Wednesday, October 19, 2005

there is no justice, and also more about the world's top intellectual

I was very saddened (and sickened) to read about the torture and murder of Fluffy the cat by her human Holly Thacker in Hellesdon, Norwich in the UK.

This woman killed Fluffy in a cruel, slow, terrifying and painful way all because Fluffy scratched her. This woman did not even excuse her behaviour, and her defence told the court she had mental health problems. This woman also has a baby, and six and 16 year old daughters.

Well, if she can suddenly turn on a cat because of a minor thing like scratching, what would she do to her own children if they caused an accident?

Ms Thacker was sentenced to six weeks in prison. I think she deserved at least 10 years, and her children taken away from her. There is no justice. No living being deserves such cruel suffering.

Mental illness does not impair most people's moral judgement of what is right and wrong. She was probably just plain cruel anyway.

Prison for spin wash cat killer - from BBC News

In better news, Noam Chomsky has been named as the world's top intellectual. This is great, as it indicates that neocons are morons. For the original shortlist, check my entry/blog for 28 September 2005.

Noam Chomsky

The Prospect/FP Global public intellectuals poll—results
Prospect magazine
Foreign Policy magazine

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I finally got chicken wings that I like again. These are the grain fed ones, and I gobbled one up in one go. I also had some ham this morning.

We watched The Food Lover's Guide to Australia tonight, and the segment on Greek Easter was really cool (except for the bit on offal soup - I like chicken giblets and my human likes liver, but we draw the line at lungs and spleen etc unless it is haggis).

Tonight we are listening to the new Ricky Martin album Life.

Ricky Martin - Life CD cover

Ricky Martin - Official Site


Blogger Ashley said...

oh Keiser! To stoop so low as to listen to Ricky Martin! I am aghast. However, not nearly a bothered as I am by that HORRIBLE woman. I agree that anyone who would treat an animal like that is likely to mistreat children as well.

Thursday, 20 October, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

Oh no, is Ricky uncool now? What about Enrique Iglesias?

Friday, 21 October, 2005  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home