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Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Agnes Hahn Healing Nicely
After spending quite a few hours in the Doctor's office yesterday, Agnes Hahn is feeling a little better. On top of everything else she has a compressed vertebrae. Mary Hinkle took her mother to the chiropractor again today. It seems to be doing some good. It better, because Agnes has purchased quite a few Easter goodies to pass out on Sunday.
How Stupid Can You Be?
Well, it's been reported that a radio station had a contest to see how much people could drink without having to take a trip to the toilet. One of the contestants died of water intoxication. Her family sued the station. The judge threw out the law suit, since she wasn't forced to be in this contest against her will. Once again we ask! How stupid can you be?
Abortion+Sonogram=No No
Well, it appears that most of our readers don't like the idea of asking a woman who is considering an abortion to look at a sonogram of the child she's carrying before she kills it. Of those who participated in the Pollmaster General question, two thirds of those surveyed were against it. only 20% thought it was reasonable, while the rest wanted to make exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the mother. Thank you to all who took part!
North of 40:Teen power
by Red Green
When you watch TV or look through magazines, it's amazing to me how many of the ads target teenagers. Or, at least it was amazing, until I found out that teens spend $154 billion a year. Teenagers are a dream come true for any advertiser. They have money in their pocket and almost nothing important to spend it on. Most of them have food and shelter and access to the family phone, so all of the basic needs are covered. And, they haven't been jaded by 30 years of buying things that bent, broke, blew up or shut down.
Now, OK, maybe teenagers don't make a lot of money per capita, but whatever income they have is disposable. So, they have no problem spending it on tattoos or body piercing rather than on heat and groceries. But, before you parents go off on a huge rant about how the advertisers are taking unfair advantage of our naive offspring, let's step back for a minute and realize where most of that $154 billion comes from -- allowances from you. I know you didn't mean for it to go this way. Giving your kids an allowance is you investing in the future. Well, I have seen the future, and it has a safety pin through one eyelid and wears its pants around its knees. I should probably criticize the teen spending patterns more often, but I was up in the attic the other day and came across my Capricorn medallion and platform disco boots.

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