All right, so were still in a political lull but that doesn't mean there aren't lots of interesting stories out there. Lets take a look at a few:
You Think You Have Problems, At Least Your Not A Teenager In Nebraska- So we will put this in the category of "these parent's should be ashamed of themselves," Yahoo has the story about parents rushing to abandon their teenage kids under Nebraska's "Safe Haven" Law. Here is an excerpt from the story:
The safe-haven law was intended to save "Dumpster babies" by allowing desperate young mothers to abandon their newborns at a hospital without fear of prosecution. But lawmakers could not agree on an age limit, and the law as passed uses only the word "child."
To the state's surprise and embarrassment, more than half of the 31 children legally abandoned under the safe-haven law since it took effect in mid-July have been teenagers.
You have to read this story, there's a picture of a smiling woman after she unloaded her teenager on the state, to which I say this lady and parents like her are pieces of garbage, just despicable.
Pregnant Man (Who Is Not Really A Man) Pregnant Again- So it looks like somebody needed more attention, just ridiculous, from CNN:
Thomas Beatie who was born a woman but lives as a man in Oregon after surgery and hormone treatment, is expecting a second child, Beatie has told Barbara Walters in an interview set to air on television on Friday.
Beatie, 34, who is legally a man but kept female reproductive organs when he had a sex-change operation 10 years ago, is in his first trimester of pregnancy, he told celebrity interviewer Walters for the ABC news program "20/20" that will air on November 14. Walters highlighted the interview on her daytime chat show, "The View," on Thursday.
So Barbara Walters is going to interview this person, why am I not surprised? I know the politically correct thing to do is to applaud this person, but as I think about that poor kid and the endless teasing this kid is going to go through, it just makes me ill.
More Proof Al Gore Is All About The Money- So if you’re Al Gore you have to be thrilled with an Obama Presidency right? Even more thrilling for you since your pet issue is global warming, would be a position in an Obama administration so you could actually administer change, right? Well, not so much for Al, he doesn't want to leave his 10,000 square foot house for a lowly cabinet position. After all, where’s the money in that? Washington Times has the story. Here is an excerpt:
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job.
"Former Vice President Gore does not intend to seek or accept any formal position in government," Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said. "He feels very strong right now that the best thing for him to do is to build support for the bold changes that we have to make to solve the climate crisis."
I don't care what your position on global warming is, this guy is too much. Its ok to travel around in your private plane, charge outrageous speaking fees, and live in your huge energy wasting house, but I'm supposed to feel bad if I don’t put mercury loaded light bulbs in my house? Hypocrite. If he really cared he would have lobbied for that job, not dismissed it outright.
The Endorsement Obama Has Been Waiting For, Linda Tripp- Man the Clinton groupies are really coming out of the woodwork aren't they? There are a bunch on Obama's transition team and now Linda Tripp has weighed in on Obama's victory. This really is too much, from WowOWow:
"I am so very proud that as a nation we might finally be getting it right. I believe Sen. McCain is an American hero and a deeply honorable public servant, something one seldom sees in Washington. I also believe he could have been a strong president. That said, I believe President-elect Obama possesses an instantly recognizable purity of soul that, coupled with his brilliance, and, of course, his eloquence, brought quite unimaginable and long-awaited magic to the country, transforming red and blue states, quite literally, into ‘The Color Purple.’ I believe the entire country will stand behind him."
Ok I think this is a moment for liberal and conservative unity, I would like to think this woman makes all of us collectively queasy.
Final Thoughts- So those were the stories of interest today, I’ll be back tomorrow, until then!