Graduation Etiquette

Notre Dame joined the impolite exodus of uninformed graduates by walking out of their own graduation because they didn’t ‘approve’ of the person asked to give the graduation address. This time, their ill manners were directed at Vice President Pence.

I think their actions reveal the shallow depths of their personalities, intelligence, and their preparation for the real world. They are walking out of the last safe space of like-minded brains who left early to face the world they really don’t understand nor feel a need to learn about. An intellectual person can not only proclaim but listen to various ideas with an open mind and not the usual open fist they employ to show their supremacy. Their attention deficit problem was revealed the moment they knew that the Vice President would be making the presentation. If questioned as exited, would they have been able to express exactly what offended them about his speech? No, because they have become so ‘learned’ and impressed with their own concocted views, listening to someone else might cause them to, perhaps, question some of their preconceived ideas and send them to their idea of the ‘dark side’ to find out some truths.

Book learning is admirable but the real world doesn’t always get them the jobs they think they are deserving upon graduation. Manners go further than snarling. Humbleness is realizing that there is more to the world outside the college campus than liberal professors and coddling. Yes, you can probably be a person of ‘note’ and make some headlines spouting half-baked agendas from your parents’ basement but listening to another’s viewpoint just might open your closed mind to another aspect of the world.

Congratulations to the graduates, whether they agreed with Vice President Pence or not, who showed upbringing and manners by staying to listen to what he had to say. For the ones that pompously stomped out, take the little test in the picture above. Can YOU see what’s wrong with this picture?

Anything To Push an Agenda . . .

Let’s review the events of last week. Tragically, a school shooting took place, something that should never happen in a civilized world. If only there had been some warning . . . Wait! The police had visited the home of shooter something like 39 times. Evidently, this did not raise a serious red flag for them. The FBI was notified but they were probably busy hunting down the nonexistent Russian collusion matter. The shooter had been posting disturbing items on his Facebook. Still no real attention to a possibly explosive problem. Then, destroying the memory of Valentine’s Day for many families, the shooter went into the school, armed and ready, and killed 17 people and wounded many others. People wondered why there was no preparation for handling this kind of event . . . Where was the police response? Uh, outside the door of the school for four of six minutes it took place.

Immediately the news tore into this event and put blame where they felt blame was due . . . It was President Trump’s fault. Even though he immediately expressed his anger and offered condolences to the families involved, the news still felt it was President Trump’s fault.

Next to come under fire was the NRA. Where was the membership of the NRA at that time and place? Nowhere. There has never been a member of NRA involved in any such incident. They advocate training, responsibility, and consider the Second Amendment to still be a constitutional right.

Having determined, by the sane minds among us that a lot of blame goes to the FBI and the police department, the liberal faction and their minions are promoting student protests and demeaning the President and encouraging companies to boycott the NRA – who wasn’t even present at the horrific event.

In order to cement the uproar over school shooting and insure success in insulting President Trump and trying to outlaw the NRA, CNN has news reports that are easily exposed as untruths and several people invited to their meetings and that the questions they wanted to present were dropped by CNN in favor of scripted ones that will push their agenda.

The following are the wishy-washy companies that can’t stand up for their own values and chose to go with the left’s viewpoint to punish businesses. Given the weakness of the companies, I’m certainly making sure I don’t support any of them in the future.

First National Bank of Omaha: The bank announced that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit-card with the NRA.

The Hertz Corp.: The rental car company ended its discount program for NRA members.
MetLife Inc.: The insurer terminated discounts that had been offered to NRA members on the NRA website

Enterprise Holdings Inc.: The car rental company that also owns Alamo and National cut off discounts for NRA members.

Symantec Corp.: The software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology ended its discount program with the NRA.

Chubb Ltd.: The insurer announced it was ending participation in the NRA’s gun-owner insurance program, though it provided notice three months ago.

Best Western: The hotel chain told multiple social media users that it was no longer affiliated with the NRA, though it did not say when that decision was made.

Wyndham Hotels: The hotel chain told social media users it is no longer affiliated with the NRA without specifying when that decision was made.

Meanwhile, I’m wondering about the blame being heaped on the President regarding the latest school shooting. What about the weekly bloodbaths in the strictly gun controlled Chicago? Perhaps, the mayor there should be held accountable . . . the governor of the State of Illinois.

Another thought is why the evil and bad of the gun world is always reported in ‘big print’ when there are probably many cases where someone having a registered weapon saved lives. And, if gun control would solve the problem, would all the liberals that have an entourage of armed security be willing to disarm them, too? Would they continue to need their gated communities?