August 24th, 2008

New Tilley Hat

Two mums, two sets of twins - quadruplets?

This was in yesterday's News of the Weird, and I had to track it down.

Two mums, two sets of twins - quadruplets? Bounty News 7/31/08:
Two sets of twins, born to two different mothers, but they're all quadruplets.

Interestingly, all four babies were conceived from Martha Padgett's eggs, but through IVF treatment, two embryos were also implanted in her lesbian partner Karen Wesolowski.

The women explained that they opted for double IVF as Karen had already experienced three years of failed treatment but admitted they were extremely shocked when they were told the results.
The Mirror calls them non-identical tots so they're fraternal (sororital?) quads. But still.

More pictures at

Prediction: Wild birthday parties and (eventually) a set of cousins with an interesting story at family reunions. And there will be a tv show with this (or a similar) premise within five years.
New Tilley Hat

A quick comparison on global warming

One of the subjects I've raised in virtually all my interviews has been that of global warming. While opinion ranges as to how much humans have caused climate change, only one person I talked to didn't believe it at all, calling global warming "a scam". Barb Davis White is the one running against Keith Ellison in my Congressional District, and she's a delegate to the Republican National Convention. While she only speaks for herself and not the other delegates, I suspect her opinion is part of right-wing political correctness. It's PC for goppies to throw out the bathwater with the baby.

On the other end, Mpls City Council Member Robert Lilligren is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and he's been working on many environmental issues for years. I've excerpted their comments on this issue for tomorrow's KFAI news broadcast. Barb Davis White and Robert Lilligren (mp3, 3:23)

I'll have a podcast of all the DFL Family and Fun interviews in the near future. In the meantime, here's a picture from the Minnesota State Fair. Princess Kay of the Milky Way getting her head carved in butter:

Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Princess Kay of the Milky Way (I think that's her; it's early enough in the Fair)
having her head carved in butter
MN State Fair, 8/21/08