‘…And that’s all I have to say about that’… for now
By Rhonda Smyth, CV&T News Editor
Several things in the news this week that are of interest.
I was reading on the Fox News website that, due to the “tumbling economy,” death penalty sentences have dropped by 60 percent since 2,000.
I have always had mixed feelings about capital punishment.
When I think about children who are abducted, raped and murdered I think the perpetrators don’t have the right to live among civilized individuals. I don’t believe they can ever be rehabilitated. Once a child molester, always a child molester.
But then I think we don’t have the right to take another human being’s life.
Another story I read was about how counterterrorism chief John Brennan says that Al Queda is on a “steady slide, on the ropes, taking shots to the body and head.”
This came after it was confirmed that Al Queda’s second in command was shot and killed last week, four months after Navy Seals took out the top man, Osama Bin Laden.
Brennan said now that the two top men are gone, the new leaders are kept so busy trying to hide themselves they don’t have time to plan new attacks.
This Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon.
As we remember that awful morning let’s just hope and pray that Brennan is right and that Al Queda is on it’s way out.
Speaking of the anniversary at 8:46 on the 11th, all several TV networks around the world will simultaneously broadcast “102 Minutes That Changed America.” It will be a sad documentary about one of the worst times in modern American history.
I love Facebook.
It is a good way to keep up with family and friends and get information on what’s going on around you.
I was just looking over all the posts and trying to come up with some meaningful topics to remark about this week when I came across a post by Heather Combs.
Now Heather is not only our brilliant commonwealth attorney, but she is also so comical she could make a living as a stand-up comedian. But what I read this time wasn’t funny.
It was a quite serious post about her pet peeve…not using proper child restrains in automobiles. It is also one of my pet peeves.
Not only is it breaking the law, but it is putting your child and yourself in danger when you let a child bounce around in the car while you are traveling.
I hate to see a car go by with a baby sitting in the driver’s lap or even in a front seat passenger’s lap.
If you can’t afford a proper car seat for your baby, call the health department and see if they have any free ones. Check out yard sales and classified ads. Your child’s safety is most important.