Crete, eh? Guess that would make him a Cretin.
Dude... you can't make this shit up.
People get crazier everyday...
Feel the love.
Maybe every child should also deserve a parachute.
Best idea for a column ever. Keep it going.
Why don't you link to stories like these?
Oh yeah, because it would undermine your stupid pet issue.
"John Hogan, 33, is on trial in Crete for the death of his son Liam, who sustained head injuries."
This sentence couldn't be more obtuse if it tried. The dead son 'sustained' head injuries? Or the dad sustained head injuries? Or the son had previously sustained head injuries prior to his death? I can't figure out what happened here.
You would have a point, w7ngman, if I hadn't have linked to that story back in September of 2007:
But thanks for playing Slog, w7ngman, and we have some lovely parting gifts for you.
Dan widda' buuuurnn!
Right on @6
I think we should start our own "Every child deserves not to be used as a political pawn to further the Gay Agenda" postings whenever Dan continues to insist on spewing this bullshit.
Get over yourself Dan. You aren't doing your community any favors.
I'm sure you object just as vehemently every time the religious right--and the Washington State Supreme Court--uses children as rhetorical pawns when advancing the Straight Supremacist Agenda, Reality Check. So please share the links that will direct us to your passionate comments on, say, the Concerned Women for America's website, or the American Family Association's message boards, etc., and feel free to send me a PDF of the letter you sent to the Washington State Supreme Court after they issued their every-child-deserves-a-mother-and-father ruling against gay marriage. I'd also like to read the letter you wrote to Mitt Romney after he scrounged up a few votes by stating that children are better off with dead parents than gay parents.
I was asking why you didn't link to more stories *like* that one.
Because there's a *shortage* of stories *like* that one, w7ngman.
But I do link to stories about bad, bad homos, wzngman, when I spot 'em in the news. There simply aren't as many stories about gay people murdering their children out there because, as I point out in that post I linked to above, gay people are less likely to have kids. And when we do have kids, we're less likely to have unwanted kids or unplanned kids, which makes a huge difference. But I do link to gays behaving badly. Like this item from October:
...and this one last week:
Ok, point taken, but the "shortage" of stories is, I'm sure, just a consequence of there being a "shortage" of gay parents. Instead of 35 heteros being bad stories, what would actually be compelling is some per capita abuse rates among hetero vs. homo parents.
I guess what I'm getting at is:
a) you're preaching to the choir
b) there are probably more effective ways of going about this. If Mitt Romney says that gays are not fit to be parents, then no amount of "but heteros are bad, too" is going to logically challenge that assertion. The only way to do so directly is to point out stories of gays who *are* fit to be parents. If you had posted 35 of those instead of 35 of these, I think you would have made a bigger impact on this issue.
Of course, Mitt *is* just pandering, and I have a feeling his base doesn't read the Slog.
#6: that shit is from 2005, but Dan's Daddy Defenestrator story is hot off the presses.
Maybe you should start a new batch of posts for Every child deserves decent childcare.... you know, like the poor 2 1/2 year old boy in Hawaii that was just thrown off the highway by his babysitter. Gay people need babysitters, too. Maybe you should crack down on those crazies
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