My Newswithviews Column, May 26 (‘Big Shots With Lame Excuses’)

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“The tanks’ll shut ’em up!”

Two days in a row this week, we were treated to totally lame excuses offered up by big shots who got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. In both cases, the whole mess was blamed on someone else.

Big Shots with Lame Excuses

Which is more spectacularly awful? The National School Boards Assn. wanting tanks called in to silence parents (maybe we could have, like, our own Tien An Men Square!), or the State Farm Insurance Co. dispatching “hundreds of agents and employees” to feed transgender propaganda to five-year-olds? I can’t decide!

They’re killing our culture; and as we’ve seen in just the past week, the ruined culture will kill you back.

5 comments on “My Newswithviews Column, May 26 (‘Big Shots With Lame Excuses’)

  1. It is whirling like a tornado every way we turn. I can’t judge which is worse, but there is a righteous Judge who has His eye on all this, and we can be sure that as a society, we will pay the penalty. His chosen people did not escape and certainly, we will not.

  2. We’ve had so many of these excuses before. For example, remember the way the IRS prevented conservative nonprofits from getting 501(c)3 exemptions, and the way the military was caught threatening troops who associated with SPLC “hate” groups — and then the way the “mistake” in each case was blamed on some poor schnook in a local office? What I’ve said each time is that if the higher-ups don’t know what their subordinates are doing, the higher-ups should be fired. It’s part of a manager’s job to know what’s going on in his or her division — and if something wrong has slipped by, the manager should not only apologize but reorganize to make sure it doesn’t continue or happen again, even under a different name. Otherwise, again, the manager is still responsible and should be fired.

    1. Erlene, I have three of your comments showing here (this one, one on the NWV piece, and one on the hymn), with no awaiting approval on the “Pending” list. Are there others that you tried to make, that don’t show up? Please let me know–I want to fix this problem.

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