Thursday, March 19, 2009


Please click the header for another adventure. (BTW, I solved it.)
I wonder about the Stimulus bill. It seemed too easy (to me) to get it passed and into action. I think I may be a worrywart. On the other hand, any time Congress passes some new legislation I worry. Because I know that those men and women who are voting on the new law very likely haven't read it. And I realize it is going to affect millions of Americans, who will wind up befuddled and ask "when did this happen?"
The IRS is famous (infamous?) for getting this kind of thing done. You know, the read about the "new laws" in this year's tax forms.
And if you think you're having a run of bad luck, remember: It's bad luck to be superstitious.
And after both Chief Justice John Roberts and President Barack Obama couldn't quote the Constitution correctly, the thought occurred to me that we might not have seen the last of President Bush.
But we're not alone in poor schooling of our youth. Here's something from Merry Olde England:
LONDON - A third of elementary school students confused Sir Winston Churchill with moon-walking astronaut Neil Armstrong, a British survey found.
The survey, commissioned by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and the Royal Astronomical Society, found that a third of children ages 4 to 10 mixed up the British leader with the first man to set foot on the moon, London's Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
"It's a bit of a worry to find that children don't know who the first man on the moon is, let alone that they don't know who led the country to victory in the Second World War," said Gavin Quirk, a Disney brand manager.
A similar survey of British teens in February reportedly showed that 25 percent believe Churchill was a fictional character.


david mcmahon said...

That whiteboard message is absolutely spot-on - a lesson for life in every era.

As always, you hit the nail on the head, my friend!

Catmoves said...

Hi David. Thanks for your thoughts. Will be visiting soon.