Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Talk Nice about Daddy

Dads are often denigrated and it's not fair. So it is nice to hear kind words describing a father, even if he finds himself in the same circumstances of Daniel Patrick Boyd. "If he's a terrorist, he's the nicest terrorist I've ever met in my life," says a [former] neighbor to the dad just arrested for leading a terrorist cell (including his sons) planning suicidal mayhem.

Even something as simple as describing a man as "her father" is kind, particularly after many years when that right was taken away from you. Unfortunately, in the case of "C.A.," it seems in life he was a crack addict, but in death — after a car ran over him in the street — a relationship with his daughter means that she might inherit the money from a wrongful death suit that otherwise probably doesn't get filed. A Florida justice has been asked to give him back his parental rights (and responsibilities?) to the daughter he lost.

So talk kindly about daddy, after all his situation could be much worse.

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