I originally had one topic to write about, then it turned into 2 and finally 3 to choose from. So here it is…3 dimensions and 3 stories that will leaving you saying, “WTH?” What do you think of these situations?
Mayor Stubbs for President?
I’m still laughing at this, but in case you haven’t heard, Mayor Stubbs is celebrating his 15th year serving as Mayor for the city of Talkeetna, Alaska (which is actually a historical district). He’s the people’s champ and everyone in the 900 count populated city loves him. But Stubbs isn’t just any ole mayor….he’s a cat. Yep, that’s right. Stubbs was voted in 15 years ago after the city rejected all of the human candidates on the ballot. WTH? A cat for mayor…I’m sure they do love him. He doesn’t talk back or cost the city any money. And if he does have a salary, I’ll gladly be his manager. Resident, Laurie Stec told CNN, “He doesn’t raise our taxes – we have no sales tax. He doesn’t interfere with business..” Right….I’m sure he doesn’t. And get this, Mayor Stubbs won’t be caught drinking his milk or water out of a food pale. Nope, he drinks straight out of a wine glass. If only life were this sweet 24/7 for the rest of the world…
You’ve Just Been Served…Child Support
A Tennessee woman named Torry Hansen sent her 7-year-old son, Artyom Saveliev on a plane to Moscow by himself. You may be wondering why she sent her son on a plane by himself at such a young age. Was it to see a family member? School trip? Or crazy accident? No, Torry had plans to get rid of her Russian adopted son. She claims that his behavior was out of control. He hit, screamed and spat at her on several occasions. I hate to hear people have been spat on. That’s one of the worst forms of disrespect to me. But I digress….it gets worse. Artyom also threatened to kill her and the Hansen family…and burn the house down. If this isn’t children of the corn, I don’t know what is. But to top it all off, Torry Hansen was just ordered to pay $150,000 in child support (reported on Monday). Apparently, she missed several court appearances which played a large part in her having to pay child support. Do you think she should have to pay or not?
On Pins and Needles
Stephen Stein, a Colorado oral surgeon, is probably on pins and needles right now. It’s one thing to catch diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B or C by your own actions, but what happens when it was absolutely due to no fault of your own? Over a 10 year span, Stephen Stein could have potentially infecting over 8,000 people to these diseases. He was misusing syringes, which could easily spread various kinds of diseases. Many of the patients are being tested now. The department of health has had this information since April, but it is just now reaching the public. The department of regulatory agencies put a stop to his practice even before this information was found out. Thankfully, there have been no confirmed cases of diseases from his patients. WTH?! All he had to do was use clean needles! Just a basic requirement that has been ignored…