On this second day of the new year, let’s take a peek at some of the current headlines of import shall we?
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now to be fair – I don’t know who “Not Frantz Fanon” is, what his/her/their agenda is or why hide behind the image of a revolutionary leader who died over 50 years ago. If you are going to propagandize the right (who certainly deserve it in this case if these quotes are all accurate), at least have the balls to be up-front about who you are.
I know this is old news but there is an aspect of it that makes me bang my head against the wall. Well, actually there are many aspects of this story that make me want to do that but…
Adolfo Gomez, 52, and Deborah Gomez, 43, were arrested on June 13, 2012, in Lawrence, Kan., after an alert Wal-Mart shopper reported seeing their two youngest children, 7 and 5, bound with duct tape in the back of the couple’s SUV. Police found the boy, 5, on the ground outside the vehicle, on a pice of cardboard, blindfolded, his hands tied behind his back, and his legs bound together. The girl, 7, was found inside the vehicle after Gomez was arrested. She had also been blindfolded and bound. Deborah Gomez was inside the Walmart buying a bat, two rolls of duct tape and two tarps. Adolfo Gomez, who was in the vehicle “loudly either reciting religious sayings or possibly praying,” had to be tasered three times before he complied. The couple was charged with suspicion of child abuse and child endangerment. – trutv.com
Suspicion of child abuse? Ya think? Here’s the clincher for me, however…
Adolofo Gomez’ attorney, Skip Griffy, told the court that binding the children had to do with the family’s religious beliefs surrounding protection against demons, and that the children, also believers, had been willing participants.
So if I take a chainsaw and remove old Skip’s head as a means of protection against
stupidity demons, is that allowed too??? And the children are willing participants??? Of course they are when the people they look to for love and protection are complete wackaloons who should be duct taped from head to toe and suspended by a frayed bungee cord from the Golden Gate bridge…
Lawyers. Go figure.
and of course…this occured in a Wal-Mart parking lot….
At best, Massachusetts is a conflicted state. It just cannot seem to make up its mind where it belongs on the political spectrum. On the one hand it is unflinchingly liberal, boasting natives such as the Kennedy’s, the celebs hanging out on the Vineyard and, of course, the fabulous residents of Provincetown. This is amazing considering the state is home to the most infamous witch trials ever, and now Middleborough Mass has joined the fascist fray with its very own anti-swearing law. You can be fined $20 for the things you say publicly. While the constitutionality of this is still being considered, imagine what the next moves would be? On the plus side, the Police can now hand out $20 tickets to rampaging hate groups like the KKK. That will surely slow them down. And why stop at swearing? How about summonses for folks who say anything deemed to be radically moronic. Why, the federal budget alone would be balanced in a flash just from the never-ending stream of tickets issued in washington d.c. and most state capitols across the country. Not to mention the revenue stream that would arise from many school districts.
On the down side, of course, is that I’m sure religious institutions would remain exempt from any such laws and could continue to fan the flames of ignorance, fear and hatred. Tickets to rock concerts and stand-up comedy clubs would have to enforce at $20 surcharge per ticket to cover the cost slapped on the owners by the speak-police.
Today’s top headlines at CNN. You know, the serious
entertainment news network designed to bring you all the most important stories that affect your life…In your best Darth Vader voice say, “This is CNN”…
- Mobster’s body exhumed from Vatican
- Mladic ‘slices throat,’ growls at victims
- Woman with flesh-eating bug improves
- Groom hunted after bride’s death
- Autopsy due for ‘Swamp People’ star
- Mom kills her 4 kids, shoots self
- Kodak lab had weapons-grade uranium
- Travolta accuser drops suit
- $1M settlement in Calif. beating death
- Opinion: French are not better moms
- New rules make more alcoholics
- Stay-at-home dad still a ‘manly man’
- Ticker: Obama’s clash with MTV
- Obama roasts Beckham for undies
- Mystery gifts stump New Zealanders
- Cell phone use on plane: $3-$9 a min
- Woman sees Jesus on ‘Bachelor’
- Man cut off at ‘all you can eat’ bar
I know I certainly could not have made it through the day without knowing all this. My only disappointment is that there were no stories involving the Kardashians or Snookie….