To beat the crap out of this 'man' (in Reuter's quotes since, well, obviously, he's not much of a man).
"In a fit of depression and rage, an unemployed Halifax father killed his 7-week-old daughter when he slammed the infant into her crib, crushing her skull on the headboard, prosecutors said yesterday."
Sure, blame it on anything but the asshole who threw his daughter. Heaven forbid anyone has any personal responsibility.
"Moran later admitted tossing the baby into the crib because he was ``feeling angry about the way his life was going,'' Bradley said."
Boo fucking hoo asshat. Perhaps you might have given thought to that before dropping out of school and not using a condom:
"When police questioned Moran after the autopsy, they learned he was watching Viktoria Friday while Hill ran errands with their other daughter, 15-month-old Ashley."
Condoms, folks. Buy 'em, open 'em, roll 'em on. If that's too freaking difficult tough. You were able to get undressed, you have the technical ability to put on a condom.
"Friends said the red-headed Moran was a confused and immature dad who turned to partying when fatherhood became too stressful."
Ok, to the idiot who wrote this article: What does his hair color have to do with ANYTHING? But, ignoring that for the moment let's concentrate on the second part:
"turned to partying when fatherhood became too stressful"
There's a dead 2-month old little girl.
I guess that means it's party time.
Line forms to the left...after me.
And, of course, I'm holding a place open for the Emperor.
:: Peter 9/10/2003 04:34:00 PM [+] ::
"The Santa Cruz City Council has become the first local government in the country to pass a resolution that will call for Congress to look into impeaching President Bush over his handling of the war in Iraq."
That is an unFiskable statement. It's beyond Fisking. It's self-Fisking at its finest.
"The resolution, approved Tuesday by a 6-1 vote,"
It's official, there is exactly ONE person in Santa Cruz with a brain.
"authorizes Santa Cruz Mayor Emily Reilly to send a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner asking if Bush has committed any impeachable offenses that could lead to his ouster."
They're not sure he's committed an impeachable offense but want him impeached anyway. Doesn't that just say it all? Doesn't that highlight that the left's hatred of Bush has completely defeated reason?
""I happen to think that what's going on is a high crime and misdemeanor, but let's leave that to the U.S. Congress to decide," said councilman and UC Santa Cruz professor Mike Rotkin."
Is Mike a nominee for Idiotarian of the Year now?
In case anyone was wondering: "Mark Primack, an architect by trade and the lone voice of opposition on the Santa Cruz City Council, voted against the resolution."
Time to move Mark.
:: Peter 9/10/2003 09:30:00 AM [+] ::
"The latest in DVD technology is the disposable EZ-D, a DVD that turns black 48 hours after it's opened, making it unreadable by DVD players. Set to sell for $5 to $7, it's cheaper than late fees."
I have a 4 year old son. Will Disney be personally explaining to him why the DVD we just bought no longer works? When he's throwing a fit that he wants to watch his new movie again? What about when the movie turns black midway through a viewing?
Not only that, look at the average American consumer, you know the one: all digital clocks are still flashing 12:00. Think EVERYONE who buys a DVD for $5 (the same amount you can buy some DVDs from Walmart in a big bin at the front of the store) will read the fine print that says 'SUCKER: THIS WILL SELF-DESTRUCT'? In the first week of sales how many complaints do you think they'll receive from people who feel duped?
Finally: TWO days? Make it two weeks and it might be a little (a VERY little) different:
1) The attention span of, say, a 4 year old will be on to a new subject
2) Blockbuster and Hollywood Video: Less price, same time (Blockbuster) or more (Hollywood). Expand the life of an
EZ-D to 2 weeks and it's a little more feasible than renting. At two days renting makes more sense for those looking to save money.
What's the point? To clog landfills? 'Look over there son, that's the Disney Mound, it used to be a park.'
To prevent copying? Just copy it the first day onto a real DVD.
To compete with Blockbuster/Hollywood Video? They MAKE money from Blockbuster/Hollywood video...usually more than they make from the movies when they're in the theaters.
There are 10 commandments. There were 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights.
The similarities pretty much end there.
For the most part I agree with Neal Boortz when he says that those who fight for prayer in school are only concerned about forcing the children of others to pray. After all, he argues, they can pray with their children all they want, what does it matter if they pray at breakfast or in homeroom. Their concern, he states, is to force other students to pray.
This whole 10 commandments in the courthouse thing? How would you feel if Judge Al-Bernadette (sue me, I'm making a damn name up...) trucked in a 3 ton sculpture of the Koran?
That's what I thought.
Which, of course, brings us back to Judge Moore. Suspended Judge Moore.
What's he doing now?
Glad you asked.
"Roy Moore, the suspended chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court embroiled in controversy, swapped the bench for the pulpit Sunday at a Buckhead church, telling worshippers that "God laughed" at efforts to remove the Ten Commandments from a judicial building."
Apparently Judge Moore has been talking to God lately, and God is amused. Isn't that a good thing?
""When they took that monument and put it in the closet and turned the key, God laughed in Heaven, because they thought that they could contain Him in a closet," Moore said."
Yes, indeed, folks, God is in the closet. He'll be coming out soon in a lovely frock. (Thank you, I'll be here all week.)
What, you may be wondering, did the audience think of Judge Moore? Well, obviously, they were going to be supportive, that shouldn't be a surprise.
"Many listening to the chief justice were visiting from other churches.
"He's really a Godly man," said Rooks Boynton, a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. "He's telling the truth, and if we don't take a stand now, we may lose our Christian culture.""
Perhaps, just perhaps, Mr. Boynton (I'm assuming here that Rooks is a male name, if not I apologize for the assumption) is referring to his own Christian culture and that of his neighbors at his church, in which case I have no problem whatsoever with his statement.
But, of course, you and I both know that, by using the term 'our Christian culture' he was really referring to the entirety of the US of A. And then we find ourselves back to the original problem.
The end of the article, the climax if you will, is the most enlightening however:
""As a Christian and a lawyer, it's refreshing to hear someone who does look back at the founders of our country, and realizes that those men founded our country on submitting to the Lord and to God as a sovereign power," said church member and Gwinnett County prosecutor Brooke Langston."
As a Christian, Gwinnett County prosecutor Brooke Langston is entitled to her beliefs.
As a lawyer, Gwinnett County prosecutor Brooke Langston is entitled to her beliefs.
As a citizen of the United States of America, Gwinnett County prosecutor Brooke Langston is entitled to her beliefs.
But as Judge Moore has learned, beliefs are one thing. The Constitution is something else entirely.
Thankfully, in America, we are guaranteed the right to both.
Perhaps Gwinnett County prosecutor Brooke Langston should have studied history as well as law before speaking to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.