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Only in America

Updated on March 22, 2017
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Jack has worked at IBM for over 28 years.

Introduction

This is a commentary on being an American and living in America. This morning I saw a news story that can only happen in America. It lead me to write this hub. If you encounter similar items, please submit at the comment section.

- Mar. 2017

A Sneaker that Orders Pizza

Pizza Hut, the chain store, has created a shoe with a button on the flap. Pressing the button will automatically order a pizza to be delivered to your GPS location within minutes. Is that crazy or what? When I first heard about it, I thought it was a gag. I wonder what happens if you are in the middle of a hike? Or if the button got activated by mistake?

A $5000 Burger

Only in America will someone pay $5000 for a burger. Here is the story. It is called the Fleurburger 5000 from Las Vegas.


Free Speech Zone

Some College campuses have instituted a free speech zone to not offend anyone. Have they even read our Constitution? Isn't all America a free speech zone?



White Priviledge?

Race relations has taken a huge step backwards in America. I wonder why? Is it white priviledge as some on campuses claim? Or something else?



Political Hypocrisy...

Why is Nancy Peloci still serving in Congress? If there were a case to be made for Term Limits, this has got to be on the top of the list.

Nancy Pelosi - Politician 2010

Nancy Pelosi On the Healthcare Bill - 2017

World's Longest Building

Planned for NYC. A U shaped skyscraper?











Summary

We Americans are a strange bunch. We seem to take things in stride. Nothing seems out of bound or out of common sense at times. Here are some examples of American exceptionalism which may not be positive or desirable. I call this Only in America! We all need a laugh sometimes.

© 2017 Jack Lee

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      bradmasterOCcal 

      18 months ago from Orange County California

      Jack, where is that White Privilege in the last 8 years? Can you even define what is a White Privilege. Most of the laws, regulations, and SCOTUS decisions have been for non whites.

      Whites discriminate against whites, and there is no help from these decisions. But when anyone discriminates against a non white, the government is on their side.

      White on white discrimination has no champion, and this is discrimination in and of itself by the same government that champions discrimination against non whites.

      This is mostly white men because white women are included in the discrimination against women in general.

      Where is the equal protection for White men?

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      18 months ago

      Nice observations. Of course, you could update this every single day because the impossible, the ridiculous and the infuriating abound.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Oh, I see. Well, there's your alarming announcement for the day......obviously I AM more bonkers than you. Don't envy me. Just try harder!! LOL. Apparently Taze, none of my friends have gotten to you yet, to expose me for the dastardly Diva I am!

      Great! The checks I've been sending them are working!

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      18 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      lol I was referring to "I could stick one in a million locations! How about a gallon of milk while I'm grocery shopping! LOL........save bail money."

      Even I wouldn't do that, and I am bonkers. :-)

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      HUH??? DTMB~are you talking to me? What do you mean I'm going bonkers? This is like the Twilight Zone. I feel like we're having to entirely different discussions.

      OK....Let's go through this together S L O W L Y.....you sent a link to the Logo of Right Wing Extremists.....they are stickers. You also sent me direction on being able to get a print out of it......I said that I'd bet I could order the stickers online somewhere. My last comment was about pasting them everywhere.

      So.....explain your last comment! This is a major stress situation. We have lost connections!! LOL....If I'm nuts, you're crazy!!

      The Drum Line was FANATASTIC!! They are toooo good!

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      18 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      This is not like you!

      You are going bonkers! That does not make sense. Hmmmm knowing your sense of humor...

      is this to make the point that I am bonkers? That would make sense. :-) I listen to this to calm me down when I am going bonkers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVKJFzlKZI

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      OK Thanks for the instructions. I got it now. I'm sure these stickers are on sale online somewhere. I'll find them. Just think, they fit in the palm of your hand. I could stick one in a million locations! How about a gallon of milk while I'm grocery shopping! LOL........save bail money.

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      18 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      Paula, if you aren't being called a troll for telling the truth (can't imagine anyone calling you a troll of any kind) you might like this one more http://i3.cpcache.com/product/1613575238/right_win...

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      18 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      Did you try saving it to your computer then right click on it and "open with" windows photo viewer or another photo program and printing it from there?

      These are good to use after they've seen the one you saw

      or

      for liberals who can't stand to read your convictions..

      https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13443273_f248.j...

      or

      https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13443272_f248.j...

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      DTMB....regarding that link you sent....I open it from ab's site. I LOVE that so much, I wanted to make several copies of it. I'd like to put one on my front and back doors and also on a back window in my car.....maybe even paste one on my purse and see if I can get my friend who owns a logo embroidery business to make me a T-shirt!! That is the greatest emblem I've ever seen. (I can't seem to get a print-out of it!!)

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      18 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      Mike, I'm still waiting to experience white privilege too. I think to actually experience it you have to be habitually high, uneducated and consequently probably unemployed or stuck in a dead end job and black.

      There really is no other explanation or if there was Obama would never have been elected president, you would never even have heard of Ben Carson, Will Smith, Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Alex Haley, Halle Berry, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Morgan Freeman, Gregory Hines, Lena Horne, James Earl Jones,Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Booker T. Washington, Jesse Jackson, Thurgood Marshall, Kwesi Mfume, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Andrew Young, Eric Holder, Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson...

      Paula, no thanks necessary Re: a.b.'s hu, a troll!

      https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13437635_f1024....

      Your sentiments on that hub were well stated and I'd guess, frankly, shared by many, even some on the left I'd dare say. Don't stay away, you know such participation is cathartic (especially for a troll like me :-).

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Jack..I hope you'll excuse me a moment, but I want to address DTMB. Re: a.b.'s hub and my "explosion." I have intentionally remained far away from any and all hubs, questions & comments that have any remote connection to Politics. I wanted to clear my head, and just rid myself of all the poisons throughout our site.

      I stopped watching news and did everything in my power to divert my attention elsewhere...so I can feel whole and happy again. Then I see another rant of "poor me" and I lost it. I also meant every single word of it.

      Bottom line, I just wanted to say Thank you to you, for chipping in. My next attempt will probably have to be just staying away from HP until everyone chooses to be human beings again. I don't need the anxiety. Thanks again.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      18 months ago

      I'm still waiting to experience white privilege. Where does this happen? Someone let me know. When I worked in a bank and law firm my bosses were both African-American females. I could go on, but I just want to know.

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      18 months ago from https:// usercontent2. hubstatic.com / 13861447_f1024.jpg

      I like the statistic about white privilege. That's food for thought!

      Some say whites struggle daily against the indignities heaped upon them because of their skin color. In books and articles such as "Black Skin Privilege and the American Dream," and "It's Past Time to Acknowledge Black Privilege," white commentators describe how blackness has become such a "tremendous asset" that some whites are now trying to "pass" as black. White is becoming the new black. lol, it is a mad, mad, mad, mad world we live in, isn't it?

      But for sure times are better for blacks today, Louis C.K., comedian says:

      Here's how great it is to be white. I can get in a time machine and go to any time, and it would be awesome when I get there. ... A black guy in a time machine is like, hey, any time before 1980, no thank you.

      ----------------------------------------------------------

      any time before 1980 was bad for blacks - that says it all.

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