Friday, February 08, 2008

Republicans Take the Lead in Bad Behavior

Republicans 2 Democrats 1. That's the current tally for bad legislative behavior this year.

You may not believe this latest installment of bad behavior.

The latest gaffe or "foot in the mouth" award goes to Republican house representative Larry Liston from Colorado Springs. On Wednesday, Rep. Liston called unmarried teen parents "sluts" at a caucus meeting.

Here's the story.

Chagrined, and to his credit, Rep. Liston apologized for his remarks. While Liston felt the weight of appropriate condemnation from his collegues, his greatest pain likely came from his wife- "she made it very clear that I could have said something far different and that was at 6:50 a.m."

Stay tuned.

It's Not Suppose to Be This Way

Everyday, the news is filled with a story of people behaving badly. The latest installment was the tragic shooting Thursday in Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

The latest episode involved a deranged man opening fire at the local city council meeting, killing two police officers and three city officials before being shot dead by other policemen. Here's the story.

It's not suppose to be this way. But more and more, people who have dead-ends in their lives appear to only be able to solve their problems through violence on others.

A decade ago, news like this would have shocked our nation to its core. Not now. In a culture satiated with crime, violence and ugliness, its just another day....