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In Uncategorized on October 31, 2011 at 6:08 AM

OCTOBER 31, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 31 is … National Magic Day and Increase Your Pyschic
Powers Day

 

You figure this one out.

 

Ross and Heather, five more days until it is forever!

 

What are the day of the year with the fewest births and day of the year
with the most births? In the span of ten years (1996-2006) researchers
calculated that on Valentine’s Day, there is a 3.6% increase in spontaneous
births — births outside of a pregnant women’s control — and a 12.1% increase
in Caesarean Sections. On Halloween, however, there’s a 5.3% decrease in
spontaneous births and a 16.9% decrease in Caesarean births.

 

This is a good day for a freakish story. Change
is not always good. Many people resist change and remember a simpler, gentler
and more normal time. This story tells of a mistake and the homogenizing of
society. Bobby Montoya often dresses like a girl, plays with girl’s toys, and
most recently, wants to become a Girl Scout, apparently by magic.

 

But when his mother, Felisha Archuleta, brought
him to a local troop leader, the child’s dreams were dashed. According to 9
News, the Girl Scouts worker said the child could not join, regardless of how
the 7-year-old feels, because Bobby had “boy parts.”

 

“I said, ‘Well, what’s the big deal?’ She
said ‘It doesn’t matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can’t be in Girl
Scouts. Girl Scouts don’t allow that [and] I don’t want to be in trouble by
parents or my supervisor,'” Archuleta told 9 News.

 

Bobby was heartbroken. Too bad; disappointment
is part of life. It helps people learn and get along.

 

According to Fox News, the Girl Scouts of
Colorado have since admitted a mistake was made. Apparently the worker who
turned Montoya away was unfamiliar with the group’s policies, and Bobby is now
welcome to join the group. It’s unclear as to whether or not he has decided to
join in light of the reversal.

 

Requests for transgender children to join the
Girl Scouts have grown according to Fox News, and the group has been working to
support them and their families. However, Bobby’s struggles go beyond the Girl
Scouts experience. In an interview with 9 News, Montoya says how difficult it
can be, especially in school. Often Montoya feels bullied or gets teased
because of the way he dresses and acts. Bobby doesn’t want these actions to
cause change, but admits being made fun of can hurt, and even his mother feels
the pain.

 

Bullying due to sexual orientation or gender
identity has long been an issue, most recently in the wake of the suicide of
14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer last month. While Rodemeyer’s case is certainly
different from Montoya’s both situations have shed light on the struggles of
LGBT youth.

 

Why does a seven year-old get to change the rules. This child is too
young to make a stand or decide to join the Girl Scouts without a significant
amount of pushing by a parent. You do not have to be a psychic to see the
mother is using her child to get her fifteen minutes of fame and it is
sickening and should be illegal. The mother is selfish and self-centered.

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
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http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

 

“Life shrinks or
expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

 

 

Ben Stein

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 at 7:13 AM

OCTOBER 30, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 30 is … National Candy Corn Day

 

This should be tomorrow. I like candy corn; so does my dog.

 

We are getting close to the holiday season. Every year we will hear
about some jerk with more time on their hands and money in their wallet than
brain matter in their head bitch about a traditional Christmas ornament or
decoration and demand it be changed, moved or taken down. I have never talked
to anyone who agrees with these yearly battles but they keep happening. Ben
Stein recently chimed in with his thoughts.

The
following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning
Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not
bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled
trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated
against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t
think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I
kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this
happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on
display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a crèche,
it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think
Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who
believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no
idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist
country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down
my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should
worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God? I guess that’s a sign
that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where
these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little
different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to
get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson
asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (Regarding Hurricane
Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She
said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years
we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government
and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has
calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His
protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think
it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few
years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou
shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And
we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they
misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might
damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert
should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t
know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their
classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I
think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s
going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what
the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread
like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people
think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles
pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in
the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your
address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think
of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what
God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not, then just discard it…. no one
will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and
complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Well
written Mr. Stein; lead on.

