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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Pot Luck Gnus

Did you ever hear the joke about Mr. and Mrs. Gnu who wanted children? The punchline is "Honey! I have gnus for you."

This comes under the heading: If You Don't Laugh, You'll Cry.

Suri Cruise makes world debut. The newest Stepford Wife received her perfect child just this past week from the Turbo 2010 Child Generator.

I look forward to the day when Katie Holmes makes her getaway from Plastic Man.

In other Baby News:

Outsourcing Surrogacy?

Anand, India - As temp jobs go, Saroj Mehli has landed what she feels is a pretty sweet deal. It's a nine-month gig, no special skills needed, and the only real labor comes at the end - when she gives birth.

If everything goes according to plan, Mehli, 32, will deliver a healthy baby early next year. But rather than join her other three children, the newborn will be handed over to an American couple who are unable to bear a child on their own and are hiring Mehli to do it for them.

She'll be paid about $5,000 for acting as a surrogate mother, a bonanza that would take her more than six years to earn on her salary as a schoolteacher in a village near here.

Not only are children starving in third world countries. They are starving right here in the good old US of A. And we have to go to India to grow babies? Do you see anything wrong with this picture? Because I do.

Recognizing that the urge to procreate is stronger than Superman, I thought we had evolved beyond the base, linear process of the Lizard Brain.

From truthout,

Welfare Moms' Educations Stopped by the Clock.

The welfare to work programs make it difficult, if not impossible, for single welfare moms to complete a college degree because the programs are time limited. Way to go guys! Let's keep them on the edge so that their children will have less chance of a better life and they won't be a threat to the big boys who are busily amassing all of that wealth.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger Mocha said...

This is a platform I can not only stand on, but shout from as well.

When I took my 3 year old to college with me I had already been on Welfare for that amount of time. When I got to college where I was now in charge of our health care, eating (with using food stamps), and getting extra assistance for child care, they made my life a hell. HELL.

Yet here I was, getting an education, living in a hole, and supporting a child while doing it. If not for my stubborn nature, I don't know I would have made it. Welfare helped me, but I used that system as much as it used me. I'm lucky to have found out how to work it without exploiting it, but there were are far too many girls now in that position. God bless them.

And God help them. Because the government sure as hell won't.

12:39 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

(((((Kelly)))) You are an inspiration for all of those young women.

My mom was a welfare mom. Divorced and with 5 children, she somehow clawed her way through her baccalaureate while we ate government cheese and wore second hand clothes.

I don't know how she did it. Tough doesn't begin to describe her.

1:01 PM PDT  

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