find another stroke of his practicality, his genius.

Their stories have been getting more and more far-reaching, the MSM has been literally making up news, Fake News, and it’s steadily becoming less believable in their rage and haste to find weapons to attack him with. Breitbart says: “From Stephen Colbert’s Game of Thrones parody that put White House advisor Stephen Miller’s head on a spike to Conan O’Brien’s Nazi-themed jokes about the President’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, ratings-seeking late-night talk show hosts have apparently gone scorched-earth against President Donald Trump’s administration.” Other MSM have made statements about murdering Pres. Trump and given lots of air time to loons like Madonna, who says she wants to blow up the White House and kill Pres. Trump, and in doing all this, they’re quickly losing their credibility with the American public.

As uninformed and uneducated as the average American is, even the slowest among us knows that rocks can’t talk and trees can’t fly. There’s a limit to what people will believe, and the crazier the stories get from the Leftist MSM, the less people even listen to them. At the same time, Pres. Trump keeps saying over and over and over again that they’re liars and fake news, and people listen to Presidents. The attacks by the media are harming them far worse than they’re harming him. He’s going to win this.

ABOLISH TENURE

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Tenure in the teaching profession is having a permanent job as a teacher or professor after working at the place of employment, a school, college or university, for 6 years. A person with tenure can’t be fired unless under very exceptional conditions, such as being convicted of murder, or having sex with under-aged students. This is why we have so many teachers and professors who preach their radical political beliefs to their classes and don’t get fired. They have tenure.

Tenure is archaic and destructive. I don’t know of any other job in America that gives guaranteed lifetime employment to a worker short of the Catholic priesthood. Just the educators, and if any group should be subject to oversight and dismissal for cause, it’s them. There’s so many tenured radicals in our schools and colleges now that rather than receive good educations, our children are mostly just getting brainwashed.

The fact is that while the USA spends more on public education than any other nation, our students rank about 20th in educational level compared to other industrialized nations. Since we spend more than the others, it seems reasonable that we should do better than the others, but there’s two factors that hold us back.

The first one is TENURE. Once a teacher has tenure the teacher no longer has to keep performing at a high level to keep his or her job, and can slack off. Way off, and many do. They stop worrying about how well they’re teaching and start pushing their own opinions and ideas as being facts. The quality of instruction goes down rapidly once tenure is achieved.

The other factor is the intelligence of the students and their will to succeed in life. Our social structure is nearly destroyed, far fewer people get married and far fewer that do, stay married. Drug usage is rampant, and the I.Q.s of Americans is steadily decreasing. This latter problem has a variety of causes and deserves it’s own post, it would make this one too long. However, it is true. The kids are getting dumber and dealing with that is a whole another issue. Right now, tenure is the primary problem in our educational system and it needs to be abolished so we can clean out the kooks, radicals and incompetents.