Rise and Shine, Park Cities (2-25-11)

1. On Page 4A of today’s edition of Park Cities People, you will find a stunning photo of Gina Ginsburg. I asked Gina to participate in our “She’s Got The Look” feature after I saw pictures of her wearing a pair of thigh-high, snakeskin boots. She brought said boots to our office for a photo shoot, and I was nearly as enamored with the shoes she was wearing when she arrived: a pair of Manolo Blahniks designed to look like Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. This lady knows her footwear. (She also knows how to fly several planes. Seriously. Don’t mess with Gina.)

2. Park Cities moms Mary Jaminet and Jennifer Keefe have booked Jenny McCarthy to appear at Dallas Rocks Against Autism, a concert benefiting the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law & Advocacy, Brains For Autism, and the Warrior Parents of Dallas Benevolent Fund. Just like pilots who can rock snakeskin boots, mothers of autistic children are not to be trifled with. Trust me — I’m married to one.

3. Remember when I told you that Georgia Fisher and I would be entering a vegan-pancake-eating contest? Well, when the five minutes of gorging was over, I had eaten twice as many pancakes as Georgia (10 to five), but the winner had eaten twice as many as me — plus one. If you find yourself in North Oak Cliff this weekend, pick up a copy of Park Cities People‘s sister paper Oak Cliff People to read all about it. Or you could just watch this video.

10 thoughts on “Rise and Shine, Park Cities (2-25-11)

  • February 25, 2011 at 9:07 am
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    The very same Jennifer Keefe that tried to start a war with Drip Coffee?

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  • February 25, 2011 at 9:58 am
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    @Avid Reader. Yes, but supporting this worthy cause does not mean anyone endorses Keefe’s war on Drip.

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  • February 25, 2011 at 10:51 am
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    Those snakeskin boots are “stripper hot”.

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  • February 25, 2011 at 11:16 am
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    I happened to be on vacation when that whole Drip Coffee imbroglio went down. I’ve never met Jennifer Keefe, but I hope to soon. I intend to go into that meeting with an open mind and a clean slate.

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  • February 25, 2011 at 11:51 am
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    It is a great and worthy cause. However, it might be in their best interest to not have her name associated with the event or anything at all.

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  • February 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm
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    Those Manolo’s are too “Carrie Bradshaw” for words.

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  • February 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm
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    So it doesn’t bother anyone that Jenny McCarthy championed a study linking autism to childhood vaccines, effectively starting a panic that has left us with more cases of whooping cough and measles than we’ve seen in over fifty years? Or that the doctor behind the study has since lost his license to practice medicine because his findings linking autism to vaccines were determined ‘grossly fraudulent’? Or that Jenny continues to defend the sleaze bag despite the irrefutable proof that he falsified patient history or the fact that doctors have been unable to replicate his results? I know she is a mother with the best intentions but her public campaigns wasted money, time and resources that could have otherwise gone to legitimate autism research. I say, find a better guest speaker.

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  • February 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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    Through her outrageous and thoroughly discredited (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/Autism/Index.html) anti-vaccination campaign, Jenny McCarthy has managed to imperil more children than almost any person in modern history. Inviting Jenny McCarthy to their event tells me much more about these women than a dust-up about a coffee shop.

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  • February 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm
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    Supporting this event does not support the vaccination theory. For example, check out the beneficiary Brains for Autism at http://www.BrainsForAutism.com. They sponsor scientific research at UT Southwestern. They say, “The vast majority of Autism cases are thought to be complex genetic disorders.” The co-founders are two doctors.

    If you don’t want to donate $25 because Jenny McCarthy is coming, fine. But her attending does not make the entire event and the groups it will help unworthy. Nor does it tell me anything about Ms. Jaminet’s opinion of vaccines.

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  • February 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm
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    Scott has plenty of money!

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