Sorry, today is a late and abbriviated edition of Friday Focaccia, as work took me to Atlantic City today.Â (No, I did not gamble, thank you very much… decided I didn’t need to make Mr. Trump any richer this time around).
Over-reactions? – Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you must at some point over the last week ago, heard about Don Imus and his remarks about the Rutger’s Girls Basketball Team.Â After getting the heave ho from both MSNBC and CBS, it seems the only people that have forgiven Imus is the Rutger’s Girl’s Basketball Team.Â Now I am in no way condoning what he said, it was racist, it was misogynistic, it was crude.Â But I still think this whole thing got blown way the hell out of proportion.Â I mean where the hell was all this outrage when Bill O’Reilly suggested a child abducted by a pedophile, “like it”?
You Hit WHO? -Â New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is in critical but stable condition after being in a car accident while on his way to be at a meeting between Don Imus (see above) and the Rutger’s Girls Basketball Team.Â His leg was badly broken, (along with several other broken bones) and he is on a ventilator.Â The hunt for the driver of the other vehicle continues, since it was a Hit-And-Run accident.Â I’m thinking somebody is hiding out and REALLY scared right now.Â Can you imagine telling your friends or family, you hit the Governor’s motorcade sending the Governor and a State Trooper to the hospital?
Abstinence Only Programs Work… NOT! – A government study done to see if Abstinence Only Programs are the solution they are claimed to be by people like… oh… The President.Â And since President Bush is “certain” that Abstinence Only Programs are the “only” effective methods to use, the results of the study are not surprising. Â (Hint:Â They are still having sex as much as the other groups… only they are less informed).
Fat Chance? – In London a court is set to decide if a mother should lose custody of her child because he is too obese.Â Now, granted at 8 years old, the child weighs 200 pounds, which means there is certainly a problem there, but is removing him from his mother’s care the answer?