Thursday, July 24, 2008

More Weird Shit From The Peanut Gallery

Thu Jul 24, 5:41 AM ET
"WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names here, and did something about it."

I wonder who died and left this clown in charge.....
I almost agree with this judge - almost. You see this in the entertainment business all the time. Celebrities seem to love naming their children after trendy shit like automobiles, fruit, seasons, diseases, anything that comes to mind I suppose.

I gotta cringe when I think of the crap these kids will have to take because their folks were such dedicated followers of fashion (thanks Ray Davies). The parents of this girl actually named her "Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii." It's tough enough in today's world to prosper without an additional burden such as that name. What comes to mind is the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue".

But - to have a judge decide he knows better is just plain ridiculous and perhaps a little bit totalitarian. If anything in the world is subjective (Okay - maybe Modern Art) it's the name of a person. Who the hell is this activist judge to decide.

The funny thing is; I always thought the Kiwi's and Aussies were much closer in temperament and world views to us in the United States than our British cousins when it comes to many things. They now seem to be moving faster towards the Politically Correct bullshit that currently infests the U.S. A.

I just read this story on Yahoo so the link will probably be dead in a few days but here's the lowdown below.

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