Friday, August 13, 2004

New Jersey Governor Says Adultery is Wrong

In a public statement that shocked many of his political persuasion, the Democrat Governor of New Jersey James McGreevey said:

I am also here today because, shamefully, I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony. It was wrong. It was foolish. It was inexcusable.
Given the circumstances surrounding the affair and its likely impact upon my family and my ability to govern, I have decided the right course of action is to resign.

His callousness for the feelings of the millions of adulterous Americans was unusual among modern public figures. The norm for those who announce their alternative sexuality is to say that they had dump the wife and kids to be true to their natures. Mods have a problem with concepts such as: "Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above."

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Many Parents Unaware of Teen Sex, Study Finds

Not the Onion but Reuters.

Aug. 12, 2004 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many parents seem to be in the dark about the sex lives of their adolescents, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

They found that 84 percent of parents they surveyed did not think their teenager was sexually active -- despite a recent government study showing that nearly half of ninth through 12th graders aged 14 to 18 have had sex.
Who'd a thunk it?

More shocking data from the same story:

Black teenage girls are more likely have sex and are more at risk of sexually transmitted diseases than white girls the same age, said Laura Salazar of Atlanta's Emory University.
I learned that from watching Good Times!

Rosie Exiled to Lewd Cohabitation

Bad news for Rosie O'Donnell and 8000 others.

Yesterday she was (presumptively) lawfully wed. Today she and wife Kelli Carpenter are back in the familiar status of lewd cohabitation (a state they have individually and collectively inhabited for much of their adulthoods). Good news for the couple -- they can get their $82 license fee back.

[I hate it when I google a term to get a definition and the first item is a post of mine.]

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Bar Pickups

Young ladies, your parents may have attempted to discourage you from getting picked up by strange men in bars. Generally, it doesn't work out.

In certain bars at certain times (the Slip Inn -- Sydney Australia -- 15 September 2000) for certain people (Mary Elizabeth Donaldson) it does, however, work out.

Free UK Phone Number

Who can resist a free UK phone number?

UK2me is a service that will assign (map) a UK National Rate phone number [maximum cost 7.91p/min] to any phone number in the US or Canada.  That means that if you call the UK (0870) number, it will ring at the US number it has been mapped to.  (I even got a wrong number call for a UK insurance company today.)

The call is completed as a Voice Over IP call over the Internet.  The voice quality is very good.

This is a free service and you do not need to "own" the US phone number to assign it.  All that you need to do is to go to the website and enter the US number and you will be given a UK number.

J2 charges $15.00 a month for a UK voice mail or fax number.  UK2me is free.

Under telecoms deregulation in the UK, UK2me gets a cut of the cost of calls to UK National Rate numbers.  This is how they can do it for free. Note that depending on one's specific telephone plan, time of day, and day of week the actual cost of a UK National Rate call will be less than the maximum amount listed above.

Monday, August 09, 2004

All About Love

Let's Parse this Puppy: The Seattle Times: Letourneau released from prison today

After serving most of a 7 1/2-year sentence for child rape, Mary K. Letourneau was released from prison early this morning, and within hours the former pupil she was convicted of raping filed a motion to lift the no-contact order that would keep the two apart.

The attorneys for the former student, Vili Fualaau, who was 12-years-old at the time of the crimes, filed a motion in King County Superior Court this morning seeking to have the no-contact order lifted.

The term "child rape" is a modern reformulation of what was formerly called statutory rape but is actually more properly referred to as unlawful sexual intercourse. Mods hate to use direct descriptives because they would be forced to recognize that what they are doing is to actually outlaw a specific sexual act. Trads didn't have that problem because they outlawed plenty of sex acts and they knew that statutory rape didn't mean forcible rape but just meant sex with those under the age of consent.

"Mr.. Fualaau is now 21 years old," the three-page document says. "He does not fear Mary K. Letourneau. He is now an adult and is now requesting that the court allow him to associate with other adults of his own choosing, specifically Mary
K. Letourneau so long as no crime is committed."

This was inevitable. True love cannot be denied.

When Letourneau , 42, and Fualaau were having sexual encounters, she was 34 and he was 12.

Though contrite at times, she has steadfastly maintained that their unusual union was strictly about love. While in prison, in violation of the no-contact order, she sent Fualaau more than 20 letters, which were mostly affectionate. In one, though, she threatened him with "castration" if he ever dated anyone else.

Perhaps they should move to Massachusetts. The Bay State is very accepting of alternative domestic arrangements. Mary K. seems a little intense, however.

Yesterday morning at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Fualaau told KING-TV reporter Linda Byron that he still loved Letourneau. Fualaau was on his way to New York City with a friend for national media interviews.

The Road to Fame and Fortune.

October 1995: Mary K. Letourneau learns her father is dying of cancer, an event that a therapist later says was critical to her state of mind when she became sexually involved with Vili Fualaau.

Ah therapy!

In the years since the relationship, Fualaau has acknowledged that he has consumed illegal drugs and alcohol, been fired from a fast-food job, assaulted his mother, dropped out of high school, been arrested for car theft and spent time in a psychiatric hospital.

He and his mother, Soona, received approximately $200,000 from various tabloid, book and movie deals, including a book published in France. But the money was spent on elaborate parties, trips and hotels.

Fualaau's father has spent much of his life in prison and has 18 children by five women. During the 2002 civil trial, Fualaau was asked how he felt about
Letourneau. He said she was the best thing that ever happened to his life.

I guess that Vili had a few problems before he met Mary K. How does someone manage to be dedicated enough to both "spend much of his life in prison" and father 18 children by 5 women. I'm no sure I could do it.

Perhaps if all of those involved had to work for a living instead of receiving government largesse, they might have been a bit too busy to produce and abandon so many children.

Since this article was written, the court has decided to lift the no-contact order that would have kept the lovebirds apart Still to be decided, who gets the two kids they have produced so far? That will be an interesting custody case.