17 April, 2007
As stated, yesterday was my birthday. In trying to go forward, my birth date may now always be associated with the Virginia Tech nightmare; I hope not. Heartfelt sympathy to those whose families will be forever tragically impacted by that horrific scene; the loss I simply cannot imagine....On a lighter note, April 16th is also Kareem Abdul Jabbar's birthday; the greatest basketball player of all time. If you debate that, have a look at the photo and try to imagine MJ blocking this shot; never happen! But rest assured some "Air" would have been sent into the fifth row...
Today, Glenn Sacks' (http://www.glennsacks.com/) email bulletin tells of two new articles he has contributed that are huge for people to read. One is in The Austin American-Statesman: "Texas bill to create domestic violence offender registry will harm innocent men." By Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks - Austin American-Statesman, 4/11/07 - The other is in response to a front page Dad bashing piece in The Chicago Sun-Times 4/14/07 entitled: "The 12 Worst Dads in Illinois." Glenn did commend the fact that the Sun-Times had the balls to publish criticism of the piece which many publications will not do.
Something else Glenn Sacks pointed out, and that I hadn't thought about for some time, think about this: What if former astronaut Lisa Nowak had been a man? Remember her? She's the knucklehead who drove 9 hours to confront "the other woman" in the parking lot of a Florida airport because, despite the fact she's married with three children of her own, she suspected the other gal of nursing off of certain pieces of her secret boyfriend's anatomy that she believed were reserved for her alone! Of course being that she is a woman, she has been "reassigned" and IS WORKING FULL TIME as an instructor at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, TX. This is hogwash! If I'd done that I'd be locked up, no question. And if I happened to be an African-American Dad in that parking garage that night, with a sledge hammer and a locking knife with a 6" blade, I probably would have been shot and killed! TBC......Peace