Talk to Chuck

Unlike Floyd Mayweather Jr., I don’t “keeps a private jet”. However, many of the loudest voices urging the narod to cut down on their ravenous predation of Mother Earth do. For some examples you can check out this article.

Many politicians also don’t shirk away from using G’s to flit around to and fro, all the while pontificating on the need for Joe Six-Pack to reduce his carbon footprint.

It must be noted that the senior Senator from New York, Charles Schumer (below), actually flies commercial. Props to Chuck for keepin’ it real and not succumbing to the temptations of Senatorial life.

However, a recent incident on US Airways might just offer Mr. Schumer a convenient excuse to shun commercial flights and hop on a G from now on: Schumer has a Flight to Forget

Chuckles was quoted as saying, “It’s Harry Reid calling. I guess health care will have to wait until we land.”

Hey at least he didn’t pull the “Do you know who I am?” card.

English the Universal Language

The wife and I took our son to México over the weekend to visit my relatives who for the most part still reside in the old country.

We drove down there and thanks be to God we got back safe and sound, not to mention that it can be truly said that a good time was had by all.

So I was watching Mexican TV on Sunday morning and at this time the programming mostly caters to children. Amazingly enough one of the shows that I watched as a child is still running new episodes.

During a commercial break, there was a commercial which was somewhat surprising to me. Here in the States we tend to hear that those who wish to see English declared as the official language of these United States are racist, xenophobes or at best just ugly Americans.

I never understood the criticisms aimed at this group of people, why? Well because if you go to México no one objects to Spanish (the language of the majority) being my native country’s official language.

Back to the commercial: it was an ad for a set of DVDs (made by Disney) to teach kids English.

That was not much of a surprise but the way it was being marketed was. The pitch was that your kids must learn English for the sake of their future and that English must be learned because it is the “universal language”.

Strange that in the U.S. English has not been declared the official language (for political reasons) yet in México an ad is declaring it to be the universal language.