Taking a break from criminal law, I decided to watch some local news.
[just a bit of background, I have been told by a few people that western Michigan is the bible belt of the midwest, and I've seen no evidence to the contrary. some of the biggest and most impressive churches I've ever seen are around here]
one of the lead stories just killed me tonight. they led off with this crazy graphic of "666" which first made me laugh, then piqued my curiosity. you see, June 6 is coming up, and of course it's 2006, so the date will be 6-6-6. the story was about pregnant women who are due around that date, and the things they're doing to try as hard as possible not to give birth that day. one woman interviewed literally said that she didn't want to give birth to the son of satan, and she was "praying hard" to avoid that.
anyway, that's it. Time to get back to criminal law, I have to brief a case on physician assisted suicide ;)