In looking for a topic for today’s column, I was stunned by the fact that there were so many choices. Outrageous stories abound and dominate the airwaves, newspapers, and home pages of media web sites. And so, I realized that THE story of the day isn’t one of these. It’s all of these. Isn’t it sad to see just how messed up our country has become?
First, no column would be complete if it failed to mention the fall of Anthony Weiner. After several weeks of trying to ride out the storm, Weiner resigned on Thursday. The story didn’t go away as he had hoped, mostly because with each passing day, more and more pictures emerged. Finally, when photos were released of him grabbing himself in the congressional gym, even his Democrat colleagues had had enough.
The seven-term Democrat said he was taking time out to redirect his energy offline.
“Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress, so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to deal with the damage I have caused,” Weiner said. He had announced over the weekend that he was going to take two weeks of leave from Congress so he could get unspecified “treatment.”
Second, how about the survey that middle school children in Massachusetts were given that touched on topics including oral sex and sex partners? According to Fox News:
A middle school in Massachusetts is under fire for requiring children to complete a graphic sex survey — without parental knowledge or consent — that included questions about sexual partners and oral sex.
The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization, filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education against the Fitchburg School Committee. They are representing the two middle school-aged daughters of Arlene Tessitore.
Are these people crazy? We are talking about 12 and 13-year-old children. Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead said, “It’s adult material… It goes down a whole list, including birth control pills, condoms and one of the answers is ‘withdraw.’ Adults know what this is, but kids have to imagine or go online to find out what it means.”
The principal of the school said she was forced to administer the survey as is in order to fulfill the requirements of a government grant. Lovely, eh? Get money from the government and participate in sex surveys.
In Arizona, a bill was passed last year and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer which “bans classes in kindergarten to 12th grade that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of one ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity.” What’s utterly amazing is that the law was actually needed in the first place.
According to AZCentral.com, the Tucson Unified School District’s program on Mexican-American studies is being investigated for violating the law. An audit of the program found:
* Texts and other materials for the junior-level courses referenced White people as “oppressors” and “oppressing” Latino people.
* Curriculum and materials repeatedly emphasize the importance of building Hispanic nationalism and unity in the face of assimilation and oppression.
The list goes on and on. During a House hearing this week on Muslim radicalization in U.S. Prisons, CNSNews.com reports that Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee said that invesigators also need to look at Christian militants because they might “bring down the country.” Are you kidding me? When have we seen organized terrorist activity by a Christian group? Can Miss Jackson Lee please point me to the nearest base for Christian al Qaeda?
Just scan the headlines, and you’ll find even more examples. It’s just endless. We are in massive debt. Our leaders feel they are above the law. Our schools are getting inundated with left wing material. Our movies are becoming more and more profane, even those labeled PG-13 and under. It’s crazy.
There is one silver lining from my scan of this week’s crazy stories. According to Fox News, a college football player was kicked off a US Airways flight from San Francisco to Albuquerque. The offense? The person in question (after repeated requests) would not pull up his sagging pants. It turns out the airline didn’t want his underwear hanging out for all to see. Nice job! One problem solved… a million more to go.