Archive for November 24th, 2012

Beginning Of Chrisharia Law in America?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012


A judge in Oklahoma sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 10-years of church attendance in addition to completing high school and welding school. Tyler Alred was driving drunk on Dec. 4, 2011 when he hit a tree. The crash killed his 16-year old friend and Alred was charged with manslaughter.

Although the sentence might seem reasonable for a kid making a dumb mistake, this ‘Church-as-punishment’ condition has significant, negative implications.  It’s clearly a violation of the Free Exercise Clause in our First Amendment. And Churches can’t be happy to think of themselves as prisons-with-pews or punishment for criminals.  But worst of all, it continues to blur the line between Church and State.

I personally would also consider it “cruel and unusual punishment” – but that’s just me.

What happens if the kid is a Muslim, atheist, or, God forbid (!) a worshipper of Satan?  Does the kid get credit for going to the local cemetery and spraying 666 on the gravestones?  Can he only serve his time in what the judge considers an “acceptable” Church?

Both the Dum and Alred families agreed to the sentence.  Well, of course they did.  No one favors a young kid going to a hard-ass prison to be some lifer’s bitch.  But somewhere between these two options there must be a sentence which delivers justice without sacrificing American Freedom of – and Freedom from – Religion.

Junkie?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012


What’s the first thing a diner waitress says when she sees you?

“Coffee? Right away!”

And you’d better get it ‘right away’, Sugar Lips, because you’ve got a caffeine junkie who is now hurtling through drug withdrawal and trying hard not to snatch up the butter knife and stab the annoying people seated next to him.  Withdrawal symptoms started about 26-hours after your last cup of the legal drug.

As soon as you score your fix, you tear up little packets of white powder plus containers of liquid poison, and quickly mix up the nearly boiling-brew – before pouring it over one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Ouch! It hurts so good – like the needle prick announcement of anticipated joy when a junkie pushes a needle into her vein.  Coffee is America’s Drug of Choice – BY FAR! 50-million caffeine addicts drink an average of 4-cups per day.

I don’t drink coffee but I certainly don’t care what you do.

However, I would care very much if you’re one of those flaming, “respectable” hypocrites who thinks you’re better than the millions of Americans rotting in jail cells because they loved a drug which is different than yours. Your drug is legal and inexpensive. Their drugs are illegal – making them very expensive.

Still, probably we’re all just junkies in the grand scheme of the universe – and it  doesn’t need you to judge what’s right or wrong.