Friday, September 22, 2017

Tidbits

Show me a school that brags about its students GPA's and I'll show you an administration that mandates grade inflation.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tidbits

In a good mood? Then remember: Peanuts ends with Snoopy dying and Charlie Brown ending up utterly alone and unloved. No red hair girl, no Marcy, no Peppermint Patty. Even his own sister would be off with Linus. Alone.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tidbits

"I'm not the guy who gets the girl. I'm just the guy who's with the girl for a little bit until she find someone she likes better."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Phyllis Schafly

“My opponent says a woman’s place is in the home. But my husband replies, a woman’s place is in the House — the U.S. House of Representatives.” - Phyllis Schafly, 1970

Phyllis Schafly is where the "A woman's place is in the House" slogan comes from. She used the quip when running as a Republican for Congress against her male Democrat opponent who had told her, essentially, to get back in the kitchen. She passed away 9/5/16 at the age of 92.

When she began political commentary, there were few if any female voices. Hers would emerge as one of the biggest of the 20th century, including brilliant take downs of Rockefeller Republicans and a wonderful critique of Kissinger's foreign policies. While some debated the merits of lipstick, she wrote of ICBM's and the Cold War. She helped defeat the poorly worded and hastily designed ERA, which, among other flaws, would have ended the female exemption to the draft during Vietnam. Who knows how many mothers, sisters, and daughters would have been lost if that had passed?

She was a powerful female voice of the 60's and 70's that paved the way for later generations of women in political commentary on both sides of the aisle. A brilliant mind and gifted writer, even if you didn't agree with what she said.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Gene Wilder

Willy Wonka was arguably Gene Wilder's greatest role. But Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Silver Streak will stay with me as other cinema classics he made great.

On the plus side, he and Pryor are now having wacky hijinks elsewhere.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tidbits

Every now and then reality will remind me I can't have nice things.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tidbits

Post-lunch periods are where good lesson plans go to die.

Friday, August 11, 2017