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Choices March 15, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.


Difficult choices.
First, there’s the guy who got into AA, and worked his program, and got to step 9 (“Made direct amends to [people we had harmed], wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”) So, he wrote a letter to a young woman, apologizing for raping her 22 years earlier in college.

Some will choose to say, “This clown doesn’t need AA; he needs a lobotomy, and then he should get drunk.”  Well, yeah.  Others will say, “Never write that stuff down, especially after 22 years.”  Well, yeah again.

But, well, he did bring some closure to her; and he did make amends; and he will get to try out the jail, parole, rehab and Tough Love systems in his local state prison for at least 18 months, so he’s got THAT going for him.

Now, there’s this whole thing of celebrity adoptions.  The more kids, from the more foreign countries, the better.  Like, in the case of Angelina and Madonna andWoody Allen and Mia Farrow and on and on, like some kind of living charm bracelet. On the one hand, who can argue against rich people adopting poor third world kids? On the other hand, which group of people in our society make the WORST parents, according to news repors and crime reports and our own observations of their Parisian Hiltonian-type offspring?  I mean, other than Catholic priests?So maybe it’s not the adoptions that are bad; maybe it’s that they are so publicized by the celebrity that we get a bad smell.

“Oh, but I didn’t publicize it,” they will say. 

But we know that when Tom “Petulant” Cruise or Sean “Pathological” Penn want to be private, they darn well buy privacy.  So these jet-setting adoptions aren’t really for the good of the kids, now are they?

Next, Michael Jackson will want his OWN stable!



1. kenju - March 16, 2007

I agree about the adoptions; they cannot be for the good of the child.

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