Tuesday, January 31, 2006
"Family Values" is a relative term
You hear a lot from politicians about "family values" during election years. Of course, the meaning of "family values" differs wildly from family to family.
For example, take the Godoy family from Bryan, Texas. Please. The locals will thank you.
Last September, two of the Godoy brothers were victims of a nightclub shooting. They didn't fare too well; Jose Godoy was shot in the shoulder; his brother, Thomas Godoy, in the foot.
Now, it seems that the Godoy brothers are on the other side of the criminal divide:
Two brothers were arrested and another cited after they allegedly watched a pornographic DVD while sitting in . . . line at a McDonald’s this weekend, with the X-rated DVD playing on a ceiling-mounted screen.Wow. I can't fathom what kind of moron would do this. Where has our sense of shame gone? Our sense of propriety? Our sense of common courtesy?
I mean, when I order a Big Mac with special sauce, I don't want to get a display of various genitalia and bodily fluids while I wait in line. Apparently, the folks behind the Godoy brothers didn't want to see those things, either.
The people in the car behind the trio saw what was on the screen, and called to file a complaint with Bryan police.This turned out to be an easy triple play for Bryan police.
[A]uthorities cited the driver, 23-year-old Thomas Nicholas Godoy, for obscene display.I can hear Rito and Jose now:
Police then learned that his sibling Jose Godoy Jr., 24, had three arrest warrants for failing to appear in court. He was taken into custody.
The third brother, 21-year-old Rito James Godoy, was arrested after police found part of a marijuana cigarette in the car’s ashtray.
Man, why can't you get a girlfriend like everyone else, Tommy?