Octomom: A Mother in Name Only

Octomom If you're looking for family tragedy, just go to the headlines: Lindsay Lohan and her family. Brittney Spears and hers.

And then there's "Octomom," the public moniker for Nadya Suleman, a woman whose only claim to fame is that she gave birth to octuplets. She has a total of fourteen children, thanks to her obsession with assisted reproductive technology.

Oh, and let's not forget that she reshaped her face so that it resembles that of her celebrity idol, Angelina Jolie.

As you can imagine, there has been an investigation by the Medical Board of California of the fertility specialist involved. Here's hoping that they're checking into her plastic surgeon, too.

She was kicked out of her mother's home. I guess Mama figured out fast that all Octomom wanted was a free live-in babysitter.

Now she is about to be evicted from her own SoCal home because she's $450,000 behind in her mortgage. Her only knight in shining armor is porn king Steve Hirsch–who wants to put her on the payroll.

She's  not much of a role model–which, along with feeding and providing a safe enviornment for your children, is what we owe our children most.

Tell you what: I'll get off my high horse just as soon as Social Services gets off their butts, and the media finds another emotional train wreck.

Preferrably one in which the collateral damage isn't fourteen children who no one seems to care about.

So sad,


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The Lindsay Lohan Factor: Drunk Drivers Aren’t Tolerable at Any Age

Lindsay-Lohan-Alcohol-Bracelet I've always respected Lindsay Lohan as an actress. I wish I could say the same about her as a person.

I'm sorry, but drunk driving isn't cool. Not at twenty-four — her age now, after a recent birthday — and it certainly won't be at thirty-four or fifty-four.

She's lived a full life already. There was a time in her short, young career where she could have had any film she wanted. Having  been chosen by Prairie Home Companion movie director Robert Altman for his last film, to star along side of Academy Award winners  such renowned actors Meryl Streep Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Russell, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson and Lily Tomlin.

The talent–the spark–was there once. But the drive has to be there, too.

We all have our demons. Sometimes the come out of a bottle. When that happens, there is the likelihood of injuring or killing someone. Nothing cute about that.

It should be interesting to see what a 90-day stint in prison will do to her. Will it be a wake-up call, or drive her deeper into the abyss of self-doubt, self-hatred, and self-destruction?

As a parent, as a former fan, I pray for the former.

 I know this much: I wouldn't want my kids to go through the hell she'll need to endure to get through the next few months — and then face the true underlying issues that put her there. 

On the other hand, she's got it pretty easy. If she wasn't Lindsay Lohan, her sentence might have been longer, or maybe she wouldn't have gotten the probation to break in the first place.

You can see her reaction in this CNN video clip….

And here's an article that has an insightful assessment of her fall from grace.



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