Welcome to America: I just read about a local guy who said that he recently applied for employment at a large home improvement chain. I assume it has to be Lowe’s or Home Depot.
The guy has 25 years experience in the construction business and has dealt with the public the entire time. Needless to say, he probably got the job, right? Wrong, Kemo Sabe.
During the interview, he was asked if he was bi-lingual since the store was looking for someone to deal with foreign speaking customers. Being an American, his answer was “No”. He didn’t get the job or two others at similar companies.
What is the mystique that foreign countries seem to have over us these days? It used to be that those who came here had to learn OUR language, not the other way around. No wonder Rosetta Stone runs so many TV commercials!
I’ve always like Senator Rob Portman of Ohio as a good conservative Republican. However, with his 21 year old son’s recent admission that he is gay, Portman has suddenly gone into reverse and now supports gays.
It’s a head scratcher for sure but I have to agree with the following opinion from the “Daily Caller”:
But if the sole reason for Portman’s switch is that he discovered he has a gay son, well that makes me wonder how deeply he thought through the issue to begin with, because, honestly, it shouldn’t matter. He could love his son and still oppose gay marriage. Or he could be childless and still support it. His familial circumstances ought to be irrelevant. Has he not heard of thought exercises like the “veil of ignorance” or the “moral spectator”? Progressives aren’t the only ones who should be skeptical of Portman’s reversal. This makes me wonder about his commitment to other issues. What if another family member had an unplanned pregnancy? Would he then change his position on abortion and the right to life?
The latest Real Clear Politics poll shows that Obama’s approval rating is now only +0.6 above his disapproval rating. A couple months ago he was at +10.1; that’s quite a drop to be sure. This means it’s about 50-50. I can’t say he hasn’t earned it.
Jennifer Capriati is in trouble again
Most of us remember the much heralded teen tennis star from the 90s, Jennifer Capriati. She was winning matches against highly ranked players at age 13 and seemed destined for immortality in tennis. Unfortunately, she took a wrong turn along the way and has gotten in a few scrapes involving drugs plus other problems.
I remember when she was at her peak and even then she seemed to have an attitude unlike the bubbly and popular 1990s teen player Monica Seles. Capriati had a drug bust a couple years later along with shoplifting charges and recently at age 36 is in more trouble on stalking and battery charges against her ex-boyfriend.
I guess The Beatles were right: Money can’t buy you love.
Honors Night cancelled. More liberal nonsense from a high school principal in Massachusetts who called off an Honors Night saying it could be “devastating to the students who worked hard, but fell short of the grades.”
What a clueless jerk! I have news for him: Some kids are smarter or work harder than others and they deserve the recognition for their efforts. He is applying the typical liberal mentality that everyone is equal and it’s important that no one’s feelings are hurt. I feel sorry for his students when they arrive in the real world where having your poor feelings hurt can be a daily experience.