Lost Boys

No. Not the denizens of Neverland. Well. Maybe. Lack of hope. Futility. Jobless. Poor. Addicted. Whether from the rural towns of J.D. Vance’s Appalachia, Chicago’s South Side, or a boarded up small city in Ohio. Youth lost in a neverland of their own. Who do they become? Domestic terrorists mowing down protesters in the street. MS-13 Gang members. Recruits of ISIS. Any of these paths is possible for the desperate.

As Pope Francis said. The biggest threat to World Peace is young men without jobs.

Diamond Ceiling

It’s 2017. 21st century. Yet. Women are still giddy when a man asks them to get engaged. Gets down on one knee. Gives her a diamond ring. Hmmm. Wonder why men are still considered the ruling gender. For example. How can anyone take seriously Mika who gives seminars to career women to “know your value”, when she giggily adores her co-host/lover Joe every morning. Then. Swoons like a schoolgirl when he “asks” her to get married? Like. It’s not 1970.

But. The larger point is – shouldn’t partners discuss their future plans together?! Equal value? Guess that “diamond” ceiling will not be broken soon.

Kettle Lead

A flock of new hawks. Joining the Republican kettle of McCain, Graham and Bush. Meet the new NeoCons. Women Democrats. Dianne Feinstein. Kirsten Gillibrand. Hillary Clinton. Shocking. Who knew? A concerted call to defeat Isis where they are before they get us here. So. Now we know what we’ll get with either Jeb! or H-Rod. Boots on the ground. War. Again. Squawking Wolfowitz! Pull the plug.

Family First

A lofty level of fathers making career decisions to put family first. From Joe Biden’s need to take care of his clan as they grieve led him to leave the Presidency on the table. Paul Ryan’s conditional acceptance of the Speaker role to see his kids on weekends sets him apart from the pack. Proof that personal priorities for both genders make work/life balance rough. Only if you are in demand, can you make demands. Woman or man. Otherwise, tough.

Speaking of Familia. Murphy Ruth. Mets! Wow. Rout. Sorry. McFly.