On the day hundreds of same sex couples got married in California, the authorities in Paraguay were busy releasing a same sex couple from jail who also decided to get married. Well…kind of a same sex couple.
Prosecutor Jose Planas ordered the couple jailed after their civil wedding Friday, when the priest scheduled to perform the religious ceremony the following day said he received a call saying the groom, Jesus Alejandro Martinez, was actually a woman.
Same-sex marriages are illegal in Paraguay, and news of the arrest became the talk of the nation.
A bit further down the article:
But the couple was released Monday. A doctor who inspected Martinez in jail ruled that he is a hermaphrodite, with atrophied female genitals and well-developed male genitals, according to the couple’s lawyer, Jorge Cantero.
“Conclusion: He is a man,” Cantero said.
Reaction from Mr. Martinez:
“I always felt like a man, with no feminine inclination,” he said.
That a boy, Jesus.
Drudge has posted link about a group of female bandits who mug elderly people in central florida. Naturally, I clicked on the link in search of pictures and videos and to my surprise this wasn’t the only story on costume-related crimes in the area.
Check out the one about the crouching ninjas who rob banks.
CNN’s Political Ticker:
Barak Obama: “This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. ”
Joe Biden: “It is time for the American people to be heard — I call for all Americans to flood the White House with phone calls tomorrow expressing their outrage over this blatant disregard for the rule of law.”
John Edwards: “In George Bush’s America, it is apparently okay to misuse intelligence for political gain, mislead prosecutors and lie to the FBI. George Bush and his cronies think they are above the law and the rest of us live with the consequences.”
Bill Richardson: “It’s a sad day when the President commutes the sentence of a public official who deliberately and blatantly betrayed the public trust and obstructed an important federal investigation,”
From this AP story:
Fred Thompson: “While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the president’s decision. This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life.”
Rudy Giuliani: “After evaluating the facts, the president came to a reasonable decision and I believe the decision was correct.”
Hillary Clinton: “This commutation sends the clear signal that in this administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.”
Writing in Slate.com, Janice Min of Us Weekly, took a chance to explain the reason why she banned Paris Hilton from her magazine and couldn’t resist comparing her to president Bush.
A prominent and rich family. A drunk-driving arrest. Serious doubts about intelligence. A misspent youth. Sudden inspiration through the Bible. It’s interesting how two of the most unpopular and divisive figures in America today—George W. Bush and Paris Hilton—have so much in common.
Click here for the full piece in slate.com
“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”
John Roberts, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
See article, Court Limits Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Schools
Gordon Brown has become the UK’s prime minister.
His predecessor, Tony Blair, who recently finished his ten year stint as Great Britain’s Prime Minister, will now be a special envoy to the middle east. This may mark the first time in quite a while that has made both Mr. Blair’s supporters and critics happy, as they both see it as a sufficient reward and/or punishment.