The dictionary states that Commencement is the act of commencing, and you all know what a foul odor is.
I believe high-school grad parties beat birthdays, anniversaries or weddings. This is where your child’s child stands on the same platform that you and your child stood. It’s another chance to “get it right.” My generation and my kid’s generation sure screwed things up for this kid and he has to bail himself and us out to. We’ve created man-made disasters of the global economy, quadrupled what it cost to attend college, and forged a couple of generations of people with exaggerated self-esteems, an inability to communicate face-to-face, and a false sense of what true success is. Our species is on a collision course with a huge man-made climate disaster because we have allowed a tiny group of elites to rule us and to lie and deceive us so they can become richer. But this Saturday, I will shine with pride and know there’s hope. My grandson knows all of these truths and knows the things he needs to do and is humble, smart and ready. He will continue to study and gain more knowledge and maturity, search for truth and do the things we are unwilling to do to make this world better, safer, happier and peaceful. Educating our citizens is the single best investment we Americans can make…period.
On July 1st, the interest on student loans will double to 6.8%. On July 1st, Goldman Sachs will still borrow money at 0.0%. Something’s wrong here. The idiots in the House of Representatives just decided to “fix” the student loan problem. Yes, of course they did. The bill they just passed will cost a student more in the next four years in interest than the soon-to-be- doubled-amount of 6.8%. Nice fix-it job, House of Idiots. Explain yourself!!!