(Philosophy Poem) The Journey Makes Us

The Journey Makes Us

 

Life is a journey that we all have already begun

What we do is the tale of our own personal days

Our Souls came from above and will leave again

You and I we create the journey as well as the end

We know from where we came but where will we go

 

When we first can remember we were but a small child

From pre-school to early school are some memories still

Bullied or Bully, Middle-School was for most a bad pill

High-School a time we fight to learn our own selves

College throws down so many mind blocks we had built

 

Jobs while single or married took so many hours to fill

On our jobs or marriages are we cheated on or cheat

Sunday Christians, which way goes the ladder we create

We begin the same and in the end a hole we will all fill

The Journey makes us, it decides where we go in The End

10 U.S. Colleges With the Most Students

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TRAVEL TRIVIA)

 

10 U.S. Colleges With the Most Students

Which U.S. colleges have the highest number of undergraduate students? Using data from the 2017 enrollment of ranked schools, U.S. News and World Report compiled a list of the colleges with the highest undergraduate enrollment. Read on to discover which 10 schools made the list.

Michigan State University

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 38,996

Located in East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University is home to the Spartans. Part of the Big Ten Conference, one of the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conferences in the country, MSU is renowned for its top sports teams. One of the biggest games of the year is its annual match-up against The University of Michigan, in which the two schools duke it out for possession of the coveted Paul Bunyan Trophy.

The University of Texas at Austin

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 40,492

The University of Texas at Austin is an impressive school in both size and stature. Its urban campus is comprised of 437 acres and it offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees for its large population of students. It’s also a selective admission process, with only 40% of applicants gaining entrance to the school. Known for its popular Greek system and diverse student body, this top Southern school also has seven museums and seventeen libraries spread across the campus.

Broward College (FL)

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 40,754

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Broward College is a regional college with highly affordable tuition. Not only was it named one of the Top Ten Community Colleges in 2018 by the Aspen Institute, but it was also named one the most affordable colleges in Florida. According to U.S. News, in-state tuition costs $3,537 for the 2018-2019 academic year, which makes it a great option for Florida residents.

Pennsylvania State University — University Park

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 40,835

Known to most as “Penn State,” Pennsylvania State University — University Park has a top reputation for academics and athletics. The school boasts over 70 fraternities and sororities and 1,000 clubs and organizations for students to enjoy in their free time.

Arizona State University — Tempe

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 42,427

Although Arizona State University — Tempe has a long-held reputation as a “party school,” this stereotype is not set in stone. For example, ASU notably did not make Princeton Review’s Top 20 List of Party Schools, which took into account use of alcohol, hours spent outside of the classroom and the popularity of each school’s Greek system. Regardless of its party school status, ASU does have some of the most undergraduates in the country on its large Tempe campus.

Liberty University (VA)

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 45,754

Liberty University, a private Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia, was founded by Baptist minister and televangelist Jerry Falwell in 1971. Boasting a campus of more than 7,000 acres, the school offers on-campus and online degrees, with over 280 online programs available to its large population of students.

The Ohio State University — Columbus

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 45,946

Outside of academics, sports are a huge part of campus life at The Ohio State University — Columbus. Home to the Ohio State Buckeyes, the school’s football team is also part of the NCAA’s Big Ten Conference. The university’s football stadium, affectionately called “The Shoe” has been likened to the Coliseum of Rome. Costing over $1 million dollars to build in 1922, the Shoe seats 100,000 football fans during a home game.

Florida International University

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 47,586

Founded in 1971, Florida International University offers a unique college experience for its diverse set of students. This urban university is divided between two campuses, Modesto A. Maidique Campus in West Miami-Dade County and the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami. It was also ranked #100 in the U.S. News Ranking of Top Public Schools, a notable accomplishment for such a young university.

Texas A&M University — College Station

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 53,065

Founded in 1876 as an all men’s agricultural and mechanical college, Texas A&M is now a co-ed, public institution. Students at A&M are nicknamed “Aggies” and with over 50,000 of them in undergraduate programs, it’s clear that everything is bigger in Texas. The university also has a campus located in Doha, Qatar, where 500 Aggies are enrolled, according to U.S. News.

