Monday, December 31, 2012


I have lived and died with the Cleveland Browns for over fifty years. I never thought that I might go to my grave without seeing the Brown's win the super bowl. I have now given up that hope and actually believe the Browns may never see a championship.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one. I use this line from a popular movie because it says what I feel so well. Although we are a nation of guns and gun owners we are a nation of folks who know when something is wrong.
The current law concerning guns and gun owner ship is wrong and needs to change. I am not sure what that change is but we need to save ourselves from ourselves.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mean people

Mean people suck and today the mean people are the republicans. Ambassador Rice did not deserve the crap she is getting from the republicans. With favorability ratings at an all time low the GOP decides to show how low they can go. Maybe, I should not be surprised they are the party of mean!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Funny thing

A hurricane destroys an area that knows it's going to be hit again and it will be rebuilt. Lorain and the north coast die a little bit at a time and nobody does a thing. The government will help the citizens in the northeast. Meanwhile, the city here does everything it can to run folks out. I understand that you need a building permit to install a water heater. We need to have a hurricane here then we can get back on our feet.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan are the two most dangerous people who have ever lived in this country. Watch Independent Lens "Park Avenue Money"on PBS you will see how close this country came to Armageddon if Ryan came to power.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I have grown tired of watching friends implode and the fallout that seems to coat everyone in the area. I just wish some of these folks could be like my parents and most of my aunts and uncles. Many of them had been together for over fifty years and from my vantage point they seemed and I say seemed to get along without much problem. My guess is that entire struggle they had to endure together-the depression and world war two made for more stamina in the relationship department.

Currently, a friend and his soon to be ex are trying their best to make the Israel Palestine mess look like a school yard spat. I suspect when it's all said and done they will never see each other again and this is after spending almost every day of the last nine years together. Already, the name calling and the self recriminations are under way. Fallout for the rest of us is the picking sides because you can never be friends with both you have to pick one or the other. Consequently, that means that we as the friends may never see one or the other depending on which one we pick.

What's the significance of having friends if there's a good chance you will lose them? Nice while It lasted


I understand that city taxes went up and the school levy passed. I wonder how many folks will be driven out by short sighted policys.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Not economics it’s demographics

I want to point out something that white Anglo Saxon Americans won't or cannot understand. You and I as an Anglo Saxon White American are the minority in this country. Think back to the days when the pilgrims' came to this country they were the minority and over time they became the majority. I sure this was not lost on Native Americans. Now the something is happening again as Latinos will soon become the majority in this country. I have written about this in previous blogs and it seems that people either doesn't want to see it or just can't accept the change in this country. The only thing constant in life is change and the United States is not immune. The re -election of the president was in a great part to Latinos, women and young people of which I am not. One does wonder if I and the rest of my old white guy Americans will qualify for special treatment as a minority?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Five Billion

Between the President and Mitt Romney, they will spend about five billion dollars during this election cycle. Money of that kind would go a long way to help those folks in the northeast. Most folks can think of many areas where five billion bucks could be spent better. I cannot even imagine spending that kind of money on a job where about half the people in the country hate you; some folks would put a bullet in you given half a chance. Being president also carries on long after you're gone. Look at Jimmy Carter. He was not a very good president, but he turned out to be a great former president. After all, the job of being president itself only pays about two hundred fifty thousand a year…..hardly worth the trouble.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shame to die now

I think it's a shame when anyone dies. For many, the death of someone leaves a hole, a void in their lives. In these times I believe dying is especially hard for some who will not know how things will turn out for the country and for the world. Perhaps I am presumptuous to think that people care that much. I find myself wondering if we as a country will get back to the days of the 50's and 60's, what Tom Brokaw speaks about as "the good old days". I just feel bad for those folks who pass away between now and the election. However, folks who do die their problems may be over and they no longer care what happens to the country and the world.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Like the fifteen minutes of fame folks say that everyone has a moment.  I wonder if we will know when and if it happens!  Will it be one of those wow it just happened or will it be many years later upon reflection that we will know that it happened and we were totally oblivious.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Why medical costs are high.

