Did you catch that the News and Review asked Mayor Fargo about Fool's Foundation? Pretty funny. The version on the web is a lot longer. I liked her answer to the Fool's question, but I doubt she would follow up on that and it just shows that it's who you know in the city that decides whether you will thrive or get shut down.
I have to say that I was very, very disappointed in Ask Joeys column this week. I'm dismayed that I have defended her column many times against people that say that it's a crappy waste of space. She says that the "cultural chorus that advocates abortion tends to deny the possibility of grief". What a crazy statement. For one, there aren't really any "abortion advocates" out there. Those would just be fringe misanthropes. There are abortion RIGHTS advocates, and we are trying to ensure that every woman has the CHOICE about what to do in the case of unwanted pregnancy. That's a legal issue, it has nothing to do with grief counseling. If abortion rights were not constantly being assailed left and right, then perhaps everyone would have the time and energy to worry about the emotional issues involved.
She follows with a bunch of mumbo jumbo about how the choice to have an abortion impacts the planet, which I countered by summarizing some scientific literature about the emotional after-effects of abortion, but I'm sure that would just be boring and seem like I'm a zealot. I'll just reiterate that I'm disappointed.