February 24th, 2005

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Dad kills 2 kids, slits own throat
COLUMBUS, Georgia (AP) -- A father fatally stabbed his two young children and seriously wounded three others with a hunting knife before committing suicide by slitting his own throat, police said.
Source: CNN [Link]

See also our local paper, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. This happened about 10-15 minutes drive from our house.

Jackson trial not about black or white
That's a good thing, because he didn't molest a song.
Source: MSNBC [Link]

That song, incidentally, should be entered as evidence on the grounds that he sucks.

"If you gonna be my victim, it don't matter if you're black or white... It's black, it's white, shoop-a-doo-bee-do, yeah yeah yeah... HEE hee! Sham on!!

Jailhouse Crock
Some Republicans in Arizona want to take all Mexican nationals in state prisons and build a new prison for them — in Mexico.
Source: Alternet [Link]
Supporters of the measure say it would save Arizona taxpayers up to $100 million a year — money which pays for the approximately 4,000 Mexican nationals currently in Arizona prisons — because it’s cheaper to build and operate a prison in Mexico than in the U.S. “We’re getting stuck with a high volume of illegal felons and having to pay for it,” says Republican State Rep. Russell Jones, the bill’s sponsor. “If the federal government is not going to reimburse us, then they should at least put us in a position where we can mitigate some of the costs to Arizona taxpayers.”
Okay, I'll be the first to ask. Why the fuck are these morons so intent on spending wasting money? Wouldn't the cumulative costs of this construction and operation be better served increasing border control and security? Chain link sure is effective, fucking hell - my yellow Lab could've scaled that shit.

Forgetting the fact that this is the land of opportunity for immigrants, I realize that this is a significant problem for border states. But for fuck's sake, we as a nation cannot afford to be wasting money on stupid, ineffective bullshit like this. THIS is the kind of shit that really fucking pisses me off. THIS is the kind of shit that grinds my ass to the bone on a daily basis.

Form a union of border states, hire in local contractors, and build a border rampart. Fire the FUCK out of out existing inept border security and replace them with competent guards. Send a portion of the bill to the Mexican Consulates of said states. In the long run, that's a better alternative than financing the construction of a prison in a foreign country, which will only serve to invite more crime and increase costs exponentially by inmate processing, trials, and subsequent extradition back to Mexico - all of which gets paid for by, you guessed it!, taxpayers. And certainly not the ones who can afford it. This proposal of financing a new prison across the border is ludicrous, it does nothing to prevent the crime from happening. There's nothing proactive about it. Fucking idiots!

Rummy TV
Fire up those TiVos, disinformation fans; Rummy TV is coming soon to a flat screen near you. "If you hate the truth, you'll love DoD TV!"
Source: Arianna Huffington, Alternet [Link]

The Real World: Fallujah. Pimp My Humvee. Desperate Military Housewives. Iron Chef, Iraq. Survivor: Pentagon.

On God's Side
Jim Wallis talks about 'God's Politics' and values – by which Wallis doesn't mean hate, greed, and war-mongering.
Source: Alternet [Link]

Love Machines
Relationship sites are a booming online business, as lonely hearts look to 'scientific software' to find mates. But are the biggest players hiding disturbing agendas?
Source: [Link]

Playlist Music 2/24/05

I was feeling very nostalgic for some reason today, so I made a huge playlist. I started typing out the tracks, but decided this was a better idea. Collapse )

I like having this kind of music playing when I'm cooking, and since I'm making chicken & dumplings for dinner I figured I needed lots of music. Last night I made crabcakes for dinner, and the night before I made Japanese. I made a salad with ginger dressing (like the kind you get in hibachi restaurants), teriyaki chicken with mustard and ginger sauces on the side (like the kind you get in hibachi restaurants), stir fried zucchini, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and onions, and vegetable fried rice. Tomorrow I'm making red sauce for pasta and bruschetta for dinner.

"A chair is still a chair, even when there's no one sitting there. But aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa chair is not a house, anda house is not a home when there's no one there to hold you tight and no one there you can kiss goodnight..."

Damn, PREACH it, Luther! I hate skinny Luther, I love some big Luther though.
  • Current Music
    Luther Vandross - A House Is Not A Home

I'm getting REALLY fucking angry here...

7 month old infant baby prosecutors say was raped will recover, officials say
An infant who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted is expected to be released from a hospital in the next few days and make a full recovery, officials said.
Source: CNN [Link]
The 7-month-old has been removed from a respirator and is eating on her own, County Child Protective Services spokeswoman Estella Olguin said Wednesday.

The baby suffered damage to every vital organ and her tongue had been nearly severed when she was admitted to the hospital February 2, police said. Prosecutors say she was sexually assaulted.

"We've never seen those types of injuries in a baby that was alive," Olguin said.

The child's parents, Ivan Castaneda, 22, and Donna Marie Norman, 19, have been jailed and charged with injury to a child. Attorneys for both parents deny that their clients were responsible for the injuries.

The parents took her to a hospital February 2 and said she was suffering from congestion. When doctors examined her, they found severe internal and external injuries.

The baby and her 16-month-old sister were expected to be placed in an adoptive home.
I cannot even comment on this one, I'm too horrified.

‘Don't ask, don't tell’ hurts military, study says
Loss of skilled troops due to policy said to cost nearly $200 million
Source: MSNBC [Link]

*raises hand* Yeah, I've been saying this from the very goddamned motherfucking beginning... *explodes*

Kansas investigating late-term abortions
Attorney general seeks records of women who underwent procedure
Source: MSNBC [Link]

Pope Still Alive
John Paul II recovering in hospital after tracheotomy, officials say
Source: CNN [Link]


Anglican church gay rift deepens
The U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada have withdrawn from a key body of the global Anglican Communion under pressure from conservative church leaders horrified by the election of a gay bishop in the United States and the blessing of same-sex unions in the two countries.
Source: CNN [Link]

Murder suspect: 'Everyone has this all wrong'
The man charged with killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son told his wife from behind bars that "everyone has this all wrong."
Source: CNN [Link]