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

Email: brucebrennanlaw@aol.com

www.brucebrennanlaw.com

www.lawyerbruce.wordpress.com

www.brucebrennanattorney.com

www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

www.lawyerbruce.blogspot.com

www.lawofficeofbruceabrennan.yolasite.com

www.lawyerbruceabrennan.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.law.officelive.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is
the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

St. Louis, the gateway to championships.

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2011 at 6:28 AM

OCTOBER 29, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 29 is … Hermit Day

 

The St. Louis Cardinals, managed by the former manager of the White
Sox, are world champions of professional baseball. They defeated the Texas
Rangers last evening 6 – 2 to win the World Series 4 games to 3. Let the Albert
Pujols bidding begin!

 

Say HI to Herman if you see him today. Do not bother looking in St.
Louis. Texas would be a good place to look. You probably won’t, he likes to be
alone. I’m telling you now, Mrs Brown, you’ve got a lovely daughter. No, wait,
There’s kind of a hush all over the world. I’m into something good because I’m
Henry the VIII, I Am.

 

Nice try John, it just did not work, yet. On
Thursday, a federal judge in North Carolina refused to dismiss criminal charges
against John Edwards, local station WTVD reports.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles
ruled in Greensboro that the federal government’s case against the former presidential
candidate and U.S. senator can proceed.

 

Mr. Edwards will likely become a hermit now. I
hope former Judge Donald D. Thompson just dries up and becomes a hermit. He
already has the toys he needs to keep busy.

 

A former Creek County judge convicted of
exposing himself and using a male enhancement device while seated at the bench
is not eligible to receive judicial retirement benefits, the Oklahoma Supreme
Court ruled on Tuesday.

 

The high court upheld a decision by the Oklahoma
Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees, ruling that Donald D.
Thompson, a 23-year veteran of the Sooner State legal system, violated his oath
of office by using a penis pump while presiding over trials, according to
NewsOK.

 

Thompson served about 20 months in prison after
being found guilty in 2006, at which time his monthly pension of $7,789 was
discontinued. During his own trial, Thompson unsuccessfully argued that the
criminal actions did not disrupt the proceedings in his courtroom, Tulsa
World
reported. After leaving prison, Thompson registered as a sex
offender. He also faces a pending felony charge dating back to a July 19
traffic stop when police allegedly found Thompson driving under the influence.

 

 

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

Email: brucebrennanlaw@aol.com

www.brucebrennanlaw.com

www.lawyerbruce.wordpress.com

www.brucebrennanattorney.com

www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

www.lawyerbruce.blogspot.com

www.lawofficeofbruceabrennan.yolasite.com

www.lawyerbruceabrennan.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.law.officelive.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“There is no
cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.” – George Santayana

 

The Texas Rangers were freezing last night.

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2011 at 6:19 AM

OCTOBER 28, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 28 is … Plush Animal Lover’s Day and National Chocolate Day

 

A David Freese plush animal would sell big in St. Louis today. The St.
Louis Cardinals won last night over the Texas Rangers 10-9 in eleven innings.
The World Series is tied at 3-3 with a deciding game 7 scheduled for tonight.

 

I have always liked actor James Garner. This Oklahoman was originally
named James Bumgarner but the studio changed his name, without telling him, to
James Garner. It was probably a good career move.

 

The 83 year-old has written an autobiography. It is being released
November 1, 2011. I will report on it once I get it and read it. I am going
against my initial reaction by reading this life-long Democrats life story, but
since his stroke in 2008 has prevented him from being as politically active as
he once was. He is in decent medical shape for a man that smoked for over
thirty years and suffered a stroke. I wish him well. Like I said, I always
liked him.

 

On the NBC Nightly News Wednesday night, they reported a story about
the Mexican drug cartels recruiting American youngsters to move drugs over the
border. The story was based in Maverick County Texas.

Apparently Bernie Madoff was only good at one thing or perhaps he was
not really trying. He had to know his stocking was only going to have coal in
it Christmas morning. Ruth Madoff, wife of disgraced Ponzi schemer
Bernard Madoff, told “60 Minutes” that the couple was so distraught
over her husband’s crimes that they attempted suicide together.

