James is now accepting
bookings for corporate functions.
There are primarily four forms of government that control every
facet of American life: City, County, State and Federal. A few of
us are concerned and we worry about that.
But the overwhelming majority of Americans are more than happy to
kneel at the altar. The government is their church. Big Brother is
their savior. We can hear them shouting every day, "Help me! Help
me!" ... "Give me! Give me!" ... "Save me! Save me!"
According to the news, here's what the government has been up to
over the past couple of months:
Davis High School in Utah has been fined $15,000.00 because its
vending machine dispensed soda during lunch. Federal guidelines
allow schools to have vending machines, but ban sugary drinks
with school meals. "You can buy a Coke before lunch and consume
it during lunch," an official said, "but you can't buy a Coke
A public school in Brooklyn, NY has banned Lee Greenwood's song
"God Bless the USA" because Greenwood's song, which mentions
"God" is offensive to some cultures and religions.
The Transportation Safety Administration, the agency looking out
for potential terrorists or anyone else that might harm us, is
to be commended. Recently a 95 year-old leukemia patient was
forced to remove her adult diaper for a pat down. A teenager was
told that the pistol "design" on her purse was a federal crime.
A baby - an infant - in Florida was strangled to death by a
17-foot Burmese python. Please be careful, it's an endangered
species. Not the baby, just the snake. Evidently, the government
is trying to make everybody happy. The endangered species people
and the pro-choice people.
Oregon officials have told the Siletz Tribe of Native Americans
that they can no longer refer to their school sports team as
"Warriors." It violates the state ban on Indian-themed mascots
as offensive to Native Americans. Feel free to read that one
more time. Here's what it means. The government thinks that
Native Americans, a proud tribe of Indians at a Native American
school whose team have always been called themselves "Warriors,"
might be offended if Indians refer to Indians as Indians.
In Arizona a high school team was chanting "USA! USA!" after
winning their game. They were told not to ever do that again.
Hispanic students might be offended.
With a 16 trillion dollar deficit, the 50% of the American people
who still pay federal income tax might like to know what the
government is doing with all their money.
They sent benefit checks to deceased government employees
totaling 120 million dollars.
They've appropriated $600,000.00 to Columbia University to study
$500,000.00 to researchers at Wellesley College to answer the
question "Do you trust your Twitter feed?"
$600,000.00 to primate researchers to study what feces-throwing
among chimps reveals about communication skills.
$340,000.00 granted by the National Science Foundation to study
"Women, Weaving and Wool in Iceland in the years AD 874-1800"
And the list goes on.
Anyway, don't forget to vote. There's a presidential election
coming up. We only have one of two choices. One is the former
popular governor of Massachusetts who used to be a liberal. The
other is the former popular community organizer of Chicago who
thinks he still is.
I hope you enjoyed the Republican and Democratic conventions on
television. I didn't watch them. I love television; I'm just not a
fan of variety shows.
Until next time,
God bless everybody and God bless America!