About four months ago I sprained and or strained my Achilles tendon on my right ankle. Many of you know that I have been nurse for many years so; I believe that I know what needs to be done as far as treatment. I attempted to rehab the injury over time but, I thought I needed some physical therapy and called the doctor for an order. Well, one might think that it should end there with an order and that was that. However, after a week of waiting I received a call to go and have an x-ray and it was negative for fracture. So, time for rehab right? Wrong, my physician requested to see me for an exam and the results of that meeting suggested an MRI to rule out a tear in tendon. Anyone want to guess what happened next? Well, the insurance company denied the request stating that I had not had a course of guess what ……! After some conversation with the insurance company the MRI was allowed. Anyone want to guess what the result of the study was? Bursitis and tendonitis and do you know what is indicated to remedy this problem……….Wrong again, refer to an orthopedic surgeon.

The cost so far, the flat plate x-ray was $30.00, office exam $200.00, MRI $1000.00 and I must give my physician a brake and she has ordered all these tests to cover her posterior. She as a physician cannot take a chance so all the tests take the chance of being sued to a low level.

I am stopping it there and not going to see the specialist. Rehab well somehow I think I'll be doing that on my own.

Home from the hill

I always expected that even into my seventies and later that I would still be a hunter. Over the last few years that feeling has begun to fade and now it is all but gone. I think as I have grown in years the value of life has very important to me and that means any life well, almost any I still have little grief over smashing a spider. Hunting which in the past had brought so much joy now seems like an enormous waste of time and effort and the actual kill leaves me sad and almost ashamed.

Some things never change

The Labor Day weekend brought a long awaited reunion of what I thought was for the flight nurses past and present. Well, I and three other flight nurses from years gone by showed up. After some checking on Face book the reunion was not a reunion at all. The 30th anniversary was for EMS and not for the nurses at all. While EMS deserves to be invited for sure the act of not officially inviting the flight nurses is just a slap in the face.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thank you white van lady

Thursday at or near 11:15 am, I went over the handle bars of my bike and landed in the southbound traffic of Colorado Avenue near interstate 90. My injuries were minor but the astonishing thing is initially folks just drove around me and my bike. I quickly got to the side of the rode and took stock of myself and my bike. I stood there on the side of the road and felt dizzy and the pain from fresh abrasions came on as the adrenalin receded. Now, by this time at least two or three minutes had elapsed and I heard from behind me "are you ok"? A woman had stopped and asked if I needed help and a ride home. She was the only person to ask. We talked for a few minutes as she became incensed to realize that she alone was the only one to stop. What was really an embarrassment at my accident became a realization that yes here in Lorain County in Avon, Ohio, folks just cannot be bothered to stop and help. I thought that only happened in big cities, but apparently I am mistaken. Anyway thank you to the lady who stopped to help, you are an angel.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The stage is set

Paul Ryan is Romney's pick for vice president. I cannot think of anyone worse. Middle class and folks who will be on Medicare will be affected the most by these two conservative zealots. Think we had it bad before these two get elected and the fecal material will indeed hit the rotary oscillator!

Home from the hill

I always expected that even into my seventies and later that I would still be a hunter. Over the last few years that feeling has begun to fade and now it is all but gone. I think as I have grown in years the value of life has very important to me and that means any life well, almost any I still have little grief over smashing a spider. Hunting which in the past had brought so much joy now seems like an enormous waste of time and effort and the actual kill leaves me sad and almost ashamed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Handicap abuse

Take the time to look at the folks who are using the handicap parking spaces. I have noticed that some of these folks aren't very handicapped and seemed very able bodied indeed. I am not surprised to see people abusing the privilege. Many folks think no one will know and moreover, who will say anything! Considering the epidemic of obesity in this country you might think folks would like to walk a little extra, but you would be wrong. We would rather park close to the building and we have no qualms about using a handicap sticker to do it. I am going to find out from the state on how you turn in these abusers.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Labor pains

Good honest work: I have heard that many times and any work done honestly should be considered good. However, it seems that some folks still look down on folks who do the work. Should you get the chance, take a job at minimum wage and see how you are treated by others. Recently, I took a job cleaning a bank. The folks who work in the bank have no idea what I do otherwise and it is amazing how I get treated. Now not all the folks are snooty. Some are friendly; however, there are those who clearly do not want me around when they are working. Hence, I have been notified to wait until all the employees have departed. Why is that I wonder? Should I just brush it off and not worry about it or is it something else indeed. Let's just say I walked into the bank wanting to deposit ten thousand dollars. I wonder how I would be received. My bet is that I would be escorted into the branch manager's office. I know I would because some years ago I had that very experience. How things have changed or have they always been like this? I would guess the more you make means you deserve more respect than say a ditch digger or a bank cleaner.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Recently, a young girl was a guest in my home brought by my sister on a visit. This in and of itself is not remarkable except that she was the most polite child I have encountered in sometime. Cheyenne is eight years old and one of four siblings of a single mother. Cheyenne is moving back to Tennessee after living in a rundown apartment in Canton. My sister knows this family and is trying to help them get back on their feet and moving back to Tennessee is part of the plan. While she was here in our home I heard yes sir and yes ma'am and may I and thank you.

