I have no words. Jon Stewart says it so well:
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There is apparently a trend recently for Girl Scout councils to sell off their camps. This has been the decision due to financial difficulties and lowering enrollment in GS. I am sad. Read the blog post by Mandi Elizabeth above because she very eloquently says it. Regardless of what type of camp you may have attended, this is a terrible sign of the times. She mentions the song “Linger.” Here are the lyrics:
Mmm, mmm I want to linger
Mmm, mmm a little longer
Mmm, mmm a little longer here with you
Mmm, mmm it’s such a perfect night
Mmm, mmm it doesn’t seem quite right
Mmm, mmm that it should be my last with you
Mmm, mmm and come September
Mmm, mmm we will remember
Mmm, mmm our camping days and friendships true
Mmm, mmm and as the years go by
Mmm, mmm I’ll think of you and sigh
Mmm, mmm this is “Good night” and not “Goodbye”
Please watch this commercial. Did you know that the comments on YouTube originally were disabled? This is apparently because people were commenting, not in a good way, about the interracial couple in the commercial. Let me say – I didn’t even notice the couple was interracial. I have seen this commercial several times in the last few days, and I thought it was the sweetest thing, laughing out loud at the end. Why is there so much hate out there, even in today’s world? I just don’t get it.
So you have probably heard by now about this guy at KFYR in Bismarck, North Dakota, who said “f***ing s**t” just before he was supposed to go on the air, only he was already on the air. He said these taboo words because he was reviewing what he was supposed to read on the air and there were some difficult names in the copy. He did not realize he was already on the air when he said them. Here’s the thing that is bothering me: Mr. Clemente has gotten his 15 minutes of fame by doing the morning show and the late night circuit due to the fact his video went viral. Oh, yeah, he got fired, but all of these people in the national public eye have started this rallying cry of “Give him another chance!” Ignore the fact that he was unspectacular as a speaker, with mediocre diction. Everyone now wants to give him another chance. What the heck?! Didn’t anyone teach him that it is unprofessional to curse at work? Hey, we all curse; some of us a little, some of us a lot. That doesn’t excuse saying inappropriate words at inappropriate times.
On Thursday, David Hinckley from the NY Daily News said this: “Intelligent people with the vocabulary and insight to say something in a much more interesting way routinely fall back on four-letter words. It’s easy, it’s lazy, it’s everywhere.” http://nydn.us/180z47k
Yep, that’s what it comes down to; laziness. I heard some kids at a high school football game this fall in which every other word out of their mouths were f*** this and f*** that. They said it so much there was no impact left in those words. It was just annoying and rude. Words have power! Use them correctly and in appropriate situations and you can make yourself heard!