 

“I don’t know whose idea it was, but we
decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was
happening,” Ruth Madoff tells reporter Morley Safer. “We had terrible
phone calls. Hate mail, just beyond anything and I said ‘…I just can’t go on
anymore.’ ”

 

On Christmas Eve, Ruth and Bernie went through
with the suicide pact. It obviously did not work since she is talking about it.
It could be to improve the marketability of her inevitable tell-all book.

 

How much is enough? The biggest thing wrong with
this story is that it is Exxon Mobil and not me. The fact big oil companies get
taxpayers money is also upsetting.

 

Exxon Mobil says its net income rose 41 percent in the third quarter as
higher oil and natural gas prices made up for lower production.

 

The largest publicly traded oil company earned $10.33 billion, or $2.13
per share. That compared with $7.35 billion, or $1.44 per share, a year
earlier. Revenue rose 32 percent to $125.3 billion. Analysts had expected
earnings of $2.12 per share on revenue of $118.5 billion, according to FactSet.

 

Oil production fell 7 percent to 2.25 million barrels per day while
natural gas production slipped 3 percent to 4.28 million cubic feet per day. Production
fell, causing an artificial shortage which in turn caused prices to rise.

 

Exxon Mobil made $10.33 billion in the third quarter. That adds up to a yearly
profit of $41.32 billion.
That is $3.4433 billion per month or around $113 million a day. Let me repeat
that; $113 million dollars per day in profits.

 

Exxon Mobil makes Bernie Madoff look like a
school boy.

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

Email: brucebrennanlaw@aol.com

www.brucebrennanlaw.com

www.lawyerbruce.wordpress.com

www.brucebrennanattorney.com

www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

www.lawyerbruce.blogspot.com

www.lawofficeofbruceabrennan.yolasite.com

www.lawyerbruceabrennan.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.law.officelive.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“There
are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without
humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Obama now owns the problems

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2011 at 5:48 AM

OCTOBER 27, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 27 is … Sylvia Plath Day

Sylvia Plath (October 27,
1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story
writer. Born in Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College
and Newnham College, Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a
professional poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes
in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England,
having two children together: Frieda
and Nicholas. Following a long struggle with
depression and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963.
Controversy continues to surround the events of her life and death, as well as
her writing and legacy.

Plath is credited with advancing the
genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her
only two collections published in her lifetime: The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel.
In 1982, she became the first poet to win a Pulitzer
Prize
posthumously, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar,
a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death

President Obama and his spin unit have finally decided to live on their
own and not in the past. President George W. Bush is no longer their fall guy,
for now at least. At
roughly noon on Tuesday, shortly after Gov. Rick Perry unveiled the tax policy
platform for his presidential campaign, President Obama’s reelection team
offered a response. The Texas Republican and top challenger Mitt Romney wanted
to “shift a greater share of taxes away from large corporations and the
wealthiest onto the backs of the middle class,” the campaign’s press
secretary, Ben LaBolt, emailed reporters.

 

It was a customary campaign response:
tough-worded, carefully crafted and with a targeted message. Notably, it
excluded mention of the most oft-criticized GOP figure of the last decade:
former President George W. Bush.

 

From President Obama’s 2008 campaign through the
mid-term elections in 2010, the nation’s 43rd president has served as a
reliable boogeyman. The phrase “Bush’s failed economic policies” was
ingrained in the political lexicon. The “Bush foreign policy” became
synonymous with disastrous adventures overseas. A “return to Bush”
was the threat attached to any perspective Republican candidacy.

 

And yet, months into the president’s run for a
second term, mentions of Bush have all but disappeared. A review of the
official public statements sent by the campaign from either LaBolt or campaign
manager Jim Messina since late April reveals that the former president has yet
to be mentioned by name. And it’s not because there hasn’t been an opportunity
to do so.

