“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are People Really This Stupid?

Imagine lying on a couch on your 17th birthday after a full day of partying and celebration.....

Now imagine yourself a few hours later running through the house on fire, literally.

It probably wouldn't be a pretty picture, right?  Well... Matt-Dillon Shannon of New Zealand begs to differ.   He thought it would be a wonderful gift idea to douse his friend with gasoline and set him on fire.  That's right, he allegedly poured gasoline over his friend and set him aflame.  Of course this is his story...
"We were just sitting in the lounge and all of a sudden somebody's running through on fire".

"I didn't see it happen, he was in my bedroom and came running into the lounge," [Shannon] told the newspaper.

The partygoers panicked and tried to put out the fire, which had flames jumping above Hayden's shoulders, catching the bottom of his hair, he said.
Shannon's friend, Hayden Calder, left the house with serious burns to his back neck and spent a week in a local hospital recovering from his injuries. Well no shit!  Are people really this stupid?  Unbelievable! What kind of person would do this to a 16-yr-old, and much less a friend?  This poor kid now has to endure the pain and humiliation of being physically and emotionally scarred for the rest of his life. I hope he gets through this okay. 

Shannon, on the other hand, has been charged with "wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm."  Eye for an eye, maybe??? Geez.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I know I did stupid things growing up, but at least I never set anyone on fire.

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