University of Central Florida

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Undergraduate Enrollment: 56,972

Although the University of Central Florida is based in Orlando, this massive university has 10 regional campuses across the state. And according to an Aviation Week Workforce Study, UCF has produced the highest number of graduates to be hired by aerospace and defense companies. But with such a large amount of undergraduates studying engineering and computer science at UCF, it should come as no surprise that many of these students go on to do well in their fields.

Politically Correct: The Acidic Evil That Is American Politics

Politically Correct: The Acidic Evil That Is American Politics

Good evening folks, tonight I wish to speak with you about a subject matter that is not near or dear to my heart, it is called political correctness. This subject matter touches each and every one of us on a regular basis in our daily lives. In its simplest form political correctness is the attempt to avoid offending anyone at anytime regardless of the subject matter. I believe that when most of us hear the term political correctness it is not a smile that crosses our face, it is more likely to be a disgusted frown. Today if a person says anything about a subject matter when it may in any way shed a light of truth on the events of today, if that truth in the slightest degree has any measure of negatives then you will be labeled as a hater. There was a time in this country when people were allowed to be honest in their speech but unfortunately that is not the case these days. Now if you say anything about anyone person or persons even if you are speaking the total truth to the best of your knowledge, you have become a hater or some kind of a bigot whom is very likely to be sued in court because you dared to be honest. In the past we could describe a dirty old man in simple terms/truths, these days political correctness (stupidity) airbrushed the truth stains away so that you don’t offend that dirty old man. These days that person is a sexually focused chronologically gifted individual. Laziness is now referred to as motivationally deficient. I am now no longer short being only five feet eleven and three-quarters inches tall, I am vertically challenged because I didn’t make it to at least six feet. It is comforting to know that I didn’t really have trouble with algebraic equations in college, I simply had a memory deficiency.

 

We could all just sit back in our Lazy Boy recliners with a glass of Jose Cuervo in one hand and a big blunt in the other and just sit back and laugh at American politicians and media talking heads as they spout this stupidity. The scary part of this is that what we the people call stupidity/political correctness, some of the fore mentioned people cultivate this ignorance as their personal gospel. This ignorance is a gospel of re-education and it does show via the ignorance and apathy we see and hear when today’s streamlined, bought and paid for politicians open their mouths. Today at almost all of our college campuses as well as the secondary and primary schools this re-education propaganda is widely referred to as diversity education. This ignorance that our politicians and the media push down our throats tries to please everyone all of the time and to never offend anyone any of the time. This is a nice story line if it were in a small child’s fantasy or Fantasy Island handbook but in the real world it is simply poison. Most all of us adults know that political correctness if allowed to play out and to become the laws of the land, we are all doomed to be the laughing-stock of the whole world. Today if people dare attempt to speak the truth about real world issues they are branded as haters or we are people with stone-age ideologies. Truth is that when people do dare to speak the truth on real issues what you say will most likely offend some people whom do not happen to agree with you. When we are cultivated away from the truth and told we can’t say such things isn’t this the same thing as saying to advance in our society today that you must either be and idiot, or an habitual liar?

 

For those who might think that this mental disease is a spin-off of the 1960’s and 70’s hippy drug culture then you need to crack open some college level history books and increase your knowledge on this subject matter. My friends, political correctness has been around and practiced through other cultures around the world far longer than any of us have been alive. Political correctness is really nothing more than cultural Marxism in some professors views and I can’t say that I disagree with them. If we compare the basic tenets of political correctness with classical Marxism the parallels of the two are very obvious. When Marxist Communists take over a country such as Russia, China, North Korea or Cuba the personal freedom of speech ceases to exist.

 

I leave you tonight with just one last observation, isn’t it amazing how much Russia and her politics have turned to look more like our politicians rhetorical babbling? Or, is it more correct to say that our government is starting to look more like the Russia of President Putin or even that of Germany of the mid 1930’s in that free honest intelligent conversation can be construed as a hate crime? Is political correctness in places like D.C., Hollywood and New York City going to be a nail in America’s coffin? Time will tell us all what the truth is but I totally have my doubts that anyone alive today will live long enough to see that day. Friends, good night, stay well, God Bless.

