The Real Cat Burglar

Wow..What the Heck?

Apparently in February 2011, a local ABC news affiliate covered a story about a cat. This cat, Dusty, goes out at night and steals stuff from his neighbors houses. It doesn’t seem to matter what, as long as he can drag it home. The strangest part to me is..well actually, the whole thing is a bit odd. The neighbors seem really laid back about it. “Oh, we know where to find our stuff..” and Dusty’s humans keep a whole area filled with the things he takes spread out, waiting for them to be reclaimed.

They have a lot of stuff no one has come to get yet. I guess they don’t want to claim the underwear. 🙂

But ABC wasn’t the only group to do a show. Animal Planet dropped by, set up some night vision cameras, and actually caught Dusty on video dragging things down the street. So, for your entertainment and what in the world purposes, I present ABC and Animal Planet telling the tale of Dusty, the real life cat burglar.

Murdering Children Because You Serve Homophobia

WTH. Seriously? A four year old boy is dead now. This article came across the wire and the story is blazing around the internet:

Little boy who was shot because an adult thought he was gay.

So this guy Peter Moses shot this young boy, whose name is Jadon. Jadon lived in the same house with him, his mother, numerous women and their children. These women were all “wives” to Mr. Moses, and he had fathered all the children. Except for Jadon.They were members of a religious sect (his wives called him “Lord”).

He thought Jadon was gay, and…well hell, the NY Daily News tells it a bit more succinctly:

“When Jadon struck another boy in the buttocks, Moses concluded it was a sign of the child’s homosexuality, and decided to “get rid of him,” prosecutors said.”

He took him in the garage and shot him in the head. Let that sink in. There is a four year old boy who will never grow up. Why? Because some adult was so threatened by the theoretical possibility of a future gay person in his house that he lost his shit and MURDERED him.

Oh, by the way, he had his other wives help him kill the boy’s mom as well. And in a serious twist of sexism? He will get life instead of the death penalty for murdering this baby because he’s turning on them in a deal. How nice for him. Asshat.

Of course this made me think real quick about another four year old boy. You know, the one who is also a member of a religious sect. The one whose parents and pastor have taught him to hate gays and sing about how they’re not going to Heaven. Because you see, the two things are related. When people think God says you’re worthless, it’s easy for them to act like you’re worthless. Which leads to things like a 4 year old baby getting murdered.

But just in case you are under the wildly mistaken notion that this is an isolated incident, it’s not. Come, take a little walk with me across the internet.

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Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked

Gee, who would have thought George Zimmerman was a huge lier?

As most of the world knows by now, he’s had his bond revoked and has to turn himself in by Sunday. Of course he gets a ton of time to report back instead of having to come back to jail immediately like any other person. Must be nice to have friends in high places.

I won’t say too much else, just show you the actual court filing. Here in these papers, you can see the extent of the lies he and his wife told. They also have transcripts of jail conversations the two of them have had.


Update: Republic Missouri School Rape Case Settled

Ok, I’m a couple of weeks late to this party, but looking at the searching my readers are doing, y’all want an update to the horrendous story of that poor girl who was forced to apologize to her rapist down in Republic Missouri when her school refused to believe she was raped. So I wandered the web for a while, and here’s what I found.

The case has officially been settled. The settlement is sealed, and according to the News-Leader, the paper that covered it, they can’t get any confirmation about monetary payout despite sunshine laws. (Sunshine laws require government folks to disclose payouts).

Well, it looks like they’re going to try to keep it ALL under wraps. The News-Leader reporter is still on the trail, and the school district is hiding behind a court order that they say binds all the parties to complete secrecy in all pieces of the settlement. Read more about it here.

Personally, I don’t like it one bit. I totally understand the girl’s parents not wanting to subject her to more public humiliation and an open trial. After all, they have to live there, the rest of us don’t. But when it comes to the school…

I don’t think the school should be allowed  to settle with a gag order for the whole thing. They humiliated this young woman, made her write an apology note and hand deliver it to her rapist. Then, because of their bad action, her life became the focus of national attention.

They should be made to stand up in front of a bank of microphones and read a public written apology to this young woman, her family, and the rest of the country for what they did. Every single person who was at all complicit in this whole situation should have to come forward, say their full name and address, and exactly what their role was.

Public shame should work in every direction when a group of people so blatantly contribute to rape culture.