Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What the....?

Stealing from my good friend LO from multiply, I decided to ramble on about what I saw in the news today.

This was the main story on the news during my drive to work: Mom Throws Kids From I-30, Then Jumps: All 3 Survive Drop DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ―
A mother faces at two counts of attempted capital murder after she dropped her two children more than 20 feet from the Jim Miller Bridge off Interstate 30 in Dallas.
Police do not know what prompted Khandi Busby to toss the children 22 feet over the railing and then jump herself, but consider the children lucky to have escaped death. Officials do know, however, that the trio was in a car with the woman's father who stopped to tend to his vehicle. According to reports, the 27-year-old woman grabbed her sons -- ages 6 and 8 -- and got out of the car, walked over to the bridge then threw the children off the bridge about 6:30 a.m. before she jumped. "Considering the traffic coming down on a work day, the kids are very, very lucky they are not more severely injured," a police spokesman said Wednesday morning.
Wow. Not to make light of this, but I thought I had a tough morning....puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

Then there is this...which I am sure we are all sick of already: Spitzer resigns in disgrace over scandal NEW YORK - In a startlingly swift fall from grace, Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned Wednesday after getting caught in a call-girl scandal that made a mockery of his straight-arrow image and left him facing the prospect of criminal charges and perhaps disbarment. I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work," Spitzer said, his weary-looking wife, Silda, standing at his side, again, as the corruption-fighting politician once known as Mr. Clean answered for his actions for the second time in three days. Ok...I highlighted "weary looking wife" and wondered why the author of this article thought this was necessary. Is that the reason Spitzer was involved with call girls, because his wife didn't take care of herself, or what?

And you just have to wonder if this is a hoax: Woman sat on toilet for 2 years WICHITA, Kan. - Authorities are considering charges in the bizarre case of a woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years — so long that her body was stuck to the seat by the time the boyfriend finally called police. have to read this to believe that I am not making this one up:
And lastly, how could I resist? 'Gilligan's' Mary Ann caught with dope . DRIGGS, Idaho - Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island," is serving six months' unsupervised probation after allegedly being caught with marijuana in her car. On Oct. 18, Teton County sheriff's Deputy Joseph Gutierrez arrested Wells as she was driving home from a surprise birthday party that was held for her. According to the sheriff's office report, Gutierrez pulled Wells over after noticing her swerve and repeatedly speed up and slow down. When Gutierrez asked about a marijuana smell, Wells said she'd just given a ride to three hitchhikers and had dropped them off when they began smoking something. Gutierrez found half-smoked joints and two small cases used to store marijuana. She said she was swerving on the road because she was trying to find the heater controls in her new car. Tsk Tsk Mary should never pick up hitchhikers! Click on this to see her mug shot, which is pretty funny...all things considered.

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