What’s in a name?

Well up this morning @ 7:30 AM checking out all the news headlines in my Google Reader and just had to post about this one.

Adolf Hitler Campbell,  a  3-year old,  celebrating his birthday yesterday, and his parents wanted to get his name on the cake. Yes his name is Adolf Hitler the store would not inscribe, “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler,” on the cake.

Adolf’s parents Heath and Deborah Campbell we very upset by this, and the outpouring of angry internet postings about a newspaper article written about this incident.

As I continued reading the article the only thing that kept in my mind was the child and his happiness on his birthday. He has no control over his naming until his is of legal age to change it if you wishes.

But I will go even further here the important thing is this child and his happiness and having fun on his birthday. As a parent regardless of what the world thinks that is the ultimate goal here.

I was glad to read that this is just what they did made their son happy on his birthday.

Who is looking out for the faces and spaces of our kids ?!!

internet safety

Besides the prices of gasoline and food going up you just feel like you are being gouged everywhere. Especially when it comes to the essential items we need to survive like food, shelter, and water. I could go on for days about that one. But among those three basic essential items safety is getting another boost for the protection of kids on Facebook and MySpace. I for one am pleased being a child advocate this is something that is always a concern for me just how safe are the things we do in society and how that can effect the safety or our children. Well Facebook and MySpace have stepped up to the plate. Despite what the internet gossip is they have decided to do something about it.

Among other changes, Facebook has agreed to:

– Ensure companies offering services on its site comply with its safety and privacy guidelines.

– Keep tobacco and alcohol ads from users too young to purchase those products.

– Remove groups whose comments or images suggest they may involve incest, pedophilia, bullying or other inappropriate content.

– Send warning messages when a child is in danger of giving personal information to an adult.

– Review users’ profiles when they ask to change their age, ensuring the update is legitimate and not intended to let adults masquerade as children.

The protections included in the MySpace and Facebook pacts could be expanded to smaller services such as Friendster and Bebo, Blumenthal said.

“We’re entering a new era in social networking safety,” Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said. “This agreement is open-ended in envisioning advances in technology that will permit even stronger steps in the future toward protecting kids’ safety.”

Don’t stop here guys keep goin’ is all I say!

Funny Barack Obama!

Yesterday on the David Letterman show U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama presented yet another top 10 list. It is always good to see the more personal side of a candidate and of course their sense of humor. It had me laughing at a few the items he present. Especially the one about Paula Abdul and his kids.

I have to use that sometime when I am telling my teenager to do something. I suppose it would be better than because mom told you to. I will just add I am your mom and I approve this message, lol!

Hope you get a laugh to start your day! 🙂

The Late Show – Top Ten, 5.1