Money put in the wrong wishing well


I never could quite understand the phrase, “I just can’t even,” as I always felt it might be incomplete.

An event occurred last week that made me keenly aware of what is meant by it, and why, for me, that phrase evokes some pretty serious incomprehension.

A Planned Parenthood chapter in Pennsylvania sent out a Twitter message describing the need for Disney princesses to have some pretty dark issues.

“We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion.” “We need a Disney princess who’s pro-choice.” “We need a Disney princess who's an undocumented immigrant.” “We need a Disney princess who's actually a union worker.” “We need a Disney princess who's trans.”

I for the life of me can’t think of anything more ghoulish than this, as it is layers upon layers of wrong.

My children grew up with the wonder and entertainment of Disney movies, as pretty much the entire country, young and old, did. “Cinderella” didn’t leave the DVR player until it couldn’t be played any more.

My daughters loved the spectacle, and I appreciated messages of overcoming hardships and obstacles to win the day.

These monsters, however, would take that away, and instead wish for the worst for these souls.

Planned Parenthood, regardless of the claims of being about women’s health, is responsible for the deaths of millions of unborn children through abortion, and its reputation already is pretty besmirched.

However, they have upped the ante for their jihad against decency with this stance. Yes, there are women that have to make these decisions, and deal with their consequences; but is this to be believed that these are desirable events? Why would we want to show our children this?

Frankly, this is purely an attempt at indoctrination, and even the desensitization of these things in the minds of our children, and it’s done on your dollar, as Planned Parenthood is the recipient of tax dollars.

What does is say about our society that these kinds of things can be wished for, be thought of as normal?

I just can’t even — understand, believe, countenance, comprehend.

•This week’s Headline of Note comes from Amazon shopper shocked over massive box used to mail small item.

A 4 foot by 2 foot box was used to ship a boom pole, most commonly used for holding a microphone. It required about 30 feet of paper to surround the pole.

The box was notable in that a person could, if they scrunched up, could fit inside, perhaps to be shipped themselves.

I’m pretty sure that wasn’t standard for Amazon, and I’m pretty sure that it really doesn’t qualify as national news.

Tony Farkas is publisher of the Madisonville Meteor.