Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Enough Already!

Ok, it's over. Cheney shot someone. Big deal. It was an ACCIDENT! ACCIDENTS do happen. I don't care for how the Cheney group handled the press, but then again, I am very anti-press. This fixation is rediculous!

On the other hand does the press pound the story of Gore and his sweet deals in the United Arab Emerites and the 6 US ports that they will control? NO!

Wait, Cheney shot someone, we better cover that instead our asses from terrorists and radical wackos.

The media sucks. Life sucks.

You suck.

Thursday, February 09, 2006 - Poll: Too much homework? - Feb 8, 2006 - Poll: Too much homework? - Feb 8, 2006

Don't get me started, again, on education. In my opinion, children do not have more homework than I did, parents do not seem to be interested in their children's work, and the schools do not have teachers that assign work in a "mindful" way.

There are good points in the article. One teacher mentions that his kids do not have access to the internet from home so he makes time for research at school. Also, the kids concentrate better at school than at home. I know for some, I was one of them, I could not concentrate while others were around, I preferred a quite area without distractions. Teachers need to be aware of how a child responds to the environment. Parents need to learn that too.

Assigning homework is important. Being mindful of what to assign and home much makes a big difference. Some of the homework is practice. Math is that way. Much of the homework as the child grows up is a combination of the practice and research. The research and learning how to find information is very important.

I liked that survey result about affluent parents not spending time with their children on homework. I figure this is because they always had things done for them, so why should they help with their children. I can only think of Columbine when I read that. There was very little parent interaction in that child's home and looked how that turned out.

Homework is good for children. They need to have homework. The balance must be right, though. I child needs to be a child and have time for play. This does not mean sitting in front of a television set or a computer, either. We are talking interaction with friends and family.

Thursday, February 02, 2006 - Lawsuit: iPods may cause ... eh? - Feb 1, 2006 - Lawsuit: iPods may cause ... eh? - Feb 1, 2006

Oh, no! It didn't take long for this one! First of all, Yeah, stupid, any device that requires you to wear earbuds, headphones, and earphones may cause you to go deaf. Only intelligent individuals KNOW that turning the volume up too loud will do the damage. Smart people will not turn it up so you cannot hear the rest of the world around you. Next cell phone manufacturers will get dinged with the same type of suit.

This just solidifies my belief that there is no longer any common sense in the world. People have become too damned stupid for their own good. Maybe we should let the government protect us from ourselves. That way we won't hurt our ourselves and file stupid law suits. Once again, I hope the judge throws this one out.

Put a warning on this!

Andrea Yates & CNN Poll

I almost fell out of my chair this morning. I saw the stupid CNN poll asking if Yates should be in jail or in a mental hospital. I then looked at the response tally and it is almost a 50/50 race!

I wonder what the split would be if the choice was between being a congress woman or in a mental hospital. Or Congress woman and in jail. Oh, wait, congress is a mental hospital!