|Maybe I haven't written |
because I was busy doing yard
work. You don't know.
As usual, when I go through the news stories I almost don't know what to say. Of course, it's me, so I find something, but still...what is wrong with people!?!? Some of this stuff you can't even whistle at because the offender is so far from having a grasp on reality that they would just think you were some sort of whistle-crazed menace.
Everyone is up in arms over the Casey Anthony not-guilty verdict. Since discussion of it is all over the place, I won't belabor the point too much, but that is just too effed up. You have to figure the jury would have done anything to come back with a guilty verdict, so they must truly have not had the evidence they needed to do so. I mean who wants to be the person who let her go? The big "but" here is that it just does not seem right that a person who let her child be missing for a month before reporting it should now go on about her life without some kind of supervision. Or maybe further mental health evaluation.
I think this next thing stuns me even more due to it's absolute absurdity. There is a jail inmate in Michigan who filed a (handwritten) lawsuit claiming that he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment and his civil rights are being violated because...wait for it...he is not allowed to have porn. Without the erotic materials he is being denied, he is being subjected to a "poor standard of living". How about this, don't rob banks and you won't have to go to jail. Poor standard of living problem solved.
Mom-in-a-Million just posted a link that reports that Michelle Bachmann's husband says, among other things, that homosexuals are "barbarians." Awesome. You can check out the whole article, but essentially, he can join India's Minister of Health, who called homosexuality a disease, in fighting for the title of biggest ass of the week/month/year.
|I didn't want to post a|
picture of Bachmann
or Duke and this
In less political, but still important news, Facebook is poised to make an "awesome" announcement today. Something about connecting the chat feature with Skype. All I know is that every time Facebook "improves" things it takes me weeks to figure out where stuff is, how to use it and to reset all my privacy settings so prison inmates can't find me. No thank you.
In Australia, an elderly woman (would have been 87 next month) was found dead in her home. And by dead in her home, I mean dead in her home for 8 years and no one noticed. Her government check has gone into her bank account the entire time and the account has been untouched. Apparently, this inactivity was not a red flag of any sort to the bank. The only person she was in contact with before her death, 8 years ago, was a sister-in-law. They had a fight (believed to be shortly before the woman's death) and weren't speaking to each other. No one noticed this person missing for 8 years until the sister-in-law told police she had tried to get in touch with her (we don't know why) and couldn't.
I bring this up to you because, rather than feel sorry for the deceased woman, I want you to take away an important lesson. That lesson is that if you are going to be a crabby, unpleasant, miserable, combative sort, you are going to be dead in your house for 8 years and no one will find you until they need something from your house. True, I don't know for sure this woman was that way, BUT, while she was living she only spoke to one, non-blood-related, person who wasn't even alarmed when the woman stopped talking to her.
|You should all try to be a|
ray of sunshine, just like me.
In summary, people are stunning and defy explanation. It is best to try to avoid the most amazing of these people. But, you should not avoid too many people or well, you know, I just explained it to you.