Friday, August 04, 2006

Something On My Mind.

Last week at a Jewish Charity event a whacked out loser named Naveed Afzal Haq entered the room using a 13 year old girl as a shield. He then opened fire,using two semi automatic pistols. Five women were wounded and another,Pam Waechter, was killed. Hag, who is a Muslim, said after his arrest,"These are Jews and I'm tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East."

Haq(or Bald and Ugly as I refer to him), is no more than a spineless, cowardly bastard, a wannabe man with jelly as a backbone for terrorizing a group of women. If he tried that on a room full of men, he probably would have gotten his ass beaten to a pulp or better yet, would have wound up dead. And to use a 13 year old girl as a shield? That is completely and utterly the act of a coward; there are no two ways about it. A family friend told reporters that Haq was a quiet loner with few friends. (Big surprise,huh?)

It's very hard for me to write about this because I cannot even begin to understand hate crimes. And I hope to God never in my lifetime to ever come close to understanding these kinds of deplorable actions. It's totally alien to my way of thinking to rational why some screwed in the head nut case takes it upon his or herself to right a supposed wrong by shooting someone for racial,religious, even political beliefs.

I 've said this before and it looks like I'll say it again, killing never solves an issue. All it does is wreck innocent lives,while giving the murderer his much desired fifteen minutes of fame. (Although I find it more than a little ironic that before entering the King County courtroom, Haq requested through his public defender that he be allowed to personally not attend the hearing or for him not to photographed or video taped. District Judge Barbara L. Linde prudently denied both of Haq's requests.)

From what I've read about Pam Waechter, she was a tireless worker for the Jewish community and was loved by everybody. She deserves to be remembered by those whose lives she so profoundly touched. While on the other hand,Dipshit -- er I mean Haq(no I was right the first time) should be strapped to a gurney and have poison shot through his veins. No lifetime of three hots and a cot for wacko boy.

Now, some of you are thinking," But didn't he just say that killing never solves an issue?" Yes, I did say that. But I was talking about the killing of innocent people, not murderers or the criminally insane who take lives for either unjustifiable or mentally unbalanced reasons. It all boils down to this, there really is a difference between the two . But we'll open that particular can of worms at another time.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

My Choice For Asshole of The Week.

Well folks, the votes have been counted,the nominee's were selected and after much deliberation and soul searching I have made my decision. Sure there were quite a few nominee's whose idiotic posturing and infantile antics made my selection a rather tough one to be sure, but one person in particular stood out from all of the others as a shining example of loutish behavior.

And the winner of The Asshole of The Week Award goes to none other than Mel Gibson,who after spending an evening soaking up the sauce at a trendy Malibu restaurant was arrested for speeding. He became belligerent towards the arresting officer and said," The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?" (Great going, Mel. Now, let's see how far you can stick your foot into your mouth without gagging.)

As expected, the fallout from this scandalous incident has begun to rain down upon poor Mel, and from where I sit it doesn't look pretty. There are those in the media who are of the opinion the repercussions will go beyond legal penalties, that Gibson's career could possibly go into serious meltdown. (By the way,did you get a load of the police mug shot that the AP wire service ran? With that slightly disheveled look and an impish smile,it appears as if he's posing for a recent publicity photo.)

Gibson's anti-Semitic statements have placed further strains between himself and members of the Jewish Community,which began when they felt he portrayed Jews as being responsible for the death of Jesus in his film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. And though he has apologized directly to the Jewish Community for his thoughtless remarks, former TV producer Merv Adelson has refused to accept Gibsons mea culpa and had gone as far as to take out an ad in The Los Angles Times to chastise movie studio heads for not strongly condemning him.

Gibson has even entered an out patient program for alcohol abuse as his way of showing atonement. But there are those cynics who believe this is simply Gibson's attempt to save both his ass as well as his career as an actor/director.

If convicted in a court of law, he won't do any jail time; after all it's a first time misdemeanor drunken driving offense. But, in the court of public opinion,the verdict could go either way. After all,we Americans do worship our movie stars; to us, they are our royalty.

As for Hollywood's ultimate decision on the fate of Mel Gibson,well,the jury's still out on that one. As the saying goes:money talks, bullshit walks. In the movie capital of the world, money in the box office takes precedence over bad behavior and anti Semitic comments any day.