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Changes that would affect MLB

Charles Nagy becomes Cleveland Indians pitching coach. Nick Colletti becomes Cubs general manager Buck Showalter as Orioles GM and Terry Francona as the manager. Bobby Valentine as Dodgers GM. Eddie Bane as Angels GM. Ryne Sandberg as Cubs manager. Ted Simmons as Mariners manager. Tim Wallach as Nationals manager. Continue reading "Changes that would affect MLB" »

Are You Sick of the Election Yet?

Wait a minute! The presidential election is 13 months away. We are hearing the platitudes from the political pundits. There are Republican debates, rumors, and a restive electorate. I remember from my Political Science classes that the British Parliament is dissolved, then the electoral progress takes 90 days. Doesn’t 90... Continue reading "Are You Sick of the Election Yet?" »

Jobs in America and Los Angeles

The only way that people in America and Los Angeles will get jobs is to move to India, the Philippines, and China. Companies have sent their customer service jobs to India and the Philippines and their manufacturing jobs to China. They aren’t coming back. American companies save millions each year... Continue reading "Jobs in America and Los Angeles" »

LAUSD to layoff 227 elementary school library aides, several hundred office clerks, but no administrators

They say it is to save class sizes from increasing. In reality they are saving the positions at the Beaudry building, the local district offices, and satellite offices like the one at La Brea and Coliseum in Los Angeles. This is not for the students! Superintendent Deasy has hired new... Continue reading "LAUSD to layoff 227 elementary school library aides, several hundred office clerks, but no administrators" »

Realistic answers for parents looking at LAUSD

Are there any good schools? There are plenty of fine elementary schools. However, the parents at the fine elementary schools usually find the neighboring middle and high schools undesirable. What about the magnet program? It takes a lawyer and a CPA to figure out the point system? Do the school... Continue reading "Realistic answers for parents looking at LAUSD" »

LAUSD budget problems may worsen in the spring of 2012

The Superintendent said, “"There is no room in our budget for any cuts." How about the following: Sell the Television station. Eliminate most downtown positions and house the remainder in empty classrooms. Sell the Beaudry building. Close all local district and other offices sending the people to classrooms or retirement.... Continue reading "LAUSD budget problems may worsen in the spring of 2012" »

LAUSD starts school later than everybody! Why?

This week, every other school district and almost every private school started classes. LAUSD starts Wednesday, September 7, 2011. The offices close Friday, September 2, for Admission Day. Year round schools and some LA high schools have already begun. Tuesday the 6th is a pupil free day. Some principals have... Continue reading "LAUSD starts school later than everybody! Why?" »

The Cleveland Indians are changing and evolving

Take a look at the boxscore from the Indians--Royals game of Friday, August 25, 2011. How many of the starters for the Indians were with the team at the beginning of the season? E Carrera, C Phelps, and S Duncan have all played for AAA Columbus this season. K Fukudome.... Continue reading "The Cleveland Indians are changing and evolving" »

How many of LAUSD’s decision and policy makers have ever taught?

Not the Superintendent. Not 4 of the 7 School Board members. The Generals in the Army, were trained, served in the ranks and worked their way up. The Admirals in the Navy, were also trained, then served, and worked their way up. Historically, LAUSD administration has always included people with... Continue reading "How many of LAUSD’s decision and policy makers have ever taught?" »

LAUSD, want to save millions? Stop testing!

Testing is not teaching! LAUSD spends millions and millions of dollars each school year on testing and test preparation materials. Teachers spend countless hours preparing the students for the test and avoiding thinking activities, cooperative learning, and practical skills, while many subjects formerly taught in elementary and secondary schools are... Continue reading "LAUSD, want to save millions? Stop testing!" »

Gridlock on the San Diego Freeway or any freeway at 2:50 on a Wednesday afternoon

What are they doing about it? Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 2:50 pm and both sides of the San Diego Freeway (405) at the Santa Monica Freeway are bumber-to-bumber. What are they doing about it? Widening it and putting in car pools lanes. Not the answer. Decades late, the Expo Line,... Continue reading "Gridlock on the San Diego Freeway or any freeway at 2:50 on a Wednesday afternoon" »

What LAUSD in the 2011-2012 school year will be like with the budget cuts

A car with a manual 3 speed transmission, an AM radio only, crank up windows, and without power steering or an air conditioner or a heater. Using a early personal computer with no memory. Trying to play a compact disk on a record player. Trying to hit a 100 mile... Continue reading "What LAUSD in the 2011-2012 school year will be like with the budget cuts" »

Another way to help the economy and the consumer

Insurance companies advertise like crazy. They are all over the airwaves. What if they reduced their advertising budgets by 50% and passed the savings on to the consumer? Gasoline is a necessary commodity. What if the petroleum companies cut their advertising budgets in half and reduced the price of a... Continue reading "Another way to help the economy and the consumer" »

ESPN Monday Night Baseball presents the Boston Red Sox and the .....

Once again the ESPN baseball broadcast was about the Red Sox and very little about their opponent the Cleveland Indians. They should call it ESPN presents the Boston Red Sox and whoever they happen to be playing. How many times do they show Red Sox manager Terry Francona and he... Continue reading "ESPN Monday Night Baseball presents the Boston Red Sox and the ....." »

I dislike celebrity endorsements, do you?

I heard a commercial with Dennis Miller and I thought why would I want to buy anything that he endorses or that he does a commercial for? The entertainment and sports people who do commercials and endorsements already have enough money. Why not hire unemployed and underemployed people to do... Continue reading "I dislike celebrity endorsements, do you?" »
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