Getting closer to finishing my culminating papers. Finished first drafts last week when I was sick, in between viewings of Lord of the Rings. For my birthday I received the four-disk extended version of the movie. I watched the actual move once, and then I watched the version with the director’s voice-over and the actor’s voice-over. Don’t ask my why the obsession. But it was all good.
Bill O’Reilly has reached new heights. On his show this morning he was complaining that Elizabeth Smart, who was found ALIVE yesterday after being kidnapped from her own bedroom at knifepoint 9 months ago, should have been able to escape her kidnappers. I mean, she is 15. She is old enough to have the wherewithal to elude her kidnappers and escape. The scary thing is that listeners were calling in and making comments like, some people want to be held hostage. Look at those who join cults. Or, there was a case of a girl down in Florida, she was six years old, was tied up in the basement of her attackers, and she escaped. Why couldn’t Elizabeth Smart?
Are you people insane?!? I can’t believe I live in a world where people like this exist! People are not just happy that a little girl who was kidnapped at knifepoint, who must have gone through hell for nine months was found ALIVE! There have been too many stories of kidnapped children being found murdered. The Elizabeth Smart story has a happy ending. Why do the Bill O’Reillies have to question good? Why do they have to analyze and judge the actions of people, and expect them to do things the way they think things should be done.
This is the same guy who has been saying on the air that he is going to publicly call Iraqi War protesters ‘bad Americans if they continue to protest the war when we start dropping bombs on Iraq in the next few days.
What about this:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
It’s called the Bill of Rights. The United States Constitution. I suggest everyone in America read it. We have a right to disagree with what our Government is doing. We are, in fact, GOOD AMERICANS for doing that. We are exercising our civil rights.