A collection of mice is called a mischief.
News Game, a play by Delco resident Margie Royal featuring a character created by herself and fellow Delco resident Betty Lou Roselle, will be performed 8 p.m., June 25 and 2 p.m. June 26 at Players Club of Swarthmore.
It will be directed by Emily Fishman.
The play ponders the fate of newspapers in the 21st century.
Plot points include:
— The company again streamlines the workforce eliminating even more jobs.
— The company starts outsourcing their ad production to India.
— The company goes bankrupt and is force to sell to another hedge fund.
News Game By Margie Royal
William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 4-30-16
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How do you tell a fake smile from the real one? In the real one, more facial muscles are used and the area around the eyes are more crinkled.
Fake smile — William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-29-16
Target Bathroom Policy Bad Business — Target Corp., April 19, declared that men with severe emotional issues can use the ladies’ bathrooms at its 1,800 discount retail stores and its stock has since dropped $2.65 per share.
More than a million people have signed a boycott petition against it.
If the organized boycott ended tomorrow the business’s future would still be bleak.
The vast majority of those who use the stores are women. People — especially women — don’t want to be in places that creep them out.
If one saw a mouse scamper across the floor of a restaurant one would never return no matter how much one had patronized it in the past.
So imagine a woman seeing the equivalent of a 200-pound mouse in lipstick and a wig and fishnet stockings scamper into the stall next to hers.
If you have Target stock sell it while you can.
And in a related issue, Montgomery County’s Springfield School District has opened its girls rooms to boys who say they feel feminine.
Hippette Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hacker says it was done because a junior at the school was afraid to use the boys’ rooms.
So now the 14 and 15 year old girls, many of whom are just as insecure about their bodies and the changes occurring in them as he, get to share their private space with him.
And maybe other males trying to make a big prank out of it.
With cellphone cameras.
Really stupid people are now running our institutions.
And for those who claim that this is now an undebatable matter of “settled science” here is what the most authoritative scientific voice says.
Target Bathroom Policy Bad Business
Mountain View Monster Email Escape — Google has obvious issues for those concerned about privacy. Paoli-based DuckDuckGo is an alternative for browsing the web but what about for those who depend on an email service like Gmail?
And want it free.
Unlike with DuckDuckGo, which we use constantly, we can’t vouch for them from experience. We strongly suspect they are better than something associated with Google, however, and are certainly a starting point for those wishing to wean themselves from the clutches of the Mountain View Monster.
Hat tip Bob Small of Delco Debates.
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William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 4-29-16
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Politics is a noble activity. We should revalue it, practice it with vocation and a dedication that requires testimony, martyrdom, that is to die for the common good.
Wang Mang was the one and only emperor of the Xin dynasty. He nationalized all land in the empire, set prices through a state purchasing agency, introduced an income tax, and create state monopolies over essential goods.
The people suffered. He was overthrown in a revolt after seven years and his body hacked to pieces.
Are you listening Bernie Sanders?
Wang Mang –William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-28-16
Andrew Jackson Defended
Move over, Jerry Maguire.
When Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says, “Show me the money!” he means it. Literally.
Since changing who’s on our currency clearly ranks as one of today’s most pressing issues, Secretary Lew decided to boot President Andrew Jackson off the front of the $20 bill, replaced by Underground Railroad abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
So what prompted this move? And why now?
Let’s take a look:
1. Some will claim that race was the driving factor, with a former slave eclipsing a onetime slave owner.
If race entered into the equation, it shouldn’t have. Slavery was wrong, as we know. But do we condemn, for all of eternity, those who owned slaves – a common practice of that era? Do we disregard, and even whitewash from history, a person’s decent qualities and accomplishments, solely because of that?
If that’s the case, every monument to Thomas Jefferson – by far America’s biggest hypocrite on the slavery issue – has to go. The man who threatened to derail the Declaration of Independence if an anti-slavery clause wasn’t added was himself an avid slave owner. As a crusader against the practice – so long as he could keep his slaves – Jefferson is perhaps America’s most overrated “hero.”
But does that mean we should blast his face off Rushmore and dismantle the Jefferson Memorial? Should we close the University of Virginia, which he founded? Same for George Washington, who also owned slaves. And do we shutter the Ivy League’s Brown University, founded on profits from the slave trade?
Of course not. Hopefully, we are mature enough to discern mistakes from accomplishments, celebrating the significance of the latter while not endorsing the former.
Tubman trumping Jackson, while a bad idea for many reasons, has no place in the race debate.
2. President Jackson’s accomplishments – from defeating the British at the Battle of New Orleans, to founding the Democratic Party, to preserving the Union when South Carolina threatened succession – earned him a place on the $20 (perhaps the most widely viewed denomination, since it’s the predominant bill dispensed by ATMs). That honor should not be revoked, regardless of someone else’s accomplishments. One has nothing to do with the other.
3. In the same vein, Harriet Tubman’s courageous achievements obviously merit recognition. Fine. But do it in such a way that it doesn’t diminish a former president.
Build a monument in her honor. Construct a museum. Name a congressional wing. Or yes, place her on U.S. currency, but make it an original denomination, be it a newly minted coin or a $15 bill. But don’t denigrate her and that for which she fought – equality and fairness – by creating a controversy where there needn’t be one.
Both she and President Jackson deserve better.
4. Jackson’s fate was widely expected to be the same for Alexander Hamilton, who was slated to be wiped from the $10 bill. But credit for saving his portrait from the monetary dustbin is being given to – are you ready for this? – the Broadway play “Hamilton.”
It’s bad enough that the Treasury Department is meddling where it shouldn’t be, but to base a monumental decision – right or wrong – on a fleeting musical is crazy.
Secretary Lew certainly seems to have a lot of time on his hands.
5. At the risk of sounding conspiratorial, is it just coincidence that this news, heralding “women” and “diversity,” comes right as Hillary Clinton is about to be the first woman presidential nominee?
And the new bill design will be unveiled, to mammoth fanfare, in 2020, the year in which Mrs. Clinton may well be running for re-election. Another coincidence?
6. So long as we’re discussing fairness, how is it right to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday – which he certainly deserves – by marginalizing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? Sorry, but two of history’s – not just American history, but all of history’s – greatest figures each deserves his own special day. And while we’re at it, God spare us from the car and furniture companies’ “President’s Day” sale ads, which take desecration to a whole new level.
7. Perhaps most tragic is that so few care about this issue, especially the narcissistic millennials. Broad stroke of the brush, to be sure, but it’s nonetheless true that too many simply disregard our history with a cavalier shrug, despite the ease of learning that technology has provided. All the blood, sweat and tears that went into making America the greatest nation in world history is being whitewashed and forgotten, replaced by a gluttonous, I-don’t-care-about-that-stuff attitude. And that disdain doesn’t stop with history, as there is an equally glib antipathy toward such things as manners, correct grammar and common courtesy.
But so long as they can “like” the stupidest things imaginable on social media – while being incapable of holding a basic thirty-second human-to-human conversation — life is good.
Unless we cash in that attitude quickly and buy a dose of common sense, the problem will never be solved, no matter how many Harriet Tubman $20 bills we print.
And you can take that to the bank.