*Donald Trump is always trying to get attention, but this time he’s actually trying to shrink from the limelight.
But, noooooooo, Cletis, we’re going to drag you right on up here on the stage that you normally adore. Don’t back down now!
On Sunday, Trump continued to spread his venom against the five innocent men that came to be known as the Central Park 5, after becoming New York City’s scapegoat for the horrifying rape of a woman jogging through Central Park, April 19, 1989.
All five of the young men’s confessions were coerced and later recanted, but Trump was sure they were guilty and took out pricey ads in the New York Times, the Daily News, the Post and Newsday in support of the death penalty, according to Wonkette.
Lenore Skenazy, author of “Free Range Kids” wants you to drop your kid off in Central Park and pay her $350 for her NOT to supervise them.
*When you were growing up, and this question is for those that are at least 40, were there parents on your neighborhood playgrounds?
When you went to the playground, did you know everyone there? Did you walk to school at eight-years-old? Were you ever sent off the block to run to the store at that age? How much TV were you allowed to watch?
Now that we’ve asked those questions, do you think that children should be able to roam free at that age now? The general answer to that question has been, “Times are different now. You can’t leave children outside by themselves. Someone will snatch them or they’ll hurt themselves or someone else will hurt them.” But, the issue is more of a hot topic than we realize. Some experts and people with children have weighed in and the response has been argued on both sides.
Lenore Skenazy is a former journalist with two kids of her own that has supported the idea of letting children run free for many years. She is the author of “Free Range Kids” and runs a blog with the same name.
When her son was 9, she caught nationwide attention (more…)
*Officials in Jimi Hendrix’s hometown of Seattle are asking fans to donate money toward the renovation of a park is to be renamed in the guitar great’s honor.
The space will be called the Jimi Hendrix Park after undergoing a makeover to commemorate the rocker’s legacy.
Designers have submitted proposals for features, including a live music platform, a sculpted butterfly garden and walkways inscribed with Hendrix’s lyrics.
Organizers at the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation hope to raise $2 million for the cost of the overhaul by November 2012 – when the guitarist would have turned 70.
Hendrix’s stepsister Janie recently made a $20,000 contribution to the fund.