07 May 2005

Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

FYI: This story's a fake.

In other news, there's a Cambodian Midget Fighting League.

The Cambodian Government allowed the fight to take place, under the condition that they receive a 50% commission on each ticket sold, and that no cameras would be allowed in the arena.

The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.

Sihamoni was quoted before the fight stating that he felt since his fighters out-numbered the lion 42 to 1, that they “… could out-wit and out-muscle [it].”

Unfortunately, he was wrong.
Well, it's official. I've seen everything now.

Death row inmate dies of apparent suicide

Huh. Guess he couldn't wait.

06 May 2005

Reason: Straight Shooting on Gun Control: A Reason debate

Pretty good read. I'm still digesting it, but it presents a more reasonable approach to the issue of gun control. I don't agree with the concept of "gun control" (as commonly referenced) at all, but I agree there need to be gun laws. What's "reasonable" is apparently pretty subjective, and to date, hasn't been dictated by logic (the so-called "assault weapons ban," for example).

There's a counter-point, too. Comments?

04 May 2005

Texas lawmakers vote to ban suggestive cheerleading

Since I've got a horse in this race, I'm gonna give you my $.02 worth. My daughter has been a competitive cheerleader for several years now, and recently tried out for and made the freshman cheerleading squad at the high school she's attending in the fall. Not only that, but she's one of 3 freshmen selected for their competition squad, composed of upper classmen.

I've seen a lot of cheerleading over the years. I've even been the announcer at the NCA National Cheerleading Championships back in the day. I can't even begin to imagine what the definition of "suggestive cheerleading" might be.

What's the standard that will be used to determine what is suggestive, lewd, or inappropriate? This hearkens back to the 60's debate over what constituted "pornography." The Supreme Court won't want any part of this debate, either.

Texas lawmakers need to stay away from this one. In Texas, cheerleader moms can have you whacked.

02 May 2005

Burrito Leads To School Lockdown, Armed Officers On Roof Tops

Gee, do you think that we're carrying this zero tolerance a little too far?? Nahhhhh.

But I will say this:

If the Pimp Daddy had eaten that burrito, it likely could have been used as a lethal weapon.

Trust me.

01 May 2005

Jury Returns Death Sentence in GI Killings

I'm glad to hear this SOB gets the needle. Deliberately killing your team-mates in wartime should get the hangman. Period.

Now, does anyone else find it odd that the media has pretty much been dead quiet about this? Have you also thought that if this was a white guy, who happened to be, let's say, Catholic - that this wouldn't be plastered all over the place as a racist act of a desperate religious zealot.

But, as has been pointed out here before, if you are of minority status and of a peaceful, loving religion like Islam, then we don't really like talking about this stuff.

I mean, it's not till you get mid-way through this story that you see: "My life will not be complete unless America is destroyed."

Good riddance.