Things that should make you say #@!$*

I’ve been keeping a list of news reports I’ve heard/read that cause me to pause and wonder what the heck is happening to integrity and good ol’ fashion common sense. Believe it or not…..

1. One in five ADULTS receive an allowance from their parents. Seriously? I’m not talking about temporarily lending a helping hand on occasion if they’re in a bind. But according to this Huffington Post article, nearly 20% of adults live with their parents and receive financial assistance. A Pew Institute survey found eight out of every ten 25- to 34-year-old adults who live with their parent say they don’t have enough money to support the lifestyle they want. Hmmmm…perhaps Sally and Johnny need to adjust their lifestyle expectations downward just a little bit. Let’s hope Mom and Dad aren’t on a fixed income.

2. Ahhh, the annual Easter Egg Hunt. A time-honored tradition when children search and discover hidden eggs. Unfortunately, the annual Easter Egg hunt in Bancroft Park, a historic area of Colorado Springs, has been canceled due to the aggressive and inappropriate behavior…of the parents. Evidently last year, parents hopped over the kids-only boundary rope to make sure their child didn’t “fail” in getting their fair share of eggs. Parents were scooping up the eggs to ensure a successful hunt for their child. Is this what parenting has evolved into in our culture? Where is the decorum? Where is the common sense? Are we raising kids who can’t fend for themselves in something as simple as an egg hunt? Is it “success at all costs”? I bet these are the same kids that will grow up to be adults living with their parents and getting an allowance.

3. This one is a real eye-opener…and probably a political divider. Up and coming filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of infamous Nancy Pelosi, made a short video interviewing welfare recipients in New York City. Let’s just say the responses to her questions speak volumes. If there was ever an argument for massive reform of our entitlement programs, this is it.

– “I’m here trying to get some Obama bucks. That‘s what I’m doing, trying to get some Obama money.”

– “Tell me why you like Obama.” — “Because he gives me stuff.”

– “When was the last time you actually worked?” — “About half a decade.”

– “You’re a perfectly healthy young man, why aren’t you working right now?” — “My background. Once you go to jail it’s hard to get a job.” (he’s the only one interviewed who has a reasonable explanation)

– “Why should my tax dollars be going to you?” — “My ancestors came here to help build this place — my ancestors, slaves.”

– “Do you really want to work, or do you just want to get a free check?” — “I just want to get a free check.”

– “I’m here to get a check … whatever they’ve got to offer, it’s not like they’ve got a checklist … I’m just here to get what I can get.”

Like I’ve said before…we’re experiencing the death of common sense.

10 thoughts on “Things that should make you say #@!$*

  1. I read somewhere that when asked where the “Obama Money” came from they thought he “found it in the White House”.

    On another unrelated note… when watching the Hunger Games the other day, (Great movie BTW) I saw a trailer about an upcoming Abe Lincoln film…. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!


  2. Common sense, responsibility, consideration – all those things are disappearing. I blame the parents, who are too busy to spend quality time with their children so they give them everything they want and require nothing of them in return. As a side note – welfare is not an Obama creation – it is something that needs to be reworked . Then again, if parents could teach their children some values and a work ethic, perhaps it wouldn’t be so abused.


    • OUr welfare system has needed some reform for a long time. And what is shown in this video just reinforces that opinion–regardless of who is president!


  3. Well i’ll just pop round to my 81 year old mother and let her know i am moving back and maybe my 82 year old father could arrange an Easter egg hunt for me and the their neighbours (who are all about the same age as them). As for benefit their are some genuine people out there who need it and it’s a shame that regulations have to be tightened up as it affects everyone.


    • Ni doubt there are people who genuinely need help. It’s a shame the fraud and waste siphons off the dollars that could be used for those in need.


  4. Common sense indeed. Why is it so obvious to some of us, and not others?

    But I do think it’s more than the parents. “The world” at large is so much more complex than it was 30 years ago. That’s reality. Our gadgetry has taken over… and then some… (Perhaps it’s part of the blob that ate the common sense?)


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