Migrating to Windows 8 from XP (yes, there are still computers running XP) is not easy. Forget all the fancy tools for moving your data – Get a portable hard drive & physically copy the data from the old computer to the hard drive to the new computer. If you don’t know how to do this, get a techno-geek from your family (every family has one) & bribe them with their favorite food or beverage. You will save yourself a lot of grief in the long run.
In my opinion, Eric Holder and Barack Obama have together made racial tensions higher in this country than any other administration. Every statement that these two have made that I can remember is more about racial justice (i.e., the minority is always oppressed) than racial equality. Their statements and handling of the Professor Gates incident, and the Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown shootings show that they are more interesting in balancing the racial scales than they are about actually bringing about the equality promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To whit:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Thinking about the Michael Brown shooting and the recent shooting in the same area, I have still to figure out how the rioters could possibly be protesting the shootings by looting and trashing the local businesses in the area. The businesses had nothing to do with these deaths. Why didn’t they march on the police station and mayor’s office?
I’ll let you think about that one for a little bit…
Ran across this statement by Esther Cepeda on the Oakland Press Opinions page:
The inevitable result of affirmative action is contempt for those it is supposed to benefit.
After institutions have been begged, cajoled or scolded into diversifying their ranks, minorities who get the opportunity to bring their unique views to a previously homogenous organization are immediately seen as tokens — not good enough to get in on merit alone.
Yep. Can’t add too much more than the above except that when the “tokens” are under-qualified or incompetent only adds to the contemptuous view that affirmative action is a reverse discrimination vehicle.
Zero-tolerance policies are not a replacement for good judgment or common sense. However, that is exactly what various school administrators do when bullies pick fights, and the result is that both victim and aggressor are suspended, especially if the victim fights back. All this does is teach the victims to be helpless, and the bullies to be more careful about being caught.
A person has the right to defend themselves from an aggressor, period.
If you need coffee to wake up, but you need to wake up to make the coffee, how does the coffee get made?
While he was a State and US Senator, Barack Obama voted “Present” more often than a “Yea” or “Nay” on various issues. Is it any wonder that he is only present as President, and can be found more often at fundraisers & the golf course rather than the White House? Absolutely no leadership here.
John Hawkins has this one right:
What good are “elites” who couldn’t successfully manage a fast food restaurant, who are morally inferior to the average person, and who regularly fail at the jobs they’re supposedly “experts” at? What good are “intellectuals” who habitually say ridiculous things, who are hostile to God, country and capitalism and who don’t have any common sense?
Even worse are the legions of “elites” and “intellectuals” who haven’t accomplished anything of note, truly proven their intellect or shown that they’re particularly good at anything.
For example, what accomplishments led anyone to believe that Barack Obama was ready to be President or that the Democrat Party’s assumed candidate in 2016, Hillary Clinton, is up to the job? Neither of them are stunning intellects. Neither have led particularly accomplished lives given the gravitas of the presidency. Neither of them seem to be extraordinarily gifted at anything. If either of them were unknown, it seems unlikely that they could successfully run their own small businesses or work their way up through the ranks of a corporation. In other words, they’re both Paris Hiltons of politics who are famous for being famous.
This is why I never thought that Barack Obama was suited for the Presidency in the first place, and neither is Hillary Clinton.
That’s all for this week. Until next time.