Ever have one of those days where you start scanning the news and find yourself saying, multiple times, “You have got to be kidding me!”? Have you noticed that they seem to come more often these days? There is just so much utter … nutsiness, for lack of a better word … that I shake my head until marbles begin to rattle around in there. Here are a couple of the latest ones …
Damn those subversive Girl Scouts, anyway …
I had never heard of Jane Chastain, but apparently she made history in 1974 when she became the first woman to call an NFL game. Now, I might have found that exciting, might even admire her and give her a high five for breaking that glass ceiling, were it not for what she has done since. Somewhere along the line, she lost her admirability, lost her good sense … lost her marbles it would seem.
Chastain writes a column for the right-wing media outlet, WorldNetDaily, commonly known as WND. But her latest … well, you be the judge …
“It is no small coincidence that the Girl Scouts are out in force this month selling cookies on street corners, in front of grocery stores and other places of business. For many years, I would buy at least one box from every girl I met, even if I had a dozen or more boxes at home.
The Girl Scouts were an important part of my formative years, and I sold hundreds of boxes of these cookies myself, so I considered it payback, paying it forward so to speak. Not anymore.
In fact, the Girl Scouts are celebrating the victory won by their alums in the 2018 midterms on its website, beginning with their star, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, who attributes much of her success to what she learned as part of this organization.
Now Girl Scout alums make up 72 percent of female senators and 60 percent of the women in the 116th Congress. Although the website tries to strike a bipartisan tone, it is no accident that, among this year’s freshmen, Carol Miller is the only Republican, and she is much older, 68, than the rest. Her training in scouting was well before the feminist takeover that occurred in 1970.
So before you decide to embrace an International Women’s Day celebration or buy the cookies, ask yourself, ‘Will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez?’”
You’ve got to be kidding! I’m not sure what offends her more … that the girl scouts are celebrating the election of one of their alumni, or that most of the members of Congress who are former girl scouts are democrats! This woman has lost her marbles!
Get paid extra for carrying a gun?
You likely remember that after the tragic school shooting in Parkland Florida last year, Trump and the NRA bluntly suggested that the way to end school shootings was to arm teachers. The rest of us held our heads, rolled our eyes, and groaned a deep, anguished “nooooooooooooo …”. Well, it seems there are some who still think this is just a peachy idea.
Three North Carolina republican legislators filed a bill last Wednesday to give up to 3,000 teachers a 5% salary raise if they become teacher resource officers who receive specialized police training to carry firearms at work. One of the three, North Carolina State Senator Jerry Tillman, says this bill, which is a copy of one that failed to pass last year, will succeed.
“This is an idea whose time has come. With the heightened awareness of the legislature, I believe this bill will see success. It’s a big deterrent to somebody going to shoot up a school. You need to stop them any way you can.”
You’ve got to be kidding!
Mark Jewell, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators, on the other hand, is not thrilled.
“It is a disaster waiting to happen. We continue to be opposed to arming our teachers with firearms. Arm us with the resources we need to teach our kids to be safe.”
I agree 110% with Mr. Jewell. Want your kids to be safe in school? Then vote for legislation that takes guns off the streets and out of the hands of people not qualified to use them. Let us hope the North Carolina legislature has better sense than Mr. Tillman.
How she dresses means she is … what???
I would love to know how people with a law degree can be so utterly stupid? Think about Kellyanne Conway and Ann Coulter … bimbos, they are, yet they hold law degrees. Add to that list Jeanine Pirro, who not only holds a law degree, but is a former judge, prosecutor, and politician from New York. Currently Pirro is host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, where she spouts right-wing conspiracy theories and other lunacy.Her latest is a claim that Muslim women who wear a hijab are against the U.S. Constitution. More specifically, freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who wears a hijab, is against the Constitution.
“Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
You’ve got to be kidding! This woman needs to go back to school and study the history of this nation, how religious freedom was one of the tenets of the founding of this country. Interestingly, and surprisingly, Fox News apologized for Pirro’s abhorrent comments, saying …
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
For once, Fox did the right thing and I applaud them for it. But wait … along comes former Trump associate Sebastian Gorka …
“She’s absolutely right. The hijab is a requirement of the religion of Islam. It is part of Sharia law. Sharia law does not comport with the U.S. Constitution. Judge Jeanine, we have your back. Hold the line. You are speaking the truth.”
Where are all these fools coming from? Would somebody please shut the damn gate?
Until next time, dear friends …