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July 27, 2015

Boy Scouts Now Gay Scouts

Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense who helped do away with the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy in the military, led the Boy Scouts into uncharted waters today, doing away with the blanket ban on adult Scout leaders. For the time being, church sponsored Scout troops will be excluded from the new policy.

It seems that becoming a young man is already tough enough without having to worry about whether your scout master has a crush on you. Just think what an openly gay scout master can teach impressionable young men. The sins of the Catholic priests who preyed on the altar boys will pale in comparison to the adventures of scouts with gay troop leaders.

Is there going to be a code of conduct for troop leaders that might include the prohibition of public displays of affection between troop leaders who fell in love while sitting around a campfire? Queen-size sleeping bags will be all the rage. Who knows? There may even be a merit badge for grab-ass.

Can't you just picture Robert Gates leading a merry band of gay troop leaders arm-in-arm with their gay scouts in San Francisco's gay pride parade.

Posted by Rick | July 27, 2015 06:29 PM | Social Studies

July 20, 2015

John McCain Vs. Donald Trump - Food Fight

John McCain started a food fight between himself and Donald Trump saying during an interview with Ryan Lizza, part of which was published in the New Yorker magazine, "This performance with our friend (Trump) out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me. ... Because what he did was he fired up the crazies."

Trump responded saying McCain was "a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured."

So is John McCain a hero?

Merriam-Webster defines hero as:

1a: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability 1b: an illustrious warrior 1c: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities 1d: one who shows great courage

2a: the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work 2b: the central figure in an event, period, or movement

3: plural usually he┬Ěros : submarine 2

4:an object of extreme admiration and devotion : idol

Collins defines the noun hero in much the same way:

1.a man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc

2.a man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field

3.(classical mythology) a being of extraordinary strength and courage, often the offspring of a mortal and a god, who is celebrated for his exploits

4.the principal male character in a novel, play, etc

Personally, I believe that the term 'hero' is used far too lightly, and on January 21, 2008, in this blog I wrote about John McCain:

While one must admire Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for his service to the United States, I don't believe that being captured and spending time as a P.O.W. makes him a hero. It does indeed make him a survivor, but that does not make him a heroic figure.

Many people, including Senator McCain (RINO-AZ), have called for Trump to apologize since his remarks. I have already decided, but I'll let you decide whether John McCain is a hero or not, and if you believe he is, in fact, a hero, then you probably believe Trump should apologize.

I have not heard anyone asking McCain to apologize for his name calling. I am! McCain owes the Trump supporters, who believe the borders should be closed and that anyone who breaks the law by entering the United States illegally should not be given the honor of becoming United States citizens, he labeled "crazies" a huge apology.

I guess in McCain's world, if you believe in the rule of law and not chaos on the borders and anarchy in the streets, you are crazy.

We know McCain believes this how? In 2007, 21 years after we were told that Reagan's amnesty for illegals would be the last amnesty program, a bill called 'The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007' (its full name was Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348)) was discussed in the 110th United States Congress that would have provided legal status and a path to citizenship for the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States at that time. Although the bill's sole sponsor was Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the bill was crafted largely as a result of efforts by Senator Teddy Kennedy (D-MA), Senators McCain (RINO-AZ) and Kyl (RINO-AZ), and Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC), with input from President George W. Bush.

Another amnesty program and another and another? The border chaos will continue until we show we are serious about border security and the rule of law.

Apologize Senator McCain to all of us who believe in secure borders and the rule of law!

Posted by Rick | July 20, 2015 07:07 PM | Political Science

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