Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lawyers...are you kidding me?

O.K., I'm sitting here trying to work on the website and I made the mistake of turning on the T.V. They are reporting on the Pennsylvania child, age 11, who shot and killed his father's fiance who was 9 months pregnant while she slept, which led to her death and the death of the unborn child. The child has said he did it and then he went to school. And his lawyer says he is innocent and can't wait for his day in court. O.K., I don't need to go on a rant here, but perhaps I have to. I'm pretty sure when they wrote the constitution they were trying hard to keep things fair. So of course, it is necessary for everyone to be represented in court, no matter what they do. But I don't think the original intent was to excuse the guilty party. While it is certain that this young child needs mental help, he says he did it, I'm not saying strap him in a chair and turn on the electricity, but I am saying it isn't helpful when adults let a child think his actions don't have a negative reaction. He would be better served if he was put in a facility that cared for and took care of young people in trouble and serve his time, get the therapy he so certainly needs. This is, in my opinion, what is so wrong with our legal system. Instead of stating that the young man is guilty, but clearly doesn't understand the ramifications of what he did and is seeking mental help for him, the lawyer just states he's innocent, as if that makes it true. It just makes me crazy to see lawyers twist things around to get guilty people off. I realize that's a 2 way street, and I don't think that's right either...again lawyers. If we all started off on a completely truthful level, everyone would be better served. I'm so disgusted with anything dealing with federal, state, city government and now the court system. Honestly the world has gone nuts! We are replacing.....replacing....steps going down to the Bikini Shoppe...a total of probably 12 steps....that were already in place but needing replacing. The building inspector came by Friday, looked, said nothing. But he came back Monday and said the work had to stop and they needed to pull a permit at city hall. (most people do this work on weekends so they don't have to deal with this crap.) Anyway, Vernon went down to city hall and there he was told he not only needed the permit, but he needed to get an architect in on the job, etc. An architect...will someone give me a friggin break already. Now they are not only trying to screw us for $50-75, but now they want us to get an architect's bill as well. Needless to say, Vernon came back to the office, threw the check on the desk and said, "I'm done with these guys, we're going to do the work another way so that we won't have to pull the permit...it's ridiculous. It use to be that work done under a certain dollar amount didn't need a permit pulled, but the city decided they were losing too much money so now if you put in a new light figure you need to get a permit apparently. Honestly, it is just maddening. Not only that but that apartment building on the corner has completely sided their building, well not completely, but they've done 2 sides so far on weekends with no permits. Who's paying whom is what I ask. I know someone is getting kickbacks or just plan pocketing money in this town...which building inspectors are getting richer is the question. God, as if I'm not frustrated enough, they've got the octuplet mother on T.V. for the umpteenth time. Will someone please shut this woman up! Talk about a mental case. 14 kids, single, no job, living with her mother, taking food stamps as well as money for her two disabled children, but saying she's taking no tax payer dollars...please, reality check. I thank God every day this woman is not related to me...she is an embarassment to women everywhere. The right to have children is every woman's right. The right to have litters of children when you can neither afford them nor take care of them properly is not a personal right. But what can we do? This was the most irresponsible thing I've heard of in a long time. What kind of doctor would do this? Especially with her parents sitting there telling the doctor it wasn't a good idea as she already had 6 children she couldn't afford. I say if you can afford them have all you want, single or otherwise, but if you don't have a home, money, job, medical insurance, etc., then you don't have the right to burden society anymore than it's already burdened. I'm sick of women talking about their right to have children and then when they are questioned about their ability to take care of the children they ask "what would you have me do kill my children?" Arguing with her mother (who's had to help support the family she has since the first 6 were born), that's what she kept talking about. When the mother told her she had other options, the idiot just kept talking over her about killing the embros. Honestly, I'd like to pull her through the T.V. and beat some sense into her. Although I doubt anyone could do that...I think she's too far gone. I will say she is articulate....brain damaged but articulate. The world is going to hell in a hand basket people, so hang on...it's going to be a bumpy ride. And make sure you have your needlework with you because you are going to need it. I started working on the Maureen Appleton clamp pin cushion...."Sampler Bits", over one on 40ct. God, what was I thinking. At first I thought, I'm not going to be able to do this. I'm using not only my peepers, but the Day light magnifier and light as well. I'm also using the half cross. I tried doing the full cross and it was impossible for me on 40 ct., so I'm not going to beat myself up, I'm going to do what I have to...plus it's what Maureen does, so it isn't wrong. It's just that I usually don't use half crosses even when they call for it. I love the full cross instead. But 40 ct....well I have to do what I'm capable of doing. Once I got the first image done I ended up doing 2 more before I gave up for the night. At first I thought I'd do just one little image a night, but doing 3 has given me new goals...at least 3/night and I should have it done this week. Can't guarantee it, but that's my goal. That means of course, that I haven't done my 6th stocking. I will have to do it though before the end of the month so I don't fall behind. I'm on a mission now...31 stockings to go....Well, it's almost 9:00 a.m., and I have to get to work. Work certainly interferes with my needlework joy...but I'll talk later. I need to go deal with the different governments. Have a great day.

1 comment:

Puppy's Mom said...

You're preaching to the choir here, my friend. I am so frustrated, upset, and sickened by the news that I just don't watch it anymore. I get so stressed I get the shakes, I'll tell you.

Thank goodness for cross stitch. It's about the only thing that calms me down anymore.

Hope you and yours are doing well!