Really stupid inventions, in my opinion.

How about champagne flutes?

Have you watched people drink from these? As they tip it to drink their damn nose is on the opposite side of the rim. Who the hell had this idea. I get the premise behind it or the science which is less surface area to lose the carbonation or bubbles. Come on people, how long do you have or hold a glass of champagne? One minute, two minutes? How much carbonation can you lose. Practically none.

Take sodas and beer poured in regular glasses that sit on a table or bar while you drink, talk or eat. Does it go flat before you finish your meal? Not only no but hell no. So why the stupidity of champagne flutes?

How about DVD cases?

This is almost irrelevant now but who was the moron that invented the DVD case. The DVD is the same size as a CD so why not put them in a CD type jewel case?

I suppose it was to thwart theft. The problem here is I have picked up DVDs and someone sliced the cellophane wrap and took the disk. Here is my problem. Two of these DVD cases are bigger than one VHS tape. When they had DVD/CD storage units in the stores they normally would hold about 3 times as many CDs as DVDs. Like they would hold 150 CDs and 50 or 60 DVDs.

As I said this is almost irrelevant since a lot of people are downloading and not buying DVDs. The problem here is if you can keep the download or want to keep the download and your device/computer crashes you lose all that stuff. Especially when DVDs are dirt cheap. Even Blue Rays are getting cheaper all the time. Personally I like to have the disk as a hard copy that will last forever.

If the manufacturer had used CD type jewel cases they probably could have saved money on the cover because most movies have a sound track and they use the movie cover for that sound track they could have used the same cover for both. Then used a different back cover for listing the music or the information for the movie. AND they could have used a double CD jewel case and sold both together, music and the movie.

Then there are coffee mugs.

Not just coffee mugs but coffee mugs with the damn design on only ONE side. AND you usually have to hold it with your left hand so the design is away from you and OTHER people can see it. The manufacturer is too cheap to put it on two sides so they put it on one. And apparently they don’t know most of the population is right handed. This is ok if YOU want to look at the design all the time but me, I want everyone else to see it. The clear solution is to put it on both sides or make it so when you hold it in your right hand the message/design is facing out. HELLO, manufacturers.

Almost anything in an infomercial.

Most of this stuff “looks” cool or “looks” like a good invention but most of it is crap. Some of this stuff gives you a “lifetime warranty”? That is till the company disappears or quits making the item.

Years ago I ordered one of those vertical stick mixers. I don’t remember what it was called but it came with three different blades to grind meat, whip cream or eggs and a third one for who knows what. It had a 15 year warranty and 5 years in my wife knocked it over on the counter and the thing broke, the whole case just broke. It broke right where you hold it and the on/off button was. Well, I went to look for them and they were no where to be found. Now everyone makes the damn things.

Anyone remember the Hand Hammered Wok? Back when woks were the craze. This British guy would cook stir fry etc. My daughter use to sit and watch this all the time when she was young. Now this is no where to be found. So when you see these and they offer lifetime warranty forget it, it ain’t going to happen. They will sell their item, make money and then disappear.

Those stupid honey things.

What Condiments Should You Refrigerate?

I am sure there is a name for this THING but I will just call it the THING. Who invented this and why is a mystery to me. I would use a spoon but most of the honey I buy comes in a squirt top bottle. Instead of a spoon you use this THING and then have to clean the goo out of all those grooves not to mention waiting for it to drip off the THING and onto a biscuit or whatever.

Cereal and bread plastic boxes.

Not sure they still make those plastic Tupperware type boxes for loaves of bread but they were some dumb inventions when bread comes in a plastic bag. Not only that to take it out of the bag and put it in a plastic box you overpaid for is dumb. AND how long is a loaf of bread around anyway. Less than a week?

Then there are the plastic cereal boxes. This is a real dumb one to pay for a box to dump your cereal over into when it comes in a box with a cellophane or foil bag inside to keep it fresh. AND how long is it around especially if you have a big family. Maybe a couple weeks or less and even if it is a month it is not going to go stale. Can you say really dumb?

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I am tired of hearing about Jackie Robinson, anyone else?

I am sick of hearing about Jackie Robinson.

I realize the affect he had on the game and how he changed it and America but if it hadn’t been him it would have been someone else. I know you are saying but it was him. My point is he was the right person, in the right place at the right time.

I know or have heard of all the nasty stuff that was said to him and about him. I know how even some of his teammates rejected him. I know how during those years a black couldn’t eat in a restaurant, use a bathroom, stay in a hotel, drink out of a water fountain, swim in a pool etc. etc. etc. It was the worst of times for black people. (so when these whiners of today complain about racism they need to look back at those days.)