Considering my last blog post this young child is a refreshing contrast and restores my belief that there are children still in the world who are polite and a joy to around.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Loser kids, loser parents

The events where a bus monitor was taunted to tears underscore how we as a society have let our children down. Leaving the television to guide their actions and raise our children they have learned any kind of behavior no matter how bad is fine and dandy. We are now seeing the results of that inaction on the part of absent or part time parents. These miscreants who taunted that poor bus monitor should be dealt with in a swift and decisive manner. I for one would like to see that they never ride the bus again for the remainder of their time in school and I do mean through high school. I also would favor rescinding any chance to play any kind of school sports or attend any school functions for three years. Moreover, I would hope that the parents would not go without some type of punishment for their part in this tragedy. 100 hours of community service in a bright orange jump suit with "bad parent" stenciled on the back would make a good start. Additionally, I believe a public apology from both the children and the parents in front of the entire student body are in order. We cannot let this go unpunished and chalk it up to youthful exuberance.



Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Ladies and gentleman, if you have been following the events of my prostate odyssey over the last few months, we have reached the finale. Tuesday afternoon found me in a chair sans clothes from the waist down and wondering just how this thing was going to go. Doctor L's nurse, H, R.N., was going to perform the first part of the exam which was called urodynamics. This test is designed to find out the pressure of my bladder and the rest of the plumbing while under stress.

First off, I urinated into a funnel which measured the flow of my urine stream. Then Nurse "H" inserted a urinary catheter and instilled saline filling my bladder and drained same, then measured the saline left in my bladder after drainage. Now the real fun begins and I caution you as I always do that as a nurse this procedure is just part of the day to day business of medical practice. So, I will explain in a matter of fact manner and pull no punches. Having said that, let's get to it. Nurse H inserted a wire into my bladder yes, a wire which was attached to a laptop. Additionally, a second wire was inserted rectally yes, that's what I said, and it was also attached to the laptop. Again, saline was instilled into my bladder and I was asked to indicate when I could feel the saline initially going into my bladder and when I could no longer hold the pressure and needed to relieve my bladder. This basically is what the urodynamics is all about. My pressure indicated to nurse H that I was the proud owner of a possible enlargement. We both suspected the usual elephant in the room, a prostate gland the size of Kelly's Island.

Part two: Cystoscopy, a lighted camera inserted into my bladder much like a colonoscopy. Nurse H, being a great nurse and a patient advocate, was nice enough to insert a hefty amount of Lidocaine to numb my urethra prior to the insertion of the scope. Now, the garden hose is inserted and I and my wife get to watch on television the inner workings of my urinary tract. First on the itinerary was my urethra which was not what I thought by any means. It looked white with red streaks - very photogenic. Then we approached the dreaded prostate gland. Swollen, enlarged, it had the look of two bulldogs in a burlap bag. Passing through the opening was somewhat painful and once through we were in bladder land. Again, not what I expected, It had varicose veins making me wonder if my bladder had been on its feet for years and didn't tell me. So at this point the doctor decides he would like to turn the scope around and look at my prostate. OMG, LORD, HOLY CRAP! That got my attention! We now are looking at the catheter coming through my prostate opening. The prostate looked like two loaves of unleavened bread. Nearing the end of our tour we begin to exit the real estate with a stop to take an extended look at the prostate protruding into my bladder, which it should not do. This is again because of its size and its agenda to take over the world. We exit and head for the post procedure consultation. I need two more drugs added to my repertoire, one to shrink the prostate and cut off its plans to take over the world and a second drug to relax my bladder. It seems my bladder may be somewhat in need of a vacation. Now overall the procedure was tolerable and the actual pain was minimal, it was more discomfort. The staff was great and anyone who may be facing this I will tell you to find a doctor and staff who have a sense of humor. Decidedly, this is a serious procedure however, laughter makes it go much better.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Nobody ever wins a war just some lose more than others! The worlds cemeteries are full of the loses.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For what it’s worth