 

Some days it just doesn’t pay to get into bed.  A British woman bit off more than she could
chew, and now she may go to jail. Authorities say that Maria Betty Top, mother
of four, bit her partner’s testicles during a drunken brawl on Feb. 18 that left
the man bloody, disoriented, and in need of nineteen stitches.

“All options are open and that will include locking you up,” court
official Robin Mairs told Topp in the Newcastle Crown Court, according to the
BBC.

 

The unlucky man, 45-year-old Martine Douglas, a
disk jockey from Newcastle, was so horrified that emergency service operators
had difficulty understanding the situation when he called for help, The Sun
reports. “The two had been in a relationship for five years at the time of
this offence. There had been difficulties and turbulence in the past,”
Mairs continued. “They had split up numerous times, getting back together
numerous times. On the day in question, there is no doubt they were very
heavily in drink.”

 

So heavily “in drink” that, despite
admitting to the nauseating act, Topp says she has trouble accurately recalling
the incident.

Topp will be sentenced Nov. 11, the BBC reports.
Still, she maintains there was bad behavior on both sides. In the woman’s
defense, lawyer Caroline Goodwin described the incidents leading up to the
biting at a hearing, in which she said, “The defendant was on her back
with the victim straddling her.” This broad apparently did not go to
school in New York where she would have learned the proper technique for giving
head.

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

Email: brucebrennanlaw@aol.com

www.brucebrennanlaw.com

www.lawyerbruce.wordpress.com

www.brucebrennanattorney.com

www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

www.lawyerbruce.blogspot.com

www.lawofficeofbruceabrennan.yolasite.com

www.lawyerbruceabrennan.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.law.officelive.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“You can make
mistakes, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for those
mistakes.” – John
Wooden

Another American short-sighted foreign waste of money.

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2011 at 6:51 AM

OCTOBER 26, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 26
is … Mule Day

 

It could also be
jackass day but who is the jackass, the West that liberated Libya or the new
Libyan leaders who have now embraced Islam as the basis for their new
Constitution and government. Abdul-Jalil laid out a vision for a new Libya with an
Islamist tint, saying Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source”
of legislation, and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam
would be nullified.

He outlined several changes to align with Islamic law, including putting
caps on interest for bank loans and lifting restrictions on the number of wives
Libyan men can take. The Muslim holy book, the Quran, allows men up to four
wives.

 

Abdul-Jalil thanked those who fought and fell in the war, saying they
“are somewhere better than here, with God.” Displaying his own piety,
he then stepped aside from the podium and knelt to offer a prayer of thanks.

 

Using Sharia as the main source of legislation is stipulated in the
constitution of neighboring Egypt. Still, Egyptian laws remain largely secular
as Sharia does not cover all aspects of modern life.

 

At least we knew the
former devil; now we must get to know a new devil.

 

Speaking of
jackasses, the New York School system is apparently full of them. Sexual education classes
at NYC public high schools and middle schools might feature some usually
unmentioned lessons next year; among the lessons; bestiality, anal sex, oral
sex, phone sex, porn and more, WSBT reports. According to the
report, the Department of Education has recommended students learn
“everything there is to know about sex” in the new curriculum.

 

The New York Post reviewed the potential workbooks and posted a list of some of the lesson assignment:

 

  • High-school students go to stores and jot down condom
    brands, prices and features such as lubrication.
  • Teens research a route from school to a clinic that
    provides birth control and STD tests, and write down its confidentiality
    policy.
  • Kids ages 11 and 12 sort “risk cards” to rate the safety
    of various activities, including “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based
    lubricant,’’ mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral sex and anal sex.
  • Teens are referred to resources such as Columbia University’s
    Web site Go Ask Alice, which explores topics like “doggie-style” and other
    positions, “sadomasochistic sex play,” phone sex, oral sex with braces,
    fetishes, porn stars, vibrators and bestiality.

This comes after Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs commended the DOE in August for
giving students the necessary information about sexual activity, and what
choices are available to them, NBC New York reported.

