Friday, November 30, 2007

Family Tragedy

Today's (Friday 11-30) edition of the Rocky Mtn News carries pictures of the Cisneros family tragedy. There are a couple of images that I want you to notice...Look at the kid with the joint in her mouth. Or how about Dad's picture pointing a handgun into the camera?

Most of us are aware of the ongoing saga of now-deceased 10 year old Aurilia Cisneros and her family. I for one am outraged. Its one thing for clueless teenagers to be in gangs. But it is quite another thing for parents to be playing the same game.

This story is the face of tragedy. Not only for Aurilia, but for her clueless family. Any way you slice it, "gangsta life" has one ending- death or jail.

Applause is due to Denver's Department of Human Services who have launched an investigation. My question would be this: are there other endangered children in this family?

I have another idea. How about removing any other kids from this troubled family?

Your thoughts...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

An Ode to Thanksgiving!

If you turned on the news today, you would have thought doom and gloom was gripping America. There's a mortgage crisis (a bunch of people who could not afford loans got loans anyway from an over zealous mortgage market-the market will take care of it), high gas prices, crisis' in Iraq and Pakistan (p.s- where winning in Iraq right now) and a stand off with Iraq (most Americans cannot find any of these countries on a map!).

Yikes. My day would be pretty gray too if I listened to this stuff. Frankly, I don't think its that bad. Most Americans are not worried about these things- at least not on Thanksgiving..

But, in reality, most Americans are not letting this "bad news" slow them down! Here's a great story about Thanksgiving 2007.

I don't know about you, but there's always something wrong or needed. If we would pause a bit and look back in our wake, we would all have much to be thankful for this year!

When the Pilgrims held their first thanksgiving, their were a lot of problems in their world too. Click here to read the first Thanksgiving proclamation by Governor William Bradford...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Return of the Mice Catcher and Plunger Man!

I guess I am the ultimate family man! You know that your family has missed you, when upon your return home from a 10 day business trip, you are met at the door with a passing hello, a toilet plunger and a box to catch mice.

Yes, I can report success on both fronts. I also fixed an errant window alarm to boot!

Now, I know that my family appreciates me but I have to wonder what they think I am really good for?

Rejoice in the subtles of life. At least some one cares....

DOMA Under Siege

Just when you thought that the definition of marriage was safe? Here's a story that will remind us to stay vigilant. Our opponents will not give up. They are masters at the art of incrementalism...

Today's Boston Globe reports that the homosexual advocacy group GLAD is developing strategies to overturn the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Passed by large margins in the Congress and signed into law by former President Bill Clinton. gay activists are looking to either have this law ruled unconstitutional or have it rolled back.

Keep in mind that the federal DOMA is a law and is subject to a court's interpretation.

In 2006, Colorado voters by an overwhelming margin passed our defense of marriage act, an amendment to our state's constitution. Our current Governor opposed this measure.

Your thoughts?