Archive for December 16th, 2014

Drunk Girl Using Pizza Slice As A Pillow

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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‘Bad Santa’ (2003) Trailer

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

(For Amy)

“We Already Have.”

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

amish

I used to think the Amish were very strange people. And then two things changed my mind – one is an Amish tradition; the other an Amish tragedy.

Rumspringa is an Amish tradition. When they’re around 16 years old, Amish kids are given a free pass to the outside world. They may smoke, drink, have sex, do drugs – pretty much anything non-Amish kids do. This is encouraged by elders so young people can make a critical decision in life: to be or not to be Amish.

What? Give teens with raging hormones a chance to run free and THEN decide if they want to be just plain Amish? But most Amish families have this kind of faith in their lives and, surprisingly, 4 out of 5 kids return to the fold. Hmmm…..

The second Amish fact kicked me harder still.

On October 16, 2006, Charles Roberts, a mentally-ill milkman from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, burst into an Amish schoolhouse. He terrorized and tied up 11 young girls and shot each of them before killing himself. Many horrified parents arrived at the school within minutes. In anguish and confusion, they talked among themselves as the dead and dying were carried out of the small schoolhouse. And then a calm seemed to settle on the group.

A pushy TV reporter stuck a microphone into the face of a grieving father who had just been told  his own daughter was one of those murdered.

“Will you ever be able to forgive the killer?” the insensitive hack asked.

The father, who had tears streaming down his face, looked at the reporter, and smiled a gentle smile. His answer?

“We already have.”

Who are the Amish?  https://www.google.com/