Wednesday, November 28, 2007

...And I Just Named My Stuffed Monkey Jesus!

On a daily basis, the media puts out a slew of ri-DUN-culous news articles about some crazy-ass people. Today, folks, was no exception.

In the Sudan, British school teacher Gillian Gibbons is being brought up on charges because she let the kids in her class name a teddy bear Muhammad. No, really! She's being charged with inciting hatred, insulting religion and showing contempt of religious beliefs. For real!

I can't shake my head enough at this story. Inciting hatred? With a teddy bear? Was it wearing a white hood or something? I can't say I've seen the KKK outfit at the 5th Avenue Build-A-Bear, but I could be mistaken...

According to the article: "if found guilty of insulting religion, [Gibbons] could be punished with a whipping of up to 40 lashes, a fine or six months in prison." DAAAAMMMMNNNN!!! Now that's gangsta!

Lets look at the facts, shall we? She let a kid bring in a teddy bear and then asked her SEVEN-YEAR-OLD PUPILS to name said bear. The class voted on Muhammad. Then the kids took turns taking Muhammad home and had to write diary entries about what they did with the bear. "The diary entries were collected in a book with the bear's picture on the cover, labeled, 'My Name is Muhammad.'" And because of that, Gibbons lost her job and will probably get whooped to death, too.

I remember when K was in kindergarten, her class had a stuffed animal as a mascot, and same deal- each kid took it home on weekends and had to write about the animal's visit. Harmless enough, see:

I don't know, I think it's harsh, but I'm thinking with my bleeding-heart-liberal-with-a-dash-of-conservatism Agnostic-American brain, so maybe I'm missing something.

All I know is, if she had stayed her ass home instead of going to teach in the SUDAN, a place where GENOCIDE is taking place, none of this would have happened. HELLLLOOOOO, McFly?! Is this thing on?

*smooches...wishin' a Sudanese muthuf***a WOULD try and whoop my a** 40 times!*
i have to stop reading the news while watching The Kings of Comedy...