A May/Dion romance:
An interesting way to do politics. Deprive people of the right to vote for all parties. Work out backroom deals in the front room thereby pretending it is something other than what it is. Pretend it is visionary and slur all detractors with the indefensible partisan label. While the thing itself smacks of all that is wrong with politics, the spin is genius.
Mothers little helper
Apparently Big Pharma™ now gets to call the shots on treatment for pregnancy women and new mothers. Regardless of harm to fetus or child.
Good Samaritan screens all new mothers, according to a March 1, 2007 Naperville Sun article, and universal screening may soon become state law in Illinois through legislation called the, Postpartum Mood Disorders Prevention Act, that was introduced in February 2007. Similar legislation has been adopted or introduced in several other states.
According to the Sun, if the new legislation introduced in Illinois becomes law, it will require health care professionals to:
“Assess women for mood disorders at least four times: at a prenatal checkup in the third trimester of pregnancy, prior to discharge from the place where they give birth, at the initial postnatal checkup and at every postnatal checkup until the child’s first birthday.”
And the new potential customer base for SSRIs is no longer limited to postpartum depression, it has now been expanded to include, “mood disorders.”
This statement “nappy-headed hos” was a job ending one. Rightly so. I wonder though if it is any worse than what Bill O’Rielly and others spout on a regular basis and why action hasn’t been taken against them. If Don Imus is to be taken off air because of these words it stands to reason that they should be censored from aired music as well.
Many are rushing to damn ‘the accuser’ in this case. The DA having suppressed evidence and the whole case having been tried by the same media who now are rushing to convict the ‘victim’.
Something occurred here, but at this point it is unlikely the ‘truth’ will be revealed.
What happened next would alter the outcome of the entire evening. The women danced for a few minutes until one of the lacrosse players asked them if they had any sex toys. That player then followed up with a provocative comment about a broomstick.
“He asked about the sex toys. I was not offended about that question. Didn’t bother me at all. I told him ‘Didn’t have any. Good idea though fella. You know, that would’ve, you know, eaten up some time,'” Roberts recalls, laughing. “But as soon as I said that, he said ‘Don’t worry, don’t worry, we’ll just use this on you.’ And I started to think, ‘What if they did really want to use a broomstick?’ What if, you know?”
A photograph shows the dancers leaving the living room at 12:04 a.m. Shortly after, they locked themselves in the bathroom. The players began to argue with them through the door, insisting that they come out and continue dancing.
“We were pretty much crouched behind the door. And the boys are knockin’. The boys are knockin’. The boys are knockin’ and she is worked at this point, too. She’s yellin’ and screamin’, ‘Just leave us alone. Just leave us alone, leave us alone.’ So I didn’t really know what to do. It wasn’t you, know, cajoling or it wasn’t sweet. It was they were coaxing us but in their own boyish, rude way,” Roberts explains.
A neighbor also told police he overheard a player yelling in Roberts’ direction “Thank your grandfather for my cotton shirt.”