- Let's start this week's fun with my nomination for Sahib's weekly Hollywood HOs award. I am a firm believer in the value of charitable giving, and equally sure that folks must be very careful in choosing what charities to support. Here's hoping no SACSTW reader donated to the Kanye West Foundation before it closed its doors in 2011. Recent reports indicate that in 2010, the Kanye West Foundation spent $572,383, with exactly $0 going to any discernible charitable project. They did do better in 2009, spending a total of $553,826 and a whopping $583 of that actually went to charity. So, over its final 2 years of existence the Kanye West Foundation spent well over 1.1 million dollars, with less than $600 going to charity. Reports filed by the foundation indicate that funds went towards salaries and "overhead expenses". Hellooooo IRS.....don't those numbers kind of pique your interest? Hey Kanye, Wesley Snipes just called. He said you can have the top bunk.
|Kanye's favorite charity is ....Kanye!|
- More news from the Save Our Sperm department....Georgia state legislator Yasmin Neal (D) has introduced a bill that would ban vasectomies in the state because "thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies". Ms. Neal is of course trying to make a point here, comparing the lack of political uproar over vasectomies with the abortion issue. While it is true that the "stop vasectomies now" crowd is somewhat ephemeral, it's really apples and oranges. Or rather, gametes and embryos. A more accurate comparison would be vasectomy (men) and tubal ligation (women). Besides, if we are going to ban vasectomy because it deprives children of birth, we are also going to have to get rid of Playboy magazine, Vaseline Intensive Care, and tube socks.
- As reported by our friends at BlazingCatFur, Jessie Sansone was surprised to see several squad cars at his 4 year old daughter's school in Kitchener, ON when he arrived last Wednesday to pick her up. He was even more surprised to discover the cops were waiting for him. He was arrested, handcuffed, and taken to the police station where he was charged with possession of a firearm. While he was there being strip-searched, police officers went to his home. They brought his wife to the station, while taking his other children into Child Services to be interviewed. They searched his home. What triggered this arrest and investigation? The 4 year old daughter had DRAWN A PICTURE of her father holding a gun, saying it was "that's my daddy, he uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters". During the search of the Sansone home, police found the weapon the young girl had drawn. It was a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts. Police Inspector Kevin Thaler attempted to justify this outrage by saying the police received a report from the school that "a firearm was in a residence, and children had access to it. We had every concern, based on this information, that children were in danger".
- In the spirit of last night's Academy Awards, I will end this week's Musings with a little self-congratulation. Over the weekend, SACSTW surpassed the 10,000 view mark, and is now read in 68 countries worldwide. Thanks to all of you who continue to visit SACSTW, please spread the word about us to your friends. Like us on Facebook, and feel free to join the discussion in the comment section! Sahib and I appreciate every one who visits, and plan on entertaining and informing you for a long time to come!