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Monday, April 20, 2015

Abbie Hoffman Moment

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Many Amercans, at this point, think that there should be reforms made to the laws governing campaign financing for politicians running for office. From Fox News to Fact Checks, we end up with very little actual information and even less in the way of kept campaign promises and enterprising souls such as the Koch Brothers end up buying elections. Of the matter of corruption, there can be no doubt.....but does one ask for change by flying a gyrocopter into the no-fly zone over the Capitol and landing in the west lawn? Well, one person does. His name is Doug Hughes. And now he's "frustrated", according to Yahoo News, because his "message isn't getting out." Where's the eye-rolley when I need it?

What's wrong with joining one of the many committees devoted to reforming the campaign donations are collected and earmarked for various purposes? What's wrong with writing letters to representatives and lobbyists who have picked up that concern? Hughes hails from Florida, but if he is willing to travel to Washington D.C. to fly his gyrocopter toy in front of the Capitol, and get arrested while doing it, it would certainly not have been too much more difficult to travel to Kansas, instead, and find out how the scandal involving campaign loans between Governor Brownback and Jeff Colyer is going. Those two are under the investigation of a grand jury. The gyrocopter really didn't accomplish anything and most of us would not have associated the stunt with campaign finances or corruption. Hopefully, the next reformer will run for office himself, or write a book, rather than get arrested by flying a toy into a no-fly zone.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christian School Nurse Denies Service To Child

A Pennsylvania school nurse took it upon herself to refuse to treat a child because the child did not recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag while waiting in the nurse's office. The nurse at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle yelled at the student until she started to cry, and when the student tried to call her mother, the nurse refused to allow that, too. The nurse felt that because of the controversy about new laws concerning religious "liberty", it was her god-given right to refuse service to a child in attendance at the school where she works. Patriotism and devotion, expressed by mindless recitation of a verse with which many Americans do not agree. Nice. This is why Christians should be more like indoor house cats, and excrete their daily devotions in the litter box, rather than at work or around real people.

There are two problems with the pledge. One is that it states that this nation is "indivisible under god", when such a thing is no more possible than a nation being indivisible under Santa Claus, and the other is that the pledge ends with an affirmation that America sports "justice for all". Actually, many Americans do not get the benefits of justice, because while there is usually justice for those who can afford private attorneys, justice for "all" is certainly not a guarantee! Boycott The Pledge got involved on the child's behalf, and have contacted the school to request an apology for the christian nurse.

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