Friday, June 12, 2015

Kirk clueless of what's said on South Side

Senator Mark Kirk is being criticized for his sexist statement that his colleague and presidential aspirant Lindsay Graham (R, SC) is "A bro with no ho", referring to his bachelor status and need for 'fill-in' First Lady should he become president. But what's worse is the lag line Kirk offered "That's what we'd say on the South Side."

What do you mean "WE", Senator Kirk? You North Shore white man of privilege haven't a clue how folk...s talk on the South Side. You even said white people, presumably including you, step on the gas driving through the black community so they won't get shot. How would you pick up the patois? You said we should have mass arrest of 18,000 Gangster Disciples gang members. You blew it after your one ride along in the inner city with Police Supt. McCarthy, popping off about a guy getting "popped", requiring McCarthy to issue a clarification.

Senator Mark Kirk has no business remaining in the Senate much less running for re-election. Listen to him speak and he's clearly suffering mental impairment from the devastating stroke he suffered three years ago. His recovery from near total paralysis or even death is phenomenal. That does not mean his should play the sympathy card (and he has) to hold onto an important office deserving of one not suffering substantial impairment.
Mark Kirk, just 55, should consider spending a hopefully long life, working on his recovery and doing good works for the public... as a private citizen.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The aims of education

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had this to say about education:
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
In a related story, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a proposal in the legislature to change the name of Wisconsin's fabled educational edifice to: 'The University of Wisconsin Trade School.' Faculty seeking tenure need not apply.