Today is BOOKS TO BRIGHTEN YOUNG MINDS DAY. Which someone ought to point out to Powerbooks, so they can improve their dreary collection.
I was looking at this piece of paper Sage brought home from Sunday school the other day. On it is an illustration of a wealthy family inside their nice home, with an obviously poorer family standing around just outside their door. Attached to the paper is an accompanying sticker of a basket of food, which the child is supposed to affix to the rich family's hands so that the illustration will then show the rich family giving food to the poor family. The lesson emblazoned across the top of the paper is, "Be kind to the poor."
Meanwhile, on one side of said paper, there is a notation in tiny, tiny print that reads: "Photocopying or reproduction of this material in any form is ILLEGAL without prior permission, and punishable by law." It's ironies like this that perfectly illustrate my problem with organized religion. Talk about yer contradiction in terms...
in the news today
Attorney Manuel Urbina of the Philippines has registered an unusual defense in the cocaine possession case against his client, Francisco Armando Rivera. Since the 67 kilograms of cocaine-- along with one gun-- were found inside a cage housing Rivera's rooster and pair of hens, Urbina argues that the drugs and weapon belong to the chickens, not Rivera. "The law is very clear that whoever is in possession of the drugs is the one who should be accused," Urbina insists, adding that the prosecution therefore has yet to prove that the drugs belonged to his client.