Politically Correct: The Acidic Evil That Is American Politics

Politically Correct: The Acidic Evil That Is American Politics

Good evening folks, tonight I wish to speak with you about a subject matter that is not near or dear to my heart, it is called political correctness. This subject matter touches each and every one of us on a regular basis in our daily lives. In its simplest form political correctness is the attempt to avoid offending anyone at anytime regardless of the subject matter. I believe that when most of us hear the term political correctness it is not a smile that crosses our face, it is more likely to be a disgusted frown. Today if a person says anything about a subject matter when it may in any way shed a light of truth on the events of today, if that truth in the slightest degree has any measure of negatives then you will be labeled as a hater. There was a time in this country when people were allowed to be honest in their speech but unfortunately that is not the case these days. Now if you say anything about anyone person or persons even if you are speaking the total truth to the best of your knowledge, you have become a hater or some kind of a bigot whom is very likely to be sued in court because you dared to be honest. In the past we could describe a dirty old man in simple terms/truths, these days political correctness (stupidity) airbrushed the truth stains away so that you don’t offend that dirty old man. These days that person is a sexually focused chronologically gifted individual. Laziness is now referred to as motivationally deficient. I am now no longer short being only five feet eleven and three-quarters inches tall, I am vertically challenged because I didn’t make it to at least six feet. It is comforting to know that I didn’t really have trouble with algebraic equations in college, I simply had a memory deficiency.

 

We could all just sit back in our Lazy Boy recliners with a glass of Jose Cuervo in one hand and a big blunt in the other and just sit back and laugh at American politicians and media talking heads as they spout this stupidity. The scary part of this is that what we the people call stupidity/political correctness, some of the fore mentioned people cultivate this ignorance as their personal gospel. This ignorance is a gospel of re-education and it does show via the ignorance and apathy we see and hear when today’s streamlined, bought and paid for politicians open their mouths. Today at almost all of our college campuses as well as the secondary and primary schools this re-education propaganda is widely referred to as diversity education. This ignorance that our politicians and the media push down our throats tries to please everyone all of the time and to never offend anyone any of the time. This is a nice story line if it were in a small child’s fantasy or Fantasy Island handbook but in the real world it is simply poison. Most all of us adults know that political correctness if allowed to play out and to become the laws of the land, we are all doomed to be the laughing-stock of the whole world. Today if people dare attempt to speak the truth about real world issues they are branded as haters or we are people with stone-age ideologies. Truth is that when people do dare to speak the truth on real issues what you say will most likely offend some people whom do not happen to agree with you. When we are cultivated away from the truth and told we can’t say such things isn’t this the same thing as saying to advance in our society today that you must either be and idiot, or an habitual liar?

 

For those who might think that this mental disease is a spin-off of the 1960’s and 70’s hippy drug culture then you need to crack open some college level history books and increase your knowledge on this subject matter. My friends, political correctness has been around and practiced through other cultures around the world far longer than any of us have been alive. Political correctness is really nothing more than cultural Marxism in some professors views and I can’t say that I disagree with them. If we compare the basic tenets of political correctness with classical Marxism the parallels of the two are very obvious. When Marxist Communists take over a country such as Russia, China, North Korea or Cuba the personal freedom of speech ceases to exist.

 

I leave you tonight with just one last observation, isn’t it amazing how much Russia and her politics have turned to look more like our politicians rhetorical babbling? Or, is it more correct to say that our government is starting to look more like the Russia of President Putin or even that of Germany of the mid 1930’s in that free honest intelligent conversation can be construed as a hate crime? Is political correctness in places like D.C., Hollywood and New York City going to be a nail in America’s coffin? Time will tell us all what the truth is but I totally have my doubts that anyone alive today will live long enough to see that day. Friends, good night, stay well, God Bless.

I need help with a WordPress transferring issue!

