By Emily Geiger
Plan B… for Kids
I wish I could say I was shocked and appalled at this news, but unfortunately, news like this isn’t that shocking anymore, so I guess I’ll have to settle for appalled.
A federal judge has now ruled that 17-year-old children should have access to the morning-after pill without a prescription or any medical supervision. So once again, a kid can’t get a Tylenol at school without parental permission because of the potential medical complications, but they can go to the pharmacy and get potentially dangerous prescription-strength medication to kill tiny babies all by themselves. Does this make sense to anyone?
Democratic Legislative Priorities
And in yet another example the Statehouse Dems having their priorities royally messed up, there was an article in the Register yesterday about another major problem in criminal law that the legislature has yet to address. When the infamous Rodney Heemstra case made its way to the Supreme Court a while back, the Court changed the way it viewed situations where a perpetrator is committing one crime (like willful injury) and it ends up in murder. This allowed Heemstra to get a new trial, and it is allowing similar murderers to get away with a lighter punishment.
The legislature had the opportunity to fix this, but once again, it seems the legislative leadership is just too busy failing to pass their union legislation and borrowing and spending money as fast as they can so that they look like they’re doing something helpful when they’re really just making things worse.
I See Your True Colors Shining Through
A friend of mine who is familiar with the little skirmish I had a few months back with local sports personality Marty Tirrell emailed me with the link to the Register’s story about his latest on-air shenanigans on KXNO. It seems Marty didn’t know his mike was live and proceeded to berate a colleague with a profanity-laced tirade that would make a drunken sailor blush. Let’s just say that it wouldn’t quite meet with FCC approval.
Then I actually found the offending audio recording itself on WHO-TV’s website. Holy F-bomb, Batman. Even if you take the profanity out of it, it’s hard to imagine the level of unprofessionalism on display. I have never in my life ever heard one co-worker literally screaming at another with that level of intensity and volume. If I were on the receiving end, I’d have been worried about my personal safety.
Of course, based on the angry emails he sent me, I can’t say I’m surprised by this situation. My questions is, has he finally crossed the line far enough to actually have to pay some real consequences? (I’m talking to you, Joel McCrea).
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