By David Anderson
From learning to drive to learning about life, girls need their dads.
Mexican gun running; State Department lying; IRS conservative targeting; DOJ accused of spying; Sebelius out HHS fundraising; NSA cell phone monitoring; Holder to stay, he’s insisting; Obama concedes Plan-B ruling; gun control fires kept burning; and a partridge in a pear tree.
Had the Twelve Days of Christmas (10 in my version) a second verse we could add more since given what we’ve seen so far it is most certainly to get worse.
But enough of the “America-is-going-to-hell-in-
There is reason for hope.
Take the children at a California elementary school for example who turned in their toy guns for books and bicycle raffle tickets this past weekend. After all, explained Strobridge Principal Charles Hill, “toy guns teach kids not to take real guns seriously.”
That same weekend, their parents – no doubt in a hurry to get on with their tykes-for-trikes gun trade-in program so they and others across the country could drop them off at a sitter and take in a movie – shelled out a whopping $36.4 million to watch “The Purge,” an R-rated Sci-Fi flick set in a futuristic America in which “all citizens are given a chance to vent, within a 12-hour window, all negative emotions however they desire – including murder – since all criminal activity has become legal.”
“Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun,” Mr. Hill said.
Did you use a loudspeaker, Mr. Hill? Because evidently you are not being heard by the parents.
Hey, but “take those guns seriously” children, aka the ‘do as I say, not as I do’ parental-adage.
Speaking of appalling parenting as we approach Father’s Day, on the other side of the country, the Washington Times reports this past Monday that one out of every two New Yorkers who took the driver’s test didn’t pass.
Driving experts hypothesized a couple of reasons, one being the youngster’s dependence on “parents, cousins and relatives who can barely drive who are teaching them.”
“It’s not that the basic road test has gotten harder,” said a DMV spokesman.
So what are you saying Mr. DMV-guy? That the parents are getting dumber, if present at all?
Or that they have too long abdicated the ‘my-father-taught-me-to-drive-
Likely all of the above since flunking the paper portion was attributed to “schools cutting driving classes to save money.”
Rumor has it in New York that those who failed to pass both the written and road tests became taxi cab drivers.
Meanwhile, taking a back seat, President Obama has acquiesced to the courts in allowing Plan B morning-after contraceptives to all gals of any age so that now what happens in the back seat can be treated “as soon as possible.”
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Happy indeed are you if you’ve a father on this Father’s Day and every day to guide you through those years.
Also known as Plan A.