Thursday, March 25, 2010

Falling Behind‏

While it's true that no matter how cynical one becomes, it's never enough to keep up, I've usually managed to stay within striking distance. But I quick round through the news this morning, and even with my cynicism flooring it, I find I'm being left in the dust.

Then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger halted a canonical trial against a priest who molested hundreds of boys in Wisconsin after receiving a letter from the molester pleading for leniency - after ignoring letters from the Archbishop of Milwaukee seeking to have the priest defrocked. No-one, however went to secular authorities with the information when the church failed to act.

A teenager whose family was on the Wife Swap television program is suing for one hundred million dollars, claiming that the scripted lines she was given made her look bad, and that she never consented to being on the show. The fact that both of her parents were recently convicted of felonies that have large fines attached has nothing to do with it, really.

Sore losers on the political Right have taken to threats and vandalism against members of Congress who voted for the health care overhaul bill. It seems that even the siblings of legislators have been threatened.

Sigh. I'm starting to think that the best course of action is to dust off and nuke the whole freaking planet from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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