Archive | February 21, 2019

From a Dear Friend of mine…..

Sheila,

I had a few free minutes so I decided to select song titles by Peter, Paul, and Mary that might be useful for some of our Democrat friends in the news. Here they are:

Kristen Gillibrand “Blowin’ In The Wind”

Bernie Sanders “The Times They Are A’Changing”

Ilhan Omar “It Ain’t Me, Babe”

Coy Booker “Hangman”

Beto O’Rourke “If I Had A Hammer”

Kamela Harris “Puff (The Magic Dragon)”

Chuck Shumer “Kumbaya”

Nancy Pelosi “Some Walls”

Elizabeth Warren “Rick Man Poor Man”

Amy Klobuchar “The Cuckoo”

Adam Schiff “Man Of Constant Sorrow”

DNC “Listen, Mr. Bigot”

and last but not least I could not decide between 2 songs-

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “Leaving On A Jet Plane” or “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime”

I think the RNC could make some useful video clips on some of these for next year when they start the debates.

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“I thank you, my friend, perfectly stated, I could not have done a better job myself.”

-Sheila-

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Math through the Ages

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Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?

Because of the evolution in teaching math:

Teaching Math In 1950’s:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

 

Teaching Math In 1960’s:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.  His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

 

Teaching Math In 1970’s:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

 

Teaching Math In 1980’s:

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20.

Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

 

Teaching Math In 1990’s:

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes?

(There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok. )

 

Teaching Math Today:

Un ha chero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la Producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

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THE SPHINX—QUESTIONS

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https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/430794-cnn-doj-preparing-to-announce-end-of-mueller-probe-as-soon-as-next

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The Editor:  Can you answer some questions. LL ?

Answer Cat:  I sure can.

CNN readers want to know why some of your information is a couple of days old ?

AC:  Too many stories are taken from the ” social media ”  smart phones  and other electronic devices.  They are often one-sided and show a limited view of the subject.  The MSM takes the video of a few seconds of action as fact.  They don’t verify the accuracy.  Here is a good example.  I hope this kid wins.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/covington-high-students-legal-team-sues-washington-post

Sometimes it takes time to sort through the basic facts.  Here is another example.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/02/20/busted-jussie-smollett-wrote-the-racist-letter-that-led-to-the-alleged-fake-hate-n2541897

https://abc7chicago.com/jussie-smollet-a-suspect-in-criminal-investigation-for-filing-false-police-report-police-say/5147410/

A bunch of public figures make comments on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and later the truth comes out.  People like Nancy Pelosi take down their comment with no explanation, after the fake firestorm has passed. 

Who do you trust, AC ?

Almost no one in the news business,  politics,  late night comedians, or Hollywood.