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6.07.2008

Random News Story In Morning News

Now 16, Catherine is one of 142 students from Arlington's 2,693-student [Arlington] Sam Houston High School who are either new or expecting parents. More than half are Hispanic.

Let's say half of the 2693 students are female and, we'll assume, capable of being pregnant. That leaves 142/1347 or 10.5% of the female population. (Edit: I wished I had thought about calling it a "
government educational compound" and wondering if CPS will raid it.)

Edit: Heck with that, just saw that Jim McKay has passed away. As a kid, that's a voice I heard every Saturday afternoon.

Edit #2: Man, this is turning into random thoughts as I just ran across the following. I had that toy as a kid. It'd go about six feet and fall over.



37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad, very sad

Jac said...

I am a firm believer in putting birth control into the water in certain areas. If they cant take the intiative to make wise choices somone should for them

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered about the downhill skier in that segment. Is he still alive? What has his life been like? How did being 'that guy' affect his life? Does anybody care about the next guy in the clip who busts his butt jumping the barrels on the ice? I bet people never wonder about him and that has bothered him a lot through the years.

Anonymous said...

Only the rich kids had those.

Anonymous said...

What's so wrong about wanting to look at naked girls pics at work on the computer all day?

Anonymous said...

I would think half the students at Sam Houston are Hispanic. And the good thing is that they are still in school, not dropouts.

Anonymous said...

God should have designed the human body so that girls can't get pregnant until they are 18. Very simply, God screwed up, didn't he? God is WRONG for wanting kids to get pregnant.

Anonymous said...

12:40 you are very sad, very, very sad.

Anonymous said...

What's so wrong with young firm,bruxom,new smelling girls wanting to accept our seed pods into there love ovens?

Anonymous said...

If only God controlled the minds of everyone - now wouldn't that be wonderful.

We ARE accountable for our own actions, now aren't we?

"Children" are wrong in wanting to get pregnant, and are making the worng choices, now aren't they?

Could be, the parents may need to step in and play a greater role in their child's upbringing. But even then, the child must make wise choices and take some responsibility for his own well-being.

Jac said...

God wasn't wrong he just had higher expectations for mankind.
He didnt expect 14 year old children to be so promiscuous before marriage. Way to go kids for letting God down.

Anonymous said...

Everyone at liberally lean knows what God thinks, that's funny.

Anonymous said...

put back the white background please

RPM said...

I'll never forget Jim McKay at the '72 Olympics where he was suddenly forced to become a serious news journalist instead of a fluff sports anchor...

"they're gone...they're all dead."

Anonymous said...

How many of those teenage mothers are illegal? Who is paying for the hospital and doctors costs? How many of you realize that when you write that check for your health insurance premiums or write one for your copay to a hospital, they are collecting enough to cover the illegals who show up at our hospitals? Don't forget that their fathers are building your new houses, putting Americans out of work. We then have to pay welfare and medical costs for these unemployed American citizens. Twenty-five years ago when I had a slab poured or other concrete work done, the crews were predominately African American. Today they are predominately illegals.

Anonymous said...

I had one too....sure as heck was not rich!! But man it was fun,

trappedinchico said...

Uh, jac were "children" in the Middle Ages promiscuous? It was a matter of survival and reproduction. 15 was middle age in that time. Not that it applies now, but think about what you are saying.

I know all of you are chomping at the bit to say something racist, but blame Catholicism and inadequate sex education in the US. Both don't acknowledge the use of condoms. Condoms are right up there with the pill as an effective means of birth control.

Don't spout off "Well they shouldn't be having sex!!!" You're just showing how little sex you're getting.

Anonymous said...

jac, I have never read such an asinine comment. High school teenagers, hell junior high kids are not given the tools to make a proper decision. If you don't have tools, can you build a house? Even if you had the tools, if you were never shown how to use them could you do it?

