July 18, 2009
'And they ignore you ...'
July 12, 2009
Whoops! CNN's Don Lemon's pathetic pro-Obama spin squashed ...
...poor Don, it'll be a re-education camp for you for sure!
July 08, 2009
Were there clowns?
"Have you guys heard the news?" Maggie (name changed) unwrapped the scarf from around her neck and patted her flat belly. "Preggers." It was around 30 degrees outside, and her cheeks were splashed pink from the Indiana wind.Well, yeah, "surprised" wouldn't have exactly covered it for me. Curiously, the male writer of this tale says later.
She had discovered earlier that week, after missing a period and taking the test. "I kind of knew already. My boobs and my lower back have been killing me for a while." She shrugged.
My girlfriend Ali and I exchanged a surprised look. Our forks, dotted with pasta sauce, dangled identically, flaccidly, in our hands. She was quicker than me to gain her composure, and turned to address her best friend.
"What are you going to do?" Unnecessary question, really -- a conversational life vest, used when you’re sputtering for something to say. We knew the answer. Maggie, a 22-year-old college senior with no intention of bringing a child into the world yet, was going to have an abortion. She told us that she had already made up her mind; she had even determined the time, date and location. A better question might have been, "How are you going to pay for it?"
She answered that one before we had a chance to ask. "We’re having a party Friday to raise money," Maggie said. "You guys are obviously invited."
Before continuing, I should make it clear that I’m no stranger to bizarre, pregnancy-related parties. My junior year of college, I attended a "Welcoming the Baby Kegger" designed to provide love, support and slurred confessions to a friend nearing her delivery date (she drank grape juice). Though I had initially been skeptical, I left this soirée du bébé pleasantly surprised. Everyone had brought gifts, toys, wine and food, which they piled atop a table in her living room. The music was low, and the conversation was great -- an all-around classy affair. I imagined the abortion party might be similar to this: a way to help out a friend who’s made a difficult decision.Leave aside that a party to welcome a new baby is 180 degrees different to a party celebrating the killing of a [nascent] baby, but where does he get the idea that Maggie found this a "difficult" decision? Certainly, her behavior and enthusiasm he related at the top of the story belie his later claim.
All around, a generally creepy tale ... both for Maggie's cavalier attitude towards ridding herself of an inconvenience to this male's refusal to confront and work through his admitted "bizarre" feelings about it.
July 07, 2009
The Circus is in town
Well, in California lately every day is a bizzare circus of one sort or another ... we have no budget, IOUs are being issued from Sacramento and the state
house of clowns legislature is debating cow tails instead of delivering a budget.
Today's big circus is happening in Los Angeles at Staples Center
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton says Michael Jackson's casket will be taken to the downtown Staples Center for the singer's star-studded memorial service.Geez, I wonder who is paying for all that overtime? I mean, with an 11.4% unemployment rate, why worry. Bring on the crowds! Stream the Internet! Let the California craziness extend to Congress!
The addition of the body adds to the spectacle currently gripping downtown Los Angeles. Police blocked off roads and warned those without tickets to stay away because they would not be able to get close to the Staples Center. [...]
More than 1.6 million people registered for free tickets to Jackson's downtown memorial. A total of 8,750 people were chosen to receive two tickets each.
"I got the golden ticket!" one fan screamed out of his car window in a Willy Wonka moment as he drove out of the parking lot. [...]
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday on CBS' "The Early Show" the department would have more officers on the streets of downtown for the memorial service than it had for last month's Lakers victory parade.
Not only send in the clowns, but
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey starts a run at Staples Center on Wednesday, a booking long planned in advance. In the pre-dawn hours before Jackson's memorial, the elephants started walking from the train station to the arena. They were set to arrive some five hours before the memorial.Perfect.
July 05, 2009
Here's to you, Mr. Jefferson
July 04, 2009
Palin is the Anti-Sanford
So, what does that say about those of you who trash her decision to put her state and family first and continue to attack her infant son, Trig?