Child abuse? So what?

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Pope says pedophiles are normal.

How's that for a Christmas message?
All you kiddies be good,
go to church with mom and dad,
and don't worry about the perv that groped you,
it's just normal.

In his Christmas Address to the faithful in Rome,
Pope Benedict proclaimed that pedophilia hadn't
been considered an absolute evil for some time,
and child porn was now seen as normal by society.

Are you kidding?
What an absolutely idiotic thing to say.

Church officials in the past blamed the liberalism
of the 60's for the onslaught of scandal within their ranks.
Now Benedict argues that at some point in the 70's
"pedophilia was theorised as something fully in
conformity with man and even with children".

So first it was the hippies that put children in harm's way,
then the glare of disco balls in the 70's made it epidemic.

Gimme an I, gimme a D, gimme an I O T !

Never mind... just give me a break...

News Link - Words from the PediPope

Westboro Baptist Church

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Idiot Protest Fizzles In The Rain

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church,
from an inkspot of a town in Kansas,
have made it their mission from 'God'
to travel the country and protest at funerals.

Initially it was gay funerals, because they don't like that.
Then they started showing up at military funerals,
ostensibly because of 'Don't ask, Don't tell', but
somewhere along the way the signs shifted from anti-gay,
inferring that all of our dead soldiers were going to Hell.

This weekend they protested the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards,
who was married to Senator John Edwards of North Carolina.

Her crime?

She had adopted a 'Live and let live' attitude toward gay
marriage, and the Westboro Wankers had decided,
without question, that she and her children
should burn in fire forever.

While the protesters, all five of them, three adults
and two children, who were brought along by their parents,
formed their picket line, 1200 normal folks formed a
barrier line, to keep the signs away from the service.

The Westboro believers bounce all over the place
[they're planning a protest here in Philly on December 20]
with no regard for the sentiment of the berieved,
because it's their God given right to do so.

The First Amendment also protects that right.
We call it Free Speech.
That concept was designed to go both ways though,
and we'd like to see a bit more of what is shown below.

News Link - Protest Fizzles

The exclusive 'Face' of Facebook

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Facebook allowed to trademark the word 'Face'

This is where things go a bit too far, we think,
when an entity grows to a point that it gets
too big for it's britches.

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted
Facebook the right to apply for a patent
on the word 'Face', and this is after the
burgeoning social network tried to gobble
up the rights to the word 'Book'.

Facebook has already sued an outfit called Teachbook,
and forced a travel site called Placebook
to change its name to TripTrace.
A site called Lamebook, which parodies some
of the comments posted on Facebook,
has also come under the gun,
as well as another site called Faceporn.

Ok, we can see them not wanting to be associated
with porn, but where does one draw the line?
Are we all now to search for a suitable
replacement for the word Face?

Maybe something like Countenance would work...

News Link - Facebook wants to own 'Face'