Back in the 1980s I believe it was they took a survey of black players and asked about Jackie Robinson. Most didn’t know who he was. So apparently baseball took it upon themselves to educate players. So they retired the number 42 in all of baseball. Then this Jackie Robinson day all players, coaches, umps, everyone that wears a number has 42 on their uniform. It is a little ridiculous and seems to have been brought on by Ken Griffey Jr. years ago when he asked baseball if he could wear the number on Jackie Robinson day. So baseball got the idea for EVERYONE to wear it. They couldn’t just put a patch on everyone’s uniform. It looks a little ridiculous.

I am sick of all the black history that excludes whites.

Baseball is racist. They celebrate Jackie Robinson day on April 15th every year when they should be celebrating Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey day every year because without Branch Rickey there would be no Jackie Robinson and maybe no blacks in baseball. Yes, MAYBE someone else would have stood up and done the same thing but we will never know, so Branch Rickey deserves as much credit and honor as Jackie Robinson.

Last year baseball again proved it was racist and not in the traditional form but white racism when they named the two annual awards/trophies for hitting in each league after two black players. Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn. Yes they won a lot of batting titles but what else? And yes I know that Carew is Panamanian but still is black. My point is in over 100 years of baseball they had to name these two? How about Joe DiMaggio with his 56 game hitting streak and WS wins and career .325, 2214 hits, 361 home runs, 1537 rbis. 13× All-Star (19361942, 19461951) 9× World Series champion (19361939, 1941, 1947, 19491951) 3× AL MVP (1939, 1941, 1947) 2× AL batting champion (1939, 1940) 2× AL home run leader (1937, 1948) 2× AL RBI leader (1941, 1948) MLB record 56-game hitting streak Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Then there was Ted Williams the last player to hit .400. How about the Babe himself who saved baseball single handedly. How about Lou Gehrig with his 2130 consecutive games look at Gehrig’s stats you will be amazed. How about Ty Cobb, the hits leader for decades with 4191 hits. And there are so many more but baseball is trying to get black players to come back to baseball so they name these two and honor Jackie Robinson every year.

This like most other events in black history couldn’t have happened without white people or a white person. i.e. How about the underground railway? All we hear is about Harriet Tubman while I am sure there were others who performed the same service, there were also white land owners who risked their lives, homes, land and possibly their children’s lives helping get the slaves to freedom. BUT you never hear about them do you? Freeing the slaves. A white president, Abraham Lincoln and a white REPUBLICAN party that voted for freeing them and allowing them to vote while the DEMOCRATS were against it. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Another white president, actually two white presidents and again the white congress would pass this law. John F. Kennedy started it and put it into play and then of course was assassinated. And Lyndon Johnson and congress would sign it into law in 1964, again another white president.

So as you can see whites are the object of hate today due mostly in part because of the hate and divisiveness of the Democrats. In the election of 2016 I believe blacks finally realized Democrats only care about them every election. After all what did Obama do in eight years as president. What city or state did he rebuild? What black communities did he rebuild or schools did he build? No he was rubbing elbows with Hollywood. Those one percenters that donated millions to him and the party. Apparently this didn’t work for Hillary. Van Jones called it a whitelash while Billy Clinton said it was a lot of angry white men. Yes maybe it was but we were tired of a crappy economy and Obama did nothing and Hillary had no plan, no vision.

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Actors and celebrities, stupidity, ignorance and hate.

Damn tired of these actors trying to tell us how to think and vote and live.

These are people just like you and I that can’t find a real job. They can’t do anything else but stand in front of a camera and read lines they memorized. Lines that someone else wrote. On top of that they can’t read those lines very well. Have you ever seen a bloopers show?

They live in a bubble and have no idea or they have a twisted idea of the world. When they go to Cuba and praise a dictator like Castro then they are traitors to freedom and the United States and to the Cuban people. How damn dumb can you be to see the plight of the Cuban people. How they have for decades risk their lives to get away from the island and Castro. Ah, but they have free education and free medical care. What kind of moron thinks this is a good thing while they have no freedom or anything else free? I’ll tell you, dumb ass civilian actors that never served in the military or served their country in any capacity.

Then there was Danny Glover who went to Venezuela and praised Hugo Chavez and called him “my brother.” What sick SOB could think this guy was his brother? A communist dictator that oppressed his people and killed any opposition. How in any way shape or form could Glover praise this man?

How about Michael Moore who thinks Castro is so great because of the free education (communist brainwashing) and free medical care. It doesn’t matter these people are so oppressed they continue to flee the country in droves. Apparently those freebies aren’t so great? Michael Moore is a fat lazy moron who has to lie and take stuff out of context in his movies to make himself right or to make his point.

Celebrities serve no useful purpose and contribute nothing to society.