Education is the key. Everybody wants to shy away from it and let the kids figure it out on their own, and then when something like this happens everybody wants to blame "those stupid kids" for letting it happen. The adults let it happen. You can't expect kids to know they're doing it wrong (and by that, I mean safe sex, NOT abstinence). Abstinence isn't teaching anything, unless its shame. Kids are going to have sex no matter what. I'm sure when everybody else graduated there was no such thing. Keep deluding yourselves. Most likely you were wearing blinders. Or the adults took the offending party away and dealt with the result of their actions with a clothes hanger.

Anonymous said...

We were born to breed as soon as we are able.........even God instructed Adam and Eve to go forth and populate.. its in the fiber............unless there is a value system (found in the second half of that Great Book) that calls for a controlled, purposefull behavior. Thus the "tension" of being a believer!

bigfan said...

I had the toy also, along with the electronic toothbrush. Good times!

June FN Cleaver said...

Here's the reality Anon 12:42,we live in a world where the mind and body of a 14 year old is like the 21 year old of 20 years ago. As a high school teacher, I see them all...children from the "good families" and the ones from the "not-so-good" families. I see them everyday, teenagers, and most of them are really good kids. I also can look at their body language around their boyfriends/girlfriends and tell ya they are doing the mattress mambo and they hide it well from the parents. But the kiddos that Jac is talking about have a totally different value system. Culturally, Hispanics in the lower-socio-economic bracket (especially first generation immigrants) don't value education especially in the female population. When Hispanic girls get pregnant, it is something to celebrate unlike the disappointment and shock that "good Baptists" suck up. Hispanic boys that are openly intelligent (much like the African-American counterpart) are chided for acting "like a nerd or "white." So before you hack on Jac for her "asinine" comment, take a look at the contrasting cultures...From your Hispanics that have such low expectations of themselves to the shame and repression that many Christians force on their chilren (notice that those kind of people can't even use anatomical words such as penis or vagina...so often children think they have "tee-tees" or "privates" b/c of the shame associated with sex), it is repression and ignorance that causes so much dysfunction and financial strain. However, just because your skin is a little darker that other people's does not mean you are stupid and can't figure out why you keep having babies and the fact that the more you have, the smaller your balance seems to get in the checkbook. And when people cease to care about the dysfunction and financial strain that wreaks havoc on the rest of us, then I can understand at a certain point, someone needs to step in and say, "ENOUGH! You aren't psychologically or financially responsible enough to bring anymore human beings into the world.

atvtrlrdr said...

Rockem' Sockem' Robot was the best!!

House of R & R said...

I pretty much understand your rant but, this part I don't understand about the American public.

"Don't forget that their fathers are building your new houses, putting Americans out of work.

Let's see...due to spending the last five years around the construction business, I've come to this conclusion. White guys are the biggest loosers when it comes to this business. They are either meth heads, alcoholics or on some other drug of choice. They don't show up for work, and have too much outside drama in their life. You can't depend on them.

"Union" guys are the biggest joke. They are no different! Loosers! They get on the jobsite and demand they get paid $17 - $25 an hour. Well, guess what? Their worth about $12 an hour if not less.

Anonymous said...

Hee-hee somebody said "Tool"

Anonymous said...

How on *EARTH* did a picture of an Evel Kneivel to devolve into an argument about religion?!?! I mean really,where in the world did that come from?
For the life of me I can't understand people.

Jac said...

Hmmm. Was there anything in the article about the middle ages? NO.
And no the children shouldnt be engaging in sex yet because contrary to popular belief sex sometimes results in pregnancy.
These are kids having kids and still being raised by a kid who had a kid. Its all a vicious cycle, and obviously they arent "educated" enough to put an end to it themselves.

Anonymous said...

Are Cleaver and Jac the same people??? I think so, if not they must related. They're sticking together like tha blacks!!

Anonymous said...

70's Toys were awesome (even if they broke on xmas day). It's amazing how much fun something could be with no computer chip.

mudwatcher said...

I watched Robbie Knievel jump 21 Hummers last night at TMS before the race. I thought I had stepped right into 1981 again.

Anonymous said...

