I'm going to try something new with my columns. Like MSN at the end of each week I will run a recap on some of the big stories from the previous week, complete with links when available. The twist, however, will be what follows. You see, I'm not big on this new ideal of restraining ones thoughts for the sake of political correctness. If honest opinions are not shared new ideas can never come to light. I am going to follow each link and description with a commentary pretty much saying what most people are already thinking! Honesty...what a novel idea in media!
So let's look at a few national stories!
Mexican Cartel Leader Released from Prison, http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/09/19950962-mexican-court-releases-drug-lord-who-ordered-murder-of-dea-agent?lite
Found guilty of ordering the murder of a DEA agent, freed on a technicality.
No, there's no corruption in Mexican government what so ever! So...how long until witnesses, cops, prosecuters, and judges start turning up dead as I seriously doubt this animal Quintero found God on the inside.
Former Idol Contestant Speaks of Destructiveness of Show, http://social.entertainment.msn.com/tv/blogs/post--justin-guarini-suffered-depression-after-american-idol
Justin Guarini speaks of his stress and depression after winning runner up on Season One of American Idol.
Let me translate, "I found out I was not as talented as I thought, I only made a few million dollars, now I'm going to cry about it even though I'm sure I have something over the majortity of America because I know I can already pay for my kids college if I have an ounce of sense. Now I'll try to add five more to my earlier fifteen minutes of fame by whining about being given a shot a million other average Joes and Josephines with more talent than me never get!"
Mother, Son Murdered, Daughter Possibly kidnapped, http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/10/19963361-body-of-boy-identified-as-sheriffs-search-for-suspected-california-kidnapper?lite
A "family friend", apparently obsessed with a sixteen year old girl, murdered and burned a mother and her young son and may have taken the young woman against her will.
The police have more evidence against Dimaggio then they are giving publicly (no problem with that, they have a case to make and a possible kidnap victim to protect). They are searching for a guilty man. I have other suspicions but at this point they aren't relevant and may be colored by my cinicism. My opinion on the matter dates back to the late 19th century. It's time to bring back, in extreme cases, Dead or Alive justice. I'd gladly pitch in a substantial amount of money toward the reward for this bastard...Dead or Alive.
Two Brothers Killed by Snake, http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/05/19881869-canadian-boys-die-after-being-strangled-by-snake-police-say
Two young boys living in an apartment above a pet store were killed by a large African contrictor when it escaped in to the ceiling, in to a broken duct, and fell in to the the apartment.
Why don't you ask Adam and Eve how that whole Let's-trust-the-snake thing worked out. There were photoes posted of these boys in the same enclosure as other snakes. I don't believe in teaching kids to fear animals, but they should have been taught the healthy respect of distance. The snake was illegal in the Province so there damn well needs to be charges against the store owner. Neglegent homicide at the very least. Perhaps building apartments above stores with dangerous animals may want to be looked at as well. If you want to sell pets stick to KITTENS.
Bulger Jury Continues Deliberation, http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/10/19952439-bulger-jury-deliberations-drag-on-but-what-does-it-mean?lite=
After a two week trial in the Whitey Bulger case jury deliberations continue.
I grew up well south of Boston but even we heard the stories of Whitey and the Winter Hill Gang. The juries decision will tell us all if witnesses were tampered with or lives threatened. Yes, the witness list was far from being packed with stellar reputations, but anyone even in their fourties who lived in Eastern Massachusettes knows the man is guilty as an Alaskan summer day is long. If anyone thinks that Bulgers being in hiding for 19 years means he has fewer connections they need their head examined.
And that's our rundown for the week. See you next Saturday!
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