Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Teaching Our Children Well:

Here are a couple of stories about good old-fashioned, red-blooded Americans who like straight sex and enjoy torturing and killing their children.

What the first story does not mention is that Florida--where the Dollars and their adopted children live--does not allow gays and lesbians to adopt children. The second story, meanwhile, doesn't explain how a person can successfully bludgeon her 14-year-old daughter with a hammer and a shovel, and then botch her own suicide attempt. Can a person really be smart enough to kill her child but too dumb to kill herself?

Well, at least all the news today isn't bad:
Cancer doesn't doom youngsters to a miserable childhood, new research suggests, finding that after treatment, many are just as happy and well-adjusted as those who never had the illness -- sometimes even more.
This story, on the other hand, is a little bit harder to evaluate:

The church-owned Great Western Forum has canceled an April 9 concert appearance by the heavy metal band Lamb of God because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name, Burn the Priest.

"We do owe something to our congregants,"said Marc Little, general counsel for the Faithful Central Bible Church, which owns the Forum, the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers. "We have to draw the line somewhere."

Well, I reckon we do have to draw it somewhere. Here's where I'd recommend drawing it:
The growing use of highly addictive methamphetamine throughout the country is creating a prominent scar on an increasing number of users — rotting, brittle teeth that seem to crumble from their mouths.

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