Some things that have caught my eye....
For 8 long years the Bush administration has promoted 'abstinence teaching' with regards to children and sex education. No state has gone farther in promoting this failed policy than Mississippi. As this article points out, it also happens to have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation.
If you're like me, then you've been spending many a sleepless night wondering just what has happened to John McCain's campaign showpiece Joe the Plumber. Happily, it seems that he's landed on his feet, using his 15 minutes of fame to score a war correspondent job with a 'news' organization. Not FOX news, either....
From the Minor Ripper economic department, we learn that Hustler's Larry Flynt and "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis are too looking to benefit from the government's recent bailout largess--asking the Treasury for $5 billion in aid for the pornographic industry.
From the 'incomprehensible to believe' or 'Twighlight Zone' department, this story tells us that Sarah Palin as of today is the odds on favorite to win the 2012 Republican nomination for president.
From the 'your taxpayer money, hard at work' department....The American military in Afghanistan has been handing out Viagra pills to tribesman like nobody's business in exchange for enemy intelligence. That's pretty funny. And weird.
In another microcosm moment for the John McCain for president 2008 campaign, this story details how his people recently sold a bunch of blackberry's--loaded with confidential information, wholesale to the public after the campaign had ended.