Here we go folks with a quick Tuesday morning edition of the good, the bad anxious and the ugly. Time management is essential today! I have to make flashcards for K2 so I'll know what she's asking for! I'm getting the Ugly out of the way, so we might as well do the whole thing in reverse. Kind of like a Tarantino movie!
The Ugly: Last week, Michael Savage made several remarks about autistic children on his show, Savage Nation. Asthmamom posted this segment from the show: Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I’m not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. For a long while, we were hearing that every minority child had asthma. Why did they sudden — why was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I’ll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told [fake cough], “When the nurse looks at you, you go [fake cough], ‘I don’t know, the dust got me.’ ” See, everyone had asthma from the minority community. That was number one. Other remarks made by Mr. Savage include his assertion that“99 percent of the cases” of autism were a result of lax parenting. He told his audience: “They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life.’ ” Among the other admonitions he felt children with autism should be hearing, he said, were: “ ‘Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.’
Bad enough his assertions that asthma is some sort of trendy, minority disease, but his characterizations of autism are beyond inflammatory. While it's clear to me he's never been around an autistic child, I worry that people that listen to his show will actually believe his 'facts'. The good that comes out of the Ugly.... TOG usually pushes me (mama lion) to the forefront in advocating for K2 because he doesn't feel 'the expert' in our family. It translates into him being very concerned but not demonstrative about his autistic daughter. This morning he came boiling down the stairs... "I sent you an e-mail about what that idiot, Savage, said about our daughter. He should lose his job"! Very unlike my laid back TOG! Here's the linkTOG sent me regarding the repercussions of his statements last week. What do you think about this topic. (I already vented on Asthmamom!)
The Anxious: K2 went out last night to eat tons of food with her girl friends since she won't be chewing and swallowing well over the next week or two. I'm trying to rush this morning and get a chili in the crock pot and then make her some flash cards so she can ask for what she wants.... "beverage", "pain pill" and "ice pack" are at the top of the list. I hope they give her lots of anti nausea stuff before she leaves the surgery center. This is one surgery you would not want to puke after! I'll try to post updates!
The Good:I'm very blessed in that I've received recognition from some of my bloggy friends lately, and I've been lax about posting these awards here and sending them off to other bloggers. I need to do that because anytime someone recognizes you it's meaningful and I totally have people I want to pass these to!
Coffee Jitters is a new blog I've been taken with in the last couple weeks. She's from around these parts and takes beautiful pictures. Mamahut has a beautiful blog as well as horses, dogs, alpacas, kids and a bad knee. Both ladies are well worth the visit!
The rules for this are as follows:
1. Put the logo on your blog. 2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
So, I'm nominating the following:
Now for this one, I've been putting it off for a while. Dlyn gave it to me last week and I really wanted to think about this award and do it justice. Here's the scoop:
1) Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here: "Arte y Pico".
That site is in Portuguese [I'm pretty sure it is anyway], but there is an explanation of the award in English: Wow. The Best Art. Over the top.
- The first is The Baroness. While I generally think of art as photography the Baroness creates art with her words. Seriously.
- Next, a blog I don't visit as often as I should, but there is no doubt that her pictures are art. MapperSnapper
- Next is one of my friends across the county who's attitude to life seems to be an art at times. The always interesting Mental Pause Mama
- Next is someone whose blog makes an art of hearing and living in the moment. David uses words and moments as art for his soul.
- And finally, the lovely and funny Annie.... my bum foot soul mate whose pictures will make your heart sing!
I'm sure all you know how difficult it is to select just a few blogs out of your daily read! I'm hoping my recipients will continue to share these with other deserving blogs.
Have a wonderful day all! Asthmagirl out!