Wednesday, December 17, 2008
An expectant mother of twins was ferried 250 miles between four hospitals only to have her babies separated as soon as they were delivered.
Angela Breeds, 30, was told she needed a Caesarean section when doctors found one of her unborn babies was too small and not getting enough nutrition.
Welcome to socialized medicine America....yeah, no thanks.
The label of gifted, as prized to some parents as a "My Child Is an Honor Student" bumper sticker, is about to be dropped by the Montgomery County school system.
Officials plan to abandon a decades-old policy that sorts second-grade students, like Dr. Seuss's Sneetches, into those who are gifted (the Star-Belly sort) and those who are not. Several other school systems in the region identify children in the same manner. But Montgomery education leaders have decided that the practice is arbitrary and unfair.
Arbitrary? isn't it based on test scores? How can that be arbitrary? Unless, no you mean to tell me they are applying the term gifted to NON GIFTED people? What.the.hell?
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Dutch dictionary company says Web visitors have voted "swaffelen" -- an English slang verb meaning to swing one's exposed penis -- as the word of the year.
This an excellent example of being Rickrolled.
A page with links to some famous Rickrolling events.
That was almost too easy.
Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds -- dealing with his boss' vacant Senate seat!
Here's the first scandal of the coming administration.
Please let us have transcripts of the tapes....pretty please.
Chicago politics at it's finest.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- An Iraq war veteran who waved a gun on a highway in Santa Barbara and was found outside Tom Cruise's home several times is on psychiatric hold at a veterans hospital.
For those who may not be versed, check out this little gem.
Scientology is publicly, and often vehemently, opposed to both psychiatry and psychology.
Now that's ironic.
Moscow is to give 10 MiG-29 fighter jets to Lebanon free of charge, says Russia's state news agency Interfax.
"We view the Lebanese army as the main guarantor of this nation's stability, therefore the armed forces of this country must be strengthened," he said.
It would seem someone should get very seriously upset about this so called donation.
BUt I say, "Don't worry folks. Nothing to be concerned about."
This is the same as the United States shipping Lebanon, 1985 Yugo's to "aid in the transportation needs of the people of Lebanon".
Seriously, Israel has fighter planes that are far superior to the Mig-28, even in the best pilot's hands.