Category Archives: Culture

Boy Scouts Want Cookies

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The Boy Scouts are now open to girls. And the Girl Scouts aren’t happy. They want to know what’s wrong with a girl being a Girl Scout.  Besides, what would you call a girl in the Boy Scouts?

Some people think this will lead to sex abuse in the woods. But I think it’s all about the cookies.

The Boy Scouts are beginning a hostile takeover of the Girl Scouts. James Hamblin in The Atlantic gets to the heart of the matter: “Girl Scouts sell cookies that are vastly superior to Boy Scout popcorn.”

Harvey Weinstein Revelation

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Meryl Streep is shocked shocked by the Harvey Weinstein revelation. She reached out to the Huffington Post to call his behavior “disgraceful, inexcusable, and an abuse of power.”

In 2012 she called him “God.”

Hillary Clinton is shocked shocked too. And “appalled“. Weinstein has helped raise $1.5 million for Democratic candidates.

Weinstein Revelation

Holman Jenkins in the WSJ says Harvey is warning the Hollywood liberal elite that his problems are their problems:

He was a guest at the Obama White House 13 times. He gave hundreds of thousands to the Clintons. In 2016, he hosted or headlined multiple fundraisers for Mrs. Clinton with people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

 

Stephen Paddock Face of Evil

Stephen Paddockface of evilStephen Paddock was a 64 year old retired accountant reportedly worth 2 million dollars. He owned rental properties, was a certified pilot and owned two  airplanes. Not exactly my idea of the face of evil. But he had 23 firearms in his hotel room and shot nearly 600 people, killing 59 of them.

Face of Evil

He was also a casino gambler. He held the “highest status” at Caesars Entertainment. Does “highest status” go to people who win a lot of Caesars’ money? Did he blow his 2 million dollar fortune?

Whatever happened, it doesn’t seem like he suddenly went haywire. His killing spree was meticulously planned.

David French in National Review thinks the case is very very strange.

President Trump’s NFL Rant

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Some players are now saying they’re not protesting the flag or the country when they take a knee during the national anthem. But that’s not what  Colin Kaepernick had to say when he started the whole thing:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,”

NFL Rant

It wan’t all about taking a knee during President Trump’s Friday night NFL rant. He also complained that the league doesn’t allow hard enough hitting:

“Today, if you hit too hard … 15 yards, throw him out of the game,” Trump said. “They are ruining the game, right?”

Medical researchers might want to take a knee over that.

Cajun Navy

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The Atlantic has a nice story about the “Cajun Navy.” It’s made up of private citizens with boats who rescue Hurricane Harvey victims:

Clyde Cain, who runs a Cajun Navy Facebook page told USA Today last year, “The reality of the Cajun Navy is everybody out here with a boat that isn’t devastated gets out and helps others.”