So, House of R & R does not like American workers who want to be paid a decent wage. There are many Americans who are hard workers. Americans citizens built many of the houses in Wise County that still stand after 100 years. Your crap usually has a cracked foundation before the rest of the house is finished. Your workers know little about American building codes and you sure don't with only four years of experience. You, who has never held a hammer, are full of greed and seek out cheep illegal labor.

I am getting a new green air conditioning system intalled next week and informed the contractor that I would not tolerate illegal workers on my property!!!! Do you think the drunkard American workers will do a bad job? Do you think the illegals could do a better job of calculating the cooling load or do they not know what Manual J is? Can they read it?

By the way, who pays the medical cost for delivering the babies of your illegal workers? If they were union workers, you would pay or at least provide them with health insurance. You are a socialist and expect the government to foot the bill, right? You are stealing the funds that should go for insurance for your workers and their families. That way you can deliver a 4,000 square foot McMansion with a cracked foundation to your materialistic middle class buyers. I hope the INS visits your job site soon.

Anonymous said...

if all you got was six ft you must have been pretty limp wristed then too

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid I got a metal dump truck for Christmas. I think it was a Tonke brand. We were very poor. It had very sharp edges. I picked it up and my sister jerked it out of my hands. The metal lips that fold over into the bed of the truck each cut into my hands right where the thumb joins the palm. One was just sliced open, the other went down to where I could see muscle pooching out of the cut and white stringy stuff crisscrossing deep inside.
My mom:"Woo,good Lord,look what happened to this baby." While she essentially ran in circles looking for a solution to the problem.
My Dad:"Good God Almighty son,what were you trying to do,cut your hands off?" As he wrapped the worse wound with the nasty bandanna he carried for a handkerchief.
We went to Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Huddelston who was the family Dr. who,delivered all 4 of us kids,took out Dads and my big brothers appendix,operated on moms knee,sewed my sisters nose up when she fell off the porch and landed face first on a coffee can,sewed little sisters knee up when she fell off her bike, and set and cast Dads cow kicked arm walked in and said "MY,my,my, what happened to little Matthew?"(Not my name- he ALWAYS called me by my older brothers name).
The next thing I remember I was sitting in Dads lap in an office and Dad was talking to some lady very seriously. She had the blackest hair and reddest dress I've ever seen. He was making her her laugh. She'd say"Oh you" and "Ah, go on now!" She was also reaching across the desk and patting the back of his hand. Women laughed and tossed their hair around Dad alot. They also seemed to like to reach over and touch him.
The End

Anonymous said...

When I was a framer(not all that many years ago)we would not let a mexican near our site. I mean literally,as in when they would be getting out of the car we would wave them off from a atop a wall and tell them we didn't need them. All the really good crews were the same.
Heck yes the Mexicans will show up! That's why they are here is to work. Put yourself in their shoes. What would they make in Mexico? Four dollars a day?
I make 34 dollars an hour. Somedays it's hard to even get out of bed and make an appearance. What if I got a raise to 120 or 200 dollars an hour? You would have to physically remove me from the premises if you'd want me to leave. Doesn't mean the quality of my work will go up. But I'll be there rain or shine.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid for some reason(ok, I know it was pity)some of the rich kids let me hang out with them. I remember one boy had FOUR of those Evel Kneivel motorcycles. We would put them in a line and race them. Wasn't there also a motorhome to put the figures in that had pictures of tools on the inside walls?
At home I played with sandwich bags and paper bags filled with dirt.

Anonymous said...

Our health and nutrition levels are SO outstanding people naturally develop much quicker. So they will have the drive and capability of procreation much earlier than past generations. Nothing you can do will change this.

Jarhead said...

SHHS has always been the *hole of Arlington high schools.

Hell, when I was in HS in the late 80s (disclaimer: at Martin), Sam had more preggo students than it does now. And I may or may not have been the father of at least one of them. I'll bet there's a little Kevin Lopez or Hernandez running around somewhere ~ Wait, he's probably old enough to buy me a beer now. Damn.

Jac said...

Uh oh they caught onto us June.