 

Lesson plans will also talk about french kissing, condoms and lubricants,
and mutual masturbation. While some parents worry that the curriculum could
make some sexual activities seem appealing, one New York City father told WSBT
that he doesn’t see a problem with it. “I think it’s a good idea,” he
told the station. “They’re going to have sex. They know it exists.
Teaching them about it in my mind doesn’t sanction it or encourage it.”
They also know murder exists. Are we going to show them or teach them how to
commit murder?

 

The new lessons could make their way into classrooms as soon as this
spring, as well as a free condom program at every NYC public school, as sex
education is becoming more commonplace in schools and among younger students.
D.C. Public Schools announced last month, in a move that’s the first of its
kind in the country, that students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will be administered
standardized tests on sexuality, contraception and drug use.

 

Gaddafi’s captors would have liked these changes.

 

Where are the parents? This is an area the parents should teach their
children about. It is getting close to the time where we need to consider
licensing parenthood.

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

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SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“Athletics teaches
the strong to know when they are weak and the brave to face themselves when
they are afraid. To be proud and unbowed in defeat yet humble and gentle in
victory. And to master ourselves before we attempt to master others. And to
learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep. And to give the predominance of
courage over timidity.” – General Douglas MacArthur

 

Thomas Jefferson is missed.

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2011 at 5:56 AM

OCTOBER 25, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 25 is … Punk For A Day Day

 

The Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2; Texas leads the
World Series 3 games to 2.

 

“To one who has faith, no explanation is
necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

–St. Thomas Aquinas

 

A few words about and from Thomas Jefferson;

THOMAS JEFFERSON

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.

At 9, he studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, he studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, he entered the College of William and Mary.

At 19, he studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, he started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses..

At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British
America ” and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public
Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor
of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, he served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties
with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, he served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American
Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of
Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .

At 60, he obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, he retired to Monticello.

At 80, he helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as
its first president.

At 83, he died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of
Independence.

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest
minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps
the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White
House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

When we get piled upon one another in
large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas
Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing
to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A
principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of
them.

Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too
much government.

Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the
use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood
of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

I believe that banking institutions are
more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people
ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by
inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up
around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children
wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

They just don’t make them like TJ anymore; too bad.

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“History is a
guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the
way we are.” – David C
McCullough

Fried bologna; try it, you’ll like it.

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2011 at 5:38 AM

OCTOBER 24, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 24 is … National Bologna Day

 

The Bears went to England to try and give a game away. Tamps Bay just
did not want this victory.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals 0 Texas Rangers 4; The World Series stands at 2
games apiece.

 

Fried bologna is really pretty good, I just don’t like frying meat that
has a name, O-S-C-A-R  M-A-Y-E-R. it
could also spelled P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T 0-B-A-M-A or H-E-R-M-A-N C-A-I-N.

 

Baloney is one word for whatever comes out of the mouth of Hernan Cain.
Apparently tired of lying to everyone he spoke to and every interviewer that
asked him about 9-9-9, Cain has dramatically changed course. He will never
admit it but he is now proposing higher taxes and more regulations.

 

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is
redefining his signature “9-9-9” tax plan, which would have meant a
tax increase for more than four out of five Americans.

 

Cain on Friday proposed what he calls
“opportunity zones” to help spur neighborhoods in need of a jolt.
Cain spoke in front of an old train depot in Detroit that saw its last
passenger in 1988. Cain says sites such as that one would find a second life
under his economic plan.

 

Cain also proposed that some economically
depressed areas could win exemptions from zoning and building codes. He says
minimum wage laws could be waived to give more people jobs.

 

And he’s proposing new tax brackets to reflect
different income levels.

 

This guy is making a mistake every time he opens
his mouth. It is OK to be a Washington outsider but you should know how our
government works and what the basic laws are. The GOP candidate told Christian
Broadcasting Network that he would sign a constitutional amendment banning
abortion.

 

“I feel that strongly about it. If we can
get the necessary support and it comes to my desk I’ll sign it. That’s all I
can do. I will sign it,” he said. Unfortunately for Cain, the president
doesn’t sign constitutional amendments. In fact, he plays essentially no role
in the process. This is not something you should learn on the job. We already
have a President learning as he goes and that is not working out too well.

