A surprise vote
In an unexpected epiphany of common sense, a state House bill [HB 805] entitling some relief for men who have been cuckolded into paying child support obligations for children they did not sire, passed the state House of Representatives.
This comes despite strident opposition from feminist groups who otherwise favor gender equality for everything, unless it redresses paternity fraud or favors equally shared parenting, ostensibly, "for the children."
There was a time, due to their intransigence, when I wished these people would be overrun by unruly teens as a result of their failure to address the absent fatherhood issue. But now I am afraid it may actually happen.
Tony Gottlieb, 37202
Got a Gore feeling about this
Couldn't help but notice the confusing juxtaposition of ideas concerning Nashville's Earth Day celebration. Held in Centennial Park, speakers, booths, and demonstrations showed how one can "Go Green." [Things like] changing your light bulbs, recycling paper, bottles, glass, to buying more fuel efficient cars allows for a smaller carbon footprint.
"Global Warming" is the buzzword with a lot of charge and debate pro and con. Similar to the current debate whether the Earth is actually flat and the center of the Universe.
Some people still are convinced that global warming is a myth, concocted by investors — most notably Al Gore — to personally pocket billions, gain International fame and win Oscars and neat prizes for their mantles.
Others go so far as to ridicule the ‘green movement,’ calling it a made-up scheme and the concept of the Earth's warming is an invented crisis. Proponents are seizing upon needless fear and junk science.
What could be the possible harm in switching to energy efficient light bulbs, recycle instead of dumping trash in a landfill, and owning a car that gets 30 mpg instead of 15? Personally, I appreciate the cost savings, and the psychological boost from caring for Mother Nature.
And being in the company of the trail blazing of Al Gore is a good feeling.
Paul D'Argent, 37209