No privilege exists that is not inseparably bound to a duty - Pierre Samuel Dupont

Sunday, December 25, 2011


In a reflective mood, I am focusing on the XFactor tv program. It was the most over produced show in the history of television.Billed as a singing competition, it was more a show for halftime of the superbowl.When the contestants sang, there was a group of dancers cavorting on stage with flashing lights and sounds similar to a fourth of July celebration.
The judges seemed to outdo each other with praise of the last group of performers. Truly the level of the twelve finalists was perhaps the best since the inception of the program.
Who was the idiot who decided to have the three finalists sing a duet with an established performer and then have a judge state the contestant was nervous.Duh!Feedback welcomed

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Tenant

If you like horror films, I strongly recommend The Tenant available for rent on Netflix

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

If you like horror films, I strongly recommend the Tenant that may be rented at Net Flix Reserve and bought at Blue Ray Purchase and DVDV Purchase. Comments welcomed

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Social Security

People have a right to look forward to retirement and not worry about what is going to happen to themselves if Social Security is reformed and benefits reduced.
Therefore, it is imperative that we notify our members of Congress to take Social Security off budget to prevent Congress from taking money from the Social Security fund and then tell recipients that there are no funds for cost of living adjustments and other benefits.
This affects every one of us.
To write to your members of Congress address your letter to:
The Honorable [Full name]
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
To reach your Senator, The Honorable [full name]
U.S.Senate,Washington, D.C. 20510

To call, the number is 1 202 225 3121 and tell the operator who answers to connect you to your
representative in Congress and the two U.S.Senators.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

an E-Mail about my book

An E-Mail about my book For A Better America:Observations, Insights and a Plan for Action by a 95 Year Old American, has been issued by my publisher and is available at Barnes and Noble .com.

Monday, June 6, 2011


I suggest the US suspends all payments to foreign countries and use the money to help rebuild the areas devastated by tornadoes, floods and earthquakes in our own country.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Baseball--is it really a walk-off hit or a home run?


Who is the idiot who coined the term walk-off for a winning hit or home run? Where is the walkoff feature when a winning team gathers together on the field to celebrate a win for several minutes? Let's get back to describe a game the way it is and call it a winning hit or home run.
Comments welcome.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The American Idol TV show

Like the judges on the American Idol show I was shocked that Pia Toscano was eliminated on Thursday night.
Part of the reason for her departure was due to the judges who insisted the week before that she sing an uptempo song to showcase her diversity. She took the advice of the judges and was eliminated.
I think another reason was the unrealistic system of speed dialing voting whereby voters can voted hundreds of time by one means.
In view of the fact that Casey Abrams was eliminated but saved by the judges and the elimination of Pia whom I and many others had picked as a finalist, it is time that the method of voting be restricted to the number of votes cast by any one particular instrument.
I would welcome comments from Idol fans.

Friday, March 25, 2011

american idol

What happened on Thursday night's program is a true indication of what is wrong with American Idol when it allows voters to cast numerous votes by re-dialing. It is not an authentic method.
The producers should limit the number of votes cast by any method.
The judges are to be commended for " saving " Casey Abrams.
Comments welcomed.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thoughts on Season Ten of American Idol

With the best talent since its inception, American Idol producers chose the Beatles Songs from which the contestants must select for their performances Wednesday night. The Beatles songs do not give the contestants the best opportunity to showcase their talent.

I predict that this will be another losing season for the Idol if the contestants are not permitted to choose songs that create a mood, sustain it, cause goosebumps and tears in the eyes of the viewer.

Comments welcomed.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

social security

In the very near future, President Obama will send congress his budget proposal for the next fiscal year.
It is imperative that we all send a message to the President to take social security off budget in his budget proposal to Congress for the next fiscal year.
This will prevent Congress from " borrowing " money from the social security fund and then telling participants and recipients of social security there are no funds for cost of living increases social security disability grants and retirement benefits.
Write to President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

student loans

Anyone who has a student loan or has a relative or friend who has a student loan is urged to send a message to his or her senators and members of the house of representatives and prevail upon them to forgo earmarks in the next fiscal year and use the $8B to buyout the existing loans and restructure them to a pre determined rate of simple interest through the U.S. Department of Education so that the lending program will be self supporting
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