They like to think they do with their little movies on social issues that might be 50% factual. Or their charity work as long as they get credit and face time for it. They contribute nothing to America. They don’t cure diseases, discover a planet, invent something to improve our lives or anything else. AND no I don’t either. I did serve my country in the military for 20 years unlike the likes of Harrison Ford who dodged the draft as a conscientious objector. So he let others go and die and get shot and lose limbs so he could make 20 million or more on a picture and marry or live with a younger woman. Now that is serving America, NOT.

Back in the day actors actually served and fought in WWII but not today. They can sure preach and protest and curse President Trump and call a lot of us Americans names and they can sure spread the HATE. But serve their country, not a damn chance.

How about those disasters and they go and do a concert and then donate some of the money. Yes, they DONATE YOUR DAMN MONEY NOT THEIRS. They sure don’t get out there and help rebuild and clean up but they are sure good at tearing things down, LIKE THE COUNTRY AND PRESIDENT. They wouldn’t get their hands dirty but have dirty minds and mouths.

And when the hell are they leaving the country or planet?

Not one has left yet but they can sure make jokes, lie, cheat and steal. How about that genius Madonna who said she thought about blowing up the White House. Her ass should have been in jail/prison for that. Then said she was talking in metaphor? So saying she thought of blowing up the White House is a metaphor for blowing up the White House? Again they show us how smart celebrities are when she doesn’t even know the meaning of the word metaphor. But they do know misogynist, they all learned that in 2016 a new big word that another genius, Alicia Keyes said she wouldn’t let her kids watch the 1938 Disney classic, Snow White because it was misogynistic. Hello moron this was 1938 AND it is in no way misogynistic. This was 1938 when America had more common sense and education. When celebrities didn’t show us their ignorance.

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The Democrats and liberal media are out of control.

Where the hell is the socialist media?

These networks CBS, NBC, and ABC didn’t even report the rape of a 14 year old girl by two illegal aliens in a Maryland school on their nightly news OR their morning news shows the next day. They are sick bastards and need to have their licenses revoked. They are so sick just like the Nazi media machine that they won’t tell you stories that conflict with their Nazi/socialist agenda. This is a sick as it gets when they protect the liberal media’s illegal alien agenda. When they won’t report it because it will help Trump’s agenda of stopping and deporting illegal aliens.

I can only hope that everyone that works at these sick places of employment have their daughters raped or murdered by some sick twisted illegal aliens. I know that is harsh but this is about as low and sick as it gets. They protect and stand up for the perverted gay and lesbian agenda and now this.

Here is my suggestion.

Hit the liberal media and their primetime networks where it hurts. Don’t watch their primetime shows or sports shows or anything else they televise. And make sure you aren’t watching their affiliates. Like NBC owns USA and other networks. America decided against this crap in 2016 by voting for Trump instead of the murdering, lying killer Hillary. ESPN thought they were cute by giving Bruce Jenner the woman a courage award and are now losing subscribers at an alarming rate. I know I never watch any of ESPNs shows since the fired Hank Williams Jr. for criticizing Obama yet they can say anything they want……..AS USUAL.

You can also write to them and write their sponsors telling them you will not be watching them. With cable there are too many options of shows to watch or stream a movie like with Netflix etc. Then there is Amazon and Hulu and others to watch.

Everyone should be outraged.

People should be rioting and burning shit like blacks do when someone is shot, guilty or not. They should be throwing stones at the police and the damn school for not protecting this girl. In fact burn the damn school down. That is what the liberals funded by George Soros did after the election. This is what you get with a bunch of unionized teachers and administrators.

No one has asked where were the teachers and administrators when this girl was dragged into a bathroom and raped? Why the hell didn’t any other student step in? They must be snowflakes and part of cupcake nation. They are as guilty as the participants.

Maryland a lovely place NOT to live.

This is the same state that a restaurant owner offered Manny Machado free seafood for life for fighting during a baseball game. Some example for your kids. This is the same state that passed legislation the same day as the rape to become a sanctuary city. They are truly sick people in Maryland.

Hillary Clinton said about the illegal alien ban “this is not who we are.” Well, now you see who she, the Democrats, the liberal media and liberal news media are. They are all about votes and will defend anyone as long as it gets them a vote and if that doesn’t do it then get people that aren’t citizens to vote. Why do you think they don’t want a law for picture IDs when you vote? Why do you think the ACLU is fighting against proving you are a citizen when you vote? Anyone that is a legal voter won’t have trouble with these requirements. You have to have a damn ID to buy a beer for God’s sake or to cash a check but hell lets decide the fate of the country and who our president is by whatever means possible.

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Teachers and unions and being underpaid – bullshit.

I am sick of hearing teachers are underpaid.

