sda2.jpg

April 8, 2005

High Risk Of Being Born Stupid

pregnant_small.jpg

Posted by Kate at April 8, 2005 12:01 AM
TrackBacks

Publications Ban Lifted from Faltering Lips
Yesterday afternoon Justice Gomery lifted the ban on on publication of the Brault testimony. Now regular Captains Quarters readers from Canada can read and link without fear. One downside, all the lefties that dropped their principles and went to a ... [Read More]

Tracked on April 8, 2005 9:34 AM

Awesome from You'll Always Find a Fifth
From the Roanoke Times. A great clipping. Check it out.... [Read More]

Tracked on April 8, 2005 11:04 AM

Kate's Photo of the Day from Quotulatiousness
Modern urban life.... [Read More]

Tracked on April 8, 2005 11:46 AM

Heh! from UNCoRRELATED
Courtesy of Small Dead Animals... [Read More]

Tracked on April 8, 2005 11:50 AM

She's Worried About Jackhammers? from Gay Orbit
Puff away... asshole. [Read More]

Tracked on April 8, 2005 1:49 PM

Jackhammers... from Dayzd
Second leading cause of lung cancer?   h/t Instapundit [Read More]

Tracked on April 8, 2005 1:53 PM

Comments

Ahhh... A gimp piece....thought we would pick up on the highlight and miss the smoke and the wine eh..

Posted by: rob at April 8, 2005 12:06 AM

One other thing, is she from Saskatoon, give today's report and all...... :)

Posted by: rob at April 8, 2005 12:08 AM

And she's SMOKING. Criiiiipes....

Posted by: Sean at April 8, 2005 12:09 AM

On the other hand, it was probably the jackhammer operator who got her pregnant on his coffee break in the first place. Ya gotta take the bad with the good.

Posted by: surly at April 8, 2005 12:18 AM

Hmm wonder if he was still vibrating after....should rent one and give it a shot. Natural male movement enhancement.

Posted by: rob at April 8, 2005 12:25 AM

Using the spin cycle on the washer is probably cheaper.

Posted by: Sean at April 8, 2005 12:26 AM

Vibrator jokes. I should have thought ahead...

You know, I poured far more creativity into the previous post. The least you people could do is acknowledge that fact with a few snarky comments there.

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 12:37 AM

You wish. I'm still bitter at you for not pimping my photo mag. This is probably the first ever 100% Canadian content publication in Canada that hasn't received some sort of government funding. Heck, we made a decision to go Web only as the government forces print publications to accept a subsidy on postage, and we're adamantly opposed to the concept. And do we get mentioned? NO. [pout]

Posted by: Sean at April 8, 2005 12:51 AM

I'll pimp it when it doesn't have so damned much scandalous competition on the blog. Plus, you need many more pictures of naughty bits if you expect to make a go of it on the net.

Just saying.

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 1:55 AM

A tip: Looks like you left the lght on.

You didn't close a tag (either or ) and now everything after April 7th is in italics. You'll probably want to fix that. :)

Posted by: rational at April 8, 2005 2:19 AM

My tags don't show up in the post, but it should say:

You didn't close a tag
(either <i> or <em>) ...

Posted by: Dana at April 8, 2005 2:21 AM

Jackhammers come and go, but stupidity lasts forever.

Posted by: howie meeker at April 8, 2005 7:39 AM

She should have delivered by now, judging by the date of the photo.I hope the father has seen his child ;-)

Posted by: howie meeker at April 8, 2005 7:41 AM

Thanks for the mention of the tag problem - my browser automatically closes them, so I dont' often catch my screwups unless someone mentions it to me.

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 9:13 AM

"Plus, you need many more pictures of naughty bits if you expect to make a go of it on the net."

Are you volunteering up some naughty bits? [grin]

Posted by: Sean at April 8, 2005 9:35 AM

Uh, guys:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/pregnant.asp

Posted by: Spex at April 8, 2005 10:10 AM

Open the photo in another viewer and zoom in.You can clearly tell that it has been modified. Funny as it is, this is obviously photoshoped. Ha!

Posted by: Chris at April 8, 2005 10:10 AM

ha! i like making fun of poor people too!

Posted by: NastyA$$ at April 8, 2005 10:15 AM

Chris, did you follow the Snopes.com link? The version of the photo above has been modified, but only to add the wine bottle. The cigarette really was in the original. Snopes quotes from a follow-up article in the newspaper that published the original photo, and the article clearly states that Williamson was smoking when the photo was taken.

Posted by: Harry at April 8, 2005 10:29 AM

Shoot. I even ran a quick google search on that photo/news story to see if I could find any mention of it being faked.

Suckered!

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 10:32 AM

Hey nastyass, we were calling her stupid, not poor. Do you equate the two?

Spex: The wine bottle is fake, but the smoke is real, according to that link. So the point still stands.

Posted by: surly at April 8, 2005 10:34 AM

re;nasty bits
playing in sunny southern saskatchewan.
want to see kate in her leathers being the biker chick she is,i think shes in the pictures section
heres the link
www.stvictorboogie.com

Posted by: doug at April 8, 2005 10:35 AM

I posted this picture on the back door of our office. A woman at our office is pregnant with twins and takes smoke breaks during the day.

I don't think it has phased her at all.

If you don't care about your kids before they're born I don't think you'll care much about them later.

