Think twice before shouting at the screen next time you're at the movies. James Cialella, 29 of Pennsylvania, was charged with attempted murder, agrravated assault and weapons violations for shooting a man in the arm and throwing popcorn at his son. According to CNN.com:
Cialella told the family sitting in front of him in the theater on Christmas Day to be quiet, police said.
An argument ensued while others at the Riverview Movie Theatre watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Cialella then approached the family from the left side of the aisle and shot the father, who was not identified, as he was standing between Cialella and his family, according to the police report.
The victim was taken to Jefferson Hospital while Cialella was taken into custody.
Goodbye and Good Riddance
Three out of four Americans are relieved President Bush is leaving office, according to a recent national poll. However, 23 percent said they will miss him (Must be rich folks).
"Earlier this year, Bush scored some of the lowest presidential approval ratings we've seen in half a century, so it's understandable that the public is eager for a new president to step in," said Keating Holland, CNN polling director.
When compared with other presidents, 28 percent rated Bush the worst president ever, with 40 percent rating his presidency as poor and 31 percent rating his time in office as good.
"President Bush's job approval rating has been at or below freezing since the beginning of the year," Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst said. "The current 27 percent approval rating is one of the lowest ratings for any president, ever."
Hmmm, I wonder why that is. An expensive war based on lies that caused thousands of lives to be lost. The terrible response to Hurricane Katrina. Running the economy into the ground. Treating the environment like the world's biggest garbage dump. Worst President ever: yeah that sounds about right.
Mormon Church's Statement Gives Gay Rights' Activists Hope
You mean the same Mormon church that diligently worked to deny gay people their marriage rights? Yeah that church. LDS leaders said while they oppose marriage, they are in favor of other rights for LGBT citizens.
"Just last week, Elder L. Whitney Clayton stated the LDS Church does not oppose 'civil union or domestic partnerships,'" said Equality Utah Chairwoman Stephanie Pappas on Monday. "We are taking the LDS Church at its word."
The church released a statement soon after Prop 8's passage saying they do "not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights." Equality Utah plans to take them at their word by introducing five bills related to gay rights issues such as hospital visitation, medical care, housing, employment and probate rights, beginning in January 2009.
However a church spokeswoman contacted by the Associated Press had no comment for Equality Utah's plan. Guess we'll have to wait and see if the LDS church keeps their word.