Friday, July 27, 2007

So digging up bodies for sex is legal??

This stuff just irritates me... I mean, come on!!

The Associated Press is reporting that THREE men dug up a young woman's corpse to have sex with it after seeing her obituary photo!!!

You've got to be kidding me!!

And, get this, the trio cannot be charged with attempted sexual assault because Wisconsin has no law against necrophilia!

The story reads, "A judge was correct to dismiss the charges against twin brothers Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and Dustin Radke, all 21, because lawmakers never intended to criminalize sex with a corpse, the District 4 Court of Appeals said in a 3-0 ruling."

Soooo - people can dig up bodies and have sex with them in Wisconsin?? Can they do that in Michigan??

Apparently, the graverobbers went to a cemetery to remove the body of a 20-year-old female who had been killed the week before in a motorcycle crash. The men had seen an obituary with her photo and wanted to dig up her body to have sexual intercourse.

I suppose they didn't care the condition of the motorcycle crash victim!!

The men used shovels to reach her grave. They abandoned their plan and were eventually arrested after a vehicle drove into the cemetery and reported suspicious behavior, authorities said.

And I thought the dude having sex with the pool filter was bad!!!

The men were charged with attempted third-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor attempted theft charges. But Grant County Circuit Judge George Curry dismissed the sexual assault charges in September, saying no Wisconsin law addressed necrophilia. Prosecutors appealed his ruling.

The appeals court said the law was ambiguous but the most reasonable interpretation was that it does not ban necrophilia. Instead, the court said, the law was meant to make sure prosecutors could bring sexual assault charges in rape-murder cases in which the victim ends up dead.

So the graverobbers are out and prowling around cemeteries, right?? I mean, it's not against the law!!!

What about copy cat crimes???

I am so glad my Grandmother does not yet have a headstone!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

How very random...

I've frequently been accused of being "random" by the younger generation that usually follows me around. They say it so derisively: "Ahh, THAT'S raannndom!"

It usually isn't. It's simply that they have missed half the conversation - their fault for not listening -- or could even be my fault for not verbalizing the ongoing conversation in my head. It's personal! I'm not going to tell everybody!

The following thoughts, however, ARE random.

Is the summer half empty or half full?? I kept thinking it was almost over until one of the short ones who often hitch a ride with me said she is so glad that we are only half way through. Yesss. The thought brings greater comfort...

Only to be whoosed away by the report this week that "dry runs" for terror strikes are being held at airports across the country. My thought: Terror begins when the uniformed dudes rifle through my suitcases looking for a bomb. If I am a suspect, what about the would-be passenger behind me who looks a little whacked on something besides Red Bull. I don't want to judge, but ...

And another thing. I find the only place I pray anymore is in a plane, flying above the clouds. For some reason it always hits me, I just might be the only one on the plane who would utter a prayer. Think He hears me better when I am in the heavens??

Anyway, I can't help but wonder who gains more from the "increased traffic" regarding terrorism. Seems like a win-win for ALL interested parties... Did they really report that a block of cheese was thought to be a bomb??

I don't know whether to be afraid - very afraid - or more cynical - very cynical. Seems like everything is a suspected tool for terrorism - or cause of cancer.

What about stress?? I think we should find ways to eliminate stress in this world. Less stress, less stressed out people who want to commit an act of terrorism just to even the score.

Some schools have raised tuition by $7000 this year!! Is anyone looking at the unemployment stats these days?? What about the debt??

And why isn't anyone talking about economic recovery anymore?? Hey, I live in Flint! Throw us a bone!

The stocks tumble again. Why do right-wingers not consider "investing" in stocks gambling? I continue to "invest" in education with my scratch offs! Thank you Grandma that I continue to win on that initial investment the day of your funeral!!

I wish I would have known Pat Tillman. His story is one of the most moving I have ever heard.

I HATE this war... When oh when will it ever end?

Yes, the politics of hope! That is what I want!!

Is Rove really being subpoeanaed?? For real?? I can't even read the article for fear it may be another inaccurate headline...

God bless, Tammy Faye. If you haven't seen it, rent it: The Eyes of Tammy Faye. It will make you miss her -- I'm not kidding. She was one of a kind and a true inspiration...

I'm so glad the summer is only half way through!!