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Friday, December 13, 2013

Some Things That I Think That I Think

Today's blog has a tidbit of items collected throughout the week and they are as follows:

A six-year-old Colorado boy kisses a girl's hand in school and is suspended for two days along with being charged with sexual harassment.  Really?  The "victim's" mother says that the first grader repeatedly harassed her daughter.  Really?

Staying in the schoolyard, a 10 year old in Pennsylvania is suspended and threatened with expulsion for pulling out an imaginary bow and arrow and pretending to discharge the arrow.  I am not making this up.  The principal said that the fifth grader (who most likely just saw the Hunger Games) violated the school's weapons policy.  Again, I am not making this up!  

How about the fake sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service who claims that he is a schizophrenic, heard voices and saw visions of angels while on stage?  The entire time he was within striking distance of the President of the United States.  The fake interpreter was never vetted by the Secret Service; they said that was the South African government's responsibility.  The South Africans are investigating how this happened, although they used this same interpreter on two previous occasions and there were complaints at that time that he was a fake.  Wow, who would have thought that in this day and age that the protection of our President would be that lax.

Remaining at the Memorial Service, the handshake between Barrack Obama and Raul Castro............so what!  Much to do about nothing.  It was a handshake, not the lifting of an embargo.

Speaking of much to do about nothing, the selfie of the President; David Cameron, the British Prime Minister and the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning Schmidt; again, so what.  Irreverent, inappropriate, give me a break.  It was a celebration of Nelson Mandela's life just as much as it was a memorial service.  Get over it.

Lastly, congratulations to Patty Murray and Paul Ryan (see my December 10th Blog) on the budget compromise and the House overwhelmingly approving the two-year budget plan.  It's about time Washington compromised on something.

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