Heroism knows no age

Some things I post make me laugh, others, well, make me need Kleenex

In the chaos of Italy’s devastating earthquake, an older sister’s embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive.

The heartbreaking story of Giulia Rinaldo, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by the bishop who celebrated a funeral Mass for 35 of the 290 people killed by the quake that ravaged central Italy before dawn Wednesday.

Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole recalled that around 6 or 6:30 p.m. Wednesday — 15 hours after the quake — he returned to a church in his diocese in the town of Pescara Del Tronto to recover its crucifix.

He said at the time, only meters (yards) from the church, firefighters were using their hands to dig out the two sisters.

“The older one, Giulia, was sprawled over the smaller one, Giorgia. Giulia, dead, Giorgia, alive. They were in an embrace,” D’Ercole said.

There are no words, except to say thank you Lord for heroes

Oh those Crazy Canucks!

Via William Teach who like me is an avid hockey fan

(Winnipeg Free Press) Good goalies steal hockey games all the time. Cases of beer, on the other hand…

In what may be the most Canadian crime in recent memory, a man wearing “goalie pads, blocker and trapper and carrying a goalie stick” was evidently looking for post-game refreshments and broke into a Russell beer store early Monday.

“It was different,” RCMP Cpl. Brett Church said Thursday. “I’ve never seen that before. Very bizarre.”

The thief had help. An accomplice threw a rock through a glass door and went into at the vendor at about 2:40 a.m., and was followed inside by the nefarious netminder.

“He was wearing everything but a (goalie) mask,” Church said, adding the man had a tuque pulled down over his head.

Yep, those crazy Canadians

That giant crash you heard was the transgender nonsense hitting bottom!

Yes, now we must ask animals how they identify before we refer to them by gender

The study says that adults seem to want to characterize zoo animals according to “binary” gender terminology, forcing the camels and penguins and elephants of this world to conform to either “male” or “female,” even though those particular zoo animals haven’t truly examined whether they would like to identify as their birth gender. Although zoology does allow for checking the actual sex of an animal, adults should, apparently, refrain from referring to zoo animals as a “girl” or a “boy,” unless they’ve asked the said animals.

Another problem: Parents tend to use zoo exhibits to model traditional family roles. The study says “adults mobilize zoo exhibits as props for modeling their own normative gender displays.”

Talking about “mother” and “father” animals, then, forces children to believe in traditional, gender constructs, which could harm their psyches as they grow older. Children will question whether their parents will love them even if they don’t fit a typical gender definition—all because that giraffe was characterized as male or female.

Good Freaking Grief do these people actually take themselves seriously? The bottom of the Pit of Leftist Idiocy just got deeper!