Okay, I know very little about computers, back when I was in school I only passed the class with a D- and that was on my third try. I do not know if the stroke I had during the first try in that class has anything to do with my memory issues but computer knowledge is a difficult thing for me to pick up or to retain.—My issue that is frustrating me right now is that when I read someone else’s article that I like and I try to reblog it for them as a courtesy to them I somehow manage to really mess up on the transfer over to my blog. Sometimes (seems like a lot of) the time when I go back and look at their article off of my Dashboard I do not see where there is a highlighted link to their blog. Sometimes there is one, sometimes not. This is very frustrating to me. I am trying to help people’s work ‘get out’ to where more people get to see it, I’m not trying to take credit for someone else’s material. I always put whose article it is, all in caps at the top of the story but I have been told that this is not the same. Can someone help me with this? As I said, sometimes the link is transferred over and sometimes it is not and I don’t know what I am doing any different one time to another. This is very frustrating to me, I do not want anyone to think I am trying to ‘steal’ their work, not in any fashion that is why I do that all caps stuff at the top of their stories. Sorry for the long note, I’m just frustrated with myself.

Thank You,
ted

China And The U.S.: Cooperation Through Education

(This article is courtesy of the Shanghai Daily News Paper)

President urges cooperation through education

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping sent a letter on Saturday to mark the opening of the China-US Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University.

Education is an important force that pushes forward human civilization. Nowadays the young people in all countries should establish a world vision and raise awareness of cooperation through education, Xi said in the letter.

The China-US exchanges in education had played a positive role in promoting understanding and friendship among the people as well as improving the relations between the two nations, he said, adding the two countries should deepen cooperation in this field.

He hoped that the Schwarzman College could be built into an international platform for cultivating the world’s excellent talents, providing study opportunities for the youth of all countries and helping them enhance understanding and exchanges.

Is China’s Economic Policy A Copy Of Wal-Mart’s Economic Policy?

 

When I was in college a decade ago I learned that in the U.S. that Wal-Mart, (Sam’s Club) (Lowe’s) (Walton family) had one dollar out of every nine dollars going through their hands each year according to the GDP. This is great if you are a person that holds a whole bunch of Wal-Mart stock, or is it? That would depend on if you are a person who loves this country, or if you are a person whom does not. I learned back in the mid and late 1980’s that the Wal-Mart slogan of them only selling American made products was a total lie. Back then I drove a truck for a living and when trucks going into the docks of North New Jersey to pick up loads going to Wal-Mart Distribution Centers it was a normal thing that the material we were to pick up would be staged on the docks waiting to be put onto the trailers yet we would have to wait for several hours to get it loaded. The reason was that the dock employees first had to remove all of the stickers saying where the products originated, like China, and then put on stickers saying “made in the U.S.A..” In my opinion Wal-Mart grew the way it did through lies, deceptive marketing, and fraud.

 

I really liked radio commentator Paul Harvey a lot, I really liked listening to his stories, the only trouble I had with him was that he was very naive. He used to talk about how we couldn’t have a better neighbor than when your community got a Wal-Mart store in their town. We the people and the small business people of these towns knew better. When a Wal-Mart store moved into a town pretty much all of the small store and all of the ‘Mom and Pop’ store quickly got put out of business. When this happened then the town’s people pretty much ended up having to shop at that Wal-Mart store or travel long distances to places that didn’t yet have one. Do you remember how it used to be a normal thing for a new Wal-Mart store to be built across the street from a K-Mart store and how then most of those K-Mart stores went out of business? Wal-Mart did finally quit the lies about only buying made in America products as we the people learned that we were buying items laced with poisons, they didn’t have American companies to blame it on, they had to come clean to the public about where the products really came from. In most cases it was coming from China. This poison was in may things, like baby food, pet food, and the pain on children’s toys. Many other U.S. companies are guilty of these actions as it is they whom closed their factories here in the States and Canada so that they could reap higher profit margins by using the much cheaper labor markets in Asian countries like China. If you noticed when a company moved their factories to a cheap labor market when those products showed up on store shelves here in America the prices did not go down for the consumers. The game is all about profit margins.

