I’m not really sure why people are so surprised it passed. An almost identical proposition, Prop 22 passed in 2000 with 61% of the vote. And in 2004, San Francisco began doing same-sex marriages and shortly thereafter the California Supreme Court put an end to it.
It disgusts me beyond belief…if California is supposedly a liberal state and a garbage prop like this gets passed, what hope is there for the majority of the country? How can something that discriminatory pass?
I’m ridiculously happy about Obama AND the Massachusetts ballot questions (No, Yes, Yes — it happened!) but this Prop 8 business infuriates me.
Right now I’ve never been prouder to be from Massachusetts.Filed under Current Events (other), Local & State Politics, Local News, Politics (general) | Comment (1)
I was watching News Center Five News at Noon to see when this snow would let up. To my surprise, they announced that they were going to do a little segment on endometriosis. I have had endometriosis since I was 13, and I had surgery for it in 2006, so my ears immediately perked up.
News Center Five reported that there is a “new” link between endometriosis and cancer. New? As far as I know, this information has been out for several years. And it’s really not a strong enough link to be cause for alarm.
I did a little digging to see if there was a newly released study about the endometriosis and cancer link. Nope. I did, however, find this from 2003:
Dr Anna-Sofia Berglund said: ‘It is very important to keep these findings in perspective. ‘The overall risk of cancer does not increase after endometriosis, and where there are slightly increased risks, they are in some of the less common cancers. ‘For instance, in Sweden just under 20 women in every 100,000 develop ovarian cancer each year. ‘My study shows that for women with endometriosis, another eight women in 100,000 could develop it - and it may be even fewer than that.’
I thought it was bizarre that they would even address this on a mid-day news program. This is not new information! And even so, I frankly don’t find it as alarming as News Center Five made it sound. Imagine if I just got diagnosed with endometriosis, didn’t know much about it yet, and got upset from hearing this information!
I wonder if they filmed this years ago and didn’t have enough news for today so they dug up an old story.
I hate the news sometimes. Especially local, televised news. I really only watch it for snowstorm coverage. At least we’re lucky enough to live in a time where we can easily pick our news sources, thanks to Google News, etc. News Center Five is not on the top of my list.Filed under Current Events (other), Greater Boston (General), Local News | Comment (0)
Last night, I Tivoed the 11 o’clock news on Channel 7 to see if I was on it. I was asleep before 11, but Matt woke me up and told me they DID use the footage of me on the news.
Luckily, they had edited it down enough so that I wasn’t babbling. And the spilled yogurt was not visible. :-)
My mouth and teeth look really weird in that picture. The camera was too close to my face too.
I’m just glad they didn’t air the footage of me looking at the camera and said, “Oh my god, is that camera ON?!?!”Filed under Local News, My Life | Comments (4)
Today, Matt and I took a ten mile walk with a few of our friends.
We stopped for a picnic around mile six, where I proceeded to spill yogurt on myself.
Around mile nine, as we walked down the esplanade, I was stopped by an anchorwoman for a “woman-in-the-street” style interview. They asked me a serious question, caught me off-guard, as I stood there talking like a blithering idiot. A blithering sweaty and tired idiot with yogurt all over my shirt.
Can I hide my head in the sand yet? Maybe they won’t air it.Filed under Local News, My Life | Comments (4)
OK, I am officially tired of hearing about the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ad campaign gone awry. Every time I turn the TV on. Every time I start my car and WBZ is on. And the phrase “we’re living in a post 9-11 world…” is thrown around almost every time I hear news related to this. And I’m tired of hearing about that kid’s hair, too.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Local News | Comments (2)
Then there are “People you love to hate at the holidays, Part II,” courtesy of Newton-based Krissy in Boston (krissyinboston.com) .
“I started in September this year annnnnd. . .I am pretty much done today!” blogger Kristine Munroe wrote in a Nov. 26 post. “I feel so relieved. Almost all of it is wrapped, too, in a pile in the corner of our already cramped living room. I’m so excited about some of the gifts that I can hardly wait until next month to start giving them to people!”
Hand me that garland; I’m going to strangle myself.
How nice that I get quoted in the Globe for the first time in months AND I get insulted at the same time! Go ahead, Ralph, enjoy the garland…I have some red shimmery garland along my banister that I’ll gladly offer up! :-)Filed under Greater Boston (General), Local News | Comments (10)
Congratulations to Deval Patrick, the House, and the Senate! :-) I’m a happy camper.
And now for a Mitt Romney quote: “Being a conservative Republican in Massachusetts is a bit like being a cattle rancher at a vegetarian convention.” [at a GOP audience in South Carolina last year]
Awww, Mitt. You’re such a card. I doubt you’ll be missed, though!Filed under Current Events (other), Greater Boston (General), Local & State Politics, Local News, New England, Politics (general) | Comments (3)
John McCain: [When asked how he would react to a Democratic takeover of the Senate in November's elections] “I think I’d just commit suicide. I don’t want to face that eventuality because I don’t think it’s going to happen.” Read more…
Quelle drôle, John.
Don’t forget to vote, folks! Important election this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!Filed under Current Events (other), Local & State Politics, Local News, Politics (general) | Comment (0)
I was so caught up in writing about idiots with road rage that I forgot to write about our success with the Jimmy Fund Walk! :-)
$5 MILLION WAS RAISED! Yay! :-) So thanks for all who donated! It was a great cause and it felt very empowering to be supporting it.
We walked a half marathon, from Wellesley to Copley Square. Ten miles into it, I swore my legs were going completely numb…but I was able to muster up three more miles. When I came home and took off my sneakers, I saw that my socks were bloody! My legs and feet were so numb I didn’t realize that my feet were bleeding. I’ve been hobbling around a little today, but I’m surprisingly not as sore in my legs as I thought I would be.
At the end there was food and entertainment. We got some food but didn’t stick around after that. Can’t imagine who would feel like partying after doing 13 miles, let alone the people who walked from Hopkinton!
Next year Matt and I are going to train to walk the entire marathon. Even though it’s a walk, Matt wants to jog it. I’m a little less ambitious. My left knee isn’t very happy today! But I am! :-)
So stay tuned and donate again next year!! We’re going to start a team for next year too, so if you want to join our team, please do.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Local News, Photos, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comments (7)