Browsing: February 4

This Just In! This past week has been a doozy for controversial remarks by high-profile world leaders! First, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Pope Francis said, “One time, I heard a father say, ‘At times I have to hit my children a bit, but never in the face so as not to humiliate them.’ That’s great. He had a sense of dignity. He should punish, do the right thing, and then move on.”  This comment has been taken as an endorsement by the Head of the Catholic Church of parental spanking within reason.  Most Americans seem to agree with his comment.  Do…

A Brief History On February 4, 2004, Internet genius Mark Zuckerberg founded the social media networking site he called Facebook while he was at college.  Almost as soon as clients from Harvard University joined by the flocks, and membership was opened first to Boston area colleges and then the Ivy League, those intelligent and educated people began to show signs of losing intellect. Digging Deeper As membership grew throughout the country and more and more people signed up, the trend toward mental stupidity only got worse.  With almost a billion-and-a-half members today, this has had a severe effect on the collective…

A Brief History On February 4, 1999, New York City police fired 41 bullets at an unarmed immigrant, Amadou Bailo Diallo, hitting him 19 times! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find the aftermath of this shooting going across the country like a tidal wave, with cross currents of both support for the police yet condemnation for the officers involved. Early morning in the Bronx on that tragic day, fate paired Amadou Bailo Diallo, a 23-year-old born in Liberia, with 4 undercover NYPD officers who were on the lookout for a serial rapist known to be armed.  With the misfortune of looking…