Tuesday Newsday (an urbandaddy original)

The news of the day according to Urban Daddy…

Swirsky leaving Toronto to take job with Bulls.
It was a family matter, Chuck Swirsky said of his decision to suddenly resign this week as the Toronto Raptors’ television voice to accept a job in Chicago calling Bulls games for WGN Radio.
Damn! That really sucks for fans of the Raptors of listeners of the fan590. I liked the way Chuck called games

Premier McGuinty admits he ‘screwed up’ on Ontario pesticide ban
Premier Dalton McGuinty admitted Tuesday he “screwed up” when he said municipalities could enact tougher anti-pesticide rules than the province.
McGuinty made the mistake two weeks ago when he announced Ontario’s proposed pesticide ban on Earth Day with Environment Minister John Gerretsen, who remained silent on the premier’s error.
“I think what happened – in fairness – is that I gave an answer which was wrong, and I think the minister was unduly deferential,” McGuinty said.
“I’ve spoken to him about that and I say, ‘If I make a mistake in public, you should correct me right away so that we correct the record.”‘
Municipalities will be forbidden from enacting tougher bylaws than the provincial standard once the new ban takes effect in 2009.
McGuinty’s error is just another sign that he’s ill-prepared to answer questions about his government’s major plans, said Progressive Conservative Peter Shurman.
Didn’t I just praise this guy for doing something rigjt? Well, looks like I was right in the first place. Vote John Tory come the next election.
Note: I “owned” Mr. Tory in the facebook application buy your friends (oh yeah, he is my friend) for the total of one week until someone else bought him from me.


Study: Breastfeeding for longer may lessen weight troubles later in life
Nursing mothers who breastfeed for longer amounts of time may be helping their babies avoid weight troubles later in life, according to research.
Results gleaned from 17 studies over the last 39 years suggest an association between the number of months babies are breastfed and the risk of being overweight.
“One month of breastfeeding was associated with a 4% decrease in risk (of being overweight),” concludes Dr. Thomas Harder and colleagues in the study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “These findings strongly support a dose-dependent association between longer duration of breastfeeding and decrease in (the) risk of (being) overweight.”
Investigators analyzed numerous studies dating back to 1966 up to 2005, looking at overweight rates for children who were breastfed and those who were exclusively fed with formula. After nine months of breastfeeding, the effect on being overweight plateaued, the researchers found.
This is good news indeed, especially for baby number 2, Stewie, still going strong breast-feeding at the ripe old age of a year and a half. Linus, breast-fed for 7 months before stopping should be ok, considering he’s in the 20% percentile for height and 50% for weight, we’ll need to keep an eye on. Stewie is in the 90% percentile for height and also 50% percentile for height. Yay boobs!!!

Josef Fritzl: I deserve credit, I’m no monster
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who fathered seven children with his daughter while keeping her imprisoned in his cellar, has complained of receiving a bad press and not being given credit for keeping his dungeon family alive for more than two decades.
Fritzl, 73 claimed that media coverage was “unfair” and “entirely one-dimensional”, given the fact that he did not kill his daughter and the children he produced with her during 24 years of sexual abuse in a subterranean bunker in Amstetten.
“I am no monster,” Fritzl said though his lawyer Rudolf Mayer, according to the German tabloid newspaper Bild. “I could have killed all of them, and no one would have known. No one would have ever found about it.” Fritzl locked his daughter Elisabeth, 42, beneath his house and fathered seven children with her. Three of the children – Kerstin, 19, Stefan 18, and Felix, five – had not seen sunlight until they were released by police last month after Kerstin was taken to hospital with an undiagnosed illness.
“Kerstin would not be alive today if it wasn’t for me. I have made sure that she gets to a hospital,” Fritzl said via his lawyer, according to Bild.
Oh yay! He didn’t kill them. What GREAT Dad. He is totally right. The media is so unfair to parents who hide children under their house and abuse them and have children with them. He’s a great Dad.
NOT.
Who talks to this guy? Why interview him? He’s obsessive and crazy. Try him. Find him guilty, and lock him away somewhere for the rest of his pathetic life. He does not deserve press. The last thing the world needs is a copycat who thinks this is a great idea. Geez.

2 responses

  1. Mac and Cheese

    So if I was bottle-fed and develop a weight problem, do I get to sue my parents?

  2. Urban Daddy

    Well not being in the US, I’d say no, but I was bottled-fed and had / have a weight problem…

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