Is there anyone home?
With apologies to Pink Floyd, there is ample evidence today that society as we know it may be in danger. Danger. DANGER WILL ROBINSON!
BRITNEY SPEARS ALBUM "BLACKOUT" IS #1 IN SALES
Personally, I don't know anyone (besides my co-anchor!) who has bought this bit of musical trivia. It's destined to be "blacked out" by the looming train wreck that is Britney's life these days. Sign me up for the rubber room, and turn off the lights when you leave.
EVIDENCE OF ARMAGEDDON, PART TWO:
"Teen punished for hugging at Metro-East middle school"
This is a headline story on KMOV.COM today. As this young lady tells it, she is suspended from a Mascoutah middle school for hugging a friend. Really, you ask? Yes, apparently there is a "no tolerance" policy for hugging these days. Now, although I am a youthful looking man, I was not born yesterday. I realize that even in middle school, there are bad eggs who carry things too far. But HUGGING? Personally, I find "Zero Tolerance Policies" to be a good thing - WHEN THEY RELATE TO SOMEBODY VIOLATING MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! But please, educators of America, let's put this "crime" in perspective!