Devolving America Into Disparate, Un-American Immigrants

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 2: Disintegrating America with endless foreign immigration

As you look around America’s major cities, you notice foreign flags, strange languages and foreign dress that counters everything “American”.

A conversation with California writer Brenda Walker gives you an idea of how fast our country devolves into a polyglot of cultures, foreign languages and strange customs.

Walker said, “As the American population grows to have an ever larger proportion of foreign-born, assimilation becomes more important to maintain a cohesive society, yet more difficult to achieve. Like newbies in previous generations, immigrants often move straight into an ethnic neighborhood populated by their countrymen. It’s just easier to live among fellow foreigners who speak your language, share your values, and understand your jokes. But it prevents assimilation because new residents are unlikely to acculturate if there are no models of American values to follow.

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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 15, 2019 Edition

Read more on this subject: Humor
Opinion Column by John Semmens
Highlights of the September Dem Presidential Debate

Further evidence that the roster of competitors for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has no worthy candidates was exhibited as ten contenders offered their insane and tyrannical policy proposals in front of cheering Party faithful in Houston on Thursday.

So-called “moderate” former Vice-President Joe Biden asserted that “nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime. So some guy sneaks into your house and steals your stuff. Maybe he has a greater need for it than you do. Why should he go to prison for that? Chances are that most of these types of theft result in a more equal distribution of wealth. Isn’t that what all of us Democrats here tonight have been advocating? Granted, it would be more orderly for everyone to cooperate with our Party’s plan to lawfully redistribute money, but we ought not punish those whose only fault is impatience.”

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke swears h
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Proof of America’s Decline?

Read more on this subject: Health and Physical Fitness
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
See photos immediately below my signature and the corresponding story that that follows the photos.

Three questions:  First, if her obesity is due to a medical problem, how empathetic and sympathetic should we be when she wears short shorts to proudly display her body and tattoos?  Two, if her obesity is self-inflicted, does society at large have a moral obligation to pick up the cost of treating her diabetes, heart disease or whatever?  Three, are there any standards left in America of good taste, decorum and modesty?
 

Cheers,

Mencken’s Ghost

Tess Holliday has been a passionate advocate for body positivity and inclusivity in the fashion industry, and she just shared her latest inspiring message on the runway at New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

The model and author, 34, just walked in her first NYFW show for designer brand Chromat. The American label, founded in 2010, embraces women of all different sizes and
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Are These The Last Few Days In The Life Of The Second Amendment?

Read more on this subject: Gun RightsOpinion Column by Chuck BaldwinThe U.S. Senate has reconvened from its August recess, and first on the agenda is gun control. President Trump has been in ongoing talks with Democrats and anti-gun Republicans about e… Continue reading

SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 8, 2019 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
CNN Climate Debate Publicizes Democrats’ Dictatorial Impulses

The 7-hour marathon Democrat town hall on climate change broadcast by CNN gave free rein to the worst impulses of the presidential contenders who participated. Even those who couldn’t participate chimed in later with their own coercive schemes designed to radically transform and impoverish everyone in order to save the planet from a vividly imagined doom that lies just over the horizon.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) vowed to ban all fossil fuels by the year 2035. She characterized her plan as “more practical and merciful than Sen. Sanders’ plan to nationalize all the power companies. On the one hand, we all know that government-owned businesses are terribly inefficient. Poorly motivated employees hog-tied by oppressive bureaucratic red tape are a recipe for failure. My approach would mercifully kill off the fossil fuel industry and free up those currently employed to pursue more environmentally-friendl
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Wonderful Skewering of Google

Read more on this subject: Propaganda
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger is spot on below about the Google culture and its corporate insanity of encouraging political message boards and political debates at work.  The company is a perfect reflection of the mass brainwashing of hip but intellectually-hollow millennials.  It has a workforce that is above average in IQ and way below average in wisdom and common sense. Yet, as has always been the case in business, other companies, seeing the success of a company like Google, try to replicate its management style and culture, not realizing that it attained near-monopoly status and huge profits from the brilliance and luck of its launch (and a creepy advertising model) and not from cockamamie notions of managing that were bound to become dysfunctional in a now-humongous enterprise.

Cheers,

Mencken’s Ghost

The Google Syndrome

The company should become a generic term for today’s acute political mania.

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Daniel Henn
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Kids as Guinea Pigs of Google

Read more on this subject: Education: Government Schools
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
Dear Thinker:

How many more times will children be used as guinea pigs by cruel and stupid school districts?  Below is an infuriating article about districts going all-tech, resulting in lousy outcomes, angry parents, and huge amounts of money going to the tech industry.
 

Lo and behold, Google has 60% of the school device market.

One risks being seen as a Luddite by saying the truth that tech can aid learning in some areas but not in others.  My son, who is an engineer with both a bachelor’s and master’s in engineering, wouldn’t have overcome the mediocre STEM genes he inherited from his parents if it were not for paper and pencil.

You see, my wife and I enrolled him in Kumon Math from the age of four to the age of eleven.  That’s the Japanese method of learning math by doing a set of math problems every day, 365 days a year, by pencil, on paper.  My wife or I would score each daily lesson, and the lessons for the week
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France Teaches the U.S. about Free Markets

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Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
The following commentary might make your brain short-circuit.  It claims that France has more market competition than the U.S., due to less consolidation of industry, which in turn is due in part to the EU being more aggressive about stopping market concentration.  It speaks of two industries, telecom and airlines, where consumer prices are considerably lower than in the US.

It doesn’t mention that airlines in France have competition from state-subsidized rail systems, which may be a factor in keeping airline prices lower.  Of course, France also has a significantly lower GDP per capita, an exodus of talented youth, and a looming cultural clash resulting from immigrants with non-Western values.

On the other hand, it has a national healthcare system that, unlike Medicare for All proposed by Democrats, retains a lot of market competition and requires citizens to pay half of their medical costs—which, if healthcare is going to be socialized, is a better
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