Thursday, May 30, 2024

Crazy Times Scrapbook, April 2024

 When life gets particularly busy, my crazy times posts get shorter because I don't have as much time to read the news. But I always manage to get some things in, because there's plenty of craziness to go around.

"A landmark study...has concluded that most children who experience confusion regarding their gender identity grow out of it and go on to feel content with their lives..."

Signs of the times. What's up with Utah??

"China is like a boa constrictor that's tightening...around the United States."

I was a fan of Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota until the last couple of months when I found out that she had an affair and that she shot and killed her puppy. That last incident alone has pretty much taken her out of contention as Trump's running mate.

This is a good thing if it's true, which I don't think it is (see above).

The changes that were made to Title IX are outrageous, unfair, and dangerous. They are yet another sign of the crazy, confusing times in which we live.

Yay for the sale of TikTok, boo for more funding for Ukraine. Sadly, that's a lost cause and not our battle to fight, and we're wasting money that we don't have on it. 

It's so interesting to me that Egypt has closed its doors to the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, yet there is hardly any outcry about it. These people actually need a place of refuge in this terrible time of war, unlike many of the people who come to the U.S. And Egypt won't let them in, and they're next-door neighbors of the same religion! Why does the U.S. face so much flack for its much more lax and compassionate policies, and Egypt none for its super-strict and uncompassionate ones? Where is the outcry about this? However, having said that, Egypt does have the right to keep its doors closed. I read awhile ago that they don't want the Gazans because there are many extremists in their ranks. They don't want them infiltrating Egypt and causing problems there. I don't blame them, but I feel like they could institute a screening process for this so that children and non-extremists can escape the warfare.