Tag Archives: Comprehension

School Zone Sign Doubles As Snellen Chart

White Lake school-zone speed sign with 6 separate times irks driver.  The Oakland Press. 

Looks like the Whitelake Township in Michigan has a school zone sign that is challenging drivers to navigate the street by the school legally. 

 Image here.  It kind of looks like this here.



6:49-7:15 AM
7:52-8:22 AM
8:37-9:07 AM
2:03-2:33 PM
3:04-3:34 PM
3:59-4:29 PM

“You practically have to come to a stop to read it,” said Smith, who lives nearby.

The sign lists six different times when drivers need to slow from 45 mph to 25 mph on about a mile of Bogie Lake Road near three schools.

Imagine.  Someone actually formatted AND approved the sign.  And someone before that approved the content and listed times to place on that sign.  Obviously, they did not try driving by the sign put up as a tester, to see just how easy it is see and process.  Driving at regular speed.   

An example of good old common sense exercised.  By a school, no less.



Wisconsin State Is The Real Victim In This Economy

Yes, there is a reason to rein in public employee unions.  WP.

An excellent summary of the showdown in Wisconsin. 

With the 2008 financial melt down and heavy losses in the stock market, these trends all worsened. And now it is a time of reckoning. Voters, who understandably believe that they and not union bosses, control state government elected representatives who promised to reorder the relationship between government and public employee unions. Elections have consequences and so does math. Pretending that public employee unions are the victims and not a major cause of states’ fiscal problems is not going to wash. 


Obama Fails To Grasp Voters Rejected His Policies

He still doesn’t get it.  A.B. Stoddard at The Hill noticed too.  In denial .

President Obama is still in denial.

All Obama has to say is “I get it.” But he hasn’t, and maybe he can’t. 

Obama On ’60 Minutes’: ‘Leadership Isn’t Just Legislation’.  WCBS NY.

I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone,”

“…getting a bunch of stuff done…” is quite reflective on his legislative priorities.

“…we stopped paying attention…” says a lot about how out of touch he and his supporters are in the grand scheme of America.  They have never been in touch actually. 

“…a matter of persuading people” says America must be out of it’s mind if it cannot appreciate the magnificence of the Democratic agenda, and what Obama wishes to bequeath upon the masses.  Persuasion comes easily to those who have a just and right product, but not so much for those who are peddling toxicity.  The historical grandeur of the end product of Chicago thuggery is just too rich for all the simpletons of America.

“And giving them confidence and bringing them together.”  As if the American people are clueless about their reasoning, comprehension, and judgment on legislation and policies that directly affect them.  Quite an affront on citizen intelligence and reasoning.

Chutzpah!  This fellow demonstrates quite the epitome of arrogance and spin.  Refusing to acknowledge that America knows the Democratic policies and agenda are poisonous and disastrous to the average citizen, and then claiming the people are the problem, only continues to portray him and his legislative accomplices as removed and above the fray of the swell.  

Newsflash!  Voters have sent a message loud and clear.  A vote for the Republicans was a vote AGAINST the Democrats, their policies, agenda, and plans.  Spinning it any other way only serves to further inflame rationale Americans that will serve only to further erode any stand Democrats have in the future. 

“Clueless is no excuse.”
Image courtesy of http://www.findfreegraphics.com/image-100/clueless.htm.


Brain Disconnect With Big Mouth On How Obama Can Recover

Mark Penn Says Obama Needs ‘Similar Event’ to Oklahoma City to Reconnect with Voters.  Mediaite.

That’s how the Democrat strategist says Barack Obama can rebound from the midterm elections slam on the Dems, at the hands of the American voters who previously supported them.  Alas, no more.

Penn might do well to think through his responses before opening the proverbial pie hole. 

There are enough tragedies in this world already, to think one might be used as the excuse to rescue Obama and Democrats. 


The Peasants Disagree With Doctor Obama

Dr. Obama Has Misdiagnosed Peasantry’s Ills.  Charles Krauthhammer.  IBD.

Frankly, America is frightened of the Democrat-in-Chief and his buddies, who seem to think they can impose their prescription of massive spending on a country diagnosed in deep financial trouble.  Notwithstanding, their entire leftist ideology of bestowing entitlement freely without the means to pay for it, is unsettling.

Of course, penalizing those who pay into the system with ever-increasing broader and more extensive taxes and regulations strangles the very essence of what drives and feeds this nation.  But for The One whose community organizing philosophy and work, a short political career without substantive experience realized, that preceded his meteoric rise to the presidency with a hope and change gimmick, his hubris charmed only the most naive.  Anyone else could have predicted the debacle created by those in power today. 

Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated, socially engineered and therefore more humane society, and they repay him with recalcitrance and outright opposition. Here he gave them ObamaCare, the stimulus, financial regulation and a shot at cap-and-trade — and the electorate remains not just unmoved but ungrateful.

Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding ObamaCare and other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.

Folks are smarter than Obama gives them credit.  Facts and science do not support his agenda.  They are not bendable, like his trite “bending the curve” phrase, and as plainly evidenced by the economy and unemployment today.  The long and the short of it is whether the policies and legislation positively affect the average American.  The answer is clearly no.

The story of the last two years is as simple as it is dramatic. It is the epic story of an administration with a highly ideological agenda encountering a rising resistance from the American people over the major question in dispute: the size and reach and power of government and, even more fundamentally, the nature of the American social contract.

Will he and his Democratic cronies get the hint, ever?  Will the mid-term elections send the resounding message that the treatment recommended is completely out of line?

“Dr. Obama.  Obamacare”
Image courtesy of Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times via http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/11/obama-family-health-care-fracas/.


Sharron Angle Exposes Harry Reid’s Jobs Policy In Nevada Senate Debate

Reid: Shovel-Ready.  IBD.

An elected official who so clearly fails to comprehend basic economics, is not fit to serve office.

Reid took aim at Angle’s statement that it’s not the job of a senator to create jobs. “What she’s talking about is extreme,” he said.

“Harry Reid,” she replied sharply, “it’s your job to create policies” that lead to the creation of private-sector jobs that create wealth, not government jobs that consume wealth.

“Old man digging with shovel.”
Image courtesy of http://www.bigoo.ws/Images/peoples-gif/Old-Man-Digging-w-Shovel-237586.htm. 


Proof Reading Is A Dying Art Apparently

Email in circulation


Also at  Upington Blog.

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

No crap, really? Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that’s taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace

I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Weren’t they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is….

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?