31 March 2009

Cities with Strong Centers Defeat Recession

Ed Glaeser, the same guy who said the Lorax was wrong, has a study out showing that cities with strong centers are weathering the recession better. This is true even when he controls the numbers for type of employment (blue vs white collar).

Connect Economic Engines with Streetcar

...“There are three economic engines: Uptown with its 60,000 jobs, the central business district and Northern Kentucky growing like a weed. If we can connect those three economic engines, we’re not going to be the envy of Ohio. We’re going to be the envy of the nation,” ....

The link, he suggests, is a street car system, which Cincinnati officials are trying to add to Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and the Uptown neighborhoods, which include six hospitals and the University of Cincinnati.

Policinski would like to see that effort come to fruition and for Northern Kentucky to get in the act by building a street car link to Cincinnati’s system. He is quick to note that OKI’s board has not endorsed the street car concept.

...As for light rail, which would cost billions and take far longer to construct than a street car network, the conversation should continue, Policinski says.
“What we have tried to do is say at some point that we’re going to have to reconsider this,” he explains. “And when we do, the debate cannot be if you don’t do this, you’re stupid. The argument to take to the public is how it’s going to benefit them. And you also have to figure out how you’re going to pay for it.”

But OKI hasn’t seen a rush to revive a system that voters rejected 2-to-1 six years ago. “Bortz’s work on the street car proposal has opened up the door. I don’t see a lot of elected public officials wanting to walk through the door. They’re waiting to see what happens...”

-Cincy Magazine, Sept 2008, Interview with Mark Policinski, executive director of the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Qualls Pushing Complete Streets

Soapbox Media has a great article about Roxanne Quall's Complete Streets efforts locally.
In a related article, Streetsblog interviews John Norquist about changing national policy funding and technical policy to allow and encourage more interconnected streets:

...If the debate is about transit versus roads -- and currently the battle lines are drawn at 20 percent funding for transit, 80 percent for roads -- it’s a really limited debate. It leaves out the whole discussion of what kind of roads to build. So if you have a city with boulevards and avenues and no freeways, it’s going to be a lot more valuable. You look at Vancouver, they have no freeways whatsoever, and they have a fabulously intense and valuable real estate and job market. And then you look at the places that have invested all the money in the giant road segments and they tend to be degraded. It's not roads versus transit -- it's good street networks-plus-transit versus mindless building of out-of-scale roads. I mean they're basically putting rural roads into urbanized areas and it’s counterproductive, it reduces the value of the economy, it destroys jobs, destroys real estate value.

I wish I Could Go

To Schwartz's Point.

.....this week we are going to kick Friday up a notch with a special performance by the Fiery Five. And -- we’ve started offering complimentary hand-crafted, gourmet pizzas on Friday evenings, so be sure to check it out.

Tuesday, Mar 31: Ed Moss and The ever-enthralling Society Jazz Orchestra w/Pam Ross on vocals ($10 cover). Includes buffet

Thursday, Apr 2: Ed Moss on piano, Dave LaRocca on bass, and award-winning vocalist Kathy Wade on vocals ($10 cover)

Friday, Apr 3: The Fiery Five with the incendiary Ed Moss on piano, Dave LaRocca on bass, Sandy Suskind on flute/alto sax, Todd Remy on drums, Pam Ross on vocals ($10 cover)

Saturday, Apr 4: Ed Moss on piano Sandy Suskind on Alto Sax and Flute and Pam Ross on vocals ($8 cover)

[where: 1901 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202]
Look for GREEN lanterns on either side of door 651-2236
Music starts 8:30 p.m. (Tues / Thur) and 9:00 pm (Fri / Sat)

30 March 2009

Cole Carothers

I love this painting, "6th Street Viaduct" by Cole Carothers.

That's all.

29 March 2009

Power House Detroit


I recently reconnected (via Facebook) with an old friend who I met in OTR 15 years ago. Perhaps, growing from what she learned in OTR, Gina and her husband Mitch, have been taking action in vacated buildings in Detroit:
...So what did $1,900 buy? The run-down bungalow had already been stripped of its appliances and wiring by the city’s voracious scrappers. But for Mitch that only added to its appeal, because he now had the opportunity to renovate it with solar heating, solar electricity and low-cost, high-efficiency appliances.

Buying that first house had a snowball effect. Almost immediately, Mitch and Gina bought two adjacent lots for even less and, with the help of friends and local youngsters, dug in a garden. Then they bought the house next door for $500, reselling it to a pair of local artists for a $50 profit. When they heard about the $100 place down the street, they called their friends Jon and Sarah.

Admittedly, the $100 home needed some work, a hole patched, some windows replaced. But Mitch plans to connect their home to his mini-green grid and a neighborhood is slowly coming together... - NY Times
They have been getting LOTS of media attention lately. See here, here and here. Their website is here. Don't miss their recent post about the inquiries from people interested in following their footsteps.

UPDATE: Here is a link to a good video about the $100 house

28 March 2009

Two Footcandles a Waste

We have, overtime, overlighted everything in America.
Anything over two (footcandles) is a waste of money

-Howard Brandston, Lighting expert in the New Yorker, 3/23/09 page 26 (no link)

25 March 2009

Spring Break

No posts for a few days.. check back next week

24 March 2009

Exurb Growth Almost Halted

Figures Show Migration to Outer D.C. Suburbs Nearly Halting
Washington Post
..."I looked at these numbers and said, 'Wow!' " said William H. Frey, a demographer from the Brookings Institution who analyzed the figures. "This is a more drastic change in U.S. migration patterns than we've seen in a long time, and I don't think we've seen the end of it."

