posted by Aaron at 11:15 AM
This seems to be some kind of pageant. Can't this strumpet with a trumpet just admit she has no talent and spare us all the pain? Anyway, I've always wondered why those who play an instrument in the competition get all kinds of background help. The others competing get no outside help. Where can I buy a trumpet that transforms into a LightSaber like that? ed
...and dogs were howling all across the state.
Ed: Yes, it's some kind of pageant...it seems to be a small local or county one, since the announcer refers to "Miss Douglas" or whatever, which sounds like a town. One that will likely give her a chilly reception from now on...Electronic: Yes, and so was I!
Hide me Aaron. Here in Indiana it has been ruled by the courts that killing queers is not murder. I told back several months ago about how in april in southern Indiana a man known as Aaron (Shorty) Cox was taken to the home of one of a group of young men and beaten and dragged down the stairs with his head bouncing on every step. Then thrown into the back of a pick-up truck where he was kicked and beaten until they reached an abandoned area. Then he was beaten some more and left for dead. This 120 pound man was considered a threat because he offered one of the boys a blow job. One guy sent pictures of the brutal beatings to his friends and several came to watch but none helped as they beat the life out of shorty. They threw him into a ravine. Later one of the guys said we should have kept his leather coat. They returned and found that shorty had crawled out of the Ravine so they pumped a couple of shotgun shells into him. Then they rolled him up in a blanket and hid his body in one of thier parents garages. 20 days later his body was found. There is no hate crime laws in Indiana. It was ruled not a hate crime anyway since one of the boy's dad was a county official. Update: The judge ruled that the guys were not gulty of murder and let them cop a plea to a lesser crime since it was only a queer that died. They got 30 years with parole in 12 to 15 years with good behavior. I've heard of guys getting a stiffer sentence for beating a dog. So I guess I better be careful. We have been declared to be less than human and every redneck in Indiana (and there thousands) will be out hunting for queers to smear. It makes me feel so worthless to know my states judicial system thinks 12 years in prison is enough for torturing and murdering this man who everybody liked, at least unitl they found out he was a fucking queer. Oh, those who only watched will be reprimanded whatever that is. I say as soon as his case is forgotten in a year or two those guys will be released and treated as heroes. It makes me sick. Sorry for the long and off topic comment. Ed
Shorty's last name was Hall. I referred to the guys as boys but they were 18 and 19 years old and much stronger and bigger than Shorty. It was in Crothersville, Indiana in Jackson county. A couple of counties over from where I live. In the newspaper story today it fails to mention about the beatings or shooting but says they threw it in a ditch. The prosecuter says shorty allegedly asked one of the men for sex. They are now saying Shorty was not gay and it was just some horseplay that got out of hand. Welcome to southern Indiana politics. Ed
I read about that case several months ago, and I anticipated that outcome. Rest assured, it's not just in Indiana--small towns in Illinois would have returned the exact same verdict. Somehow, though, it doesn't usually come to that here: folks in Illinois tend to be more "hands-off" where that's concerned (they don't want to know about it). They'd more likely ostracize and exclude those who are different than physically harm them (most of the time anyway). Either way, life is sure special! Ain't it?
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