Last week, I wanted to know if you felt the attack on a child due to the color of his hair and skin should be prosecuted as a hate crime. Twenty five percent of you felt that it should be, while fifty one percent said that the kids were just being stupd, not necessarily perpetrating a hate crime. Usually, although it depends on state law, a person has to be in a protected class in order for a crime to be classified as a hate crime, and currently red-haired people aren’t in that category.
A while ago, Teeny Manolo’s superfantastic class factotum asked a question in the comments of a post I wrote on children choosing vegetarianism. It was so thought-provoking, I thought I would pass it along.
Congratulations to Sarahcat, for the correctly guessing last week that our dark-haired young woman was actually Courtney Love! Sarahcat, you get to choose your imaginary prize of needless plastic surgery or a raggedy pair of tights, both of which Ms. Love seems to favor.
Can you believe how wholesome she looked back then? Courtney was looking really good there for a while, back when she was trying the acting thing, but she just couldn’t quite keep it together, it seems.
As for today, this young man is a cutie for sure…
I’m talking about cereal of course. You know, that unprocessed and then re-processed stuff we put in a bowl with milk. I have been eating cereal for breakfast for years now, but I have to say the Munchkin is so far a holdout.
I’ve been known to go on certain cereal binges, eating only one kind for an extended period of time, and then never wanting to see its face again. The next time that happens, I’ll use this handy-dandy flow chart to figure out my next choice.
Although I have to say I have eaten Grape Nuts before, and I’m not particularly fond of gravel!
via Eating the Road
You know, normally I am the very last person to dislike a child.
But for some reason, I dislike the character this child plays in this commercial. I’m very tired of the “precocious redhead” type, thank you very much.
Even Welch’s Grape Juice got the picture after a while. Have you seen an ad of theirs lately featuring a wise-beyond-their-years preschooler? Nope, I thought not.
I’m all right with a kid just being a kid, not some sort of wise know-it-all. Because nobody likes a know-it-all. Especially a crabby woman with a newborn who isn’t getting enough sleep.
From the looks of last week’s poll, the majority of you are fine with a pregnant woman having an alcoholic drink, with sixty percent saying alcohol is fine, but has to have a limit. Twenty two percent disapproved of any alcohol at all being consumed by a pregnant woman.
I think it is interesting to note that it has only been recently that recommendations against alcohol consumption pregnancy have surfaced. For decades women drank wine and beer, and probably other stuff, and our society seems to have not collapsed. I think an occasional drink is fine, and a woman should not be vilified if she imbibes in a responsible manner.
Today’s poll is about an incident that ocurred in Calabasas, California on November 20. It seems that a Facebook group, taking a joke from South Park a tad bit too literally, promoted the beating of red-haired people as “Kick a Ginger Day.” As a result, a 12 year old was attacked by a group of fellow middle-school students and beaten.
Nothing is quite as adorable as watching toddlers rip the wrapping paper off of presents. In fact, sometimes the ripping of the paper is more exciting than the actual present itself. Here’s a list for you to make sure that doesn’t happen with your gift.