Thursday, May 14, 2009

Be Prepared

Not to come across like squeamish liberals, but this article about recent trends in Learning for Life, or Exploring--a program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America--is rather disconcerting. (Gays and atheists not welcome, naturally.)

The kind of quote snarky journalists can only dream of:

Cathy Noriego, also 16, said she was attracted by the guns. The group uses compressed-air guns — known as airsoft guns, which fire tiny plastic pellets — in the training exercises, and sometimes they shoot real guns on a closed range.

“I like shooting them,” Cathy said. “I like the sound they make. It gets me excited.”

Playing guns is good fun to kids of all ages, of course, but there's something a bit odd when adults from the Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security are leading them on.

Be sure to check out the slide show. It will either warm the cockles of your heart or chill you to the bone, depending on your point of view.


  1. "'Forget the injured, forget the dead,' Mr. Holletz advised the Explorers. 'Accomplish your mission: terminate the shooter.'"

  2. It's all very Red Dawn.

    BTW, that quote you chose? Pervert. :-)


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