It's been a busy week around the world and stories from the cruel to the ridiculous to the wholly ludicrous abound. Needless to say I'm all over it! The one sided media has provided me with more than enough fodder for the cannons of my ire, contempt, raw sense of humor to interpret for the masses!
Without further ado here is the very LONG week in review...
Death/Wounded Toll Continues to Rise in Illinois!...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52781472#.UhgL7j_RJqx
Chicago continues to see it's death toll rise this past weekend as emergency rooms are, again, over run by gun shot wounds, and gun related violence continues unabated in this major city.
Does no one ELSE see the irony in this article? EVERY WEEK MSNBC updates on the rising death toll in Chicago to further their message that guns are evil. What they fail to mention, ON A WEEKLY BASIS, is that Chicago CONTINUES to have some of the most prohibitive gun laws in the United States! They fail to mention that these killings are being committed by CRIMINALS using ILLEGALLY OBTAINED GUNS. WAKE UP people. PLEASE learn the truth about the correlation between legal gun ownership and gun crime. You need to do your research where the real information is...look up the U.S. Department of Justice. Your own GOVERNMENT.
Armed Assailant Surrenders After Firing at Police, No One injured in Atlanta Area School Shooting!...chttp://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/20/20107233-lucky-we-didnt-have-anyone-killed-20-year-old-charged-after-school-shooting?lite
A twenty year old man entered a Dekalb County, GA. school, demanded a local news channel be called, fired six rounds at policemen, then surrendered without further incident. Thankfully no one was hurt.
Unsubstantiated claims of bi-polar/schizophrenia aside this kid did not grow up with enough ass whippings. This was about ATTENTION. I'm not complaining. It is for this reason he hurt no one. As for his sentence (I know, I'm skipping that whole pesky trial thing) I recommended a combination of intensive in patient mental health care and some serious beatings. If he wants attention he can walk on his hands through downtown Atlanta.
Sentenced to 35 Years After Leaking Thousands of NSA Documents Manning Makes Bold Claim...http://www.today.com/news/bradley-manning-i-want-live-woman-6C10974915?ocid=msnhp&pos=1
Army Private Bradley Manning has announced to the world that he intends to live the remainder of his life as a woman.
Let me guess...after finding out the decor at Leavenworth was not to his liking he decided to get in touch with his feminine side in hopes of a prison transfer? Perhaps he's just come to grips with the fact that he is a TRAITOR in a time or war. Oh, he'll live "as a woman" all right. Military prisons have rape too and this little punk deserves no less. Bend over and take it like a MAN Private.
Columbia, South Carolina to Exile all Homeless...http://money.msn.com/now/post--columbia-sc-to-exile-its-homeless
In order to "clean up" the unsightly issue that is homelessness the city will use any and all laws to arrest the homeless. The accused will then be given a choice between prison or living in a 24/7 shelter that will treat them the same as a prison.
Ah, how Aristocratic! Let's beautify the city by locking up everyone who has run in to bad luck in life and can't afford a house, a car, little extravagances like food. You see, I know a little something about homelessness. Okay, I know a LOT about being homeless. No, I didn't volunteer at a shelter or serve food at a soup kitchen. No, you see, I WAS HOMELESS. I spent two years living in an old van that spend most of its time sitting still for lack of grass to drive it. How would it have changed history had I been exiled of locked up? After two years of drifting I found my way back. I now own and run businesses and provide jobs and opportunities to others. I found my courage and REALLY started my writing career. How many men and women of potential will Columbia basically lock away? Who cares as long as it makes Columbia more beautiful, right?
More of Todays Young Adults Living at Home...http://www.nbcnews.com/business/heres-whos-really-living-mom-dad-6C10936329?ocid=msnhp&pos=3
The economy, a job market only beginning to show signs of life, lack of the availability of higher education to the lower classes (meaning everyone but the lucky and the rich), and a lack of jobs available to those with limited education are leading to more young people in their twenties and even thirties moving back home.
I have two trains of thought on this issue in complete opposition to one another. Yes, many of these young folks are stuck. They entered adulthood just before the economic bubble popped, when credit card companies were giving cards to any kid with a paper route so they could dig their debt hole early. With no choice they've moved home and began a return to a cycle from over a hundred years ago when it was common for multiple generations to live under the same roof. ON THE OTHER HAND you have another segment of the same generation who have grown up in this very modern world of instant gratification and now want to sit back and live off others because they feel the world owes them everything. They want a paycheck without doing any work. They want food put before them without learning to cook. They want...they want. The former simply need a chance, they want to work, they want higher education, they just came up in a bad time for it. The later need a swift kick in the arse and help packing their bags. Perhaps they can move to Columbia, South Carolina?
Three Teens are Charged with a Brutal Murder Claiming their Motive was...Boredom...http://www.nbcnews.com/health/boredom-blamed-murders-true-killing-impulse-6C10963043
And to back up the points below these also appeared in the last week...
An Oklahoma College athlete from Australia was killed at random by three teens who claimed they were bored, adding to the list of what are called "thrill kills". Due to a Supreme Court decision the sentencing in this case could well draw national fire.
Kids used to throw snow balls at cars to get their law-breaking thrills. Now they are killing in packs. Let me raise my own ire. While, yes, I blame the modern age we live in, I MORE blame modern parenting. More and more parents say they want their kids to grow in to independent individuals. I translate this to them being too damn lazy to raise their own kids so they want movies, television, video games, an over burdened school system, and the streets to do it. There's no such thing as parenting any more or adult guidance. Now we have these teenagers to deal with who have killed an innocent man...and we may not be able to punish them properly...thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States. A while back it was decided that a life sentence without chance of parole constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" for a youthful offender. Well, by damn, I can think of one punishment that would not keep these poor little misguided, misunderstood kiddies locked up for sixty-plus years. Rapid execution death penalty. Don't make them wait on death row for years. And yes, you can bet your arse that if any one of them were my own children, I would be sad, but I would suggest no less. These kids are not FIVE. They know RIGHT FROM WRONG. They took a human life willingly and with well planned detail. If they were all in their twenties we would have no compunction about putting such a punishment on the table.
Chubby Checker Wins Right to Sue HP Over Title of New App...http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/chubby-checker-can-sue-hp-over-penis-size-app-judge-6C10936327?lite&lite=obnetwork
Rock and Roll legend Chubby Checker has won the right in court to sue Hewlett Packard over the name of it's new app the purports the ability to measure the size of the male genitalia.
Wow...just...wow. I, uh, I don't have the words. There are not enough letter "H" or "A"s in the alphabet for me to spell out that much laughter, but DAMN, what a note to end on! And no...I will NOT be purchasing this app under any name. I can cook. It makes up for any deficiencies in any other areas or so I'm told. Good luck Mr. Checker!
And that is my review for the week ending August 24th, 2013...SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
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