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Is common sense no more?

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THE MOST EDUCATIONAL TOOL EVER, THE TELEVISION !!!

I know, I know, you all think I’m crazy with this thought about the television.  I can hear it all now.  Each and everyone is saying, “He has finally lost his mind as there is nothing on the T.V. worth watching, much less learning”.  You are right! But, the point you are missing is that our young people are learning from what is shown on the T.V.   The sex and violence are on nearly every channel and are watched over and over everyday by our youngsters.  So, guess what, they are learning all about sex and violence.  I did not say in the title that it was a good force in education, only a force.  We, as a group, must decide if this is the type of material we want stuffed into our children’s brains.  After a while, they become desensitized to the material and start to emulate in real life what they have learned from the T.V.  I was bad enough when the hormones started to “rage”; but, if I had been exposed to all the sex and nudity like our kids are today, I’d have been a “wild man”.  You can hardly find good programing for a family during any time slot.  Just look at the “music videos” for an example.  They border on the edge of porn, not soft porn but hardcore porn.  Let’s take a short stroll down “memory lane” and compare yesteryear with today.

In the time frame in which I grew up, the channels, all three of them, would not or could not even show a “lady with child”. While today, they will not only show her but show her in the nude.  Back in the days, Lucy and Ricky, of “I LOVE LUCY” even had to have twin beds and full length pajamas; while today, they show groups of people in large “king ” sized beds; all naked.  I guess what has set me off on this topic is that the wife and I were watching a show the other night and an ad came on for a “Trojan vibrator for women”.  This was during the family hour and I could only think, “how would the parents explain this to a nine/twelve-year-old”.   I know many will say that they already know of this material…but, doesn’t that make my point.  Does a child of that age need to already know of such? COMMON SENSE says “let kids be kids”.  They have their whole life to experience this type of material and do not need to be exposed at such a young age.  And, we wonder why we are having such an explosion in the illegitimacy rate.  COMMON SENSE says,” we are dumber than a stack of rocks on this subject”.

Now to the violence issue.  Have you really watched the “blood and gore” on any of the crime shows on T.V.?  Is it any wonder that our children no longer place a true value on life?  Have you reviewed the video games your children are playing on the x-box? We let them be exposed to killings after killings during their formative years and then are shocked when a certain percentage become ” serial killers” or “mass murders”.  COMMON SENSE says, “monkey see, monkey do”.  I know some will say “what an old fart” I am; but, stop for just a moment and think about how you were raised and how you are raising your children.  I’ll bet if you are truthful you will see a drastic difference.  All I’m asking is that you review the “cause and results” in play here.

I do admit  that I do watch some of the shows. But, I will also admit that the sex shown on some of these shows “stirs up my hormones”; and if that is true at my age, then we can only guess as to what it does to our younger folks.  I guess the old “COMMON SENSE” thing about “there is snow on the rooftop but a fire in the furnace” might apply here.  In any event, let it be said that I tried to warn you that if this trend continues, “It ain’t  going to get any better”.  If this trend of “sex and violence” continues, we will have to have “two conceal to carry permits”.  One for your weapon to protect yourself from random violence and one for condoms to protect yourself from random sex.

WELL, WE FINALLY FOUND THE WMD’S FROM IRAQ—IN SYRIA!!!!!

Syria has been playing “hide and seek” with the WMD’s from Iraq all these years; but, they finally helped us find them.  The two governments moved them before the Iraq war.  Bashar Al-Assad was the recipient of the gift from Saddam Hussein to prevent them from being found by the U.N. before the war ever started.  The Iraqi Republican Guard even buried a complete fighter jet in the desert, so moving the WMD’s was but a small chore.  Can you imagine the size of the hole to bury a jet?  Can you imagine what else they buried?  We as a country knew for sure that Saddam Hussein had the WMD’s. Because, we, as a country, sold them to him.  This is the same thing that Japan did to us.  We sold them scrap metal and they returned it in bullets and bombs.  Now ask yourself, just how smart are we?  We keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.  “COMMON SENSE” should rear its old head and tell us that this is the “definition of insanity”.  Will we never learn?  Not until we elect leaders with some “COMMON SENSE” instead of the “educated idiots” we have in office at the present time.

We went into the Iraq war to try to capture the WMD’s and to keep them out of the hands of Al-Qaeda.  They would most certainly use them against America if they ever got hold of them.  That does not seem to be the case in Syria.  Bashar Al-Assad is fighting the rebels which is somewhat an off-spring of Al-Qaeda or at best is run in part by members of Al-Qaeda.  Some will say that if the rebels get hold of the WMD’s, they will be a threat to America; but, there is no evidence of that at the present.  Syria is backed in this “civil war” by Russia and Iran, so some of our leaders would like to “poke them in the eye,” so to speak, as revenge or payback for past deeds. “COMMON SENSE” says “that if payback is a bitch and revenge is sweet, then I must be the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet”.  Not the best basis for going to war. Remember this, “revenge is only sweet when covered with lots of sugar which is bad for your health”.

Everyone who has followed this blog knows that I have been against this President Obama fellow since before he was ever elected.  I judged him harshly during his first run because I knew he would be in “over his head,” and he is, and that he was a liar and he is.  Having said that, I do want to be as fair as I can; he has no good choice.  If we do nothing, many more innocent people will die; but, if we do get involved, we really do not know where it might lead.  This could possibly evolve into a major conflict of which we would be right in the middle.  A lot of the blame can be laid at the feet of President Obama for his policies  in the region.  This is a civil war and we have no business telling them how they should run the country.  We love our way of life and try to impose it on other nations.  We have tried this for years and have not had a lot of success.  These other nations are more “tribal” and do not value “democracy” the way we do.  Why hell, we do not even value “democracy” the way we did in the past.  Just look how this administration has walked on the rule of law and the Constitution.

I am in favor of “keeping our nose clean” on this one.  It tortures me to watch as this goes on; but, it really is none of our business.  Think back, did anyone stick their nose in during our civil war?  Do you think we would think kindly of some other country trying to tell us how to run our country? Oh, but, we have that now. We have Kenya to thank for this mess we are in and some of us do not appreciate their involvement.  Does not seem to be working very well, now does it ?

I would like to point out that we have the same death and destruction just across our border to the south and our government has done nothing good in response.  Since 2006 thru 2012, the official death toll in the “drug war” has reached 60K.  The unofficial death toll is approaching 100K.  What has our government done?  It supplied them guns to kill more people and in the process got some of our agents killed.  The numbers just do not add up, folks.

I want to try to approach this from a “COMMON SENSE” stand point.  Syria has never really been an ally for the U.S.; and, we certainly are not friends with any part of Al-Qaeda; and if we get involved, we have to befriend one side or the other.  “COMMON SENSE” says that if you have two enemies fighting and killing each other, “let it be”.  As long as they are killing each other, maybe they will leave us alone.  We can wait it out until there is a winner then go kick their ass and we will have rid the world of both enemies.  Thank you so very much!!!!

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