Friday, March 30, 2018

The Week In News

                                                   The Week in News

*A panel discussion about free speech on campus at Canada’s McMaster University was canceled due to student’s and professor’s concerns that the contents of the discussion could lead to violence, according to The College Fix. The title of the event? “Tolerating Intolerance.” Life has become a series of Monty Python sketches.

*In an interview with long-time acquaintance Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis allegedly stated that condemned souls just “disappear,” and that Hell does not really exist. Apparently, the Pontiff has never been to North Korea. Or sat through an entire Hillary Clinton speech.

*The Omnibus Spending Bill President Trump signed apparently contains a provision that prevents a border fence from being built on a five-mile long stretch of the Texas border straddling the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is located at the junction of two major avian migratory routes, and over half of the 1,000 species of birds known to inhabit the U.S. have been sighted there at one time or another. How would a 20 to 30-foot-high wall have any effect on bird movements??! Skeptics say illegal aliens will still find a way over the wall, and they can’t fly. I’m pretty sure there are no ostriches or emus near the U.S.-Mexico border, and I know there are no penguins nearby. What else is in this bill?!

*A woman interviewed at the “March for Our Lives” protest in Washington, D.C., responded to the question of why she’d like to see a ban on firearms ownership by saying, “A civilian doesn’t need a [gun]—I have face tattoos. I don’t need to be owning a gun. I’m irresponsible already.” If progressives don’t like or “need” something, then they automatically believe no one else should, either. Setting her tyrannical nature aside, she admits she’s “irresponsible already.” That is correct, Ms., guns don’t make a person irresponsible, you manage that on your own. But responsible people with guns will help protect you—even from yourself.

*An assignment at a middle school in Georgia asked students to write a letter to Congressmen imploring them to enact stricter gun-control legislation, The College Fix reported. One student’s father said the assignment read as follows: “You are trying to persuade lawmakers to have stricter gun laws to help prevent another school shooting from taking place. For this assignment, you are writing a letter to the lawmakers of the United States. The purpose of this letter is to pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States. Your letter should contain at least five complete sentences. Make sure that you use proper grammatical skills when writing your letter.” According to the course description, the social studies class issuing the assignment was supposed to teach kids about life on the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, etc. Well, open-ended learning can come later, if there’s time. An opportunity for state-sponsored, taxpayer-funded indoctrination takes priority.

*NBC (online) headline: “Trump wants to get tough on Russia without angering Putin.” Seriously? Come on! That’s impossible. They are mutually exclusive. Does NBC somehow believe Putin won’t notice or care about Trump’s “tough” actions regarding the country he leads? Obviously, he does notice and care as he’s responded vehemently. That even those at the network aren’t laughing at their bias is unsettling. Would they have run the headline, “FDR wants to get tough on Germany without angering Hitler” in World War II? Unbelievable. So-called professional mainstream journalists and their media outlets are everywhere embarrassing themselves…with embarrassing frequency.

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