Posted by: roux at April 8, 2005 10:38 AM

You folks are harsh. Smoking while pregnant isn't good but quitting can be bad as well, causing stress. RTFA at the snopes link. I've known women who smoked during pregnancy. They love their kids just fine -- including my ma.

Posted by: Spex at April 8, 2005 10:51 AM

Spex is that a fishing trip or true idiocy? I guess i'll play along: im sure there are crack babies that turned out just fine as well, and everyone knows quitting crack is pretty darn stressful, no? Ughh, couldnt resist.

Posted by: Mark Buehner at April 8, 2005 10:54 AM

She could be throwing away the empty bottle, and holding the cigarette for the photographer...

Unless she is a Republican and I am a democrat. Then she is trailer trash.

Posted by: david hume at April 8, 2005 11:09 AM

As requested: Kate being a biker chick.

http://www.katewerk.com/images/powerband.jpg

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 11:28 AM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=roanoke+times+pregnant+jackhammer&spell=1


Read _all_ links on the first page.

Posted by: The Asshole at April 8, 2005 11:29 AM

http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/pregnant.asp#photo

a version without the wine bottle

I smell photoshoppery !

Posted by: Damhna at April 8, 2005 11:32 AM

Now pimping...

http://www.circleofconfusion.ca/

:-)

Posted by: Sean at April 8, 2005 11:35 AM

Hey Dahma - if you read the preceeding comments, the addition of a wine bottle has already been discussed.

The story itself is factual. I'd replace the picture, but then the comments would make no sense.

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 11:47 AM

I wonder what the effects of worrying are.

Posted by: aaron at April 8, 2005 11:55 AM

Update: I did replace the photo with the one from snopes.

Posted by: Kate at April 8, 2005 12:22 PM

Yes, let's all make fun of her for smoking, while no one mentions the *fact* that the air in most large cities is equivalent to smoking a pack a day or more anyway. Yet, you don't call pregnant city slickers stupid, do you? Sure, not smoking while pregnant is good, but so is not breathing smog, not eating fast food, not stressing...and none of these things get demonized like smoking does. (although fast food is getting there)

Posted by: p-dawg at April 8, 2005 12:50 PM

Your earlier instinct was correct. I have been reading the comments and I've gone back to the pick about 5 times looking for the wine bottle.

Very funny picture even without the wine bottle.

Posted by: nkr at April 8, 2005 12:53 PM

"the air in most large cities is equivalent to smoking a pack a day or more anyway..."

Sorry, but not a fact; in fact, it doesn't even come anywhere close to being true. The fact is that air in most large cities (in the US) have gotten cleaner over the last 3 decades. The air in the dirties US city is now cleaner than some European cities...

Posted by: John at April 8, 2005 1:08 PM

wonder who she voted for...

Posted by: lilac at April 8, 2005 1:45 PM

Nobody ever forced me to swallow their fatty food against my will. Lots of smokers, especially in Europe, have no compunctions about fouling the air anywhere. Why cant you see the difference, he asked rhetorically.

Posted by: moptop at April 8, 2005 1:51 PM

The rough numbers on smoking in pregnancy are that each cigarette per day reduces the birth weight of the child by around 5 grammes (or at least thatís what I remember). A pregnant woman having three or four a day therefore probably does less harm to the child than the stress of her trying to give up completely.
Similarly the odd glass of wine (although not bottles, obviously) probably does more good than harm.
Moderation in all things folks.

Posted by: Tim Worstall at April 8, 2005 2:01 PM

Not wishing to point out the obvious but look at her and then look at the date of the article. I would way at this point the kid is already born.

Now whether the baby is still hearing jackhammers is an open question.

Posted by: johnm at April 8, 2005 4:49 PM

jesus are you guys late with this one. Been there, done that, 6 months ago.

Posted by: me at April 8, 2005 6:18 PM

I didn't claim it was breaking news.

Posted by: Kate at April 9, 2005 1:46 AM

Tom,

I'm an obstetrician. If every cigarette smoked during pregnancy reduces a babies weight by 5 gms then most babies born to smokers would have no weight at all. For example 1/2 pk/day is 10 x 5 x280(days)=14000 gms. Average baby weighs 3400 to 3500 gms.

Smoking causes poor placental implantation which increases miscarriage risk, reduces the effectiveness of the placenta, and increase the risk for abruption ( premature seperation of the placenta) and it increases the risk for still birth.

The carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen available to the baby, and nicotine causes spasms of the uterine arteries which reduces blood flow to the uterus. All of this is significantly worse than going cold turkey. There is no moderation in these effects by cutting down.

Lastly, we don't know the safe limits of alcohol in pregnancy and since fetal alcohol syndrome is so bad for the baby don't drink while you're pregnant,

Sorry for the public service announcement.

Posted by: Mark at April 9, 2005 10:38 AM

Well, as long as it's only those gram things and not pounds or ounces.

Posted by: Jay at April 9, 2005 1:35 PM

I am a rookie. Smoking is horrible, and needless to say, an expensive and addictive bad habit. Whoever thinks that it is okay to smoke and attempt to bring a child into this world at the same time, I would associate the words poor and stupid together for them. POOR judgement, and they are just STUPID!

Posted by: Michelle at April 10, 2005 3:38 PM
Site
Meter