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America is Dumb

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    What has caused America's dumbness?
    Can you imagine John Adams visiting this nation, hearing talk radio and watching today's news?

    dumb 2
    stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, slow, dull, simple, empty-headed, stunned, vacuous, vapid, idiotic, half-baked, imbecilic, bovine; thick, dim, moronic, dopey, dozy, thickheaded, fat-headed, birdbrained, pea-brained; daft.

    I think we all know the answer and I know its not even interesting enough to discuss.

    Mostly, I post this for anyone who wants to vent.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    So today I sub for preschool. We feed them lunch. Here is it is:
    Such brilliance:
    The kids are given a choice of a huge piece of cheese or pepperoni pizza or cheese sandwich or yogurt and either chocolate or plain milk. Now, for four year olds I am wondering how they can eat such a large piece of pizza when suddenly, thrown on their plates from all directions by two aides: more food: A generous helping of fresh salad, carrots and apple slices.

    By the time the plates are full, fifteen minutes have gone by and now I am instructed to get them to clean up. Most of this food is untouched except for the main course which they are happily munching on.
    They are not even finished when the aides start comnding them to clean up! I responded, "No! They just started eating!"
    They insisted, "We have to stick to the program!"
    With full authority, I proclaimed, "Five more minutes!" And the children continued happily eating their pizza slices and cheese sandwiches.

    I walked into the kitchen and asked the cafeteria workers why they did not get more time to eat. They shrugged their shoulders.

    Then, shortly, the aides could wait no longer and ordered the students to clean up.

    I observed the children throwing away ALL their untouched fresh food. SO MUCH, It would feed at least fifty needy people. But, it A L L went into the garbage.

    I asked the cafeteria workers about this dismal waste. They explained: Michele Obama ordered all students to have fresh food from the cafeteria. It is served whether they want it or not and any extras are thrown away. So many extra packages of carrots, apples and fresh whole apple end up in the trash bins EVERY DAY.


    What stupidity to over-provide servings of food and over-serve food that will not be eaten.
    Do they not realize that kids don't eat fresh foods at school?
    There are no forks to eat the salad?
    Their stomachs are too small to eat all the food put on their styrofoam trays?
    There is not enough time to chew and adequately masticate these raw foods?
    NO?
    Stupid!
    And who is paying for all this food that is wasted and thrown away at every public school every day??
    You know.

    1. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Don't get me started, I have a pet peeve about people who waste food.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    Is it intelligent to teach kids to just throw away their food like that????
    I ask.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    President Hilarity!
    He he hE  She stands for emotion over wisdom. Those who vote for her are FOOLED.
    They are …
    oops.. I'm so bad.

    1. ahorseback profile image50
      ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Kathryn , This is exactly how EVERYTHING works  when  we invite the federal government to manage our lives !   That is why our fore-fathers  designed our constitution to LIMIT government in our lives . So True !      Look at anything the government dictates , health care ,   education ,  food growth ,   our energy  crisis ,  crime , even some manufacturing  ............

    2. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      And what makes a vote for Donald Trump a wise vote?

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    Because he has a sense of what we actually need: A percolating economy from within! 
    Not from without!

    1. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Whatever you say, KH.................

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        ~ what do YOU say, credence?

        1. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

          You already know what I am going to say, POPPYCOCK!

          While I recognize SOME of your concerns as valid, I can dissect Trump's proposals and nonsense piece by piece. Not difficult at all...

          1. ahorseback profile image50
            ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

            Kathryn , You will never convince  the new liberal that jobs don't just fall from the sky when democrats go to office ,   Its as if they think God is just waiting for them to announce the need .

            1. Credence2 profile image87
              Credence2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

              Your man Trump promises to bring all the jobs home?  Fascist Benito Mussolini promised the Italians a return to the greatness of Ancient Rome, righttttt... You know, there is a resemblance between your man and the great visionary.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
                Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

                THIS IS NOT ITALY!

            2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
              Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

              GOD IS IN THE PEOPLE

              1. ahorseback profile image50
                ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

                But when the new liberals play God what we get is something like  Obama- care .
                Can you spell ...F>A>I>L>I>N>G
                See what I mean ?

          2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
            Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

            OKAY, GO! we're all ears. smile
            ( I mean eyes roll)

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    WITHIN:
    A) Give US business back its freedom to market goods and services so that we the people can benefit each other in a dynamic way as we have always been able to do in the past, (especially under  Ronald Reagan, who was a REFORMED democrat.

