Respect, Responsibility & 12,000 Flags

What is it about honesty that makes some people act stupid?

In my previous post I referenced an article in the Denver Post about the recycling of over 12,000 flags that were found in trash bags after the Democratic National Convention.

Rather than just admit that someone screwed up, some nutball with the Democratic National Convention Committee has decided to lie about the whole issue.

They are now claiming that the 12,000 flags found in trash bags in and around dumpsters were “bundled” for return to the manufacturer.

What manufacturer do you know that takes back products in Hefty bags?

If they were to be returned to the manufacturer, why did they sit near the trash in trash bags for eight days?

It’s very clear that these flags were meant for the trash. All you have to do is look at the photographic evidence. In addition to the photo in my previous post, there are more at RedState.

If that one doesn’t convince you, click the link to RedState, there are more for you to see.

Why not just tell the truth? If the cleanup crew screwed up, why not just say so? Is honesty that difficult?

The Obama campaign responded with some mumbo jumbo about a plot to take the flags without authorization to make Barack Obama look less patriotic.

Honestly? What are we supposed to think? Does the Obama campaign really think we’re so stupid that we’ll believe these flags were properly taken care of? That they were destined for return to the manufacturer?

This isn’t solely about patriotism, it’s about respect and responsibility, two additional traits which seem to be foreign to the Obama campaign.

Don’t Touch Those Twinkies

Attention Parents: If you just cannot take parenting for another moment, you have a way out.

Yes, you now have an option if you just can’t take parenting anymore. Yes, there is a way for you to escape the hassle of raising the child you brought into the world. Yes, you have an “out” when it comes to being the responsible parent everyone else says you have to be.

Are you tired of trying to make enough money to put food on the table for your kids?

Have you had it with your teenager causing you more grief than you care to admit?

Don’t you wish you could just say “enough is enough” and go back to the days when you were young and carefree and didn’t have all that responsibility holding you down?

Well, don’t you worry for another minute. The state of Nebraska has just initiated a new program that will eliminate all aspects of parental responsibility, just for you.

Nebraska’s new “safe-haven” law allowing parents to abandon unwanted children at hospitals with no questions asked is unique in a significant way: It goes beyond babies and potentially permits the abandonment of anyone under 19.

That’s right. Gone are the days of “doing the responsible thing”, or living up to the expectations of society. Society (in Nebraska anyway) no longer requires you to fulfill your obligation as a parent. As long as you don’t abuse them or hurt them in any way, you are now free to abandon them at any hospital in the state. Awesome huh?

So the next time you come home to find that your 15 year old ate all of the Hostess Twinkies, don’t smack him upside his head, just haul his ass up to your closest hospital and be done with the little bastard. It’s all about you man. Those are your Twinkies!