School year begins Monday
Sometimes it feels as if the year crawls by until about May, and then from May until September time speeds up just a bit to point that the days and months feel noticeably shorter. Of course, that is not what happens, but we’re sure that’s what the city’s youngsters feel now that the summer recess is waning, and the new school year is upon us.
With the publication of the school bus schedule last week, the reality of summer speeding toward its inevitable end comes into focus, and the thoughts of fall and winter come into view. The “lazy, hazy days of summer” once crooned about by Nat “King” Cole give way to life revving back up to normal. Gone are the laid-back vacation days and trips to fun spots with a summer flair, and coming up are trips to other places better suited to the coming colder weather.
For about 6,000 students, life gets back to normal with the beginning of the school year. The day-to-day events take on a certain rhythm. Those who have gone on to post-secondary education, be it college or technical school, will find life taking on its own rhythms there as well.
The same is true for the many thousands of us, young and old, who have left the academic sphere and found their way into the working world. While we don’t have daily classes or long vacations, there is a certain relaxing that takes place in the summer, with things really getting going once September rolls around.
Organizations, too, map their years after the academic schedule, and work hardest from September to June, taking a hiatus when warm weather comes about. Whether we like it or not, the influence the school calendar has on our everyday life is great. It dictates much of what we do with our private as well as our vocational lives.
Summer is winding down. Life will get back to a normal pace. Time may not have revved up a tick, but it sure feels that way.
Media’s group-think shows bias against Trump voters
More than 300 newspapers last week tried to prove they were not victims of “group think” by publishing editorials against President Donald Trump that sure was “group think.” Using the same talking points and rationales newspaper editorial boards objected to a comment by DJT that the media is the “enemy of the people.” While that comment might have been over the top in the usual Trumpian way, some of the comments made by those editorials did nothing to change minds.
This past Sunday’s column in the New York Post by Michael Goodwin lays out a good case that the media did itself no good by the nationwide temper tantrum last Thursday (see https://nypost.com/2018/08/18/the-medias-hatred-of-trump-is-only-hurting-itself/).
As we have said in the past, the disconnect between the elites on the coasts, which include the corporate headquarters of most media outlets, is what is the problem. Donald Trump is current receiver of the disdain. The media tarnished itself for eight years by its fawning coverage of Barack Hussein Obama. For eight years everything that came out of the White House – with one exception, the spying on AP reporters – was put in the best light.
Scandals coming out of the IRS, EPA, the lies told about Obamacare, the dissolute spending by the administration were all seen through the rose hues of the Progressive lens. Obama’s lies were covered up because he was one of them. The media were all Progressives, with the exception of Fox News.
The nation was going to get another eight years of more European-style governance with America “leading from behind.” Then the unthinkable happened. Donald Trump won. The media has been on a disgraceful display of bias ever since. If they couldn’t make it so Hillary Clinton won, they’d do everything to de-legitimize Trump’s presidency. In the meantime, the media portray him, and his supporters as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, etc.
In the eyes of 63 million Americans, the media is the enemy. They may not be the enemy of all the people, but the 63 million who voted for Trump think the media is their enemy. That should give the media pause. It won’t.