Menu

Facts and the White House

 

White House Front Twilight

The Sentinel’s first “get” of the new presidential administration occurred Tuesday night around 7 p.m. outside of the West Wing of the White House.
While the expanded press pool waited inside the press room to be led over to the East Wing where the president and members of the Senate and House were scheduled to announce a Supreme Court nominee, a group of people gathered at the gate near the West Wing.
They looked to be guests. They were very well dressed and festive and they appeared to be friends and family of whoever the nominee was.

Read more...

The radio alarm clock is on

Digital-clock-radio-basic

“That was your first mistake. You took your lucky break,” said Paul McCartney and broke it in two.
I didn’t mean to do that, but the darn alarm clock kept going off and I was still tired.
Okay, just kidding.
“She’s waiting for me - yeah!”
Actually few of us wake up to an AM/FM alarm clock anymore and rare is it, if you do, Paul McCartney or the Beatles will be playing.

Read more...

Meet my friend Saj - a True American

Saj  Paul Schwartz

I am proud to call Dr. Sajjad H. Durrani my friend. While some of my friends, acquaintances and former co-workers for reasons I do not fully understand vote for candidates hell-bent on reducing retirement benefits of federal employees and retirees, Saj and I work feverishly on behalf of NARFE, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, to protect the earned benefits of federal employees and retirees and seniors in general!

Saj immigrated to the United States in 1959 and served in a multitude of impressive positions as an electrical engineer for such companies as General Electric, COMSAT Labs, RCA and Operations Research to name just a few.

Read more...

And these children that you spit on

 

MPI Protest-0382On Monday students at Blair and a handful of other nearby high schools marched peacefully through Montgomery County to protest the Presidential election – and some of the proposed appointments by President-Elect Donald Trump.
While no educator authorized the Blair students to leave a proposed demonstration on the school’s football field, no one put up serious opposition to the students when they decided to leave the school and meet up with others.
The County Police escorted the protesters, urging them to keep to the sidewalks. There were no arrests and only one incident of violence reported – someone threw a bottle with no injuries.
The event began trending nationally on social media websites as it coincided with other protests across the country.
Many of the comments were denigrating toward the high school kids – saying they should be suspended or kicked out of school. Some of the comments were sexist, misogynistic and racist. Some were dismissive. Few were supportive.
I laughed.
The students we interviewed at The Sentinel – and some of them are available online on our website and through Twitter and Facebook for all to see – were cogent, thoughtful and very mature – unlike the adults who dismissed the kids.
While the high school students could see shades of gray in the election – mostly bitter adults could only see things as black and white.
For a voter who grew up and came of age during the Vietnam War this is really hilarious.

Read more...

Media responsibility and the new American political dynamic

Media responsibility lacking

state-of-the-news-media-package-featured-image

 

With the nation stunned and Donald Trump’s minions giddy as teenagers on ecstasy, it’s time to take a good hard look at the national media.
After all, the national press has a lot to answer for in how the recent presidential race was covered and the inability to see the wave of anger, fear and hatred of Washington D.C. and traditional politics that has swept the electorate and Heir Donald into the White House.
Trump has destroyed both major parties and is set to spread his demagoguery across the country via his newly won bully pulpit.
To quote Mencken, “… it is to the interest of all the rest of us to hold down his powers to an irreducible minimum and to reduce his compensation to nothing.”

Read more...

Okay it really isn't that sexy

Faucet Running Water

Mayor Bridget Newton of Rockville nailed it.

Infrastructure “isn’t sexy.”

It’s one of those issues that attracts about as much attention as a quiet yawn in Church.

You know it’s there, but you pretend it isn’t – that is until it fails.

The residents of the Washington D.C. Metro area are only too familiar what happens then.

Our subway cars burst into flames. Our exploding water mains create previously unknown and definitely unwanted white-water rafting rides on local city streets.

The power goes out and on occasion homes explode or burst into flames.

Of all the natural resources at man’s disposal, however, it is how we treat our water supply that should be of most concern.

Read more...

Scarred for life and then some

Male-Toilet-Or-Washroom-Sign-White-on-Black-2292-large

At the end of the day, I will be held accountable for my actions – but do not try to hold me accountable for anyone else and whatever lunacy that strikes their fancy.

This comes after a liberal friend of mine said I was a “Cis-Gen” and that’s what Donald Trump’s troubles are all about.

Apparently, according to this logic, I am an example of “toxic masculinity,” and so is Donald Trump.

Read more...

Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2016

Get Back Jack! Jack goes right!

To the editor;

Get it right

Right foot braking when driving automatic transmission vehicles is the way to stop your moving vehicle. By taken the right foot off the accelerator pedal and applying pressure to the brake pedal with the right foot is the right maneuver, no matter what Trevor W. Frith the unreal blame game man says.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed