Fox News versus complete obscurity

Picture Uncle Rupert shaking in his kangaroo skin boots. What can I say, he’s afraid of me.

Personally, I think he’s one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse… but that’s just me.

Well, now that we’ve gotten the pleasantries out of the way, I’ll get to what I wanted to say today. In my humble opinion, the FNN is generally full of crap. You might think that’s a funny thing to say, coming from the glass house, but I never claimed to be a professional.

The reason I brought it up is my father-in-law said something that really stuck in my craw. “John, did you know that the courts have banned the words ‘under God’ in school, and kids aren’t allowed to say The Pledge of Allegiance in public school anymore?”

“Everywhere?” I asked rhetorically (expecting an answer in the negative). You see, I knew there was ONE successful court challenge in California, but the ruling was over-turned on appeal. Therefore, to say “the pledge has been banned in public schools” is at best misleading. But then, that’s an FNN chef’s special.

Getting back to my conversation with my father-in-law, he replied – “Yes. Can you believe it?”

“No Joe, I can’t. Have you been watching Fox News again?”

It turns out he has. I immediately called Beth into the room. “Beth, do you say the Pledge of Allegiance in school every morning?”


“Could you say it for me?”

It turns out she could – but wouldn’t… not without a five minute negotiation. As you would expect, I was right – God is alive and well in our public schools (would I be writing this if I was wrong?). Yes, it turns out the Godless Liberal courts haven’t bussed in Satan, so your children are safe in their public school (no matter what Brit Hume says).