Prom season is in full swing…
And the pressure for today’s teen girls to keep up with those notorious Kardashian ladies is driving parents to the poor house. No longer will just a lovely frock for the occasion do. Today’s prom dresses have to be decidedly designer.
Take this little number with its diamond-embellished bodice. For a mere $13,997, it can make your little girl the belle of her ball, and that’s not counting the salary of the Brinks guard you’ll need to hire.
I remember when $200 was considered a lot to spend and that included a trip to the beauty salon for a French twist. These days toss in the spray tan, facial, hair extensions, nails, makeup, jewelry, bag, and shoes and it’d be cheaper to just marry her off.
This week marked the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill…
Watching the horror unfold with photo after photo of wildlife devastation left me feeling depressed and helpless. Not so little 11-year-old Olivia Bouler of
She turned her feelings into action with a letter to the Audubon Society telling them she was pretty good at drawing and thought she could help raise money to save the oil-soaked wildlife.
Olivia decided she would do 500 drawings of birds and give one to anyone who donated to the effort. They were all gone in three weeks and with the media spreading the word, Olivia managed to raise $150,000 for the organization. She’s now written a book called “Olivia’s Birds” that she hopes will inspire other young people to pay more attention to her favorite species.
Kids like Olivia renew this crusty old broad’s hope for humanity.
Incorporate your uterus…
In the past four months, Republicans at both the state and federal levels have written 916 bills intended to take away a woman’s right to choose. Yes, the same party that screams if anyone should try to regulate a hair on any corporate ass.
Very well then. We can play that game, too. Welcome to “Incorporate Your Uterus,” a website designed to give a woman’s uterus the same protection against government regulation as that given to the corporate robber barons who are bankrupting this country.
A project of the Florida ACLU in response to new efforts in that state to strip women of their freedoms, the website offers this reasoning: “Businesses get special treatment. If politicians see your uterus as a business, maybe they’ll get the government out of the uterus regulation business as they do for every other company.”
Because for every Olivia Bouler there's a Dick Cheney.
And for those keeping track…
It's month four and still not a single jobs bill from Republicans in Congress.
And finally, I hope you had a Happy Easter, whatever your beliefs…