Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Today's news

Last day of 2008, with lots going on. First some news from the US, then other stuff, in no particular order:

Sarah Palin is a grannie.
Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth on Sunday to a healthy 7 lb 4 oz baby boy in Palmer, Alaska.

"We think it's wonderful," said Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol's grandmother Sally Heath, who confirmed the news. "The baby is fine and Bristol is doing well. Everyone is excited." The baby's name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, according to Jones.

The baby's father, Levi Johnston, is training to be an electrician. Bristol is taking correspondence courses to obtain her high school diploma. The couple has been together for three years.
I guess this will keep Bristol from attending her mother in law's drugs trial...

Study shows virginity pledges don't work.
Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely to use condoms and other forms of birth control when they do, according to a study released today.
Illinois Governor Blagojevich names a former state official as the Senate candidate to fill Obama's vacant seat. Democrat senators say they won't recognise the appointment, but it's a shrewd move. This guy makes Winston Peters look a real rookie.

Israel considers a 48 hour ceasefire
- if Hamas stops firing rockets.
Israel is considering suspending its Gaza offensive for 48 hours to give Hamas militants an opening to halt their rocket fire, but the threat of a ground offensive remains if the truce does not hold, Israeli officials said Tuesday.
Elle Macpherson is 44, and went surfing at Byron Bay on her Christmas holiday.

Wedding of the year - my vote goes to 16 year old Missy Quinn, from a caravan park near Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Her driveway-contractor father somehow fronted up with £100,000 for this tasteful extravaganza. It goes to show, even if you haven't been to school since the age of nine, you can still do things proper.

I recommend the full photo essay for further perusal, especially the mother of the bride's outfit and the child prostitute costumes worn by the guests.

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