Things You Never Knew, Didn’t Want to Know, or Know Are a Crock
Gene Lalor | July 3, 2013
Knowledge may be power to some people but others have different viewpoints. Benjamin Disraeli believed that “To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge” and we all know the ancient adage that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Then there are things you probably never knew, things you never knew and never really wanted to know, and things you’re told are true that in your gut you absolutely know are a crock.
There must be literally thousands (millions?) of mostly insignificant items of information that fall into those three categories so, in the interests of brevity, I have carefully selected one in each category which may be of interest to most people, or may not.
Something You Probably Never Knew.
Our military, those brave men and women who faithfully serve our country and put their lives on the line every day for our safety and fundamental rights in a free society, are sometimes discriminated against for their beliefs and treated with contempt by their politically-correct superiors.
Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers was charged under a federal law that allows commanders to conduct non-judicial proceedings for minor offenses. Sommers was accused of giving a superior officer an incorrect date for a doctor’s appointment and failing to carry out a direct order, compliance with which would have required him to reveal personal and confidential details concerning his autistic son’s medical records.
Just coincidentally, the charges were filed the day after Sommers told Fox News that he was facing persecution because of his conservative political and religious beliefs. The charges followed an investigation, reprimand, threat of judicial action and a bad efficiency report for hosting his own promotion party and daring to serve Chick-fil-A sandwiches in honor of the then-national law, now-defunct Defense of Marriage Act.
I doubt the Master Sergeant’s superiors took issue with his protecting his son’s medical privacy or with serving tasty Chick-fil-A chicken but, if they knew what’s good for their military careers, they also knew they had better support their commander in chief’s deep affection for the idea of gays in the military and disaffection for a chicken company with deep appreciation for the sacred institution of marriage.
Something You Never Knew and Never Really Wanted to Know.
Chelsea Victoria Clinton Mezvinsky, the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton who rarely if ever uses her married name ever since her investment banker husband Marc Mezvinsky abandonded her shortly after their July, 2010 nuptials, is the unannounced, unofficial lady-in-waiting for the Democrat Party’s nomination for the presidency in 2024 or so or whenever the senior Clintons decide they want to re-claim the White House.
Described by her loving mom at the time of her premature birth on February 27, 1980 as “the most miraculous and awe-inspiring event in my life,” Mrs. Clinton-Mezvinsky might never have been born at all had Planned Parenthood been up and operating its abortion facilities way back when.
Clinton-Mezvinsky expressed her profound regret at the May, 2013 ”Women Deliver” conference that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed, teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.” Had those “services,” which primarily include abortions and birth control, been available for Chelsea’s grandma, she and her mom might never have been born, a possibility that apparently never passed through Chelsea’s mind or through the minds of her audience.
She may have been distracted by wondering whether her husband would ever return; her women’s advocacy audience may have been wondering if they should begin advocating for pre-born girl babies in view of the fact “Women Deliver” boasts of its dedication “to ensuring that the health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities now and for decades to come.”
Still, the thought that had Planned Parenthood been around for Chelsea’s grandmother almost makes you think PP is worthwhile. Almost.
Some Things You’re Told Are True that in Your Gut You Absolutely Know Are a Crock.
Let’s face it: Governments lie. But our current “transparent” government has set the lying standard so high–or is it so low?–that it’s becoming difficult to believe they can even distinquish the difference between truth and total baloney.
Barack Hussein Obama’s administration’s Chicago-style method of governing, replete with underhanded and brazen attempts to deceive the electorate as to what actually goes on in Washington, has finally hit the fan; gross falsehoods about 50 ”foiled terror plots” and the silliness of the Pentagon’s announcement on Tuesday America country is “safer” now that homosexuals serve openly in the Armed Forces are the least of the fabrications.
However, the IRS scandal, using that supposedly non-partisan agency as a tool of the Democrat Party, is easily the worst abuse of power since Rosemary Woods erased 15 minutes of the Nixon tapes almost forty years ago.
Instead of coming clean and fessing up that it had long been engaged in a concerted campaign to exclusively harass and intimidate conservative groups, and despite findings by the Inspector General to that effect as well as sworn testimony by Steve Miller and admissions by leftist-liberals that they had not been targeted, the IRS doubled down and said out of the blue in its news bulletin last week that they had also focused on harassing those same leftist-liberals!
As National Review’s Eliana Johnson reported, “While the list [of groups to be targeted] did contain the word “progressive,” screeners were in fact instructed to treat “progressive” groups differently from “tea party” groups. . . the applications of progressive groups could be approved on the spot by line agents, while those of tea-party groups could not.” In other words, the malfeasance of the IRS goes on and on and on . . .
Good grief! If Obamians are going to lie, which they do incessantly, at least they should try to lie credibly!
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