We report you decide as a major information network says. I am respectfully stealing that for today's post. I will get back to my BUY AMERICA theme in the next few days. Most of you know I seldom read a newspaper as it is HISTORY by the time we read it. I enjoy the fast paced news like of the net and radio. Doesn't that sound so....so.....exciting. Basically I am just too cheap to spend a buck on bird cage lining. BUT, today I had some time to kill and was in a coffee shop (without wi-fi) can you believe that. It's true.
I bought the local Communist rag, and started my journey. Headlines "Military Taking Gays as Recruits". Then the story of a West Point graduate, Dan Choi. He apparently is an Iraq war vet and openly homosexual. The story went on to say he was preparing to re-enlist since the "Don't ask, don't tell" law was overturned by a judge in California. Who would have thought a California judge would overturn a law like that! You can go online and read the whole story somewhere I am sure. Mr. Choi is re-enlisting I presume, with the full knowledge that the Attorney General is going to fight this ruling in the higher courts. That is his right.
Page 2 of the local communist rag: "Gay slur goes unpunished" It seems a high school crowd in Eastlake,Ohio started chanting a homosexual slur at a football game this past weekend. So many chanted it that principal, Jennifer Chauby, was unable to single out anyone in particular. The report says she did call in several children who fessed up to following the crowd. She stated she was unable to punish anyone in particular but is making announcements and meeting with individual students to convey it was wrong. The local Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland said it amounted to bullying. Oh my! Bullying again.
Having said(typed) that I don't condone bullying or teasing, or picking on any one. I DO say toughen up Slugo! Real life ain't easy.
The third thing that caught my eye in the local Communist rag was an article on the OP ED page by Thomas Sowell. In the article Mr. Sowell discusses the Chancellor of Germany' recent remark regarding multiculturalism. Chancellor Merkel said flat out it doesn't work! Mr. Sowell credits her for, guess what, her courage. Germany willingly opened their borders to anyone who wished to enter the country. The misconception was these people would assimilate into the Germany society. They later would become Germans with a (insert country) heritage. This didn't happen and Chancellor Merkel said so.
Now who has showed common sense and who hasn't. Mr. Choi didn't in my opinion and it has nothing to do with his homosexuality. Common sense would dictate wait until the court challenge is over and then if the law is struck down enlist. Doing it now only creates more paperwork and he gets his 15 minutes of fame. A graduate of West Point you would think he would be smarter. He probably is however, he has no common sense. I'm glad Jacob has been discharged. I wouldn't want him to have Mr. Choi for a commander. Being smart is ok but, common sense will carry you a long way!
I normally line up against school teachers, principals, superintendents, and school boards. This time this principal showed common sense by not trying to single out a student or several students. Kudos to a school principal with common sense. Unfortunately the group who said it amounted to bullying, well, like I said, Life ain't easy. They have no common sense. There has always been bullying and always will. You cannot legislate peoples emotions, feeling, thoughts or minds.
Mr. Sowell is a well know black Conservative. I wonder if he showed common sense by writing this article. Chancellor Merkel may not have shown common sense but she certainly, as Mr. Sowell said, showed courage. If she is re-elected I suppose you could say she had common sense or at least guts. Kudos to Chancellor Merkel for telling the truth.
Now if we can just learn from her strong stand and make English our official language and quite printing everything in ten languages. Some people don't want to be Americans they just want our freedoms.
It's off to the races this weekend with civilian Jacob. This is his birthday present and get out the ARMY treat. After a tour in Baghdad and time in Hati he deserves a NASCAR race. Martinsville Virginia HERE WE COME. Any body got bail money?
God Bless America and you all!