Archive for June 1st, 2012

Calmly Waiting For American Justice

Friday, June 1st, 2012

George Zimmerman is going back to jail for lying at his bond hearing in April. The alleged killer of Trayvon Martin forgot about $200,000 when he told the Court he was “indigent” and asked for mercy.  He was cut some slack and was freed on bond.  Also there are now some questions about why the man has two passports. When the Judge found out he had been lied to, he demanded Zim go back to jail – no more slack and no more bonding out.

I am so happy I have no emotional involvement in this case.  I’m happy to accept any legal outcome with full confidence in the American system of justice. I do have a prediction however: plea deal to manslaughter and a reasonable prison term for the Defendant.

Of course Left-Wing Wingnuts have already declared Zimmerman a murderer and the mainstream media seems to be leaning that way.  Right-Wing Wingnuts have said the poor guy is being railroaded because of racial tension regardless of what evidence is introduced.  Neither side can see it is dripping with the odor of confirmation bias and will continue down that path no matter what the outcome is.

In the end, if all these extremists are equally outraged, I’ll feel justice was done.

You Can’t Snake It With You

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Randall “Mack” Wolford, 44, was a “serpent-handling preacher” just like his father. And, just like his father, Preacher Mack was bitten to death last week by a timber rattler.  His father was killed in 1983 by a large  rattle snake.  Oh well.

There are a small number of slithering Christian groups – mainly in the South – who literally believe the Bible including Mark: 17-18: “In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them.”

Most other Christian groups just consider the Bible a religious smorgasbord where you pick and choose the entrees you like and leave the rest as leftovers.  That’s why “homosexuality is an abomination” is a favorite food and snake handling will probably go back to the kitchen.

Most Christians also contend that these small nut groups DO NOT represent true Christians.  But somehow, maniac Muslim terrorists come straight from the Koran.  Agnostics have a term for this belief: hypocrisy.