Something funny occurred to me while thinking about the beginning of World War II and the immigration problem here in the U.S. For those who slept during history let me school you on an aspect of the beginning of World War II in Europe. Nazi's had decided that Jews were bad for the Arian race and didn't belong in Austria and Germany. Some even thought they were in the country illegally. Hence they started labeling the Jews, made them wear patches that looked like the Star of David and they had to carry papers to identify themselves. Consequently, that was not good enough and the Nazi's decided a "final solution "was in order. They rounded the Jews up for deportation to labor and extermination camps.

We are a long way from that kind of thing here in the United States, but that's what a lot of folks said in Europe when men with guns and an agenda starting asking "Can I see you identification? "


Recently the buzz has been that the Cleveland Indians are in first place in the American League but in last place in folks showing up at the games. Surprise? I think not. I can't afford to go the games with the cost of tickets, parking and the cost of food….forget about it. However, I think there may be an underlying reason that has dogged the tribe for many, many seasons - October, where are we going to be at the end of the season? Many folks like me think the tribe will be where it always ends up, in the basement and out of the playoffs. So, I believe that folks are just not interested in having there hopes dashed and are just not caring anymore. Maybe that's a good lesson for many teams to learn. We are tired of last place….put up or we don't care anymore. My father feared he would go to his grave and never see the Indians as World Series champs…he did and now I am wondering the same thing!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Uncle Mitt where are you?

Recently, Mitt Romney broke up and told a crowd about his niece and her problems after her husband was deployed.  Here is an excerpt from his speech: “But she now had to live on a much lower income. National Guard salaries aren't as high as they were in his law firm. Now she's in this home and the outside of her is a whole dirt yard. No grass or anything yet, just stones and dirt. And under the neighborhood association where they have this home, you got a year from the time you buy your home till the landscaping supposed to be in.
Well, she's a little bit concerned cause that time period is coming up. She doesn't have the money to do the landscaping, to pay for it. She's got a little girl that is getting various tutoring classes and speaking therapy. She wonders what's going to happen. She's concerned.
One morning, she comes outside and there are her neighbors all picking up the rocks out of her yard, raking the dirt. They put in a sprinkler system. They laid down sod. They even build a swing set for her daughter. This is the America that I love. [Here's where he got teary and paused for a second.]
This is a great people. We can do anything. We can achieve anything.”
This is Mitt’s niece and he can’t make a call and spend a few of his zillion dollars to help out with some sod for his niece.  People if he won’t help his family what are earth is he going to do for you!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


The number you see in the title is the total number of war dead since 1775. Quite a few folks wouldn't you say. My point is that I would be willing to bet that somewhere in that number and especially since world war two we just might have killed the person who would eventually cure cancer. True, there is no way of telling but, think about it for a minute if we keep killing folks at this rate I would hazard we must have killed someone of importance along the line somewhere. Now, that is just the war dead from the United States. Imagine if you will the total war dead from all over the world and I think we must have killed probably more than one person who could have helped the world out and maybe discovered the cure for something.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

So you want to be a consultant.

I spent a short but very eventful time as a consultant employed by one of the largest accounting corporations in the world. Like many other consultants, my work week started on Monday morning and finished either on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Compensation was good to say the least and therein lies the rub. Compensation included the cost of my hotel, gasoline and or mileage and the cost of meals up to fifty dollars per day. You would think that sounds like a pretty good deal and it would have been had the largest accounting company in the world paid my expenses on time.

