Tag Archives: politics

The Problem with America’s Failing Education System

I am on the way to becoming a college teacher so I don’t expect to encounter this very often. But I have many friends who teach elementary school. Their stories seem very much like this video created by Sleepyprincesszzz. If you are a teacher, I am sure you understand…

Are too many young people going to college?

A college education was once regarded as a first-class ticket to a better life.

But the rising costs of higher education, the burden of student loans and a less-certain job market have left many wondering: Are too many young people going to college?” — SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

College education is very important, but with the current tuition rates it appears to be a financial liability that outweighs the financial benefits. What do you think?

Hillary Clinton and Glenn Beck are Finally Working Together!

Hillary Clinton and Glenn Beck are finally working together! It seems difficult enough to imagine these two politically different icons could manage to be happy in the same city together… let along work together. However, according to the Mayan Calendar the end of the World is supposed to happen sometime this year… so that’s probably motivation for them both to reconcile their differences.

When people of politically different viewpoints can work together I believe it really is for the best of the country. The United States has seen far too much petty bickering in Washington D.C. over the past few years. Working together equals a stronger America. Trying to politically one-up someone only leads to political gridlock. So, thank you Hillary and Glenn for setting aside your massive egos to work for a better tomorrow. Thank you for setting a mature example for our children who have grown up in a world littered with political bickering.

Oops, did I say Hillary and Glenn? I meant the liberal Colorado Springs Independent newspaper and ultraconservative Focus on the Familywho are working together to help the community of Colorado Springs recover from the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire. They are the two leaders helping to organize a benefit concert for families impacted by the wildfires.

The ability of these two archenemies to set aside political differences is truly inspirational in this time of need… well played Indy and Focus… well played…

Obama (or Romney) … Will you Buy Me a Car?

2012 Election Issues

Dear President Obama (or Mitt Romney),

Please buy me a Ford Fusion Hybrid to help compensate for the outrageously high college tuition rates which have been sweeping the nation (and to offset the high gas prices too)! I can barely afford pizza and beer. If you are unwilling to buy me a car, then please do some SERIOUS work to get college tuition rates down. Also do some work to get the cost of college textbooks down!

Thanks for your time! Have a nice day.

Homer Simpson and Racism

There has been much excitement (and disappointment) about where the real Springfield is that Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge and Homer Simpson call home. Matt Groenig has gotten a lot of attention and probably had a lot of fun while teasing people about where the fictional town resides for “the Simpsons.” However, it is probably more than just fun which keeps him from naming the location of the town.

Imagine a tornado, earthquake, or flood wiping out a town named Springfield. That would be awkward to address in the cartoon. Or how about some of the stories which have recently come out of Springfield Oregon (which as of April 2012 was no longer the official home of the Simpsons):

KKK Pamphlets distributed

Four arrested on racial intimidation charges

How would Groenig address persistent racial tensions in the town of Springfield Oregon? Pretty easy… his town of Springfield currently does not have an official state. That way, whether it be natural disaster or white supremacy politics, Groenig can safely sidestep the issue and have fun in the world of “the Simpsons” and address political issues or natural disasters at his discretion. For that reason, Groenig may never name the official town of the Simpsons.