Archive for December 12th, 2007

12
Dec
07

Kill Your Child

TORONTO — A Mississauga, Ont., cab driver has been charged with the murder of his 16-year-old daughter, who was attacked in the family home after clashing with her strict Muslim family over whether or not to wear the hijab, the traditional Islamic head scarf for women.

How can any parent murder their own child in the name of God? Sometimes I think I understand the passionate part of Jihad and fanaticism (although I do not condone it). But how on Earth can a parent bring themselves to beat their child so severely that the child dies. One who does so cannot be a religious zealot. Surely, any God would never sanction such behavior. No, a person of this ilk is a criminal, a barbarian, a dolt.

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12
Dec
07

Sinking Ship

How would you like to be a player for the NFL Atlanta Falcons? Their star franchise, Michael Vick, gets convicted of being a dog murderer, lies to the sentencing judge about the events, burns some tree while waiting for his sentence, gets 23 months in the federal hole… that same night, on Monday Night Football, the Falcons get their asses handed to them 34 to 14 playing New Orleans. During halftime, Falcons owner Arthur Blank tries to calm the waters and even goes so far as to say he will support Coach Petrino’s desire to sit a new QB for a year to learn the ropes. So what happens next? Petrino resigns the next day and becomes the head coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

For those of you keeping score, just about everyone, including the fans, has quit on the Falcons. There is nothing for the players to even play for, other than getting injured for no good reason. Pride was left way back in the dust. This team will be mailing it in.