cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
There are, unfortunately, occurrences that make one wonder whether or not we are truly a civilized people.
The morning newspaper contained a six paragraph story deep in an inside section with the following headline:
It went on to describe what
When the accused was arrested at his mother’s home, he was wearing the red-and-black sneakers that were two sizes too big for him. He turns 18 years old today, so he was still a juvenile when this crime occurred.
Another story with an associated theme appeared today and that is one that questions if we still need two juvenile facilities in
Are we now so forgiving of juvenile offenders that we don’t need both the
What kind of animal would stomp another human to death for a pair of Air
This speaks to all of us who are members of the human race. We have permitted these kinds of acts to continue. History is replete with stories of such horrendous acts. The Bible is full of stonings and such.
Aren’t we so far advanced that this simply couldn’t have happened? Don’t we have all the answers so far as permissiveness and feel good therapies? This incident occurred in
Is it really possible for a human to be raised so that he or she has no concept of right and wrong; has no value for human life of something more than $100 or $200? If so, is that the young person’s fault? Or, is it the fault of the person who brought that boy or girl into this world and then abrogated their responsibilities of nurturing and teaching?
Are we reaping what we’ve been sowing for lo these many years?