A few days ago, I was reading this news story in a local newspaper and it was a story about a young girl in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who got bullied and ridiculed from her high school Geometry teacher for wearing a pink colored support “Romney-Ryan 2012” campaign t-shirt there was nothing rude, indecent or dirty about it, it was just a regular t-shirt with the “Romney-Ryan 2012” campaign logo on it. The high school instructor yelled and screamed at the young lady to get out of her classroom and change clothing while at the same time making such ridiculous and idiotic remarks like comparing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to the Klu Klux Klan, sorry I do not see any connection or collaboration there. The young lady did not budge or move at all and stood her ground it is her God given right to freedom of expression and no one and I strongly repeat no one has any right to tell you and/or force you to think differently. The father of this sixteen year old high school student is filing a formal protest and both he and his daughter want the high school geometry teacher fired for such immature and bullied behavior, in my point of view I hope that teacher does get fired we do not immature teachers and/or instructors that do not accept the freedom of expression from people in general but especially from young people. We need teacher and instructors that are open-minded and also listen, respect and accept different thoughts and points of view we all do not have to think the same way as well we do not have to look the same way. The high school geometry teacher when confronted by school officials about her immature and sporatic behavior just said “This was just a joke and I meant nothing by it” that is a line that every immature bully uses. My message to the immature high school geometry teacher would be this; grow up and stop pushing and bullying people because of the clothes they wear the joking and bullying are over. I think this should be a universal message leave people alone with the clothes they are wearing if they want to wear Obama-Biden 2012 campaign clothing attire or Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign clothing attire it is their right in this beautiful country of ours to do so and they can wearing their selected clothing attire with my blessing.
I was reading several news publications and many of them have already started making predictions about who should and will represent the Republican party as candidate for President of the United States. As I presently see, Mitt Romney appears to be the leading front runner with maybe Newt Gingrich in a bit of a close second but again that is my opinion. What really worries me is that the United States voter is truly and really unpredictable which might explain how someone like Barack Obama was elected as our current President and Commander in Chief and we as a nation are strongly regretting it. My overall message to all the United States voters but especially to my friends and colleagues of the Republican Party please do your research and homework regarding each and every United States Presidential candidate no matter what political party or affiliation they represent so you make the wisest, smartest, and best choice. In addition, we need to be unified and/or united as a political party because the so-called Democratic Party (aka: Liberals and Socialists) thrive and take full advantage when the Republican Party (aka: GOP) is divided and has so-called new little parties (aka: The Tea Party) which tells America we are not in unison and we are overall divided which will tell the United States voter we better vote for another choice for President. I am going to borrow this saying and cliché because it does relate to us as a political party at this moment; “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” If in 2012 we are going to elect a Republican as President of the United States in the White House, then we need to right now start being together and united to show America that we are a United political party and we are ready to help bring the United States back to its strong foundation, leadership, and back to a positive economic workflow and cashflow.
A few days ago, I was walking in downtown Redwood City, California and I was noticing a lot of places that use to have businesses for example; coffee shops, restaurants, specialty stores, even a photography studio are now empty and are either up for lease and/or up for sale. I thought to myself why is this happening in Redwood City where we just finished building and opening a brand new movie theater complex with several small stores, restaurants, and office space along side to keep the local city ecomony strong and flouirishing. I kept walking along and even at the new movie theater complex there were a couple of spaces that use to have a business there but is now empty and the usual for lease sign. Then at a spur of the moment, a friend of mine and I were discussing how expensive it is to live here in Redwood City, now do not get me wrong I love Redwood City and the San Francisco Bay Area in general but in my opinion it is getting very expensive not only to live here but it is even more expensive to work and/or start a business here in Redwood City with all the fees, requirements, monthly lease, and other costs that make prospective business owners, propietors, and even future homeowners nervous, scared, and decide to go somewhere else to start their American dream as well as help the financial economy of another city instead of Redwood City that is not a good idea in my eyes or in other citizens of Redwood City that see more financial opportunity and prosperity disappearing because of the financial obstacles that can be fixed. What we need to do here in Redwood City as well as the entire San Mateo County, we need to help lower the prices of business spaces that are available for sale and/or for lease and at the same see if the city of Redwood City will help and cooperate by lowering just a little bit the fees, costs, and requirements to start up and/or open up a new business that in the long run will ultimately help Redwood City financially. In the past couple of weeks, I have noticed almost 4 or 5 spaces that are empty and available for new businesses and entrepreneurs to start up but I guess not only the monthly rental fee is a liitle bit to high but the city business permit requirements are also very high as well. I do not even want to start about the property taxes that are charged by San Mateo County not only to current business but of course to homeowners as well they are completely out of control that could be another factor why prospective businesses and owners are looking at other cities to go to. My point is the city of Redwood City needs to start thinking about the future and start to look at how they can lower the cost(s) and requirement(s) so that prospective businesses and owners will want to come here to Redwood City and make our future brighter. Because if we do not act now, more people and businesses will leave Redwood City and we might end up as a neglected and deserted place.
As I was reading and watching the funeral and memorial services of some of the victims of the Arizona shootings tragedy involving Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords who was a victim as well as she was shot in the head. What really hit me hard about this unfortunate incident is that one of the victims was a sweet little girl who was only nine years old and had her entire life ahead, now her life is a sweet memory and a missing piece of love and happiness to her beloved family to which I pay my respects and condolences for their grief and loss. Another part that bothers me very much about this incident is that the suspected gunman was a 22 year old young man that had a reputation and the behavior of being mentally unstable, threatening and frightening to several people including several students at the community college where he attended classes, even of the college instructors that taught him said that suspected assailant would yell in class for no apparent reason. The gunman was believed to purchase his gun(s) and weapon(s) at a weapons store in Texas, where they do not check any background(s) or criminal record(s) so just about anyone can purchase a weapon in Texas without worry and then go to another state to commit your cowardless act or crime. As a nation, we need to change our gun law(s) and regulation(s) so that all 50 states of the union are on the same page in regards to gun(s) and violent act(s) or else I have a bad feeling that these kinds of tragedies are not going to stop until we make them stop.