 

Talk about an optimist, Vice President Joe Biden
wouldn’t rule out the possibility he could make a run for the White House in
2016 on Sunday morning. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the
Union,” Biden said that he’s currently focused on President Barack Obama’s
reelection effort ahead of 2012, but “not closing any door” on vying
for the presidency himself down the line.

 

“I’ll make up my mind on that later,”
he said.

 

The 68-year-old vice president told CNN’s Candy
Crowley that he’s probably in the best shape of his life and enjoying his job.  “I wouldn’t have run for president in the
first place and I don’t think the president would have picked me unless he
thought I’d be good at the job,” Biden said. The former U.S. senator from
Delaware ran in the 2008 race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

 

I sincerely hope Biden is the punch line to a
cocktail party joke in 2013 and beyond. He should spend his later years
promoting his book and speaking on the rubber chicken tours.

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

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www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

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http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“Don’t argue
with a fool. The spectators can’t tell the difference.” – Charles Nalin

 

College basketball and Albert Pujols.

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2011 at 6:47 AM

OCTOBER 23, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 23 is … National Mole Day

 

Is today for ‘Deep Throat’ or for the little mouse-like creature?

 

The St. Louis Cardinals 16 Texas Rangers 7; Cardinals lead the World
Series 2 games to 1. How much money do you think Albert Pujols made for himself
Saturday night, four games or less before he becomes a free agent?

 

Men’s College Basketball is just around the corner. With the Bears
going nowhere and Bryant Gumbel starting a race war in professional basketball,
it could be a great and profitable year for college basketball. The first rankings
just came out.

Last year’s initial ranking, last year’s record;
points; final rank of 2010-11

1. North Carolina (30); 29-8; 774; 8

2. Kentucky (1); 29-9; 721; 3

3. Ohio State; 34-3; 702; 5

4. Connecticut; 32-9; 655; 1

5. Syracuse; 27-8; 649; 18

6. Duke; 32-5; 635; 7

7. Vanderbilt; 23-11; 567; NR

8. Louisville; 25-10; 514; 22

9. Memphis; 25-10; 482; NR

10. Florida; 29-8; 474; 10

11. Pittsburgh; 28-6; 471; 12

12. Baylor; 18-13; 358; NR

13. Kansas; 35-3; 331; 4

14. Wisconsin; 25-9; 313; 15

15. Xavier; 24-8; 277; NR

16. Arizona; 30-8; 269; 9

17. Alabama; 24-11; 194; NR

18. Michigan; 21-14; 187; NR

19. Texas A&M; 24-9; 161; NR

20. UCLA; 23-11; 147; NR

21. Marquette; 22-15; 145; 20

22. Cincinnati; 26-9; 141; NR

23. Gonzaga; 25-10; 125; NR

24. California; 18-15; 111; NR

25. Missouri; 23-11; 110; NR

Others receiving votes: Florida State 108; Texas 107; Michigan State 73;
Temple 59; Washington 29; Butler 25; New Mexico 22; Creighton 19; Villanova 18;
Purdue 17; UNLV 16; West Virginia 13; George Mason 12; Mississippi State 11;
St. John’s 11; Saint Mary’s 5; Virginia 5; Virginia Commonwealth 4; Drexel 2;
Kansas State 2; Long Beach State 2; Brigham Young 1; Notre Dame 1.

Just three Big Ten teams are ranked. Illinois
and Northwestern did not get any votes. The rankings will change but, like every
year, the usual suspects are highly ranked even though an early rank does not
mean you will make the final four in March.

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

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www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

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http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“Never be
bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s
definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

 

A Supreme shows his bias.

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM

 

OCTOBER 22, 2011

BRUCE A.
BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND

The news as
I see it and the views as I want them.

October 22
is … National Nut Day

 

After babbling my way
through yesterday, today is like the real play, not rehearsal; it is nut day,
celebrated vigorously in Washington DC, the Nation’s nut bowl.

