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I’ve never been a fan of the Boy Scouts.  My father was a scout leader when he was young, my  husband was also a scout.  Both of my boys have been scouts and I have been a cub scout leader, thanks to the church to which I go, on multiple occasions.  While I can see some benefit in the organization for boys, especially boys whose fathers are absent or neglectful, I find myself uncomfortable with SOME “devoted” leaders within the program.  They become too involved, too invested, becoming that person who “knows how the program is supposed to work and you’re not doing it right”.   That said there are opportunities for boys to lead, which they get no where else in this society but the one up mans ship and pressure that accompanies these things can be difficult for some boys and parents to swallow.

The one thing that I could never fault the organization on, in the twenty years I’ve been exposed to it, is their insistence in obeying the scout law and oath.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, Reverent

I copied this from the Boy Scout of America web site so this is their official declaration to the world, as it were. While the goals are laudable, it seems the coursing and cancer that affects our society has finally worked it’s way into this venerated organization.

Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America, modeled after the organization begun by Robert Baden-Powel (1st Baron Baden-Powell) in Britain in 1908, voted to allow openly gay boys to participated in it’s program.  Other changes through the years were developed in order to address the issues of race, a place for younger boys and activities for older boys, which were in line with both the Scout Oath and the Scout law.  Yesterday’s vote however, flies in the face of the words and intention of the scout oath.  I would guess that with in short order a new oath will be unveiled. One more in keeping with the new patina of the scouting program.  Maybe a rainbow patch will be developed to go on the opposite arm of the uniform or right under the American flag.

Please do not get me wrong. I do not hate gays, I do not hate gay boys, I do not hate anyone. I simply believe that if one wants to join an organization one does not join it and expect them to change their paradigm to accommodate the feelings of a small minority.  As a socialist one shouldn’t  join the VFW or American legion and expect them to embrace the ideas of Karl Marx.  If one is an atheist one shouldn’t expect the Knights of Columbus to denounce the Catholic Church.  If one likes and wears animal fur they shouldn’t think that by joining PETA the organization should accept and acknowledge that a good use for minks is a fur stole.

It has been the focus of the Boy Scout organization to mold and shape young men into leaders, to create good citizens who value learning, set goals and participate in the economy, in government, in the military and all other facets of life on the planet.  Boy Scouts have been business leaders, government officials, teachers, generals, religious leaders and so much more.  This has been a great boon to our society and hopefully will continue to be so.  The organization has also been a refuge from the chaos of our ever coarsening culture, but no more.  The Boy Scouts have embraced the “new normal”.  They have thrown away a century of insistence that their members are;

To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

They are now no different than any other organization that has knuckled under to Political Correctness. They, as the Mad Hatter said to Alice, ” have lost their muchness.”

So what, you ask?  Why does it matter?  To me I guess the crux of the matter is the forcing of others to either abandon or abdicate their personal beliefs.  Why do I have to change my beliefs to suit those who disagree with me?  I wouldn’t force an atheist to pray or a Muslim to eat pork.  I wouldn’t support a law that makes sagging pants a crime nor would I make it a law that everyone should be allowed to join any group no matter whether they are eligible to join or not.  Seriously, should the Daughters of the American Revolution be forced to accept someone  who doesn’t have any ancestors in the United States? Should Mensa be forced to accept people with an IQ of 50?  Should AARP be forced to accept members in their teens?

My point is that according to the history and stated oath of the Boy Scout organization a scout must be “morally straight” and I don’t mean it as in “straight vs gay” .  I mean straight as in correct, within standards according to religious doctrine.  This organization acknowledges God in it’s oath as well. Will that be the next thing to go?  They say they aren’t going to allow gay leaders. How long before that goes by the wayside? Once a society begins to compromise it’s principles than it is ripe for destruction from within while it’s enemies wait, like slavering beasts to divide the carcass. See Greece, Rome or modern day Britain for examples of this.

The thought of some who accept this new direction for the Scouts will of course be that by bringing in “gay” boys they will be exposing them to boys who don’t feel as they do, which will in turn help guide gay boys to the alternative, especially if they want to fit in.  This of course is patent nonsense.  Bussing was a program that was going to revolutionize inner city life for children. They would be taken from their schools and put into schools with children who were progressing, which in turn would encourage the inner city children to perform better. It looked so good on paper but the opposite occurred. In many situations the schools achievement numbers went down or flattened out.  Why work hard to get ahead if the guy sitting next to you does nothing and still passes.  Children aren’t stupid  (most of the time). Agreeing to accept those into an organization who will not follow the set standards and insist that those standards be changed to suit their agenda never ends well for the organization nor the people they serve.

It won’t end well here either.  History has proven that, but we can’t learn from history.  What do a bunch of dead guys know anyway?

