Gay Teen Denied Eagle Scout - Ryan Andresen did everything he needed to do to earn Eagle Scout. However, the Scoutmaster of his troop refused to sign off on his paperwork. Andresen’s issue? He’s gay, and in the twisted, ass-backwards world of the Boy Scouts, that’s a sin punishable by…well…punishable by not getting Eagle Scout. This has been a topic of conversation at our house lately, as our young son has asked about cub scouts. It’s hard to relate to a 9-year old that we don’t want him in Boy Scouts because THEY ARE A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITICAL BIGOTS. Teach a boy about what’s “right” in life…and yet teaching kids to discriminate against gays? Sorry Scouts…you’re just lucky the Boy Scouts in general didn’t win my “Scum of the Week” award.
Biden Too “Mean” for Voters - As noted in my last blog post…typical America. Future of the country’s direction at stake in an election, and all people talk about is the style of Biden, content be damned. This story talks about Biden and if his style was too “mean” for Iowa voters. Hey, Iowa voters…what do you want? An upfront, HONEST discussion of substance? Or the more polite, complete POS liar? Are there REALLY scads of stupid Iowans, running around saying “OH MY GOD! I’m pro-choice, care about the environment, and care about the middle class, but I’m voting for Ryan! Biden is too mean!” GMAFB. People in general are as dumb as a stick, but I hope to god they’re not THIS stupid.
Why Wasn’t Climate Change a Big Topic at the Presidential Debate? – Some have wondered why climate change wasn’t discussed at all during the first Obama/Romney debate. Simple…it doesn’t matter to most Americans. Sure, most of the stuff talked about during the debates doesn’t matter to most Americans, given that (again) style seems to matter more than content. But despite the “controversy” (ha) over climate change, it’s just not that important to most people, because, for now, it doesn’t affect them. It won’t be until there are massive economic consequences of climate change (not that far off!) that people will care. And by then, it will be too late.
Nobel Peace Prize Given to E.U. - And…individuals in the press have fallen all over themselves today criticizing the award. I hate the focus on the negative in the media. Negative stories must “sell” more than stories that celebrate accomplishment, because it doesn’t matter what the topic it is, it seems the media focuses on the negative side, or creates an artificial negative side. Why not celebrate the accomplishments of the E.U.? Why not discuss what they’ve accomplished, rather than splashing a front page story on CNN about why it was the “wrong” choice? And people wonder why people are so polarized in this country, on practically every issue?