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CA: father kills child to ‘get the demons out’

By pams
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 20:00 EDT

I just want to believe this man was high or mentally ill because the abuse this two-year-old baby was subjected to is beyond belief. Sergio Casian Aguiar, a 27-year-old grocery store worker in Stanislaus County who had never been in trouble with the law before, not only kicked his child to death, his behavior was so unhinged that police had to take him out because he would have continued attacking the baby to get the demons out. (SFGate):

[Witness Deborah] McKain, of Crows Landing, said she drove past Sergio Aguiar’s pickup Saturday night on West Bradbury Road and, at first, thought he was “kicking garbage or something.” But she said her boyfriend, Dan Robinson, told her to back up and put her headlights on Aguiar.

“Sure enough, he was kicking a baby around,” McKain said. She said the child was unconscious, his clothes falling off, and looked liked a “rag doll.” Robinson, a volunteer fire chief in Crows Landing, showed Aguiar his badge and ordered him to stop, but Aguiar calmly said something like, “It’s just trash,” McKain said.

Aguiar also said, “Look how they make toys now,” McKain said, and at one point asked Robinson for a knife.When Robinson went into the pickup to turn on the hazard lights, Aguiar stopped kicking the boy, helped him find the flashers, then went back to his attack, McKain said.

You just don’t know what to say. Another slice of insanity is after the jump. And in McAllen, Texas, we’ve got a justice of the peace that allows parents the option of paddling their child in the courtroom. That got Gustavo “Gus” Garza in hot water when Mary Vasquez and Daniel Zurita filed a lawsuit against the JP. (The Brownsville Herald):

State District Judge Abel C. Limas, who asserted jurisdiction in the case, halted spanking as a form of punishment in Garza’s courtroom on Wednesday. Limas pointed to the protection, safety and emotional well-being of children as his reason for approving the temporary injunction.

“I am encouraged that Judge Limas acted to protect the interests of the children of Los Fresnos,” said Mark Sossi, the attorney who on behalf of three families requested that courtroom spankings be stopped.

…”Obviously, we had one judge acting outside his authority when forcing parents to spank their children in his courtroom,” Sossi said. “It doesn’t help the children with anything, and it contributes to a circus-like atmosphere in the courtroom.”

The Cohen…It Does Nothing!

By Jesse Taylor

Richard Cohen is the dumbest motherfucker alive. After spending the first half of his column excoriating Obama for his rejection of public financing (again – a decision which, in our Elite Pundit world, was an utterly monumental blow to his credibility and for the people that are actually going to determine the next president was barely a blip on the radar), Cohen then lapses into some sort of ritualized he-man worship which I’m sure included…


Dobbsy Loves Barry Obama

By Jesse Taylor

Yet more hilarity from the fundie crowd: Some have been taking issue with largely unnoticed comments made last year by Sen. Barack Obama declaring the U.S. is “no longer a Christian nation” but is also a nation of others, including Muslims and nonbelievers. Whaaaaa? “Whatever we once were, we’re no…



By Jesse Taylor

Oh, the beauty of unintentional truths: “Even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Obama said. “Would we go with James Dobson’s or Al Sharpton’s?” referring to the civil…


Care Bears Go To The Polls

By Jesse Taylor

I would have an easier time having faith in our media if it had even the most remote connection to reality.…


Fundie pastors thumb nose at tax-exemption laws to endorse from the pulpit

By pams

Here we go. These bible-beaters are planning to test the boundaries of their tax-exempt status. They feel they are entitled to make political endorsements directly to the sheeple in the pews — this is understandable because these “Christian” leaders are seeing power slipping from their grasp and they believe the…


The Endangered Puma

By Jesse Taylor

Rebecca Traitster lists twelve reasons why Clinton supporters are still angry. Some are valid, some are head-scratchers, some show a disturbing adherence to a cult of personality that seems far outsize to anything Clinton’s done or would likely do. But one thing heartens me is that no matter how angry…


I don’t just hate ladies, but men who I think act like ladies

By Amanda Marcotte
Monday, June 23, 2008 22:47 EDT

I just brought myself to read the public editor Clark Hoyt’s article about sexism and the Clinton campaign in the NY Times. I was pleasantly relieved to see that he singles out Maureen Dowd, fairly, as the most egregious offender. Even better, he just lets her nonsensical defenses of her…


Obama Will Invade Your Clubs And Ignore Your Women

By Jesse Taylor

Karl Rove, on Barack Obama: Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by. So, let me get…


Nope, really is misogyny

By Amanda Marcotte

Apparently, “moral” refusal laws extend to EMT workers, who are allowed to refuse to give women who are in emergency situations rides to the hospital if they have reason to believe that the doctor will do an emergency termination to save a woman’s life. I continue to be annoyed at…