Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Don't bring me down

According to this article from the Republican Herald in Pennsylvania, some kids beat to death an illegal alien and two got fines and probation and one got house arrest til he was 21. Here in Phoenix, if you haven't heard, some African refugee kids gang raped a little girl, also an African refugee. While that trail is still pending, it is looking like they will try these kids as adults and really go after them for doing some seriously heinous shit. Well, if you look at both situations, they hold similar events, young kids doing something seriously dramatic and violent. In Pennsylvania it is ok to beat someone to death, in Arizona (hopefully) you can't gang rape. What the hell is wrong with PA? I am not sure the details in either of these cases but its really sad and lame that instead of melting army guys or even trying to make out with girls (or guys, why not) kids are committing real life Law and Order episodes, and justice is drastically different in different parts of the country. Come on, no one should be raped, no one should be killed, it doesn't matter, I mean isn't this in the bible or something, or at the very least effing the right thing to do, dang!

This all kinda bums me out, because
A. I like good news
B. I don't want my kid, or your kid or any kid, to live in such a violent and negative world.

Another example of the hate instead of love going on in the world err the USA is the debates and tensions over the health care bill. While I applaud citizens of the country making there voice heard, its your civic duty, sing it loud, but I feel it is morphing and polarizing our community into an us vs them mentality. The angry screaming and yelling "mobs" that are upset about this bill are making there voice heard, but the "media" (I am still not sure what the liberal media is and where it can be found) are painting them in a bad light, or so Fox news says. Here's the deal, Fox News is in the business of selling cars, Crackers, Erection Pills and whatever else they advertise. They don't tell you news, they spin and spin and spin and create controversy and get people railed up so they get more ratings. its simple and that's fine. But this health care issue is no longer about the health care bill, its about either being in an angry mob or being a patriot. Listen people: speak up for yourself. Listen Fox News: report news and stop preaching hate and trying to turn people against each other. Listen law makers: your constituents are speaking, pay attention. Listen everyone: Democrat, republican, Zoroaster...we are all United States Citizens, lets work together or at least act civil, lets make this place better, lets not get distracted by what we are labeled by television corporations trying to sell us advertising. Lets do it for the right reasons, because we care about where our country is headed, not by the motivational nonsense of Glen Beck.

But what else is there to talk about that isn't a complete bummer? Penelope has been sleeping in her bed for the better part of the night, she joins us in the early morning to get some food and crowd my space. She does some funny sleep poses in her crib that cannot be comfy, but she has to learn, right?, that is why we all don't sleep with our heads in a corner laying on our bellys curled up in a ball, like if someone did a cannonball and just kinda landed and stayed that way. She is days away from making a crawling like move, she army crawls all over and gets up on her hands and knees, she just doesn't know what to do after that. Its exciting, it took me 5 months to learn how to use the picture function on this blog site, she went from knowing nothing, I mean absolutely nothing, to...well, she still doesn't really know anything, but more than she did before and crawling almost. Its cool.

See you on the flipside.

1 comment:

  1. "this whole health care system had better work itself out, if a brown recluse happens into my front porch area and bites, releasing flesh eating toxins, I will need health care to make it better" thats my slogan for this whole fiasco.