By Tom Quiner
“Did you see the front page of the newspaper?”
I was enjoying morning coffee with my wife. We were reading the newspaper. Having finished the main news section, the Metro Iowa section, and the Sports page, I turned to my favorite section, the comics.
As I chuckled over “Rhymes with Orange,” I noticed Karen was glancing at the front page.
“Are you reading the article about the school teacher who was forced to resign for having sex with a staffer in the closet of his classroom?”
Karen said she was in the middle of the article.
I went back to the funnies, turning my attention to “For Better or for Worse.”
“You’ve got to be kidding!” Karen exclaimed.
“Pretty juicy stuff, eh?” I acknowledged as I took another sip of coffee.
The male teacher worked in a school in a small town in Iowa. Students began gossiping about his relationship with a female staffer. When confronted by the principal, he denied the relationship.
But when a teacher covers the windows of the classroom during lunch break while entertaining his “friend,” well, suspicions grew.
School authorities installed undercover video cameras in strategic locations, including the closet of the classroom. Sure enough, they caught the teacher and staffer having sex in the closet not once, but twice (!) in one day. The first conjugal visit took place over lunch; the second after school was let out.
Authorities gave the teacher the option to resign or be fired.
With the chutzpah that so characterizes these times, he filed for unemployment and procured the services of an attorney to plead his case.
My wife marveled that someone would pursue unemployment having lost their job for such classless, immoral behavior, and that any attorney could represent him with a straight face.
Nonetheless, the teacher lost his appeal and did not receive unemployment benefits.
Interesting times, aren’t they? A new morality is boldly being proclaimed in the public square on a daily basis.
Take the new Obamacare ads running in Colorado. They proudly promote out-of-wedlock sex, as Quiner’s Diner pointed out yesterday.
A conservative buddy of mine sent over the ads to me via e-mail for my “enjoyment.” I told him the ads really bugged me. He showed them to his twenty-something daughters. Their reaction was interesting, according to my buddy:
“But here’s the kicker. I showed this to my three 20-something daughters and quickly found myself the object of ridicule. They thought it was so obviously satirical that they said I was gullible and had been hoaxed. I found a legitimate article about this in the National Review online and showed it to them, but even that did not persuade them. Simply put, nothing will convince them that this is legit…so now I’m having my own doubts. It doesn’t help that the whole Obama administration is something of a hoax, so where do you start searching for the truth amid so many lies? With this crowd, anything is possible. Even the strangest-sounding stuff might possibly be true. Welcome to….the Twilight Zone!”
Quiner’s Diner has certainly been snookered by satire before. As far as I know, the ads are legit. After all, the Huffington Post wrote about them. Let me know if I’m wrong.
This new morality of the Left, for that is from where it emanates, has taken brazenness to a level that would make even a Donald Trump blush.
Take the unfortunately-named Sandra Fluke.
She went before Congress and lamented the high price of birth control for sex-seeking young women like her. With a straight face, she said her contraception tab for her sex habit during law school was $3000, and that taxpayers should help subsidize it.
Democrats bought into argument hook, line, and sinker.
If only they had taken a few minutes to browse the websites for Wal-Mart or Target who offer the stuff for $9 a month, or 30¢ per day, as reported by the Gateway Pundit.
In light of the debacle of the Obamacare exchanges, we can only assume that liberals like Ms. Fluke are not tech savvy and wouldn’t know how to navigate Google, Bing, or Yahoo.
Yes, the Left gets more shrill and brazen with each passing day.
What’s a conservative to do ?
For me, I turn to the comic pages in the newspaper for a little comic relief on a daily basis. Frankly, though, liberal antics are becomingly increasingly funny, providing formidable competition to Dennis the Menace, Zits, and Stone Soup.
As my buddy put it, it kind of feels like we’re living in The Twilight Zone.