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Scott Pelley made a speech at Quinnipiac University  in which he said “We are getting big stories wrong over and over again.”

He later went on to say, “Twitter, Facebook and Readit, that’s not journalism. That’s gossip. Journalism was invented as an antidote to gossip.”

Unfortunately for us, Mr Pelley journalists have abdicated their responsibilities to cover a story by presenting the facts of that story.  They have become advocates for organizations, agendas and politicians.  Don’t believe me, let’s  visit a few of the more egregious examples.

Benghazi:  This was a whole pile of bad. From beginning to end, from stem to stern. If this had happened under any other president someone would have been forced to resign and others would have gone to jail.

Vacationgate:  Formerly journalists would have embarrassed those involved into apologizing or at least ceasing and desisting.

Mass Murder Gosnell: No matter what their feeling about abortion, journalists in the 60’s and 70’s would have covered the heck out of this trial.  None of this “it’s just a local trial” nonsense.

Fast and Furious: This would have scuttled any other previous administration.  Those in charge would have been incarcerated.

Birth certificate/Social Security Number issues:  Any other politician would have been forced to explain the irregularities.  They would have been forced to provide actually copies of the forms and if they couldn’t they wouldn’t be candidates long.

Voter fraud:  How many times did people vote to assure this man’s victory.  Past journalist would have been chasing a Pulitzer.  Of course that was when getting one meant you did an awesome job researching and reporting. Now it just means you’ve articulated the administrations talking points succinctly.

So pardon us if we don’t believe you.  Pardon us if we don’t assume that law abiding citizens who’ve never engaged in terroristic activities are behind the latest disaster.  Excuse us if we don’t believe that “some white guy with a gun” is always the shooter or that a “Tea Party Extremist” is to blame.  Since there have not been issues like that at Tea Party/ Conservative  or Libertarian rallies we would point you in the direction of your Occupy Wall Street, Code Pink, Moveon.com, New Black Panther fellow tin foil hat wearing compatriots.

Since you in the media can’t be trusted to be objective, we have to get our news from other places.  Your integrity has been shredded, your lack of honesty highlighted and your agenda posted on the national billboard of the internet.  We are tired of being lied to, being castigated, being manipulated and more than that being insulted.  Most of us know we are not the problem.  We know we do not think or believe what you claim we do and because of that we are suspicious of what you claim others think or believe.  We are insulted that you think we are so stupid, so naive and so ignorant that we can’t figure things out for ourselves. That we have to be spoon fed watered down, spun, barely recognizable facts instead of being given the actual facts and being allowed to decide for ourselves.

But you’re right Mr. Pelley.  Your house is burning down.  But there is no one who cares and even less who would bother to bring a bucket complete with hole.   Good luck with that.

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Well I watched some of the testimony yesterday.  What I saw was at times riveting and at time bat crap crazy irritating.

Mr. Hicks of course was riveting, as was Mr. Gowdy.  The latter’s substantive questions of the former were the highlight of the day for me.  Mr. Chaffez from Utah was also compelling.  It was obvious that he was frustrated by the lies and CYA moves of those involved within the administration and State Department and that he was tired of having to ask the same questions over and over again as well as dealing with the nonsense from the other side of the aisle.

Mr. Hicks in an obviously emotionally draining testimony answered the questions with a stoic demeanor.  He was interrupted by Democrats who wanted copies of the email, or who wanted to make a point or cast aspersions about his character or his patriotism because he’s willing to call a liar, a liar no matter who it is.  The most appalling comment came from the Representative of the “People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland“, Cummings , who made a ridiculous and obscene statement yesterday during the hearing.  I guess we should tell those whose  ancestors lost their lives frighting for civil rights that, hey, wasn’t a big deal….”death is a part of life.”  How about the families of those killed last year in Chicago or Tryvon Martins family?  How about those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombing?  When does it stop being “a part of life” and become murder. Hey lawyers, new defense,  death is a part of life so you can’t really charge someone with murder, you can just use that statement as your whole defense.  Call it the “Cummings idiocy.”

Then there is the “What difference does it make” and “Benghazi was a long time ago” and ” we won’t learn anything new” cadre of sycophants.  Well we did learn some new things, murder has no statute of limitations and it makes a world of difference to the folks who lost their loved ones as well as those who have to depend on the State Department to keep them out of harms way.  The truth always makes a difference.  Always.

Some interesting things that weren’t addressed yesterday are:

Where is General Ham?  Why was he relieved of command? When?

Where is Rear Admiral Gauoette?  Why has he not been interviewed? When was he relieved of command and why?  Exactly.  I want to know exactly what he did.

