Do you ever wake up in the morning, get ready for the day by reading the news headlines and have one of these moments:
That was me earlier. I FEEL LIKE I’M TAKING CRAZY PILLS.
Exhibit A) There’s an 18-year-old brat straight-up suing her parents for what amounts to alimony on top of current tuition for a private school and her college fund because she didn’t like their rules. = CRAZY pills.
Thank your lucky stars that the initial request has been denied by the judge.
Exhibit B) People apparently think that a business not wanting to pay for someone’s private medication is now “discrimination” that will lead to more discrimination. I can’t make this stuff up.
Exhibit C) Someone thought it’d be hilarious to offer free fudge samples to people of 300 lbs on Mardi Gras. Get it? Fat Tuesday – Har har har. I pride myself on having a pretty good sense of humor, but also a brain. This is just dumb.
Exhibit D) Apparently living near a casino will help keep your kids from being obese. Clearly some folks (‘cough’ Piers Morgan) have never heard the concept that correlation does not equal causation. Seriously, if you have to use the word “speculate” in the article to clarify the reasons for the headline, you probably should not write it.
But in fairness to the rest of the world there is some news out there that doesn’t require me to see if my sanity is intact:
Chinese citizen suing the government over air pollution. (’bout damn time)
Home births increase to 37-year high. (Makes sense.)
Brain training and the end of the prozac generation. (This is awesome and deserves its own post.)