In the News This Friday (August 14, 2009)

I tossed around several ideas for posts today, but none of them felt quite right. Instead, since it appears to be a busy news day, I thought I would recap some of the stories we’re all following through the weekend. Any thoughts and feedback are greatly encouraged.

1. Manson follower ‘Squeaky’ Fromme out of prison
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_on_re_us/us_manson_follower_ford

I have to say, if she tried to escape in 1987, so she could “be closer to Manson,” not sure that she’s rehabilitated. But since she technically hurt no one and our prisons are woefully overcrowded (mostly with harmless drug offenders – another soapbox for another time), I suppose there wasn’t much choice.

2. John Edwards Expected to Admit He Fathered Rielle Hunter’s Baby, TV Station Reports
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/08/13/john-edwards-expected-to-admit-he-fathered-rielle-hunters-baby/

Possibly the most anticlimactic revelation to come about since the “shocking” discovery in the 1980s that cigarette companies always knew smoking was addictive and bad for your health. I feel so sorry for this baby.

3. Vick, Eagles agree to 2-year deal
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4397938

The man served his time, a decently long prison sentence and deserves a shot at redemption. We have all done something immature, greedy and stupid, even if animal rights activists (and me) won’t soon forget the poor dogs he hurt. Boop has made plenty of mistakes in her life though, and would hate to have had the door shut on her permanently, although there was more than one time that could have happened.

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