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DWTS the Rest of the Season


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Proposed New Law Inspired by Our Not so Favorite TV Show

From Rep Murt:

At that hearing, we heard testimony from officials at the Department of Labor and Industry as well as a number of experts and individuals who have been involved in television productions. Among them was Paul Petersen, who was a very successful and popular child actor himself and knows first-hand, the pitfalls of involving a child in this kind of work.

Based on the testimony we heard at the hearing, I have developed House Bill 2515. This bill is aimed at addressing several holes in the current law which were identified at the hearing. My legislation would:

Require all minors to have a work permit issued by the state Department of Labor and Industry to ensure all adequate provisions have been made for the minor’s educational instruction, supervision, health and welfare.

Restrict minors to work between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and set guidelines for amount of hours for work, recreation, school work, and activities per work day.

Require the presence of a state certified “set teacher” on the set of any production. This person will serve as an advocate for the minor to ensure the minor’s health, education, and moral safety on the set. In addition, this person will monitor the working conditions, the minor’s mental health, and the demands placed on the minor to ensure they are appropriate to the minor’s age, strength, and stamina.

Require that 15 percent of a minor’s gross earnings be set aside by the employer in a trust for the minor. At least one parent or legal guardian shall be trustee of these funds unless otherwise determined by a court.

Pennsylvania’s law must evolve to address current conditions. As the number of films and television shows produced in Pennsylvania continues to increase, it is only sensible that we adjust our laws to ensure they address the particular issues associated with that industry.

Nowhere is that more important than on issues which have an impact on children. We must ensure our labor laws provide appropriate protections for the children involved. My legislation will do that.



FoxPhilly story.

Thngs We Are Called that We Are Not

This is a partial list of what the Kate fans have called us. I had thought people could add to the list.

1. Fat (at least not most of the ones I know).

2. Shribbled old cat ladies (Doesn't shribbled mean we aren't fat?).

3. Haters.

4. Cows.

5. Child advocates (At least I am not. Shocking but I have never claimed to be one.)

6. A nosy neighbor.

7. Jealous.

8. Bad mothers. Some of us don't even have children.

9. On welfare/food stamps (maybe one or two with the bad economy).

Please continue and add to the list. Enjoy.

Free Discussion 5/22 - 5/28

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Kate's Behavior as Art by Annie Louise

Once again, this falls into the “why was I using any brain cells even thinking of this?” category. But something occurred to me about how people here are so criticized by the sheeple for the way we point out seemingly small things about Kate. They think we pick on her for things that don’t matter. But it’s actually a lot like pointillism (welcome back to art history class, folks.)

You know it – the style of art (Georges Seurat, etc.) in which the artist uses small dots of paint. Viewed up close, it looks like random little blobs. You step back a bit, and a whole, very cohesive picture appears. (pixels on an LCD TV work the same way to form an image.)So while we may talk about little “dots” a good deal of the time – hair extensions, a scowly photo, a cackly laugh, a sick tup on the laundry room floor, “come and get your popcorn,” a book tour away from the kids – we’re all keenly aware of the big picture those things form. Taken by themselves, I don’t think anyone would think twice about one of the “dots.” But each one fits into the big picture, and it’s a damn ugly and disturbing one.She just keeps supplying us with dot after dot to add to the picture, doesn’t she?

Thank you Annie Louise