My youngest brother who now lives and legally owns the house I, he and Pound Salt grew up in has been going through what our late mother left in the house, which probably is considerable as she and her family were a bunch of pack rats, and he has sent on to me things he believes I would find of interest.
Such as my 1st grade class photo and since I have never posted a photo of myself on this blog, well….
PS the WABAC Machine is:
As I sit in this hotel room on the campus of son unit’s university, where the outside temperature is below freezing to begin with and actually much lower due to the strong northwesterly wind that blows unimpeded.
My one brother, Pound Salt owns a number of firearms and also has been granted by the State of Ohio, a permit to carry in public, concealed a firearm, called a carry and conceal permit (or is it the other way around?).
Stopped by his house on the way to my destination here and as we were going out to supper, at a local Bob Evans, he decided he would exercise his right (which in not absolute in the State of Ohio) to pack a small pistol in a holster, in his front pants pocket.
Pointed out to him he was taking a huge risk if the gun discharged and the bullet severed his femoral artery, he could very well bleed to death.
Saw yet another on-line job posting from a transportation authority called MARTA and started to apply, but there were 2 warning flags.
One was a mandatory fill in box for the Social Security number. Well, perhaps they’ll need that for a background check, I thought and obliged. I have seen some job postings, but not very many, which ask/require the applicant’s SSN. And as I’ve just said, this information can be used by the employer to run a background check on an applicant.
But moving on in the application process, there was the obligatory EEOC information which has always meant race & gender and sometimes military veteran staus, but in this case and this was the first I’ve seen of this, DOB (date of birth) was required.
Whoaaa!. Because ageism is one thing an employer cannot do and providing DOB provides definitive info on an applicant’s age, and coupled with the applicant’s SSN, and given many years ago, my identity was stolen, this was more information I am willing to give, especially on-line.
Is when there’s a document you’ve absolutely, positively have to print out today, you discover one of the ink cartridges in your printer needs replacing.
Wife unit as she gets ready to go to work, always works herself into a simmering state of agitation and the other morning, at breakfast was no exception.
Muttering, she was searching through a box in which various items are kept for quick access and I asked,
“What are you looking for?”
“Honey”, she snapped.
And my reply, “Well, I am right here”.
Had an interesting lesson yesterday via a conservative political blog I look into, that illustrates to me the title of this post.
The subject was a news story out of Arizona that a local school board would not compel its student to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of school.
This brought on was has become knee-jerk, visceral condemnation of what is seen as increasing “unAmericanism”, but for me with a background in history and political science, taking up the story and the accompanying outrage over it is all very, very moot.
You see, due to a Supreme Court decision handed down in the 1940s, involving the Jehovah Witnesses, students cannot be compelled to recite the Pledge of Allegiance; a point I tried to make in the comments section of the blog, and which no one seemed to pay attention to.
This was on the right side of the politcal spectrum, but I’ve seen same on the left as well.