John Kelly, Teacher, Bastard # 20060123.01: Last Wednesday, John Kelly, a teacher in Beaverton, PA, forced Joshua Vannoy, 17, to sit on the ground and forced his classmates to throw wadded paper at him. Furthermore, he forced the student to take the test two days later, on Friday. The student's "offense"? He wore a Broncos # 7 jersey, since he's a fan of the Broncos in general, and John Elway in particular. I realize that he deserved to eat some shit for being a Broncos fan in Pennsylvania, and furthermore, for wearing that shirt when the Steelers were facing the Broncos at Mile High Stadium mere days later for a berth in the Super Bowl. However, that should've been at the hands of the students, and had it gotten out of hand, should have resulted in the disciplining of the students involved. I don't know what should be done about the teacher, but I do know what I would do if I were a parent of any of his students: I'd pull them out, and I'd bloody well scream at the school board until Mr. Kelly received some form of significant discipline, up to and including termination.
Olympic Protestors, Bastard # 20060123.02: I believe this speaks for itself. Protesters grabbed the Olympic torch from a woman who set Italian records at the 1500 meter distance, apparently to protest something no one can quite remember. Way to go, fucknuts. You really grabbed people's attention and made them really think about your cause, whatever it was. The Olympics, in theory, are about peaceful competition amongst the members of the community of nations, and in reality, is one of the biggest business enterprises in the world. Athletes all over the world put forth insane amounts of effort and show inhuman amounts of dedication, not necessarily to make it onto an Olympic platform, but simply to be there as an athlete on opening day, representing their countries, their home towns, and their families and friends. The protesters merely succeeded in showing what kind of donkey-fucking rat bastards they are.
Finally, the Beware of Glass Houses Bastards, Pelosi, Reed, and other ranking Democrats, Bastard # 20060123.03: Admittedly, this link has a strong conservative bias, but just trudge through it, and you'll see that there are significant and accurate points made. If people want to point to corruption, there's more than enough with that taint on both sides of the aisle. I've read commentary about corruption in politics, and it pointed to a glaring problem with both the Democrat and the Republican pseudosolutions: No real accountability. Sure, the words are pretty, but who's the enforcers at the end of the day? The ethics committees of both houses of Congress, and they've both done such bang-up jobs so far. The proposed solution posited by the editorial sections of multiple newspapers was the creation of a truly independent ethics commission, not comprised of members of Congress, whose sole raison d'etre is to catch this sort of thing and bring those responsible to justice. To do less is to use smoke and mirrors yet again, and personally, I'm tired of paying the extra taxes this corruption costs, not to mention the loss of public trust in the government this and myriad other scandals have caused.