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Oyarsa's Observances

This blog is created for my random thoughts and opinions. Conflicting opinions are always welcome, but comments or remarks left in a disrespectful or distasteful manner (to be determined by myself) will be either ignored or deleted. This blog has a zero-tolerance policy for spammers. Don't waste your time, spammers, go elsewhere.


"Oyarsa" for those who don't know, is the name of an archangel (or "god" with a little 'g') in C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. I liked the character, so I stole the name. Who am I? I am a library science student in Illinois who has a variety of interests--too many to list! I have worked in libraries for five years and counting.

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Friday, January 13, 2006

Best Blonde Joke Ever!

I found the best blonde joke ever on jcrue's blog.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Judge gives Child Rapist 60 day sentence.

I'd like to start out this post by directing the reader's attention to this statistic from an article on Princeton U's site

Effectively, all this judge has done is give young, innocent girls in Vermont (and elsewhere if the criminal flees the state) a 60 day reprieve from being raped by this particular man.

In my opinion, someone convicted of raping a child should either receive life without parole or should be sentenced to death. Anyone who rapes should receive the full force of the law. That girl's trauma won't end in 60 days, or 60 weeks, or 60 months, for that matter. Why should his punishment?

The judge hasn't done the victim or her family any favors. He's all but ensured this guy will be able to create more victims.


Blanco: Louisiana not getting fair share of aid

Blanco has a lot of chutzpah.

6.2 Billion dollars of taxpayer's money goes to New Orleans and its not enough.

This comes on top of a report about Blanco spending 564,838 to remodel the offices of some of her staff.

Want to know what that money went for?

"The newly refurbished office space on the sixth floor of the State Capitol includes hookups and mounts for two flat screen televisions, Swedish granite countertops, walnut paneling and frosted laminated glass. The floor, which will not be accessible to the public, was redesigned to add three new offices, a conference room and file storage areas." and "The coffee room in the northwest corner was modernized." A modernized coffee room, boy, that woman has her priorities straight!

How did she pay for her posh new remodeling?

"Three days after crews started tearing out the old offices, the administration announced that the state's budget would be about $1 billion short because of damages caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. That day, Commissioner of Administration Jerry Luke LeBlanc told a legislative finance committee that the budgets supplying money for public health care and education would need cuts of 20 percent or more and that more than 18,000 state employees would have to be laid off."

Come to think of it. Maybe she does need more than 6.2 billion. She probably wants to update both her office and the governer's mansion, plus have a bit of spending money on the side.