Friday, January 07, 2005

Looking at the news...,2933,143640,00.html China plans to outlaw gender selective abortion (aborting because you're carrying a female.) Wonder if Planned Parenthood and NOW will be yowling about this latest threat to women's rights.,2933,143645,00.html A hooker in Florida turned her customer in to police after she saw kiddie porn on his computer. Good for her. Even though she had reason to avoid the police herself, she overlooked her personal interests to do the right thing.,2933,143433,00.html One country's government puts out a comic book-style pamphlet telling its citizens how to flout the laws of a neighboring country. People in the country whose laws are being violated should be outraged, right? No, not if you're the US and the laws are immigration laws. After all, where's the problem with millions of people who can't get into the country legally just sneaking in? Our economy can absorb them all. If there aren't enough jobs for them all, surely welfare can support them all until they get jobs. And they're all good, upstanding, law-abiding folk, right? It's not as if coming into the country illegally would appeal to, oh I don't know, criminals? What, you say terrorists might like to take advantage of easy, illegal entry--geez, what planet are you from, Paranoia-tron? Nope, I see no problems here at all, and anyone who does is obviously just mean-spirited.,2933,143633,00.html An arrest was made in the 1964 Civil Rights slayings in Mississippi. The case was reopened and "just last month, an anonymous donor posted a $100,000 reward for information leading to murder charges". Post a large reward and you get the information you want. Well, we'll see how it goes.
I never rejoice when old men (the arrested man is 79 years old) are arrested for crimes they committed decades before, but murder is serious business and if the arrested man is guilty, I can't say I feel sorry for him, either.

And what is the deal with female teachers having sex with underage boys? (There's two new stories of it.)What grown woman ever looked at a twelve-, thirteen-, or fourteen-year old boy and say, "Whooh, I gotta get me some of that!" Okay, older teens who have the bodies of grown men, sure you might look--and if you've got an ounce of sense, stay away--but fourteen-year olds?! Maybe female teachers having sex with male students is some new perk the teachers' union has lobbied for, but I think I'd confine myself to the eighteen-year olds, preferably ones who work out. At least they look like adults and aren't jailbait (except maybe in Utah), even if they do tend to lack the, ah, control of older men.

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