Brief remarks on human frailty

This is something you never want to read

Mr. YukA Florida man is accused of child abuse for allegedly putting bleach in his baby’s bottle.

But he says he simply made a stupid but innocent decision based on some bad parenting advice ….

…. From the county jail, the first time father, said he thought he was helping his sick daughter – who’s suffered from breathing problems since birth.

“I was told by another friend of mine that giving baby a top of bleach, just the top of it would help her breathe a little better,” Carron said.

Instead, she threw up and her panicked parents called 911.

Carron and his family insist it wasn’t intentional.

“It wasn’t a smart thing to do but Carron doesn’t know, this is his first baby,” said Chianti Washington, Carron’s sister.

“It was a dumb decision on me. I heard someone else did it so I wanted to try to help her,” Carron said.

—but I did, so now I’m passing it along, because the only way to get rid of a mindworm is to communicate the parasite to someone else. Dilution is the only known cure. (And no, it isn’t tremendously effective.)

Allow me, please, the luxury of a rant:

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Controversial to the end … and beyond

We have long smiled over the fact that the late Michael Jackson could not cross a street without causing a riot. But apparently neither can he die without … well, it wasn’t quite a riot. Still, though:

The bus was moving through the city of North Lauderdale on Thursday when passenger James Kiernan received a text message about Jackson’s death on his cell phone, and he read it aloud on the bus, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department said.

The unidentified bus driver opined that “Michael Jackson should have been in jail long ago,” prompting Kiernan, 60, to retort that “the world just lost a great musical talent,” the police report said.

It said the last remark enraged another passenger, Henry Wideman, who started a swearing match with Kiernan, then pulled out a knife and chased Kiernan down the aisle with it.

Can’t a man die in peace?