As my MRI takes some pictures, I thought I'd file this post on the biggest dickheads in the news this week. (I wrote much of this Saturday, so now it should read 'last week')
First is the ridiculous couple who left their kids home, even though the puppies got a dog-sitter, while they went on vacation to Vegas. The kids were 5 and 9 years old, but evidentally the dad and stepmom thought their party was more important. Oh, and when investigators called their cell numbers, the ones they could be reached by the kids in the event of an emergency, they didn't get a call back for three days. Hope these parents rot in jail!
Second is Marcus Vick of the VT Hokies, who disgraced all athletes, collegiate and professional, by stomping on a Louisville defender after a tackle. The video clip is available on the web, and clearly shows the act was not accidental as Vick claims. Kudos to the Hokies for getting rid of that garbage! Of course, the sad part is he will probably make it big in the NFL, although I suspect not for too long. The record of excessive troublemakers in the NFL is less than impressive, and for a case study, one need only look at a very talented athlete called David Boston. (Of course, if you are less troublesome than extreme, you're the average NFL player!)
And last, but certainly not the least, is the man who should get an Award for Dickheaddom. I'm talking, of course, about good ol' Pat Robertson, who suggested Ariel Sharon's illness may be punishment from God for "splitting God's country". Well, I find it difficult to be shocked too much by a man who has, in the past, stated that the US should assasinate that President Hugo Chavez of Venezeula (seriously, maybe these evangalists should spend more time contemplating what Jesus would do, rather than just put the bumper sticker on their cars!) and warned that a natural disaster would strike a town that voted down intelligent design. I don't wish ill on anyone, but I confess I'm waiting for the day ol' Pat falls ill, to see why God hath cursed him!