Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Boy Scouts and Gay Membership

There's been a lot of noise recently about the Boy Scouts opening its membership to gay boys, while continuing its exclusion of gays from scout leader positions.  While I think that the Scouts should be open to all, let's put things in perspective.

Sexual conduct of any type is not supposed to take place during any scout activity.  To my knowledge, heterosexual behavior is included.  There are no merit badges awarded for proficiency while visiting a brothel!  And, darn it, we're talking about children, for the most part.

Sex is not yet on their radar screens.

And, the proper response of any adult, hetero or gay, is to keep it that way.   Maybe no adult should be alone with a child. 

At any time.

There's a conceptual difference between who one is and what one does sexually.  While the latter is one example of a specific conduct, it's not the entire picture.  We're more complex than that.

Would you describe me as a overt mockingbird lover?  Or incorrogible Republican?  Or confirmed Montanan?  Or habitual Moon Pie eater?  Or covert 34B bra wearer?  Or frequent watcher of Justified?  Why must the incidental of my preferring heterosexual activity make such a big emphasis?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What the F***!

What in the hell is going on nowadays?

Suddenly yellow flags with rattlesnakes are popping up in town, even among the granolas.  Apparently, the I.R.S. in Cincinnati targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny in vetting them for nonprofit status, while giving liberal groups a free pass. 

Now Congress has gotten bipartisan for a change: a chorus of bleating that this was wrong! 

Let's face it: the I.R.S. is about as popular as an enema with the general public, anyway; so if the Obama administration throws a few I.R.S. agents or offices under the bus, there won't be too much wailing and gnashing of teeth!

It looks a little more weird when it comes to reading journalists' email records.  This can be like a major scandal.

Time for some low-level administrators to have their Come to Jesus moments, and take one for the team.  I know the Big Guy will make sure the buck stops somewhere else.

I'm being sarcastic as hell, I know; but the hits keep on coming and I don't know what other bad news is out there.

Bottom line: Politics makes people act like dicks: and non-tumescent ones, at that!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013