 

Susan Sarandon is an
ignorant whore. Oscar-winning (it was a weak year) actress Susan Sarandon is feeling the
heat from Catholic and Jewish groups after reportedly calling Pope Benedict XVI
a Nazi during an interview with actor Bob Balaban at the Hamptons Film Festival
in New York on Saturday. Her talent and looks left her quickly, as did Tim
Robbins. She should cease trying to relive her past glories. No one cares about
you, Sue.

 

Even a Supreme can be wrong. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a
vendetta against deep-dish pizza. In January, he told California Lawyer
that New York pizza is “infinitely better” than the pizza in Chicago
and Washington. Back then, he mentioned that he didn’t really think deep-dish
pizza should be called pizza, and tentatively suggested “tomato pie”
as an alternative moniker.

 

Since then, the strict constructionist has only dug in further on the
matter of deep dish. Speaking at an event at the Chicago-Kent School of Law,
Scalia ruled definitively that Chicago-style deep dish is not pizza, even if
it’s pretty good. The Chicago Sun-Times‘ Abdon Pallasch writes:

 

“I do indeed like so-called ‘deep dish pizza.’ It’s very tasty,”
the high court’s most outspoken conservative said after a moment’s hesitation.
“But it should not be called ‘pizza.’ It should be called ‘a tomato pie.’
Real pizza is Neapolitan. [from Naples, Italy] It is thin. It is chewy and
crispy, OK?”

 

Chicagoist took issue with Scalia’s deep-dish pizza opinion, arguing that
the Neapolitan founding fathers of pizza “could not have envisioned modern
technology, New World inventiveness or the American appetite for excess.”

 

Scalia probably thought he was doing his duty as a loyal New Yorker when he
decided to attack the fat cylinders of dough and marinara sauce that Chicago
calls pizza. But in the process, he unintentionally insulted the people of his
birthplace, Trenton, N.J.. All agree that the best pizza in Trenton — a more
significant matter than it sounds like it would be — comes from a joint called
DeLorenzo’s. But unlike its peers in New York and Chicago, DeLorenzo’s does not
call its magnificent pizza “pizza.” What does it call its thin,
chewy, crispy disks instead? Tomato pies — the term Scalia oh-so-innocently
suggested as a new name for Chicago-style deep dish. So even if Scalia meant
just to disparage Windy City pizzaioli, he ended up offending the entire
population of the capital of New Jersey.

 

Let’s hope Scalia doesn’t decide to take on New Haven apizza next.
That city has a far longer history with the Supreme Court than Trenton does;
things could get ugly.

 

Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think
about.

BRUCE A. BRENNAN

DEKALB,
IL 60115

COPYRIGHT 2011

 

 

VISIT ANY OF THE
SITES LISTED FOR REVIEW, RESEARCH, ORDERING MY WRITING PRODUCTS OR TO CONTACT
ME.

Email: brucebrennanlaw@aol.com

www.brucebrennanlaw.com

www.lawyerbruce.wordpress.com

www.brucebrennanattorney.com

www.bruceabrennananddekalbilandtheworld.blogspot.com

www.lawyerbruce.blogspot.com

www.lawofficeofbruceabrennan.yolasite.com

www.lawyerbruceabrennan.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.law.officelive.com

http://lawofficeofbruceabrennan.webs.com

http://www.lawyerbruceabrennan.webstarts.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneybruceabrennan

Go to web sites below
to buy books by Bruce A. Brennan. It is still a good time to purchase any of my
books. The books are interesting and inexpensive reads. My third book is now
available. The title is Public EneMe?

 

www.barnesandnoble.com
(do a quick search, Title, my name)

www.smashwords.com
Do a Title or author search.

www.kobo.com

https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/dashboard

 

Book Titles:

 

Holmes the
Ripper

 

A Revengeful
Mix of Short Fiction

 

Public EneMe?

 

“The difference
between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most
of the world’s problems.” – Mahatma Gandhi