Thursday, October 26, 2006
Out And About
Read the Cotillion at Bloglines. These women are smart. For example, take a gander at what Beth of MVRWC dug up. Florida Cracker deserves some sort of a blogging award for a post that begins "In the home of the world's sloppiest nuclear laboratory, absquatulated classified documents could pop their heads up just about anywhere."
Contemplate your very personal contribution to global warming. This article claims that weight gain cuts gas mileage. Aha! Therefore gaining weight causes more burning of fossil fuels and therefore causes global warming. Shame on you! But wait! Don't you dare get out there and exercise, because don't you know that you breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide? Gracious sakes alive, be responsible! Your personal increased respiration rate is just gonna kill us all. Here's the progressive and environmentally responsible way to handle things. Don't eat, don't move, do sign up for welfare and do just lay in bed. That's the green and responsible way to handle your life.
Try to figure out who's crazier here - the criminal or the Brazilian judge?
A man accused of being Brazil's most prolific serial killer was sentenced Wednesday to more than 20 years in prison in the first of 42 possible trials for the slaying and mutilation of boys.I'd say that makes him more dangerous, not less, but hey.... His victims were only kids, and after all, everyone of those brats was just walking around exhaling CO2, and messing up the world.
Francisco das Chagas Rodrigues de Brito, a 41-year-old bicycle mechanic, was given 19 years for homicide and one year and eight months for hiding the body of the 15-year-old victim, the court said in statement.
Chagas could have been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for killing Jonathan Silva Vieira, but Judge Marcio Castro Brandao took account of testimony from psychologists that Chagas suffered from a mental disorder and was not completely in control of his actions, the court said.
Bet this guy's gonna claim the ol' "suffering from a mental disorder" thing too. Frankly, this involves a dead. rotting dog, a man's romantic involvement with the dog, a concerned call from a daycare center worker, and I just don't want to quote it here.
Pity our teachers. Because hey, suspending a fourteen year-old (who admitted to involvement in a drive-by shooting) from school just shouldn't be automatic these days, now should it? That would be a violation of a kid's constutitional rights, now wouldn't it? The kid has a right to an education, now doesn't he?
To close out in Australia, one mufti has figured out who is responsible for rapes and all that sort of picayune stuff. Of course, it is not the rapist:
Sheik Hilali said there were women who "sway suggestively" and wore make-up and immodest dress ... "and then you get a judge without mercy (rahma) and gives you 65 years".Without mercy? The Koran's penalty for adultery is death.... Give 'em credit, the Australian Muslim women aren't too happy to hear this. An earlier pronouncement might have riled them a bit:
"But the problem, but the problem all began with who?" he asked.
In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?The weapons of mass enticement are our boobs, ladies. Flash a mufti today, and watch him absquatulate in terror. Your mission is to use that word in conversation or in a written sentence today. Do not fail, or the Satanic weapons of mass enticement will hunt you down! You have been warned!
"The uncovered meat is the problem."
The sheik then said: "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred."
He said women were "weapons" used by "Satan" to control men.
"It is said in the state of zina (adultery), the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement (igraa)."
(So many lines, ooooh...)
I could make comment about weapons of ass destruction, but... (arghh)
Bird dog, of course. I'll refrain from making any comments about what a bare chest does to some women. It would not be ladylike.
Obi's Sister, you win the award!!!! Which is my undying admiration and respect.
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