Yes, I am sick of hearing they are underpaid. They are union workers and I can’t imagine they are under paid. No, they don’t make as much as a lawyer, doctor or other professions but then again they only work 180 days a year. That’s right they work less than half a year. They also don’t work weekends and holidays. Also they don’t work an 8 hour day. Most schools are in session 6 hours.

Now I know there are people or teachers that can debunk this and there are always exceptions but for the most part I am right.

Unions only ruin things today.

Unions had a time and a place to protect workers etc. but now unions only ruin things today. Look at the school system. Look at the Post Office that is always on the verge of going bankrupt and then there are the shootings. Why? Do they drive these employees to the breaking point. How about almost any government office, like the DMV. Why do you think there are so many jokes about them? Because the don’t do anything because they CAN’T BE FIRED as with most government offices, hello.

Back in the day teachers were underpaid.

Back when I went to school teachers were underpaid. I can remember seeing my Biology teacher working at Sears and I am sure others had jobs but not today. I see teachers driving new cars as I am sure their spouse does too. They live in houses like you and I. Maybe not mansions but houses none the less.

Here is what I know.

Whenever they throw money at the school system a good portion goes to teachers, administrators and other school employees. This is why pouring more money into the system hasn’t work for the most part.

What they need is more time. They have been using this 180 day year as long as I can remember. They have also been using this 6 hour day for as long as I remember. School should be like a job with an 8 hour day and 5 days a week. The year should be extended to 250 days or more. They can eliminate a lot of useless holidays and just take off the main ones like Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving. They can pare down these others like Spring Break that was our Easter break. We would take off Friday, the weekend and Monday after Easter. Spring Break is for college students not elementary, middle school and high school. A lot of these government three day weekends could be skipped and used for teaching/education.

Then there is summer. This three month thing goes back to the days of farming and gathering crops. Cut it down to 6 weeks. With the elimination of all this time off there would be so much time for teaching.

Another thing to make schools better but you will never hear it.

They have no new ideas. They keep doing things the same way for decades. Sure they have computers now and other toys. What they need is to do things differently. Like I once read where adolescents i.e. teenagers need more sleep to function better. SO, what do we do? We send them to school in my area around 7:30 a.m. and then send out elementary kids in at around 9:30 in my area.

Now I don’t know about anyone else but when my kids were young they were up at the crack of dawn. My daughter when a teen could sleep all day when she was off. I finally put a 10 a.m. limit on her.

Do you think the school system/unions would ever change this and flip flop the schedules? Not a chance in hell. “We have always done it this way and it works.” But how the hell do you know if it works better than changing when you never change it.

How about this.

Why is there a schoolboard these days? Does anyone attend these meetings and how much do these people make? More importantly what do they do these days that can’t be done by volunteers or the local communities. My point is some other idea.

In my opinion they should privatize the school system. This would send the unions in an all out war because then they might have to do the job right if not protected by a union. Just like most other jobs these people can’t be fired for underperforming.

Like a teacher my son had in East Pasco county Florida one year. He was here for one year and then was going to the West side of the county so he did nothing the entire year except write assignments on the board and then read the newspaper. Then when my son was in an accident and had a teacher come to the house the guy was falling asleep at the table and he only came one night a week. He was a teacher and coach and my son’s teacher. When I had a complaint he just walked out of the room because he was insulted.

The states could come up with a figure of what each child costs and give vouchers for that amount and private schools would be required to accept it. With all the savings they could even figure out this amount and add 20% and give a 10% increase every year. Think of the billions they would save that your elected representatives could waste on other things. No buses or drivers, no buildings, no maintenance, no retirements to pay, no lunches to fix, no books, no equipment no electricity bill, no water bill, no lawsuits and the list is endless. This will never happen either.

I know there are good teachers out there.

All the time I went to school I only remember two encouraging me in anything. Mr. Rickman in Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II. I had and English teacher in Jr. High that encouraged me in writing when we were in English Literature and had to write stories.

I had a teacher in Jr. High that took delight in harassing me EVERY DAY. I wore a type of shirt that didn’t have to be tucked in per school rules. It was called a BanLon shirt and had this band around the bottom. You can look it up on the net. Well, this jackass took delight in making me tuck this in EVERY DAY. He had one hand and I guess was just a miserable person or just didn’t like me. Back then you didn’t talk back.

Then I had a shop teacher that apparently didn’t like me. I had never worked with wood and we had to design something and make it. I made a night stand I found in a Penney’s catalog and drew it up with dimensions etc. I then made the damn thing while 90% of the class did nothing but goof off. I also made a wall hanging that year too. I got a C in the class. I can’t imagine what the rest got because only 3 of us made anything.

Teachers are suppose to do more than teach. They certainly aren’t suppose to crush your spirit.

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