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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 3, 2010 |

What is it with some people and their attitude toward kids? In one week’s news in Dallas there was a story about a woman who killed her boyfriend’s son by setting his bed on fire. The father woke up, but was unable to save the boy. 

Another story was about a mother who bit her five-week-old baby all over his body. There were also other signs of abuse, and she told doctors that she did it because she didn’t want the child.

What’s happened to maternal instincts?

“Ecologically it’s not responsible & maybe ethically it is not a good idea either.” Franklin Percival, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survery questioning the wisdom of flushing pet alligators down the toilet when they get too big.

“What the heck?” Maryann Miller questioning the wisdom of folks who have alligators for pets.

Another oil rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. Do we need to take a serious look at the safety of off-shore drilling?

And ending on a lighter note. I love to read the comics in the newspapers. One of my favorite strips is Pickles and a recent strip had Opal and a friend at the beauty shop sitting under a hair dryer. Opal is reading a magazine and says, “I’m feeling more irrelevant all the time.”

“Why?”

“Every time I read a People Magazine it seems like there are more celebrities I’ve never heard of.”

I’m not so sure I want to admit to how much I can relate to that.

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