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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Entitlement now has a new face and a new name.
No, it's not a drug addict who has joined a union of drug addicts demanding free everything, and it is not a teen who is demanding everything all the time in every way without lifting a finger.
It's Kaci Hickox, a nurse, recently returned to America from a stint treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.
Ms. Hickox has been asked to remain in her lovely rural home in Maine until November 10th, but today she and her fabulously perfect boy friend, Ted, went for a bike ride - along with many members of the national and local media and a swarm of various police.
"I'm not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it's not science-based."
Let's see if we can follow this.
Most people are trying to prevent the worldwide spread of a deadly disease.
If you had been exposed, and you had even the slightest hint of a concern about your community and your state and your country and your continent, wouldn't you find a way or ways to get comfy hanging about your large comfortable, well-equipped house, wouldn't you just do that for 21 days?
Wouldn't you feel guilty about roaming about, going into shops and restaurants on the off chance that you might be responsible for setting off a chain reaction with massive deadly consequences.
Sure, maybe it won't be a barrel of laughs.
Here's my radical take.
This person should not be quarantined. She should be in jail.
And every time you head for the dictionary, encyclopedia or Wikipedia in search of the meaning of ENTITLEMENT, or try to understand the generation that is completely obsessed with every minute right it can imagine and claim, you will find her demanding photo.
Posted by David Berner at 8:16 PM
Friday, October 10, 2014
Brad Pitt has released a new movie. It's called "Fury," and its about an American tank outfit fighting the Nazis towards the end of the Second World War in April 1945.
Apparently, movie producers, writers, actors and promoters have a more finely tuned sense of the body politic than our own elected officials and many of our fat, lazy entitled citizens.
What exactly do folks think ISIS and ISIL are?
They are the Nazis of our time - lunatic, murderous, completely delusional. Their soldiers are lost young men from all over the world who are looking desperately for a cause and purpose. Carrying an AK-47 and a Bowie knife and destroying men, women, children and entire communities makes them feel strong and powerful, when in fact they are pathetic.
The world community - if in fact there is such a thing - should rightly be united in a war of eradication.
It was fascinating to watch FDR quietly, shrewdly and with determination set the stage for removing America from its hopeless position of isolation during the first years of WWII. The tragic dark 'gift' of Pearl Harbor finally propelled the U.S. into the war, after FDR had spent the better part of a year and a half communicating discreetly with Churchill almost every day.
Now, Canada is set to do its small but important part in ridding the world of the current evil.
That doesn't sit well the esteemed leaders of the federal Liberal and NDP parties. What do they suggest? We sit by as neutrals and watch as the cancer spreads?
Do they have no sense of history?
Some fool writes in today;s Letters to the Editor that we are kind hearted people and generous and peace loving and caring and that we should send blankets. He also blames the Americans for the world's current troubles.
Nobody wants war.
But the terrorists are here, there and everywhere and they are a clear and eminent danger of the highest order.
Have fun on the sidelines, sipping on your lattes, boys.
Posted by David Berner at 11:35 AM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I am learning everything about Life by watching TV commercials. I am matching the programs with the ads and these are the invaluable truths I am now understanding:
If you watch American football, you have a dog.
If you watch golf, you can't get it up; and
If you watch NBC News at 6 pm, you have mental problems.
Posted by David Berner at 7:21 PM