When senior members of the military are relieved of their commands at the height of a crisis, the American public deserve to know why.  Did they refuse to follow an illegal, unethical, immoral order?  For example did they refuse to stand down when Americans were being tortured and murdered?  Did they call into questions the motives of those in authority?  Did they suggest that the administration was covering up behavior that wasn’t above board?  Did they understand that more was going on besides the attack, like perhaps gun running into Syria as long ago as 2012 or before?

These are things the lame scream media was supposed to be reporting on.  This is the kind of story real reporters (Woodward and Bernstein come to mind) used to report on.  Of course today with few exceptions journalists CAN’T do this kind of journalism. They weren’t taught how to really research or report objectively on anything.  They were taught to spin the news, propagandize the news and dismiss anything that didn’t fit the meme. Today news rooms are populated with advocates not journalists, teenagers not adults.

Could someone find the adults in America and ask them to call home?  The tweeners are peeing in the pool, the teenagers have set fire to the couch and the babies are smearing poop on the walls and the crib.  The toddlers and kids are hiding under the sink and the baby sitter has died.

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25 ¶And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Luke 21:25-26

We have arrived, I think.  Of course we probably arrived some time ago but I didn’t want to believe it.  I wanted life to go on as it had.  I wanted my children and grandchildren to able to live and love and grow and achieve as I did before them.  This I’m afraid is not to be.  Americans assured that when they allowed the destroyer access to their country.  They allowed it when they forsook the God that was present at the birth of the nation to be ejected from schools and public buildings.  They allowed it when they made heroes out of bandits and criminals. They allowed it when they cast morality into the gutter and threw common sense in afterward.

Now we know that the current administration not only knew but covered up what they knew.  They left 4 Americans to die.  They refused to access the many assets that were available to them.  They stood by while our embassy was attacked, it’s people murdered and did nothing.  And then they lied.  So the question arises, what else have they lied about?

In other times, in other administrations, in other situations the president would have been impeached over the mess that is Benghazi.  The vice president would have been forced to resign and people would have gone to jail.  This will probably not happen, unless we want a race war because like it or not this is now all about race.  The paradigm has shifted and this is what we have to live with in the future. It is the only thing that has kept this president in office so far.  One can’t disagree with him, that’s racist. One can’t point out obvious problems with his agenda, that’s racist. One can’t suggest that he’s incompetent, inept and dangerous……..you guessed it, racist.  One can’t point out the our large cities with minority mayors are verging on bankruptcy, that is also racist.  One can’t make any improvements because one can’t talk about the real issues and real problems because …..yeah you know.

How is it that barely 12 % of the US population demands half the jobs, 80% of the resources and sucks up 90% of people’s time and energy.  There are special school programs, set asides, lobbyists, government subsidies for schools, for homes, for businesses.  There were roughly 4 times the white workers in government jobs in 2008 than black workers but they are only 12 % of the population, so they are over represented in the public sector by at least 7 times.  We don’t even want to go into a discussion of the mess affirmative action has made out of education but here’s  some facts from ACT to consider. In Michigan they gathered data to show college readiness by race, 64% of white students, 38% of Hispanic students, 71 % of Asian students as opposed to 25% of Black students are considered ready for college in english, the rest of the numbers for Algebra, Biology and Social studies tells a similar story, sadly. Not only are black students not ready for college they are being admitted to college over those who are obviously more competent .  So instead of business leaders, finance professionals, professors and others that should have been turned out of our higher education entities we have people who were only admitted due to their skin tone.

Lest the racist moniker come out now, be well aware that I believe that the person with the best score, the most experience, the better resume get’s the job, the spot in college or the trophy on Dancing with the Stars.  Skin color, ethnicity, political leanings or lifestyle choices shouldn’t be considered. Apparently that is not  the case anymore.

It is because of this disconnect,  I believe, incompetents have taken over the government.  They are making decisions that will eventually, if not stopped, lead disaster. As we’ve seen in Benghazi, the military will do whatever it is that their superiors tell them to do.  Military folks have already had basic human rights removed from them, they can’t share their religion, they will now have their work areas scrutinized for “offensive to women” stuff?  Really?  We have no other more important things to worry about.  No, we’re playing societal roulette with people who use guns.  I would have in the past said that the American soldier would never fire on his fellow citizens, I don’t believe that anymore.  They will shoot whomever the government chooses as a foe.  I should have realized that after Waco but I didn’t or maybe I couldn’t.  I do now.

So yes, I distrust the government, I distrust the administration, I distrust the military and I distrust the police.  The president and the organization that the pilot of the Benghazi drone “can’t mention” don’t have to tap my phone or hack my computer.  I believe there is a tyrannical regime in power in the United States today.  I believe they seek to take away the rights guaranteed to me by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  No matter how much Shelia Jackson Lee tries to rewrite either document, I have already read both and have committed to memory those rights.  So now there is only one group I trust and that’s my family. And yes we all need more bullets, more guns, torches and pitchforks, we need to be prepared and ever watchful and we need to remember who it is we’re dealing with.

