Women’s History #1

It is March and Women’s history month…..so the Old Professor wants to drop some history on my readers….history that may not be commonly known about the women I feature.

Since the Baseball season is about a month away let’s start with that…..

Who is the only woman inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame?

(I’ll wait while you run to Google to do your thinking for you)

There are currently 268 male baseball players who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but did you ever wonder who is the only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Did you know there is a woman who is a part of the Baseball Hall of Fame? Many players get a chance to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, many lose that chance, either by not receiving enough votes or by being banned for life (such as Pete Rose).

Have you ever wondered who is the only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? It was Effa Manley, who became the first and only woman ever to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Effa Manley was born in Philadelphia. After completing school, she did some vocational training in things such as cooking and sewing. Later, she started a hat-making business.

She was a black woman, but her mother was white. She was raised by her black stepfather and mother. Since her biological father’s skin color is unknown, for many years critics debated her racial background. Effa Manley always enjoyed the confusion her skin color created. However, she recognized herself as a black woman and was proud of the color of her skin.

Effa Manley was not a baseball player, so why is she part of the Baseball Hall of Fame? Let’s find out!

Who is the only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Now you know more than most….

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

Have I great weekend…..Be well and Be safe….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


When Stupidity Is King

Have you seen the movie “Idiocracy”?

It explains a lot that is happening these days….plus it was released in 2006….very prophetic.


When did the GOP lose it’s collective mind?

In 1960, the sociologist Daniel Bell published a book titled The End of Ideology that argued the ideological battles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries had subsided. A “rough consensus” had emerged, Bell wrote, at least in the West, on the need for a welfare state, a mixed economy, and political pluralism. President John F. Kennedy echoed Bell’s theme in a speech at Yale’s 1962 commencement. “The central domestic issues of our time,” Kennedy said,

relate not to basic clashes of philosophy or ideology but to ways and means of reaching common goals—to research for sophisticated solutions to complex and obstinate issues…. What is at stake in our economic decisions today is not some grand warfare of rival ideologies which will sweep the country with passion, but the practical management of a modern economy.

The moment didn’t last. Ideological warfare resumed in the United States with the rise of the New Left in the late 1960s and with the rise of the New Right in the early 1980s. Today, those ideological storms have subsided. This time, though, ideology is over not because right and left have reached rough consensus; far from it. The contest is done because the Republican Party walked off the field. We have arrived at the end of GOP ideology.


Personally I agree with those people that think this ‘stupidity’ is a threat to our beloved society…..

It may sound like an insensitive statement, but the cold hard truth is that there are a lot of stupid people in the world, and their stupidity presents a constant danger to others. Some of these people are in positions of power, and some of them have been elected to run our country. A far greater number of them do not have positions of power, but they still have the power to vote, and the power to spread their ideas. We may have heard of “collective intelligence,” but there is also “collective stupidity,” and it is a force with equal influence on the world. It would not be a stretch to say that at this point in time, stupidity presents an existential threat to America because, in some circles, it is being celebrated.

Although the term “stupidity” may seem derogatory or insulting, it is actually a scientific concept that refers to a specific type of cognitive failure. It is important to realize that stupidity is not simply a lack of intelligence or knowledge, but rather a failure to use one’s cognitive abilities effectively. This means that you can be “smart” while having a low IQ, or no expertise in anything. It is often said that “you can’t fix stupid,” but that is not exactly true. By becoming aware of the limitations of our natural intelligence or our ignorance, we can adjust our reasoning, behavior, and decision-making to account for our intellectual shortcomings.


This stupidity just keeps getting deeper and more dangerous by the year.

Have you noticed that most of the GOP banning around the states are of those things that scare the GOP the most?

“I feel like there is a coddling of the conservative mind,” said Reid. “The conservatives don’t have the confidence that their ideas can be sold on the basis of presenting them as ideas. They have decided that we can’t convince people to do what we want and live by our religion, so we will tell the federal government to enforce it. I don’t like this book or drag shows. The thing that I feel uncomfortable with, I don’t feel confident that I can convince people to come to my side, so I need the power of federal government to ban the things that make me uncomfortable.”

That attitude, Reid said, looks like “an intellectual collapse and sense of defeat.”


Was it Forrest Gump who said ‘stupid is as stupid does’?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”