Almost from the start I should have known I was in trouble as my first paycheck did not arrive on time. It was two days late. The accompanying expense check was nowhere to be found. The second week started as the first as I went to check in at the hotel only to find that my corporate credit card was denied. Great, so why not put the bill on my own card. I tried this only to be denied because the total of near seven hundred dollars was two hundred dollars over my one day transaction limit. Now what am I to do two hundred miles from home and no place to stay? Well, after a panicked phone call all is straightened out and I have a place to lay my head. Paycheck is on time this week, but still no expense check. A new problem shows its ugly head as in six overdrafts from my checking account. Seems that when you stay in any hotel they also charge you a fee for incidentals and that fee is held on your card till your stay is over. My case meant that on Friday the bill for the hotel would post, however, the incidental fee did not come off until the following Monday. So that next Monday six checks hit my account which had two hundred and fifty dollars less or on "hold" in my account. Paycheck is in hand and s no expense checks. Now expenses are mounting and fear is the word for the week. Finally after the fourth week I get an expense check and paycheck is on time. Now for the payoff pitch. Monday is a long day and it turns into a ten hour day. I can't wait to get to the room and crash. Check in and go up to my room and settle in and almost as soon as the last item of clothing is put away the phone rings and the desk states my corporate card and my personal card are both declined. Guess what - again I have no place to stay and that my friend was the last night as a consultant.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

PSA good news bad news

Meeting with the urologist was good and not so good. The Urologist explained to me that the new PSA value of 2.65 suggested that I did not have prostate cancer because PSA does not rise and then fall in the presence of prostate cancer. Moreover, I was educated that the next time I was having the PSA test I should follow some rules that were before unknown to me. Three days before the test do not have sex, do not eat spicy food and do not engage in exercise such as riding bicycles as to not put pressure on the area.

Now for the not so good news. The good doctor would like to perform several other tests to see if my prostate and or my bladder are the culprits in my problems. Cystoscopies with urodynamics are next on the list. Coming up I will explain how and why these tests are performed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

PSA Ultrasound

Many folks have had ultrasounds performed and for the most part the procedure is painless. This past Saturday I had the pleasure of an ultrasound to assess my kidneys and more importantly my urinary bladder. Preparation for the exam consisted of drinking 32 ounces of water one hour prior to the exam and holding on to it through the exam. Nearing the end of the exam I was instructed to off load the excess water, come back and let the tech assess how much liquid remained in my bladder. However, after the tech let me go I found myself in the bathroom unable to rid myself of the offending liquid. Sweating and my bladder now in spasm, which is like cramps on steroids, I was begging God for relief and fearing a trip to the emergency department to have a catheter inserted to relieve the pressure. After much trying and straining I was able to open the spillway so to speak. My guess is a swollen bladder against a swollen prostate means you're in trouble and that has me going to the bathroom as soon as I have the urge!

Next, first visit with the urologist to discuss the next move. Lab work (the second PSA) and the results of the ultrasound.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Let's talk PSA velocity and why it may be important. Simply, PSA velocity is the amount of rise in the PSA level in a specific amount of time. Having a rise of more than 0.35 might be a problem depending on who you talk with. Additionally, the significance of the rise is related to history of prostate cancer in the family, positive or negative digital rectal exam and the previous PSA level and or previous prostate biopsy.

Now, in my case the PSA velocity was is in question due to having my PSA drawn and sent to labs which use different routines. My PSA from a local hospital was 4.04 the same sample was sent to an outside lab with a result of 5.0. Consequently my PSA velocity was fast on one test and really fast on another. Thus my provider decided to add an additional test to help interpret my PSA and velocity.

Next time free psa and what it means in diagnosis.

Note: This information is my own interpretation of the facts as I know them in my specific case.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Not public service announcement by any means, PSA is a test for your prostate and numbers, while controversial, have been an indicator for prostate cancer. In the past the reference range has been 0 to 4. Anything over 4.0 meant you needed to have further testing. This is controversial because depending on whom you talk to, the range for testing needs to be lowered to 2.5 from 4. Additionally, there are those who think that the testing should be stopped altogether because there are too many negative biopsies being done based on elevated psa tests.

So, how does all this end up on my blog. My psa is 4.04….I am going to chronicle my journey wherever it takes me.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Who do you know?

The events of this week in Chardon have again forced us to take a long hard look at getting involved. Allegedly the perpetrator of the violence posted to his social media account that indeed he was going to bring a firearm to school. Unfortunately, if true, nobody acted on this information and we lost three young lives with the lives of many others changed forever.

Looking back during my junior and high school years I remember a young man who I thought needed some help. However, this was the late sixties and at that time children did not take weapons to school and shoot their classmates. I wonder what happened to that young man I knew. Considering the events of the last decade, that young man I knew fit the bill to commit violence.

