Baby Shipping - Colombian police have found the bodies of three human foetuses hidden in statues of Christian icons at Bogota Airport on Tuesday. The statues were destined for Miami. Officials think they might be for Satanic rituals...I want to say "how the Hell would you know?", but, really, how many uses are there for black-market dead babies? I mean, OK, *I* can think of several, but it's a REALLY limited niche. regardless, there are no words other than "ewww" and "you suck".
Slip of the Tongue - Bill Bennett, who served as secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, made a bit of a Freudian slip on the radio recently. A caller to his show suggested that the Social Security system would have money to spare if the nation hadn't aborted so many wage earners over the years. In the course of raising questions about that theory, Bennett said you can't make too many assumptions about the kind of adults aborted foetuses might grow up to be. There is "just too much that you don't know," Bennett said. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down." Now, I understand that he was probably trying to make an obscure and absurd point, but that was not the right thing to say. He got the point from a book which posited that abortions are more likely in the lower classes and thus the children would be more likely to grow up to commit crimes, but didn't make the race comment...that was all Bennett's. Um, oops.
Faith Chips: basically, think poker chips that have little Bible quotes or faith-based blessings on them, so the Christianoxious can pass them out instead of tracts. Now, maybe it's just me, but I seem to recall J.C. having a bit of a problem with gambling. I'm sure these folks thought that using the icons of something 'bad" to spread the "good' word was a good idea, but I personally feel they missed the mark. What's next, condoms with crucifixes on them? Cute little stuffed pentagrams that encourage you to follow the One True Star or something? Um...no.
Don't Fuck Around Knuckles - 1/2 carat worth of diamonds and 2 carats worth of rubies, $4,500...*whistle*