Monday, August 28, 2006

Blunders of the week

Wow......where do I begin with the following two stories? Blunder really isn't the word for today's events - locally and nationally. I guess we will just jump right in and start nationally.

  • John Mark Karr - Congratulations to the Boulder Police for continuing to show everyone that they still (10 years later) do not have a clue about the JonBenet murder. Karr was released today from a Boulder jail after DNA testing concluded that his DNA was not at the scene of the crime. Fabulous! Karr still has outstanding warrants in California for child pornography so its doubtful he will be a free man for very long. Give me a break!
  • Marcus - Many of you won't know of this story but I will talk about it anyway because it has everyone in the tri-state area frustrated and angry. Marcus was a 3 year old autistic child living in a foster home on the East side. He was cute kid. Well......about 10 days ago he turned up missing at a local park. His foster family said the mother had a seizure and when she woke up.......Marcus was gone. Naturally, this initiated hundreds of volunteers to begin searching the wooded park and the surronding neighborhood. No Marcus. Today, we found out that Marcus has been gone since August 6th. His foster family lied to the child welfare agency that came by to check on him on August 16th. The foster mother also lied about her seizure in the park. It turns out that the foster family intentionally locked Marcus in a closet on August 4th and then went out of town for a family reunion. He was dead when they returned and his foster father took his body to another county and burned it. Yep...........all this and they have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The mother "faked" her seizure and spent two days in the hospital! Her husband appeared on television to talk about his missing "son". Several days later........the mother was on television pleading for his safe return. All the while knowing that the child was dead. Now they are both resting in a local jail and the rest of their children have been placed in safe haven somewhere. Thank God!

Remind me again that in the state of Ohio I cannot adopt nor foster a child because I am gay? Yeah, I can certainly see how this child would have been worse off if he were in the home of a gay couple.

What's wrong with being alive?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

JonBenet we have all heard by now that there is some pitiful dude over in Bangkok who has "confessed" to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. I must admit.....when I heard this on the news this afternoon it left me scratching my head.

Most of the evidence didn't point to someone outside of the house. No footprints in the snow outside the house.....the murder weapons were all items from inside the house.......and even the scratchpad that the killer left the ransom note on was from inside the house. The house itself was a maze of rooms and hallways. Even a person familiar with the house would get lost in it. Yet somehow, a person who lived outside the in......took JonBenet and made his/her way to the basement.

Now I admit that I never bought the notion that one of her parents killed her.......but I did buy the idea that one of her siblings did the deed and the parents were a shield for him/her. I mean.....that's what parents do right? Unconditional love?

So....they get a confession from this guy in Bangkok. Did I mention that he had done time in a Bangkok prison for some kind of dastardly deed? Yeah.....the Bangkok prisons make our prisons look like Ritz-Carltons. Maybe that's why he is in a U.S. prison could be mighty appealing. I don't know if they have the death penalty in Colorado so that might be another plus for him.

After ten years.......we finally have hope that this little girl will finally rest in peace. I guess it is true that in time everyone has to "meet their maker" for the injustices that they have done to someone else.

Hey O.J., how's the hunt for the "real" killer going?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Still here!

Wow.....most would think that I fell off the face of the earth since June! On the contrary, I am alive and well after taking the whole month of July "off" from blogging.

Let's see.......have we missed much?
  • My friend who has undergone Artifical Insemination (twice!) is now officially pregnant thanks to a little help from the fertility drug Clomed. No word on whether she is having twins. She will know more after her first Ultrasound in three weeks. Regardless, she has lots of solid positive support from her friends who will be ready for her next big day - the delivery!
  • Hocking Hills camping adventure in the cabin was quite restful. We had a power outage one day which gave us all a scare because that weekend was very hot and humid! All went well after a couple of hours and the weekend was pleasurable for all.
  • Joe Lieberman is having a little difficulty with his Senate campaign. He is lagging behind his competition by double digit points now! Hmmm....guess this is what he gets when he continually lends his support to a President who does not meet favor with a majority of Americans. This should be a warning to the rest of the congressional leaders. You had your fun and now its time to clean up the mess!
  • Speaking of Congressional leaders........Hillary really grilled Rumsfeld last week. Just one word for that........FABULOUS!
  • The NFL Season gets underway this week! Damn.....where has it been? The Bengals kick off their first pre-season game in Cincinnati against the Redskins on August 13th! ROAR! Here is the early Bengals fight song to get you in the mood for the upcoming season!

On that note.............I am off! More to come in the very near future!