April 22, 2000
Elian Gonzalez - Related to Speedy Gonzalez?
by mike <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Oh for christ sake." That should sum it all up. What's wrong with this picture?
- Kid tries to [illegally] enter U.S.
- Mother dies in process.
- Kid saved and brought to U.S.
Naturally, his father would be the logical choice for guardian, correct? No.. of course not! Simply because we're so pissed at Cuba, we thought it'd be a good slap in the face to put the damn kid with a bunch of whiny and ratchety old farts, who will themselves die before too long.
This is another instance of the U.S. government pretending that we know better than a child's own father. Finally, we come to our senses and give the kid to his father, but now there's all sorts of judicial crap to go through. I don't know about you, but I'm about ready to say "Screw the kid. Throw him in the ocean, and where ever he washes ashore he can stay." I am one irate Canadian (Is there such a thing?). This "no-brainer" has dominated the airwaves and news media for months. Someone get my gun. PFFT!
Published: April 23, 2000