Surely You Jest–Kevorkian Running for Congress?

Tell me this is a joke.

AP

PONTIAC, Mich. — Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is planning a run for Congress.

Kevorkian was released from prison last year and remains on parole. But the 79-year-old told The Oakland Press for an article published Wednesday that he plans to run for office as a candidate with no party affiliation.

“We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington,” Kevorkian said.

We what? Need “honesty instead of corruption” from a man who was convicted and served time for murder.

What is going on?

Surely you jest.

The link is here.

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Or how about this AP story

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student in Connecticut.

Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate.

School spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo says the New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy.

Michael’s suspension has been reduced from three days to one, but he has not been reinstated as class vice president.

He says he didn’t realize his candy purchase was against the rules, but he did notice the student selling the Skittles on Feb. 26 was being secretive.

Our world baffles me. On one hand–in one day’s news– we have a convicted murdered planning a run for Congress, and on the same day, we read of an honor student being punished for buying Skittles. Can anyone make sense of this for me?

EDIT: Thursday morning 7:30

Well, I’ve calmed down a bit after reading this breaking news. Maybe we have a little sense left. 🙂

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — School officials have decided to go light on an eighth-grader caught with contraband candy in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Michael Sheridan originally was suspended and loss his class vice president post after buying a bag of candy.

Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with a bag of Skittles candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said.

Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael’s parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy’s record and restore him to his student council post.

Michael was disciplined after he was caught buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The classmate’s suspension also will be expunged, school officials said. Video Watch boy explain case »

The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy, school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo said.

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4 thoughts on “Surely You Jest–Kevorkian Running for Congress?

  1. beach girl

    people need an honest man who cares enough 2 end human suffering. i personally wouldnt dread the end if i knew he was there 2 give a calm way out. suicide options r limited and messy. when life holds only pain, u gotta love dr keuorkian. proud and kind i am priveleged 2 know his family. hed have my vote!

    Good morning, Beach Girl. I have not had the privilege of personally knowing Dr. Kevorkian, but it does not surprise me to hear your thoughts of his kindness. It does remain though, that what he did was against the law, and he served time in prison. Knowing this, I would have difficulty backing him as a congressman.

    Thanks for visiting my site. Hope you’re here often.

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  2. Some of our public schools search the lunches the kids bring from home and they cannot have chips, sodas, juices, candy, etc. I think this is ridiculous! Now somebody in Wisconsin is trying to get a law that students cannot wear cologne/perfume. Seems like we are heading straight down the road to becoming a Communist nation.

    It’s just wrong to tell parents what to feed their children for lunch. Silly. We need less government–not more!

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  3. Upside down world. What is wrong is right, what is right is wrong – should we be surprised, no – but it is shocking.

    You’re right. We’re shouldn’t be surprised at anything anymore.

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