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2023 thoughts-called "Common Sense"

By Al Johnson


March 06, 2023

Editor, while I cannot claim authorship on the following quotes, they seem timely so sharing as a community statement:

Why is it that when archeologist find human remains, they always determine that they are either male or female and none of the other hundreds of genders?

Why was it so many were more outraged that Brittney Griner was stuck in Russia than they were about Americans being stranded in Afghanistan?

How is it that the government can't control gasoline prices..... but the weather is something they can fix?

We're churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work. - Mike Rowe.(NOTE-Alaska ranks 49th in the Nation second from the bottom)

If kids knew what they wanted to be at age eight, the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses.  I wanted to be a pirate. Thank goodness nobody took me seriously and scheduled me for eye removal and peg leg surgery. - Bill Maher.

Why were we told to lower our AC usage on hot days to prevent overwhelming the electrical grid while simultaneously being told to trade in our gas cars for electric vehicles?

Why is canceling student debt a good idea? Does it make sense to reward people who do not honor their financial commitment but taxing the people who do?

Does it make sense to cut off oil from an ally and buy it from an enemy who calls for your death?

Are we living in a time where intelligent people are silenced so that stupid people won't be offended?

Is this a great description of America: "Andy has left Mayberry and Barney is in charge?

Why is talking sexually in the workplace considered sexual harassment to adults.... but talking about sexual issues to children K-3 at school considered education???

I saw a movie where only the police and military had guns; it was called "Schindler's List".

Why are we running out of money for Social Security and Medicare and not for welfare, illegals and free college?

If an 18-year-old isn't mature enough to own a firearm, then maybe five-year-olds aren't mature enough to change their gender.

The most powerful governments on earth can't stop a virus from spreading.....but they say they can change the earth's temperature if you pay more taxes.

Want to stop drunk drivers from killing sober drivers?  Ban sober drivers from driving.  That's how gun control and COVID lockdowns work.

If you don't want to stand for the national anthem, perhaps you should give your legs to a veteran who lost his.  That way a real man can stand in your place

History is not there for us to like or dislike.  It is there for us to learn from.  And if it offends you, even better.... because then you are less likely to repeat it.  It is not anyone's to belongs to everyone.

Al Johnson
Ketchikan, Alaska




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Received February 27, 2023- Published March 06, 2023

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