This N’ That – Who’s The Liar-In-Chief?

Not Enough Teachers

I saw an interesting article in the New York Times recently that says that students seeking an education in computer science is being stifled by the lack of teachers/professors. I don’t know how much college educators make but I’m sure it is low compared to the likes of Silicon Valley’s six-figure salaries.

Many of today’s college-age students see their future in computer science so the number of people seeking degrees in that academic area has doubled in the last four years. Maybe the teacher shortage is a good thing as it will prevent an overabundance of graduates?


About Lying

I never thought I would see the day when our president would be known primarily as the Liar-in-chief, but the graph above proves that to be the case. I realize it only covers his first 10 months in office so it’s a little dated. I saw a more recent count that was 6,420 lies in 649 days in office. He lied more in his first month than Obama did in eight years! Why aren’t the MAGA folks upset about that is beyond my ability to imagine! But, then again, everything about the MAGA folks, except maybe for their willful ignorance, is beyond my understanding.


Keeping Up Hope

I suffer from depression more in the winter months than any other season of the year, and this season seems worse than some others. Sometimes I wonder why I am even putting in the effort to maintain two blogs that mainly deal with the problems of our times; one is about things religious and the other about political issues and overall life experiences.

Sometimes it’s necessary to step back and see what my heroes in life have to say about the times we live in. Gandhi’s words above help me to realize that humanity is more than the dirty people who are the most vocal.

Part Of The Tribe…

“It doesn’t matter how sleazy they are if they are part of your tribe you support them.” Has our politics degraded to this? Some of the pundits say it has but I think it might not be so

2018-05-10_10-59-50.pngI was in college in the 1960’s and I can remember that the nightly news was all about campus protests and sit-ins. If you believed the reports back then every kid who was in college was a pot-smoking hippie. The reality of it, for at least Purdue University, was that the vast majority of us were just going to classes and doing what was necessary to graduate. Occasionally I came upon some kids who were carrying picket signs but that seemed like a pretty rare event to me.

Jump forward to today and if you believe the cable news reports, we are all hunkered down in our individual tribes throwing bomb across at the other tribe who is our dreaded enemy trying to destroy our way of life.  As long as you distance yourself from all the rhetoric that is spewed out you realize that most of us are just going about our daily lives almost oblivious of the reported times.  We have mortgages to pay, kids to feed, and jobs that demand much of our attention.

I don’t feel like a member of a tribe.  I try my best to form my own opinions about most things and remain pretty skeptical about anyone trying to seduce me to join their way of seeing the world.  Maybe the cable outlets are putting out that image to just gain viewers?

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