Depressing Morning

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
As I was perusing the news this morning, I found the following stories:

Northern Kentucky Teaches Faces Child Porn Charges. He'd been teaching for 45 years. What the fuck is wrong with this guy?

Cops: Third Graders Plotted to Attack Teacher. They went so far as to bring weapons and restraining devices from home in order to do the job. Yikes.

Irish PM Resigns Over Cash Payment Scandal. This is the same guy who brokered the peace with Northern Ireland. And he's brought down over some alleged impropriety surrounding $150K. How ignoble.

'03 Memo Says Bush Could Ignore Torture Ban. Yeah, yeah. Thanks for the Newsflash, Captain Obvious. We all know that Bush II will respect and follow the Constitution and International Law when monkeys fly out of my ass.

Bloodshed Feared as Opponents Release Unofficial Election Tally in Zimbabwe. Bloodshed and bad behavior related to African politics? How shocking.

There were these pieces, though:

Father in Iraq Surprises, Touches Son by Giving Guard Oath via Video Link. Son enlists, his officer father administers his oath as a surprise. Pretty cool.

Wal-Mart Agrees Not to Sue Brain-Damaged Woman. I almost fell out of my chair on this one. Wal-Mart, the harbinger of the End-Days, has agreed to do the right thing. Of course they only did so after receiving MASSIVE bad publicity. Asstards.

As usual, the bad news outweighs the good. Have a fabulous day, Hot Chicks and Smart Men.

11 comments:

Michelle K said...

Janiece, I think you need to visit Stuff on My Cat, and also to look at this picture again.

Hope your outlook gets better. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Ah, babies and kitties.

I like babies.

Michelle K said...

Well, you can have mine if something unexpected happens. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

No, no - I only like babies on a short term basis. The twins are 17 now, and I have no intention of starting over now that there's light at the end of that tunnel.

Nathan said...

Michelle,

That pic of the kiddies makes me snort. (I actually typed snotr, and that may be better.)

New rule! From now on I'll be snotring! (verb, not noun)

Jim Wright said...

the story about the father administering the Oath of Enlistment to his son over the video link is pretty cool.

I've done several reenlistments over the phone, the last one was one of my Sailors who was deployed to a forward firebase in Afghanistan, I was here in Alaska halfway up a mountain on the Kenai talking on my cell. Halfway through the oath, their base came under rocket attack. We finished the oath, damn quick, and she went back to manning her guns. Surreal.

But the kids who were planning to take out their teacher? WTF? They were third graders. NO seriously, What the Fuck?. It's like Children of the Corn or something. There are some issues at home, I'm betting.

Tania said...

re: Third graders...

Yeah, but haven't you ever had a really mean and nasty teacher? I'm not condoning, but I could understand how with a charismatic leader or two kids could move forward. Hell, there's at least one movie about this sort of thing, with parents locked in a basement. I want to say Jamie Lee Curtis is in it.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim and Tania, the teacher in question was teaching special ed with kids with behavioral disabilities.

Not that that excuses it, but it does explain it a bit.

Tania said...

Well, that does explain some of the reasoning. Sigh...

Time to go look at lolcats.

Jeri said...

MWT passed along this hilarious site to me for April Fools - and the tagline across the top (Now with kittens!) reduced me to helpless tears. (Also the article on Internet cleaning).

Michelle K said...

Then I guess I'd best make sure nothing unexpected happens. :)

And you have TWO seventeen year olds> Ye Gods!