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A Few Things to Ponder as we Start 2023


• We don’t let athletes bet on games they have the ability to influence. Why do we allow Congress to invest in companies they regulate?

• Why is it that when archeologists find human remains, they always determine that they are either male or female and none of the other hundreds of genders?

• Why is it that so many are more outraged that Brittney Griner is stuck in Russia than they were about Americans being stranded in Afghanistan?

• How is it that the government can’t control gasoline prices…but the weather is something they can fix?

• We’re churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work.—Mike Rowe

• If kids knew what they wanted to be at age eight, the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses. I wanted to be a pirate. Thank goodness nobody took me seriously and scheduled me for eye removal and peg leg surgery—Bill Maher

• Why were we told to lower our AC usage on hot days to prevent overwhelming the electric grid while simultaneously being told to trade in our gas cars for electric vehicles?

• Why is canceling student debt a good idea? Does it make sense to reward people who do not honor their financial commitment by taxing the people who do?

• Does it make sense to cut off oil from an ally and buy it from an enemy who calls for your death?

• Are we living in a time where intelligent people are silenced so that stupid people won’t be offended?

• Is this a great description of America: Andy has left town and Barney is in charge?

• Why is talking sexually in the workplace considered sexual harassment to adults…but talking about sexuality to children K-3 at school considered education?

• Who else had a ‘ministry of truth”…Hitler…Goebbels…Stalin

• Eliminating the production of 500,000 American barrels of oil a day to buy 500,000 barrels a day from Russia is simply…well…stupid.

• I saw a movie where only the police and military had guns; it was called Schindler’s List.

• If your electric car runs out of power on the interstate, do you walk to a charging station to get a bucket of electricity?

• Why are we running out of money for Social Security and Medicare and not for welfare, illegals and free college?

• I just got a full tank of gas for $22. Granted, it was for my lawn mower, but I trying to stay positive.

• There is a coin shortage. America is officially out of common sense.

• If an 18 year old isn’t mature enough to own a firearm, then maybe five year olds aren’t mature enough to change their gender


• Nobody called it “Toxic Masculinity when we were saving the world

• Mice die in mouse traps because they do not understand why the cheese is free. Just like socialism.

• The most powerful governments on earth can’t stop a virus from spreading…but they say they can change the earth’s temperature if you pay more taxes.

• Want to stop drunk drivers from killing sober drivers? Ban sober drivers from driving. That’s how gun control and COVID lockdowns work.

• If you don’t want to stand for the national anthem, perhaps you should give your legs to a veteran who lost his. That way a real man can stand in your place.

• If socialism is so good and capitalism is so bad…then why aren’t the caravans heading to Venezuela?

History is not there for us to like or dislike. It is there for us to learn from it. And if it offends you, even better…because then you are less likely to repeat it. It is not anyone’s to erase…it belongs to all of us.
Ernst you are a Renaissance man, God bless you sir. If we could only get our politicians to see these points and act on them.
Eddie, thanks for the compliment. I always viewed myself as "a time worn old patriot and proud veteran."

I had to look up the characteristics of a Renaissance Man. Says there are three top ones:

Well rounded education
Self taught
A Free Thinker

One of my lifetime goals has been to learn something new each and every day no matter how small. And my wife, who has two PhDs, say I have a "Blue Collar" PhD given I can fix most anything and I'm unafraid to tackle something new. I'm always up for a new challenge.

Hope to provide meaningful contributions to our forum for a few more years. I enjoy the daily interchange.

Bless you sir and thanks.

You are certainly welcome, we need MUCH more true common sense in this country. I'll try to repeat this;
I am curious enough to take it apart,
Smart enough to put it back together,
and clever enough to hide the spare parts.

Our oldest grandson once told his other grandmother not to throw away his broken toy. He said "I'll take it to Grandpa Eddie, he can fix anything."
I feel I too have that blue collar PhD, have a blessed day my friend.