Who do you know? Is there someone you know who needs some help, or worse, needs to be stopped? Well, I know that it's not easy to do this to folks you know but, imagine how you will feel if something happens and you could have done something.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I have always been under the impression that the folks who went to Washington after being elected went to legislate. Now in my mind that means they went to enact laws to protect the people and keep them from harm. Consequently, that means that laws many times will impact those folks who are what we call job creators and many times it will mean affecting them in negative ways. Unfortunate but necessary; remember, it's a democracy which means for the majority.

Moreover, it seems that if legislators do what they were sent to Washington to accomplish, then the creators will continue to hold jobs hostage. Evidently the strategy is working because legislators are not enacting many laws for the everyday citizen and if they do by some off chance; it's labeled a job killer. You would think it's all about us!

Jet Pack

I sit here with my new smart phone and marvel at how far we have come in our technology considering at one point some of us marveled at the eight track tape as new fantastic technology. Those of you who were not around in the mid nineteen-seventies, let me explain. Eight tracks, as they were called, consisted of a quarter inch magnetic tape encased in a plastic case about the size of our current disc case and the tape played in a loop. While eight tracks were considered better sounding, the tape was plagued with breaking and being eaten by the machine that played it.

About the same time the technology powers at be said we would be flying around in personal jet packs and I took them at their word. I can control the space shuttle from my cell phone, but I am stuck travelling to and from by car. What is the holdup? I mean we should zooming all over the place. Considering how far we have come, we have fallen short of this worthy goal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Out of touch completely

Anyone, who thinks for one minute that Mr. Gingrich was not playing to the folks at N.A.S.A. when he stated he would put a permanent base on the moon, is in need of psychiatric help. Candidates will say anything to get the votes they need. Should, Newt get elected President I would guess the moon base will go away so fast you would think it had rabies.

Playing devil's advocate and let's just say that Gingrich was serious and decided to try to put a colony on the moon. Imagine just how much that would cost and I don't think all of us will be in the mix to have a dog in this fight. Sure, we will be told it will generate quadrillion jobs that will range from landscaping to C.E.O. of Goldman Sacs….lunacy division.

Making promises you will never keep must have started with the chicken in every pot and a vehicle in every garage. Honestly, can we agree that everything any politician says is a lie until proven otherwise.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


This is what we like to call success:

Tommy Hilgiffer at one time manufactured his men's shirts in the U.S. until he found he could cut his labor costs and have the shirts made in India and pay the workers three dollars an hour. Tommy Hill did not pass on the savings to his customers. Alas, he found he could cut cost again by moving his factory to Malaysia and pay his workers just thirty five cents an hour and again he did not pass on the savings. Finally, he moved his work to Vietnam where he could manufacturer his men's shirts for just fifteen cents an hour and no he did not pass on the savings to the country where he got his start. Some of you see absolutely no problem with this and are trying to figure out how you could work this deal for yourselves. Almost everything is made in another country with our blessing and we wonder why we have unemployment is nine percent

Monday, January 23, 2012

Let them eat Twinkies

I am afraid that a Republican will be president and I am sure there are many republicans who are salivating to cut entitlements to the poor and those on social security. After all, those folks should get a job or have the good grace to die. We cannot keep paying out all that money for folks who don't or won't produce. The faster we cut off the safety net and the quicker they will succumb to illness and we will be rid of that social security boat anchor. Non productive citizens should be eliminated because they put a drag on everyone's 401 k.

This is the way it must have felt in the late 1930's in Germany and in Russia and China during the 1950's scary, very scary!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


When I was much younger the word professional meant one thing and to be a professional you were either a doctor or a lawyer and that was the lot. Scientists were really not considered to be professional. Today, anything and anybody can and is considered a professional. You really do not have to do anything other than say that you are a professional to be just that. Dare I say it: times have changed!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Resign or be fired

Harris was given a choice to resign or be fired.   Harris was to meet with his boss and the manager or the human resources department for a talk.  Harris figured that you aren’t getting promoted so, he decided to avoid the perp walk and he resigned.  Harris felt he was the victim of circumstance.  I think he trusted the wrong folks and paid for it with his job.

Just wondering about something that has been said over and over:  We cannot tax the rich because they are the job creators!  Well they have had four or more years to create those jobs and I have yet to see this flood of jobs.  I would guess that if you tell a lie long enough and hard enough it will be true.

The definition of insanity is doing the something over and over again expecting a different result.  So, it might be time to give up on the Indians and the Browns and the Cav’s I have been a fan since 1964 and I think I have had enough.