 

As companies here in North America put our workers on the unemployment lines destroying our own country, China started to boom. Wal-Mart had multiple half a billion dollar cargo ships (made in China) built that are too large to go through either the Panama Canal or the Suez Canal. These ships were built to sail from China to the west coast ports of North America. For Wal-Mart it is a win-win situation as they do not have to pay other companies to haul their freight for them. Just like they are phasing out their own truck drivers and started contracts with the lowest bidders, it is about maximum profits, period. Folks, when we buy products that are made in China we are putting money into the Chinese coffers and raising our dept to them. How much longer will it be until the Chinese Government calls in the loan on the 13 trillion dollars we owe them? How much longer will the dollar be the world standard-bearer? How much longer until the world currency is China’s Yuan (Renminbi (RMB))? Have you ever went around your local stores and checked where the products were made? Is it any wonder that now the U.S.Congress is trying to pass a bill making it where the people aren’t even allowed to know where the meat they buy comes from? Wal-Mart years ago got rid of the grocery packers forcing the customers to load their own groceries. Then they started putting in self checkout isles for the purpose of getting rid of the register checker employees. Last evening on the news I heard where they are now going to be replacing almost all of their office people with computers and robotics. If you have no employees you have higher profits, not lower priced products!

It is no wonder to me that as the U.S. is declining and that China’s military power along with their Leaders arrogance is increasing. Yesterday in China at the G-20 conference did you see how disgracefully and how arrogantly our President and his personnel were treated by the Chinese Government and their Officials? President Obama and those with him were treated as enemies, not as trading partners or as friends or even as someone they hoped to have as a friend someday. Yesterday the Chinese Government, (and you know damn well that their President Mr. Xi Jinping okay-ed those actions, they treated our President and the people of our Country as though He (President Obama and Us) did not deserve any courteousness. Yesterday the Chinese Government basically took a piss in the face of our President and our Nation!

 

Folks, every time you or I buy an object here in the U.S. (OR ANY PLACE THAT IS NOT IN CHINA) we are putting bullets in their guns that they will use against the U.S. and against the rest of the world. For years their policy has been to make things for the foreign markets as cheaply as possible. The ideology is simple, play on the greed of the people and companies in the open world markets. This gives work and wages to their own people while taking jobs away from other countries, closing up their factories and their industrial center capabilities. This also takes tax revenues away from other Nations making it impossible for other countries to afford to buy or build weapon systems even for self-defense. Just like with Wal-Mart ideology of putting everyone else out of business so that they rule where people can buy any product and what that price it is allowed to be, China is using that same philosophy. Pretty soon China will enforce its domain over the South China Sea and they will give Taiwan the option of surrender or be blockaded from all outside trade and revenue. They will do this as Russia weakens NATO’s resolve to their west, just like Turkey (a NATO country) is dividing NATO via courting Russia, the EU, and the U.S. concerning the Kurdish people. How many fronts are the people of the U.S. willing to go to war with? Russia believes they can break NATO and China believes that the U.S. does not have the will to go to war with them. As China makes the U.S. weaker economically, they believe they make the will of our people to go to war weaker. Unfortunately I believe that these actions will come about in less than one decade. Wal-Mart has used China well, or, is it that China has used Wal-Mart well?

Politically Correct: The Acidic Evil That Is American Politics

Politically Correct: The Acidic Evil That Is American Politics

Good evening folks, tonight I wish to speak with you about a subject matter that is not near or dear to my heart, it is called political correctness. This subject matter touches each and every one of us on a regular basis in our daily lives. In its simplest form political correctness is the attempt to avoid offending anyone at anytime regardless of the subject matter. I believe that when most of us hear the term political correctness it is not a smile that crosses our face, it is more likely to be a disgusted frown. Today if a person says anything about a subject matter when it may in any way shed a light of truth on the events of today, if that truth in the slightest degree has any measure of negatives then you will be labeled as a hater. There was a time in this country when people were allowed to be honest in their speech but unfortunately that is not the case these days. Now if you say anything about anyone person or persons even if you are speaking the total truth to the best of your knowledge, you have become a hater or some kind of a bigot whom is very likely to be sued in court because you dared to be honest. In the past we could describe a dirty old man in simple terms/truths, these days political correctness (stupidity) airbrushed the truth stains away so that you don’t offend that dirty old man. These days that person is a sexually focused chronologically gifted individual. Laziness is now referred to as motivationally deficient. I am now no longer short being only five feet eleven and three-quarters inches tall, I am vertically challenged because I didn’t make it to at least six feet. It is comforting to know that I didn’t really have trouble with algebraic equations in college, I simply had a memory deficiency.

