oops – i just got you pregnant

texas gov rick perry and his conservative-majority, creationist state board of education replaced 2x 6-month sex ed classes with a one unit class on abstinence some years back.

by 2010, texas had the highest teen-birth rate in the nation, more than 50% above the national average. it also has the higest rate of repeat teen pregnancy in the nation.

even girls in college have to get parental consent to get birth control.

story from [huffington post] with sources inline

the 405 is toast

all the dire warnings about ‘carmageddon’ went unfounded as we cruised through SoCal with seemingly better-than-average traffic times. the weekend was spent hanging out with good friends and the skimpily-attired men and women of West Hollywood.

of course, i brought my camera and didn’t take a single picture, so we’ll just have to look at these folks having a memorable dinner on a completely empty 405, which is most likely the last time this will ever happen in our lifetime.