    B) Keep jobs and production / manufacturing in America.

    C) Allow US production of natural resources / internal sources of energy, including oil, gas and coal.

    D) Maintain and confer with the US Military for the protection of US citizens.

    E) Focus on safeguarding our jobs from those who would take them.

    F) Focus on safeguarding our citizens from those who will jeopardize our tranquility.

    jeopardize verb
    threaten, endanger, imperil, risk, put at risk, put in danger/jeopardy; hazard, stake; leave vulnerable; compromise, be a danger to, pose a threat to. ANTONYMS safeguard.

    1. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      So how and who is taking away U.S businesses right to market goods and services?

      It is one thing to talk about keeping jobs and productive capacity in America, how is Trump going to do that without impossible implementation of tarrifs and starting a trade war? Trump as the promoter of free market capitalism has not shown anybody how he going to do that within the current system.

      Nobody is restricting the development of domestic energy sources, but protection of the environment is to be considered in the process.

      What do you want from the military, World War III? The only sensible thing that I give Trump credit for is the idea that allies should carrying a larger share of the cost burdens when it comes to their defense.

      Safeguarding AMERICAN jobs is not done by building wall, but making it prohibitely expenses for employers who get caught hiring the undocumented. Trump and his rich buddies won't do that because they would have to dispense with all their domestic help.

      1. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        Dec. 8th 1993, Bill Clinton signed into law NAFTA. 
        History:  http://www.history.com/this-day-in-hist … d-into-law

        During its planning stages, NAFTA was heavily criticized by Reform Party presidential candidate Ross Perot, who argued that if NAFTA was passed, Americans would hear a “giant sucking sound” of American companies fleeing the United States for Mexico, where employees would work for less pay and without benefits. The pact, which took effect on January 1, 1994, created the world’s largest free-trade zone.

        1. ahorseback profile image50
          ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

          A LOT of our  voters and are historically stupid when it comes to real  history .......................................surprise , surprise. Right ?

  7. ahorseback profile image50
    ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago

    Kathryn , I have become thoroughly convinced that the  Liberals  of today want the one big government nanny state , they justify any and all actions and rhetoric for a  bigger central governing body  exclusively !      That is their justification for everything TO happen and excuse  for what will happen .
    What makes sense to you or I matters not , as long as they have plenty of  fruits and veggies to throw away !

    A solution to you - Is an impediment to them .

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      They do not comprehend the consequences because they are just too kind!
      Did you ever think "kindness" would be a bad word?
      Love without Logic is never a good thing.
      Kindness must be tempered with ….
      tough love????
      Is TOUGH LOVE the answer?

      1. ahorseback profile image50
        ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        It's part of the answer , the other parts might be , personal accountability ,  familial accountability -meaning Fathers go back home ,   it might  mean  if you can't afford having and properly feeding children- stop breeding ,  it would also conclude with ,  America has  less hungry children than most countries , it also has then more waste than most countries.

        When I was a kid taking brown bag home made , home baked lunches to school and we would complain about the edge of the home made bread being hard - my mother had a favorite expression - "Its a lot harder where there aint none "

        Maybe some people just need to be a little hungrier ?

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
          Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

          YES!!!! Perhaps too much of everything has dumbed us down.

          1. ahorseback profile image50
            ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

            Of course , We also used to trade our homemade donuts  and fresh homemade  bread peanut butter sandwiches for  cup -cakes and Wonder-bread  with bologna once in a while ..................................................Psssssst , Don't tell mom !

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
              Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

              And I used to scrounge for nickels to buy frozen chocolate puddings! I mean scrounge: under couch cushions, under beds, in closets. ha ha ha… just kidding. My mom probably handed me a nickel. But I did have to hang onto it and not loose it. Today, kids just pick up their cafeteria lunches, which they only eat a small portion of and then in the bins it all goes.
              No one anywhere to pick up the unopened packages of ...
              oh well....

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    WITHOUT
    A) Implementation of government mandated programs which rob the taxpayers through taxes and FINES and mismanage the funds the People entrust them with.

    B) believing in Open Borders for a One World govt.

    C. Urging Soft socialism not comprehending that it will lead to leading to hard socialism

    D. Revealing hatred for the country's religious and cultural customs.

    E. Overtax the rich to feed the poor even though the wealthy contribute mightily to the economy and provide jobs and industry.

