Friday, September 01, 2006

Strange Brew...

...of Strange News, fresh out of today's paper.

New York, NY - a 39-year-old man, a Haitian immigrant, convinced that his wife and her relatives were using Voodoo to try and destroy him, drowned his two young children in a bathtub before throwing himself in front of a subway train.

It's tragic enough that someone would come so unglued that it results in suicide. Killing other people in the process (in this case, innocent little children) takes it to a whole other level. Sad.

Las Vegas, NV - Warren Jeffs, recently arrested polygamist sect "leader," won't fight extradition to Utah to face charges of arranging marriages between underage girls and older, already married men, rape, and several other charges.

I don't get the whole concept of polygamy. It seems to me to be a control issue; i.e., one control freak man controlling a harem of submissive women with self-esteem problems.

If polygamy has really been outlawed as an LDS religious practice, why does it still flourish as it does? Strange.

Aurora, CO - A Saudi Arabian man living in Aurora was convicted of enslaving an Indonesian housekeeper. The 24-year-old woman was hired to cook, clean, and look after five children. Instead she was repeatedly sexually assaulted, forced to sleep on a mattress on the basement floor, and paid less than $2.00 per day. One has to wonder why she put up with it for four years. Bizarre.

New York, NY - Donald Trump has fired former apprentice Carolyn Kepcher from her position as COO of two of Trump's golf courses. One of the reasons cited for her dismissal was her "celebrity status," which allegedly detracted from her job performance. Celebrity status? Excuse me, but is there a little bit of jealousy at play here? How hypocritical.


kanrei said...

Rex has got the weirdest story of the day on his site. A man and woman were in the middle of a robery when the man got the desire for...oral pleasure. So they did right in the middle of robbing some store.

Serena Joy said...

Morons! May one assume they were interrupted and hauled off to jail? LMBO! I'll have to go read Rex's piece.

P.S. - Word Verification just made me spell something that sounded like yenrflut. LOL.

Southern Writer said...

One has to wonder why she put up with it four four years. Word Police! (giggle) Don't you hate it when that happens?

Those polygamists are NOT Mormons and most of them never were. They may have taken a few tenets from the Mormons (God only knows why) and give Mormons a bad name (as if they needed help).

Serena Joy said...

Oh, God, yes, SW. I am mortified. And I have two words to say to my apprentice word cops -- You're Fired. LOL. Oh, well -- one of those "forest for the trees" things, I guess.

I'm not sure why polygamy is still so strongly associated with Mormonism. You're right, it certainly doesn't help the Mormon rep any.

Southern Writer said...

Oh, I can tell yours is going to be a fun blog to visit. I needed these laughs at the end of a long, hard day. Thanks.

Ver: pyedwulf

Brother of Beowulf, a pyromaniac now serving a life sentence for arson

Serena Joy said...

Oh, Lord, now we're defining verification words. xlulbzqr! They'll have to lock us up and give us pretty pink meds. LMBO!