Monday, July 31, 2006

Braveheart? Yeah, right...

I just read Mel is getting help for his ongoing battle with alcoholism, but as another blogger stated so eloquently, "Is he getting help for his anti-semitism, as well?"

He did possess a fine ass some 20 years ago. Now he simply is one.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

More About Transracial Adoption ... Canadian Perspective

From the Toronto Star

Families by choice
It's challenging when adoptions cross the racial divide. Many kids and parents do fine, but observers have a problem

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Big changes for Korean Adoption Program in 2007

Lots of positive momentum to "normalize" adoption and encourage more Koreans to adopt.

Korean Government Changes to Adoption Program

Most significant impact to current program, at least on the first read, is that children must be made available for adopting domestically for five months before being made available for international placement.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Today's America Now One-Third "Minority"

Interesting article direct from the feds:

Minority Groups Now One-Third of U.S. Population

Variety of ethnic groups contribute to U.S. economic and cultural life

Can I hope that my latke-loving, kimchi-liking little KADs (and yours, no matter what they eat) will find the America of their adulthood a little more friendly?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Mutilation Designed to Protect

'Breast ironing' to stunt girls' growth widespread

1 in 4 girls in Cameroon suffer this abuse to protect against rape


Here's yet another example of where girls are physically abused or mutilated with the idea that it will protect them from rape or other forms of sexual intimidation. (On the flip side, there's always been plenty of mutilation going on in the name of female beauty ... can you say foot binding and breast augmentation?)

The good news is that this practice is being actively discouraged and parents are listening.

In the Orthodox Jewish community, men are not to hear the female singing voice (even if the voice is that of a wife, mother or daughter) as it may distract them from their Talmudic studies.

Balls, I say! I think every man needs to be responsible for his own, shall we say, personal excitement. Me? I'll be singing and so should every wife, mother, sister, and daughter.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Comedy that only serves to offend and demean

From today's paper from just about anywhere:

Have a comment? Of course you do! Feel free to let Mike Peters know exactly how funny he's not.

And oh, you can email the PR folks at King Features, too. They'd love a good story to spin.