Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Malamute Blogging II

I have a dog: eternal nuisance. Forever to be fed, watered and walked.
Grow up, I say; go to school, college, learn the law. He won't.

Forever at my heels, he says, "You bought me. Be responsible."

No, I say, and open the door. Go, defy the cowboys on the road. He does, and I, opening all doors, try to sleep until I hear a paw upon the step.

Friday Malamute Blogging


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dear God

You cannot make this stuff up.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Somebody needs to mess with Texas

This story makes me want to scream. Shaquanda Cotton, a 14-year-old high school freshman, shoved a hall monitor at Paris High School in Paris, Texas.
The youth had no prior arrest record, and the hall monitor--a 58-year-old teacher's aide--was not seriously injured. But Shaquanda was tried in March 2006 in the town's juvenile court, convicted of "assault on a public servant" and sentenced by Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville to prison for up to 7 years, until she turns 21.

Just three months earlier, Superville sentenced a 14-year-old white girl, convicted of arson for burning down her family's house, to probation.

My son saw the story on Facebook and I saw a link to it at Skeptical Brotha, and read it in the Trib. There's even a blog, Free Shaquanda Cotton: Leave Shaquanda Notes of Love!

I don't have the words to describe the utter evil it would take to perpetrate this particular travesty of justice.