18 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, ye must watch and pray always lest ye enter into temptation; for Satan desireth to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. 3 Nephi 18:18

I know that this verse is true.  I have seen it often enough in the last 10 years.  This is where we are folks. We’ve been warned. We now get to reap the whirlwind.

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FDA APPROVES MORNING-AFTER PILL FOR SALE OVER-THE-COUNTER…

So, my 17 year old son can’t take allergy medicine to school without a signed note from his doctor. He can’t have it on his person, it must be administered by a nurse.  My daughters when they were  still in school couldn’t take Midol with them to school because it’s a “drug” and must have a note signed, again, by a doctor because we’re all concerned about “the children”.   But girls as young as 15 and opponents of that want the age limit struck completely, can take a pill that will cause them to spontaneously abort any fetus that might have been there but maybe not.

So what happens when this girl, not under a physician care begins to hemorrhage or what happens if she’s allergic to this drug.  No one knows she took it except the people at the pharmacy and will they remember?   Will someone connect the dots when half of them are missing.  This is typical progressive bandaid theology.  Don’t tackle the hard stuff like making it unprofitable, unpleasant and a stigma to have sex indiscriminately.  It’s irresponsible, it’s dangerous and it’s stupid, especially  at an age where they change their minds about what their favorite color is almost hourly (some from one minute to the next) but heaven forbid we should tell the little darlings they can’t do something.

Next is without an article because the Lame Scream Press won’t touch this with a 10 ft feather boa.  Say they manage to pass a gay marriage amendment.  There is a real move to “rename” or “rebrand” marriage to fit in with it’s newer, hipper, gayer, image.  Now I don’t have any idea what they’ll call it. I want to know if the participants are going to have to find different titles.  Mother, father were gender specific.  So are there going to be two mothers or two fathers?  If not who’s going to be Daddy?  Is it going to be a permanent thing or are they going to try it on like a new pair of shoes to see how it fits? Maybe it will be a switch out kind of thing. One day one partner is Mom the next day they’re Dad?  How do those outside of the “what ever it’s called” know who’s doing what, are the partners going to wear a name tag, “Hi, I’m Andrew, I am the Dad today”?  Who gets what jobs, who get’s to be the one to tell the girls what it’s like to menstruate or to explain wet dreams to boys?  Men of course know all about menses  and women as well know all there is to know about how boys mature and what their issues and problems are.   A man can teach a daughter everything she needs to know about being a female because he “feels like a woman.”  Since he’s never been a woman how would he know????? Of course he doesn’t know. Being female is a physical state of being, you are born that way, physically. How you feel and what  you make of those feeling is totally a decisions “you” make and make up.  So please forgive me if I have very little faith that this particular social experiment is going to be productive. As with the other experiments  progressives have foisted upon us in the last 100+ years it will destroy more of the societal fabric and we will sink lower into the chaotic abyss.

City Councilmen Would Divest Pension Money  From a Potentially Koch-Owned Tribune Co.

You just can’t make this stuff up, seriously.  Here we have a company, Koch, based out of Wichita, Kansas, they have diversified their business so they own a whole host of different kinds of companies.  People flock to work for them.  They treat their employees honestly, they do business with integrity and they partner in the community to actually “help” instead of making publicity so they can market their “brand” (they let their marketing department do that- when they help they actually HELP).  The brothers have a serious Libertarian streak and they promote those who are for capitalism, freedom, liberty and the Constitutional Rights we are all guaranteed.  What they are not is a “Soros” type outfit. They don’t manipulate, they don’t prevaricate and they don’t lie.

So the Tribune Co. is dying.  Newspapers are becoming things of the past. Not because of the internet, not because of cell phones, not because of cable news.  No they’re dying because they have become so entrenched in liberalism that no one believes anyone working at a newspaper today is objective in anything they write about.  Occasionally one might find someone of a independent persuasion at a newspaper doing sports or business reporting but all the other members of the staff (90%) are  Liberal Democrats even if they aren’t  carrying the card.  It is the only thing that explains the silence on the Gosnell trial, the Benghazi whistle blowers and the mess that is Obamacare.  These disaster and more are being ignored by the “Lame Scream Press”.

I knew someone who was Conservative that worked at a newspaper.  The abuse they got made it almost a pleasure after 20+ years to be laid off.  These people are taught by liberal professors, they live in the same area’s, they go to the same events and they truly do not know anyone who has a different opinion then they do.  When you point out that they are biased they become defensive and combative and then the ad hominem attacks start. It’s a waste of time, frankly.  They couldn’t find objectivity if it kissed them on the nosey.

That’s all for now but I’ll be back soon with “Stuff you just can’t make up”.

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