PLATE

September 6th, 2014

It’s taken me many years to realize the importance of the “size” of a plate……the “plate” from off’n which one eats……..by “importance”, what I really mean is one’s perception of how much one is about to eat, or thinks he has eaten………yeah, looking down upon even a regular sized plate with only that amount of food on it that should be eaten is almost depressing…..it looks so barren of food as to actually demoralize one who really likes to eat……so it is that I would like to suggest that folks wanting, OK, not really “wanting” to eat less but told to do so, should request their food be served on a much smaller plate, in fact, a good sized saucer should suffice just fine.

Hey, now that I’ve dwelt upon this “plate” thing some more, I’ve gotten to wondering if way back yonder some food farmers got in touch with some plate makers and conned them into making their plates larger in order to stimulate larger quantities of their products being eaten.

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SHRINKING

September 4th, 2014

In my youth, once I knew I’d never get any taller, I claimed a height of 5’8″ even though I knew I was nearly 1/4″ shy of that grand height, but with hair on my head, heels on my shoes and with me sneaking in a tiny bit of full body stretching, I never had anyone to seriously question this height……not even during my 20 years in the Navy……..so eventually I got around to believing that to be my true height….I mean really, can ya blame me?…….I mean 5’8″ did not at all make me tall, now did it?………..ah, but then not so long ago when during a doc visit, and after I’d already put my height at 5’8″ on their form, the check-in nurse then weighed me and checked my height, whereupon she promptly told me I was only  5″7 1/2″ tall…….but of course since I’ve been bald for far more years than I was hairy headed and then too, since she’d made me take of my shoes off to check my height…..well, I can’t say I was surprised, yet I still think I must be shrinking to have gone down from even 5’7 3/4″ by a full 1/4″…….OK, OK, so all you sky scrapers able to say you’re 6′ tall and maybe even some more, maybe one little quarter of an inch ain’t much to you, but to a shorty such as myself, well, one quarter of an inch is a lot………and then just recently at another doc’s office, the check-in nurse (again I’d already put 5’8″ on their form) weighed me and checked my height…….oh boy, this time when this nurse told me I was only 5’6″ tall, I had to stifle myself from screaming at’er…….but actually I was semi-calm when I said to’er “say what?”…….I think she sensed my dismayed disappointment and so suggested I let her measure me again…….this time she came up with me being 5’6 1/2″ tall……well hell, I simply shrugged and asked’er which room was I to go to……..but really, am I shrinking, or are inches now a shade shorter than they used to be?…….like sorta the reverse of how a pound weighs noticeably more now than it used to.

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PARKERS

September 4th, 2014

Although my comments here are about a different “minority claimed disparity” than the one in this column, they are never-the-less along the same line……”line” meaning there is a definite disparity in the number of minority illegal parkers that I have personally seen, relative to the number of non-minority illegal parkers that I have personally seen……without one tiny bit of doubt, I have seen many more minorities parking in “fire” zones, “loading” zones, and “double” parking, plus many of’em also very questionable as “handicapped”, yet using handicap spaces, than I have of all non-minorities combined doing such…..and this was when and where the percentage of minority parkers was certainly no greater than the combined percentage of all non-minority parkers……..in other words, just as in the referenced column that gives facts obviously proving beyond any and all doubt that the percentage of minorities speeding far exceeded the percentage of minorities that were driving, for sure it is the same with illegal parkers……in other words, if all, and I do mean “all” illegal parkers were ticketed, then for sure the percentage of minorities getting a ticket would far exceed their percentage of the resident population.

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REFUSE

September 4th, 2014

It seems to me that the vast majority of a minority in this country simply refuse, regardless of its truth, such information as is presented in this column…….information, including even documented facts, that certainly disprove several accusations often made by a specific minority in this country……..so it is that the “facts” about almost anything are meaningless to those who want to believe otherwise…..so sad, so very sad.

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TWO

September 1st, 2014

This column ”Eric Holder and Hiroshima“,  addresses not just one, but two subjects……and on each subject I am in lock-step with the column’s author……but me being in lock-step with the opinions given in this column is simply not enough……nope, not until many, many, many more folks see the light, or in other words also agree with these opinions, will there be much if any difference in the way our government continues to operate………meaning for me that our government should not include anyone of Eric Holder’s ilk, nor will anyone who thinks Hiroshima was wrong ever be welcomed by me.

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WHEN

August 27th, 2014

When oh when, will the words in this column ever be really read and paid attention to by those most in need of doing so?  I mean even with only a “sixth grade equivalent” education, it seems to me they could still do what I just mentioned, but will they?

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REFRESHING

August 27th, 2014

It is very refreshing to read a column so well written expressing such a reasonable and common sense response to what is currently best known as our “Ferguson” situation.

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GRESSIVE

August 27th, 2014

To me any one project of a “progressive”, as soon as one or two layers are peeled off’n it, will often reveal it to actually be “regressive”……….then too, quite often an “agressive” attitude is used to push the project……….therefore and henceforth, the one shorter and simpler word……”gressive”………to describe all such like-minded folks will work just fine for me.

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UP

August 26th, 2014

The author of this column is moving higher and higher up on my list of favorite columnists…………yep, I find myself enjoying more and more of his columns (and yes, probably because I also agree with’em)…………certainly I agree with this most recent of his columns.

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CONFRONT

August 24th, 2014

Personally, I think it’s way past time that a lot more folks confront the reality of the terror and barbarism of acts by fanatical Muslims………rather than to continue to seemingly simply “bury their head in the sand”……….and again, personally, I think it is well past the time that supposedly “moderate” Muslims step forward with some loud and effective protesting against the fanatical Muslims within their religion, otherwise they are at least acquiescing to acts of barbaric terrorism and are therefore morally complicit in its performance, be they the local butcher or be they a celebrity or be they a prominent politician……and these thoughts of mine seem to be strongly supported by the contents of this column.

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