Ratatosk, I think you should seriously ask yourself how big the risk is that enough women will be insane enough and have the financial resources AND be able to find an unethical doctor to do it, that this could EVER potentially become a really-for-reals social problem?
It certainly isn't newsworthy, it's just another twitch to distract us from pondering the things that we should really be outraged about.
STUPID deserves derision.
If we lived in a more enlightened age, we would have more elegant weapons like rotten fruit to throw at idiots and assholes that behave stupidly and make our brains hurt. Alas, we no longer have the luxury of stating our opinion with month old eggs and half-black tomatoes. Don't misunderstand, I wish we had this venue for far more than just Octo-Mom. Everyone at Fox news, for example, should regularly be pelted with garbage. The CEO of GM, Merril-Lynch, Bear Stearns etc should be carted from one city to the next, so we can cover them with rotted fruit, then they can go get covered by our tax dollars.
If Octomom had Paris Hilton's inheritance, I would still consider her actions to be selfish and thoughtless. Fourteen children and one mother. Do you really think that she will be able to raise fourteen kids in a way that will be healthy and supportive? Teachers claim they can work best with a class of 20... and that's just a few hours a day on specific subjects.
The actions of Octomom, are the actions of a nation... writ tiny with frozen sperm. Octomom is living the life she wants, regardless as to the likelyhood that it is a life she can sustain. THAT, minus the in-vitro bit... IS THE WHOLE FUCKING COUNTRY. WHY are we in the shithole right now? Is it all because of teh evil Bushies and the Damned Bankers? NO. It's because of selfish, thoughtless people
, from the Commander in Chief to the Chief Executive Officer to Joe the Fucking Plumber and Octomom. Octomom is not a new trend, Octomom is just doing with fetuses (feti?), what everyone else was doing with money... multiplying it in a fake non-sustainable manner, that someone else will have to pay for.
Her's just happened to involve a vagina.
Real reason: While you're busy being outraged by Octomom, Congress is making a special delivery to your bunghole.
Congress makes regular deliveries to bungholes across the world... even when there is no Octomom distraction. This Country no longer cares. Half the states no longer mandate Government in schools (So sayeth Ruth Bater Ginsburg). Only 25% of Americans can NAME the three branches of government. AND THAT was before Octomom. Octomom is not distracting America from the bunghole rape. Octomom just gives them someplace to go while they're squealing like a piggy.
If it weren't Octomom it would be pantyless Paris. In the grand scheme of things, I think Octomom deserves more derision.