First there was the promotion of homosexuality in Boy Scouts of America and schools. Then this ‘hupersexual’ pageant that promotes phedophilia. But the good with that is France wants to ban these pageants
‘In what the non-tiara-wearing crowd would call a pretty awesome move, France’s Senate has voted to ban child beauty pageants. Under the measure, which must still be approved by the lower house of parliament, organizing such competitions is prohibited, and anyone who enters a child under the age of 16 in a beauty contest would face as much as two years in prison and $40,000 in fines, the AP reports. The author of the amendment says she is fighting the “hypersexualization” of children…’
Reversal: Parents Can Name Baby ‘Messiah‘
Chancellor Telford E. Forgety says original judge acted unconstitutionally by ordering name change. And I say Forgety doesn’t understand Christianity and might be using this issue for political publicity. Imagine if you are the parents of ‘Messiah’ and he grew up to be a heartless criminal.
‘Ballew surprised both parents by ordering that the baby’s name change to Martin Deshawn McCullough, saying that the name Messiah was not in the baby’s best interest. Her written order stated that “`Messiah’ is a title that is held only by Jesus Christ,” and “Labeling this child `Messiah’ places an undue burden on him that as a human being, he cannot fulfill.”
‘At an appeal hearing in Cocke County Chancery Court on Wednesday, Chancellor Telford E. Forgety overturned Ballew’s decision, finding that she acted unconstitutionally…’
San Francisco Bans Street Chess
Cops say too much crime was going on around it
And I say it abases the game too. Even at the Rizal Park in Manila, most of the street players are hustlers or members of a syndicate. They won’t play without betting. The first player I played with even used the tactic of placing me in front of the sun’s glare making it harder for me to see the chessboard
‘For more than 30 years, chess games have been a staple in the Mid-Market neighborhood. But earlier this month, the San Francisco Police Department confiscated the playing equipment, chairs and tables where dozens of people, mostly homeless, would gather every day to play between Fifth and Sixth streets.
‘Police said regular chess players aren’t the problem. They said the area has become a hotbed for illegal gambling and drug use.
“’It’s turned into a big public nuisance,” said Capt. Michael Redmond, contending complaints from nearby businesses and arrests for sale and possession of narcotics have increased over the past six months. “I think maybe it’s a disguise for some other things that are going on.”…’
From Vinyl to Vinyl [infographic]
‘There’s quite a bit of novelty and nostalgia wrapped up in record players themselves, and I think a lot of people are catching onto this. Whether it’s their sound-a kind gravelly and familiar heaviness in many cases-that makes us happy, or the attractiveness of the record player itself. What’s old is cool again-we’ve expressed this with vintage clothes, styles, and interests, and we’re now expressing this in the way we listen to music.
‘Check out today’s infographic for the low-down on vinyl records. I will leave you now with a quote from the great book High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby. “What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?”…’