    F) Having no faith in individual self-sufficiency.

    G. Fostering dependence and fatherless households for women and their multiple-father children through over-access to welfare programs and food stamps.

    In my view, democrats do not see the effects of their emotionally based desires to help the downtrodden from without, but there are CONSEQUENCES ... which they overlook!

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    Emotion vs Reason:

    Emotion says,
    ENABLE those who find themselves without survival skills, pregnant, uneducated, and self-indulgent in many human ways: over-drinking, over-toking, over-medicating, over-eating,
    over-sexually inter coursing without husband or prophylactic protection.
    PROVIDE through government intervention.


    Reason says,
    TEACH the people how to think, reason and work.
    EDUCATE for jobs, survival, and self-reliance.
    FREEDOM (with clear boundaries and laws to protect the freedom) of market for the people.

  10. Credence2 profile image87
    Credence2posted 6 weeks ago

    The 'dumb' candidate and perspectives are expected to win in a landslide, what is a rightwinger to do?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      gear up for the school of hard knocks.
      Let the  R E M E D I A L  class begin.
      RING!!!!!!
      roll

  11. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    We will learn and be on the same page. It may take awhile. A long while. Luckily for those of us who were enjoying the summertime, winter is coming and we don't have to partake. (Winter will probably kill us off if we don't have enough funds stored.) We can just wait for another summer, some other lifetime. It was fun while it lasted.
    We'll be back when things are way better.

  12. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    <Trump as the promoter of free market capitalism has not shown anybody how he going to do that within the current system.>
    Yes he has.

    <Nobody is restricting the development of domestic energy sources, but protection of the environment is to be considered in the process.>
    Yes they are.

    <What do you want from the military, World War III?>
    No. Defense of the country and that alone. No puppets like we have had for the sake of oil / big bucks.

    The only sensible thing that I give Trump credit for is the idea that allies should be carrying a larger share of the cost burdens when it comes to their defense.>  well, Good.

    <Safeguarding AMERICAN jobs is not done by building wall, but making it prohibitely expensive for employers who get caught hiring the undocumented.> 
    Both are appropriate, obviously.

    <Trump and his rich buddies won't do that because they would have to dispense with all their domestic help.> 
    He understands how business and a percolating economy work.

  13. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    We need to feel a sense of urgency and act on it.
    Things have to change. Will Hilarity bring about the necessary change?
    or Trumpet?

    My bet still goes to Mr. Trump.
    Sadly, Hillary is very savvy, (thirty years of politicking will do that.) She knows just what to say and how to come across. She is very convincing and appeals to the average Joe who doesn't think about consequences of bad policy. Nor do they recognize bad policy when they hear it.
    ______________________________________________

    Over-taxing the rich to provide everything people WANT for free = bad policy.
    More concerned about the environment than energy production (which creates jobs) = bad policy.
    Government-created jobs for the People = bad policy.
    Lying about not taxing anyone making under $250,000 a year = bad policy.
    Shutting down aerospace industry = bad policy.
    Non-concern for the border (as it has been ever since Obama took office) = bad policy.
    Govt. involved After-school care (as established by Bill Clinton) = bad policy
    Govt. involved Pre-school / After school care = bad policy.
    No school vouchers = bad policy.
    Letting violent, desperate Syrians flood into the Nation to a neighborhood near you = bad policy.
    Providing free college tuition = bad policy.
    Saying anything for the youth vote = bad policy
    Promising what cannot be delivered to the middle class = bad policy.
    Over-regulating businesses = bad policy.
    Over-taxing the middle class = bad policy.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Hilarity's No-Fly zone in Mosul will produce Iran / Russia / US full-on war = bad policy
      ( Hint: Iran wants Iraq )

  14. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    policy noun
    1 plans, strategy, stratagem, approach, code, system, guidelines, theory; line, position, stance, attitude.
    2 practice, custom, idea, procedure, conduct, convention.

  15. ahorseback profile image50
    ahorsebackposted 6 weeks ago

    Probably the least heard of all of Trumps trumpet  blasts are this !   What has Hilary accomplished for thirty years AND of even her present  promises ?   

    Where has she been  for the thirty years that we have paid her salary ? 

    We can all continue to  vote  for thirty more years of the same , OR we can vote for the possibility of the promise of change , we are after all , used to doing that !

 
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