Summer is (almost) here, and of course that leads to spending more time in the car going places, and also, higher gas prices.Â In effort to save gas, there are many “tricks” that people employ to try and save gas.Â Well before you forego opening your windows, or try and deal without air conditioning because you think it hurts your gas mileage, check out 4 gas-saving myths.
Does being a celebrity give you a pass on doing right by your child?Â One man thinks it does (but shouldn’t), according to the article in Hollywood Interrupted, Tim Kenny and his wife spoke with them about how disgusted they are thatÂ John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston reportedly refuse to treat or even acknowledge son Jett Travolta’s autism.Â It is of course a sticky situation whenever you judge somebody that follows a particular belief system (even if it is a thinly veiled sham), but there certainly is precedent for the courts to intercede on behalf of a child, when the parent’s beliefs are potentially life-threatening to the child.
Accoroding to the Buffalo Law Review:
Often the Supreme Court overrides family relationships in efforts to protect children.326 Prince v. Massachussetts is the pre-eminent case affirming that the government may intercede on behalf of children by undercutting parental rights.327 Prince held that, “[P]arents may be free to become martyrs themselves. But it does not follow that they are free … to make martyrs of their children before they have reached the age of full and legal discretion when they can make the choice for themselves.”328 Therefore, parents do not have the constitutional authority to consent to superfluous practices, such as male circumcision, that jeopardize the health and safety of children.
It is reported that Lindsey Lohan will play a stripper in her next movie.Â First, this may mark the first time since Freaky Friday in which it might actually seem like she can act, since this is a role that seems to be a natural fit for the oft-troubled actress.Â It also cuts out the need for the imagination, as I find it hard to believe that an guy goes to see a Lohan movie for any other reason than to stare at her body.Â Â But on the bright side for her video sales, if people actually bought Showgirls, I’m sure those same people will be happy to buy a copy f this as well to compare and contrast it with.
HBO executive’s have obvious learned some tactics from the White House.Â Apparently, HBO Chief Technology Officer Bob Zitter, figures the best way to deal with the backlash against DRM is to… rename it Digital Consumer Enablement or DCE.Â Do they really think people are that stupid?
Divorce rate falls to lowest levels since 1970 screams the headlines.Â But you really have to read everything to realize that people are first of all waiting longer to get married, and the number of people actually getting married is down by 30%. Â Of course somewhere, somebody will say that marriage is down 30% because gays want to get married.Â (No it doesn’t make any sense, but I promise you somebody will claim it to be true).
And Finally… Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommies out there!