Saturday, August 27, 2011

Trib Updates

This is a weekly series that will include a brief summary of the latest articles that have been published on The Tribulation Times Herald-Exhorter.  Hopefully, this will encourage you to go check out some truly outstanding articles that have been published by a number of truly outstanding authors.  Moreover, I hope this will also encourage you to want to become a contributing member/author, as well.  The “Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!” site explanation near the top of the side-bar should answer many of your questions.  Yes, this series also included an “SOS! (Spam On Saturdays)”  segment before, but it just wasn’t working for me.  Therefore, that will be replaced by a republishing of one of the Trib articles.

[Peace? That’s An Accident!] contains a video clip from John Rambo, courtesy of Lavender Darwin.

[Musing About the Undisciplined Brat at the Post Office] contains some more parenting tips from Lavender Darwin.

[I Resolve Not To Give George Lucas Any More Money!!!] contains a rant from Lavender Darwin about technological advances outpacing his ability to pay for them.

[1% Bank Tax Email] is from me about a very credible-looking email that is based on half-truths and political skullduggery.

[Vas Klampies Cereal] is from Lavender Darwin about one of his favorite subjects.

[Trying To Walk On Both Sides] is from me about how Rep. Michele Bachmann and Christine O’Donnell are trying to walk on both sides of the secular/Godly divide.

[Martini Madness!? Boy Did Someone Send Me the Wrong Mail…] has Lavender Darwin wondering how he got on that mailing list.

[More on Creepy Plastic Surgery] some more from Lavender Darwin on another one of his favorite subjects.

Close to a month ago, I published an article [here] about the Republic (MO) R-III School Board voting to remove a couple of books from the high school library in the hope of protecting the innocence of the attending children, but it would seem that they feel quite differently about protecting innocent girls from being raped on campus by predatory boys.  In fact, they appear to be quite indignant about it, which should become clear after watching the following video of a local newscast.
Link: [On KSPR]

Did you catch that next to the last part?  “School board members and school officials have refused comment about the incident, but did file a response to the suit, calling it, ‘Frivolous,’ and saying, ‘The special needs student didn't do enough to protect herself.’”

No, that report did not go into previously alleged details, which makes the Republic School Board’s response even more callous.  For the [FIRST TIME] she reported being raped to school officials, not only didn’t they believe her, they forced her to write a letter of apology to the boy before suspending her for the rest of her seventh grade year.

The next time (allegedly) it happened, DNA was obtained, and I hope the stuff is just starting to hit proverbial fan.  Granted, there may very well be another side to this story, but the way it has been handled so far is beyond shocking to me.

Alas, I suppose I shouldn’t be all that surprised.  For back when my first wife and I were going home after treating ourselves to a night out at the movies in Springfield on New Year’s Eve (1977), we were stopped by a couple of Republic Police cars as we travelled through town.  Evidently, 25 MPH was too slow to be going in a 35 MPH zone at around 2 AM with no other cars on the road, and after determining that I had not been drinking (this was before that started), one of cops told me that I needed to pay more attention to my driving than I was to my girlfriend.  Oh, there is not a doubt in my mind that this was another time when our Heavenly Father stepped in to keep me out of getting into some serious trouble.  For I wanted so badly to smart back to that officer about her being my wife, and that trying to pay as much attention to her as she would let me had resulted in her being around 5 months pregnant (with Vicki, our first child) at the time, which would have probably gotten me thrown in jail for a number of sundry charges.

No, it is not good to judge a town on a few bad incidents.  Besides, Republic actually looks like one of those fairly small towns that many dream about living in, but when self-righteousness and pride mix, there will be much more to be brought out into the light.

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