 

We could all just sit back in our Lazy Boy recliners with a glass of Jose Cuervo in one hand and a big blunt in the other and just sit back and laugh at American politicians and media talking heads as they spout this stupidity. The scary part of this is that what we the people call stupidity/political correctness, some of the fore mentioned people cultivate this ignorance as their personal gospel. This ignorance is a gospel of re-education and it does show via the ignorance and apathy we see and hear when today’s streamlined, bought and paid for politicians open their mouths. Today at almost all of our college campuses as well as the secondary and primary schools this re-education propaganda is widely referred to as diversity education. This ignorance that our politicians and the media push down our throats tries to please everyone all of the time and to never offend anyone any of the time. This is a nice story line if it were in a small child’s fantasy or Fantasy Island handbook but in the real world it is simply poison. Most all of us adults know that political correctness if allowed to play out and to become the laws of the land, we are all doomed to be the laughing-stock of the whole world. Today if people dare attempt to speak the truth about real world issues they are branded as haters or we are people with stone-age ideologies. Truth is that when people do dare to speak the truth on real issues what you say will most likely offend some people whom do not happen to agree with you. When we are cultivated away from the truth and told we can’t say such things isn’t this the same thing as saying to advance in our society today that you must either be and idiot, or an habitual liar?

 

For those who might think that this mental disease is a spin-off of the 1960’s and 70’s hippy drug culture then you need to crack open some college level history books and increase your knowledge on this subject matter. My friends, political correctness has been around and practiced through other cultures around the world far longer than any of us have been alive. Political correctness is really nothing more than cultural Marxism in some professors views and I can’t say that I disagree with them. If we compare the basic tenets of political correctness with classical Marxism the parallels of the two are very obvious. When Marxist Communists take over a country such as Russia, China, North Korea or Cuba the personal freedom of speech ceases to exist.

 

I leave you tonight with just one last observation, isn’t it amazing how much Russia and her politics have turned to look more like our politicians rhetorical babbling? Or, is it more correct to say that our government is starting to look more like the Russia of President Putin or even that of Germany of the mid 1930’s in that free honest intelligent conversation can be construed as a hate crime? Is political correctness in places like D.C., Hollywood and New York City going to be a nail in America’s coffin? Time will tell us all what the truth is but I totally have my doubts that anyone alive today will live long enough to see that day. Friends, good night, stay well, God Bless.

Collage

Higher edumatication is why I am here

Seems like sifferin and writting is all I do now I sware

All the processors they give us so munch work

Us ole country boyz were just ust to playin in the dirt

Ain’t evan got enough time to chase these purdy little skirts.

Thay got words hear like I aint never heard

Thangs like algiebray with thar X’s and Y’s

Have you evar sean a cow with such thangs on her side?

Thay evan got sumthing hear called ammounting

It’s spose to tell ya whare all those X’ and Y’s go

My cuz taught me amounting when I was still young

Ten toes up and ten tose down is a whole lotta fun.

Thay got this thang here called sciences

Thay buy big glasses just to look in the sky

Woudnt it be a lot cheeper just to go to my favorate bar

Down a jug of corn likker and look through the bottom of duh jar?

One thang bout being here without a dought

All these movie star play thangs wondering about

Some evan better than I sean when I was on Mr Springers TV show.

I’m a gonna be the most edumaticated redneck in east Kentuckie

Goin to collage no doubt this is a grate life fer me

It might take me twanty years to get one of dem degreez

But thats alright, Ive always got da farm

And of corse, my for leggad girlfriend Bessie.