I talk to Dr. Paul Thigpen the Keynote Speaker at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show:

His web site is here. His facebook page is here

You know with the whole “gay scoutmaster” business lately this story seemed newsworthy to me 

A scoutmaster with a Boy Scout troop in South Jersey was “grooming” a young boy for sexual purposes by buying him pricey gifts, officials said Thursday. 

The Cape May man, Frank Thomson, was arrested and charged Tuesday with luring an 11-year-old boy after a concerned citizen tipped off authorities earlier this month to suspicious activity between the two, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said in a release.

However as this is not a catholic priest I strongly suspect the rest of the MSM will not find it so.

Although I expect an interesting piece from RS McCain

 

 

I spoke to Dr. Brian Kiczek at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show about Dolls From Heaven

Dolls from Heaven is here, the indiegogo campaign to allow the production of the doll is here and since his voice came in pretty soft since our camera person was focused on the doll the full audio of the interview from the mic is here.

It’s hard to believe, but there was once a time when people refused to take charity, public or private. Despite Mitt Romney’s belief that 47 percent of Americans are on the public tit, there once were people like that, too proud to go on welfare.

My mother-in-law was one of them. She was a proofreader, working in the printing trade, but she was not allowed to join the union, which at the time did not accept women. So when the Depression hit, she lost her job, and was unable to get another. She was a single mother of three children at the time and the sole support of her widowed mother. She scrubbed floors. She took in laundry. But she would not go on welfare, then known in New York City as “home relief.”

Don’t think the family did not suffer. My husband, who was born in 1931, was the baby. Too young to understand what was going on, he cried because he was hungry. His older brother stole bread in the early morning hours, when bakeries delivered bread and pastries to retail stores. When he could get any.

Eventually, she married a man who had several children of his own. Her family was fed, but the marriage was a disaster. I don’t know the details of either the marriage or the split-up; but eventually the marriage ended. She was supporting herself, her mother, and her youngest child by freelance proofreading. The older two grew up and married and moved away. She died of a heart attack at 54.

I by no means support her views; if my kids had ever missed a meal I would have been first in line at welfare headquarters at the opening of business. But I admire her integrity and the steadfastness with which she lived her beliefs.

Yesterday I noted the irony of the black lives matter crowd using the #alllionsmatter hashtag for their purposes with this quote from Althouse emphasis mine

“Why are the Americans more concerned than us?” said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33-year-old father-of-two cleaning his car in the center of the capital. “We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange.”

Looking closer at the base piece Ann linked to reminded me of something Evan Sayet said during his appearance in Boston that stuck with me is that in the past being stupid could cost you your life, but America has become o rich that people can be stupid without danger.

That came to mind when I saw this 

“What lion?” acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe

meanwhile in America…

In contrast, the previous evening 200 people stood in protest outside the suburban Minneapolis dental practice of 55-year-old Walter Palmer, calling for him to be extradited to Zimbabwe to face charges of taking part in an illegal hunt.

Perhaps there is a reason why the people in Zimbabwe are less interested in the story

For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80 percent and the economy continues to feel the after-effects of billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a ‘First World Problem’.

 

In other words, American are rich enough that they can spend days crying of a dead lion that they imagine as a Disney Character, but  one’s perspective is different if one lives  in a country where being killed by wild animals is not uncommon,

Telling isn’t it?

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