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Newt Gingrich and Charles Dickens

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Newt Gingrich could easily have been a character in a Charles Dickens novel instead instead he's a front runner for the republican nomination for president.

Dickens, considered by many to be the greatest novelists of his time, was fascinated by cruelty to children in the work place and by those who exploited that cruelty to become rich. Child labor laws have pretty much eliminated the use of kids under 14 for hard labor but Newt would like to change that.

A few years ago. Gingrich said that children of welfare mothers should be put in orphanages, like Boys Town, and many priests agreed.

Now he thinks 9 year olds at the poorer schools should be allowed to work as janitors. He would hire a "master janitor " (minimum wage) and the kids would mop the floors and clean the toilets. The children would get a few nickels and it would teach them "the dignity of work."

Major brands like Nike and others must be salivating at the proposal. They could relocate their manufacturing back to the U.S. Our kids work the assembly lines and the companies would save on shipping costs. Win win. But why only poor kids, rich children need dignity too! Proposal: every wall street firm would hire a "master crook.

He would teach the rich kids how to design worthless derivatives and how to bet against the U.S. economy. Kids with a conscience would be sent away and used as speed-bumps. Ol' Newt was flying high then he used the word "humane" when describing how he would treat illegal immigrants who have been here for many years. BAM ! There went the Dickens comparison and there goes the republican nomination.

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Marty Vergari November 30, 2011 at 10:04 PM
Mel, My main man! Re; "proof reader" - I got two of them! They are Sgt. Dick and Sgt. Mel of the "Secret Typo Patrol". Now if only I could find someone to read the big points to you so you will get it - after all, if all you can find is a typo, you're missing the good information that might keep you from having to practice with me; "WELCOME TO WALMART".. HA! I love the "Dick & Mel Show" you guys kill me! Now go to work, find the typos right here in this comment or look at my other one posted today - beats understanding a guy, right? All the best Sgt. Mell & Sgt. Dick. Your new friend Marty
Bob Kirk December 02, 2011 at 07:08 PM
Marty- You can call an elephant an eagle but it is still an elephant & I am glad it does not fly! Failure ? was GWBush II a failed presidency? Clinton? Bush I Reagan? Carter? Ford....NIXON....Johnson....bet I know who 'fails'........it depends on your party what = a failure @ present.....so you grew up with 'Barry'??? what do you think HE needs to do to FIX the USA....a vasectomy?
Marty Vergari December 04, 2011 at 07:40 AM
Would someone please translate to me what Bob Kirk said? Granted I had a drink of wine with dinner but what the heck is Bobs point? What elephant & eagle? Bob, please know, Barry failed you and me. Surely you know that.. If it quacks and walks like a duck it's DUCK Bob not an elephant or an eagle... Come on now my friend. Marty
MEL December 05, 2011 at 02:14 AM
Give it up Marty. We say what we say in jest and you get too defensive. We all make typo mistakes. However, the big picture is we are all entitled to our opinions. Yes ... It does start with Mr Navarro who take the time and effort to blog on this site, just as you have the right to do. Your friends Dick, Mel & Bob Kirk
Marty Vergari December 05, 2011 at 08:25 PM
Mel, As long as you now say you were only making fun in a good natured way - I'll stop defending myself. But if you do get some time to re-read the comments (both yours and those of our other pal's) you will see why I had to defend myself from that pile on of typo cops. Ha! Of course we all have our own opinions and are entitled - but this means you guys can't gang up on me anymore. Okay? All the best, Marty

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