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Jul 3rd 2012 1:01AM An illegal immigrant is just that, illegal, as in a criminal. Hawaii has Chinese, Texas has Mexicans, and Florida has Cubans. These people are fodder in a crossfire between conservatives and liberals. Each side is self-serving and both sides miss the mark as to what is better for the country as a whole. The only purpose for a politician is to create a crisis. The only purpose of a political bureaucrat is to prolong a crisis.
Jan 8th 2012 8:52PM been there. Waiting on a table while taking my mother out to dinner I found myself staring out a window. The next thing I knew two 20-something girls decided I was staring at them and began making faces at me, picking their noses, as well as other acts of stupidity in an attempt to get me to stop looking 'over' them. Sadly enough I don't think there is anything I could have done at the time to educate the girls (and I do mean 'girls') that they were not 'that good' and that I didn't even know they existed until they began to act like self centered fools. Later I began to realize, yes there really are that many stupid, self centered people in the world. The answer is very simple. You have to be smarter than the idiot. Sounds simple enough but it can be more difficult in practice. First off if you are the man being seated you do not HAVE TO sit at the first place you are shown. I find my self looking at the traffic flow around me as well as who is sitting where. If I think there might be a problem I sit somewhere else. If you are the woman who thinks you are being eye-balled by a 'peeg', this might sound strange but say hello. I you engage this 'peeg' in polite conversation you might find out he is a descent person. I'm not saying go home with him or exchange intimate details of our life but if you can politely tell him that he is making you feel uncomfortable you might be able to separate the swine from some innocent male patron.
Feb 19th 2010 10:46AM ‘And the band played on.’ No matter how things change some things never do. I remember when some bureaucrat with stars on his collar decided that the army needed another piece of equipment (the beret) to ‘symbolize’ the leaner more lethal army. Now the same politician who thinks it wise to inform our enemies of our plans also sees the wisdom in a name change. Well there are still people who call the American Civil War, the War Between the States and even the War of Northern Aggression. Maybe 20 years from now as my grandchildren are returning home from the ongoing war in Iraq they will take a line from Churchill and call it the ‘Unnecessary War’. It might have been a Republican who got us into this, but it will also be a Republican to get us out. Demaecrats haven't been able to fight a war Roosevelt.
Oct 2nd 2009 3:48PM I have been in the job market long enough to feel for the interviewer as well as the interviewee and a lot can be learned about a potential employer be the questions they ask. Most of my professional life I have been in security in one form or another. I am use to prying personal questions but there are still “no go zones” for any interview. If I am going to be asked about my politics, religion, or personal family life I will need to know how that applies to my potential job. One job that I briefly considered was at a private security company. I was given a ONE page application that asked nothing about a criminal history but did ask if I smoked. It did say that whether I smoked or not will not affect me being hired (than why ask?) but if I marked no and I start smoking after I am hired, it could be grounds for termination. That application ended up in the trash never to see a pen. I would prefer to see a ten page application with some relevant (and legal?) questions.