Schools Out Till Whenever

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 09:37

A message circulating among American Educators who have excellent points that need to be answered:

“Betsy DeVos, we have a few questions for you:

• If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Is their sick leave covered, paid?
• If that teacher has 5 classes a day with 30 students each, do all 150 of those students need to then stay home and quarantine for 14 days?

TV Weather Anchors

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 17:09

During the decade I worked for NBC News I wrote and produced for The Radio Network, The Source, NightlyNews, WNBC News4, Overnight, Sunrise, and TODAY.

RIP John Lewis

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 12:21

The passing of a real American hero. A Georgia legislator and civil rights icon who lived for good trouble will never perish. With thousands of protests. 45 arrests. and 33 years in Congress, US Representative John Lewis will live on always and forever. 

World Emoji Day

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:49

They are The little icons that Millennials have a penchant for using in lieu of words that have infiltrated pop culture and everyday communications, but a common criticism has been that the faces and hand signals are in the same color tone, lacking racial diversity. Emojis have developed over the years into Ideograms used in electronic messages and web pages. 

In an attempt to get ahead of the curve, I sent a Bitmoji to my daughters and the response was surprising, to say the least.

Beyond Zone

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:36

As mental health experts who know him, and experienced professionals who've worked with him begin to come forward, it’s clear.

it is as if folks are finally realizing that he will never be any good because he has never learned to do what he should for the greater good of all the people in his family, and his country. Does he think Americans just wanted to be entertained? Is it a perverse pleasure or a power play of a sadistic psychopath?

Bad Man Sad Boy Don

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 09:03

Land of the free, home of the brave. The greatest nation where dreams can come true. Everyone wants to live in the #USA, right? Okay, well, everyone at least thinks Americans are great...right? Maybe not now thanks to bad, dad, Don.

His overwhelming political problem is that a majority of American citizens who will be voting in a hundred and nine days are certain that he is not only bad but possibly the most terrible chief executive.

Acts of Kindness

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 13:37

There's one thing more valued than IQ and that is I CAN. A positive attitude does not allow folks to abuse us, it teaches us to react.

Subscribe To This

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 12:25

Do you remember when TV was free and commercials were fun to watch? Now it appears more folks are dear to paying for services.

The streaming apocalypse has long been foretold, and with the latest launch, it feels like we’ve reached its apotheosis. Each new platform seems to generate less buzz, while the symptom of a consumer base that’s weary of too many subscriptions.

Return To Classes?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 08:33

POTUS has been crying wolf during his entire presidency. Now that the wolf is here, will everyone believe Donald Trump? 

Since the COVID19 Pandemic, educational institutions designed to provide teaching spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students were shuttered in the middle of the school year. Are lockdowns and other despotic measures causing untold suffering for parents and school kids?

The Time To Pay

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:53

My telephone rang last night, and I missed the call. When I called back I found a friend and colleague who sounded extremely agitated over an unfortunate inability to complete her taxes on time.

After we discussed that time it is for real, I explained that even though I wanted to, I really could not help her complete the task at hand. Wednesday is the deadline to file your 2019 federal tax return.