...outer counties whose comparatively inexpensive housing once attracted newcomers in droves appear to have lost much of their luster.

...the estimates -- which the Census Bureau produces annually based on sources such as census surveys, tax returns, and birth and death records -- closely track the housing market's meltdown in Washington's outer suburbs.

23 March 2009

Inekon Tram Facility

Photos of Streetcars being made in a Czech factory for US cities.

20 March 2009

Washington Park Garage Entrances

I noticed that 3CDC has updated their website with a Power Point presentation about the proposed Washington Park underground parking structure. While I am very excited about the new park extension, I am still kinda on the fence about an underground parking garage.

Below is an image showing in dark, the proposed parking garage entrances:

Here is the description of the intentions:
-To accommodate major events, two ingress/egress points are needed – one on Elm and one on Race.
-Elm Street access will have strong relationship with Music and Memorial Hall, sliding in between the existing tree lawn and the proposed concessions area.
-Race Street access will take advantage of the mid-block signalized intersection at 13th Street, building upon the idea of a major new gateway and arrival plaza
I think "gateway and arrival plaza" really means traffic clogged, oil-stained concrete sloping driveway to underground parking, but maybe they are planning to make it nice somehow.

I was a bit surprised to see that they were proposing a driveway entrance here, so far south into the park. I had assumed they would be on 14th Street, or at least closer to 14th, and go directly into the garage.

Here is a photo of the spot at 13th and Race at the park, where a new entrance is proposed for the garage:
Same area, diffeerent angle:
I have a few concerns about an entry here. First, I understand that the proposal is to perhaps make 13th Street 2-way. The problem with this is that for some reason, 13th Street between Vine and Elm is narrower than what is best for 2-way streets. It is only 3 lanes. 12th Street makes a good 2 way street because it has 4 lanes, 2 for parking and two for driving. If 13th is made 2-way, then one direction of traffic will be tight against pedestrians on the sidewalk, and would be unsafe, as parked cars make a good buffer for pedestrians.

Also, I had been hoping that 13th and Race would be a good place to change back to stop signs. By making it a 4-way stop, that is less likely. Studies show that "T" (3-way) intersections are generally safer.

If you look at the drawing above, you will see indications of bump-outs at the corner intersections. Will these really be built? I hope so, but this seems doubtful. They won't fit on 13th, and traffic engineers at the City seem to be against them.

As a bonus, here are schematics of the Bandstand and Toilets:

19 March 2009

Rookwood Pottery New Home

Rookwood Pottery has almost completed renovations to the old Catanzaro warehouse buildng on Race Street, about a block north of Findlay Market. I couldn't stay for the tour, but they had an open house yesterday, and the operation is impressive. The guy doing this, Chris Rose, is a visionary: 
[where: 1920 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202]

Update: an advert from an 1921 architectural magazine:: "ROOKWOOD Makers of Artistic Pottery and Tiles Call upon our agent in your locality or write for illustrated matter THE ROOKWOOD POTTERY Co Tile Department CINCINNATI OHIO Illustration above shows detail of an organ screen executed in colored mat glazes "

17 March 2009

Nextbus Toronto

In 2006, Nextbus was awarded a contract of almost $10 million dollars to install GPS realtime monitoring of buses and streetcars. The new system went beta active today.

The Case Against Breastfeeding

It was bound to happen. Perhaps the pendulum is now swinging back against breast feeding, or at least against the social pressures to breast feed.
Quotes from the video: Breastfeeding has become another way to control women, and make them feel insecure about their identity as women. It becomes this measure..."are you a good mother? Do you breastfeed?"

..I liked the idea of being central to my child's existence. It's not about the milk...

It's supposed to be empowering, not about the science, (which is weak in support of breastmilk)...

...We don't have maternity leave in this country...just breastfeeding at night is a disaster...that moment when women go back to work is a crux when judging begins...

...the formula container says 'breastmilk is best'...

Density is Green Redux

Yet another article stating the obvious:

... the average urban family emits more than two tons less carbon annually because it drives less. In Nashville, the city-suburb carbon gap due to driving is more than three tons. After all, density is the defining characteristic of cities. All that closeness means that people need to travel shorter distances, and that shows up clearly in the data.

...But cars represent only one-third of the gap in carbon emissions.... The gap in electricity usage between New York City and its suburbs is also about two tons. The gap in emissions from home heating is almost three tons. All told, we estimate a seven-ton difference in carbon emissions between the residents of Manhattan’s urban aeries and the good burghers of Westchester County. Living surrounded by concrete is actually pretty green. Living surrounded by trees is not.

...environmentalists should be championing the growth of more and taller skyscrapers. Every new crane in New York City means less low-density development. The environmental ideal should be an apartment in downtown San Francisco, not a ranch in Marin County....

16 March 2009

Tetherball Washington Park

We brought the tetherball setup out into the park Sunday, and it attracted a constant stream of players, even a few adults. Not sure what the Park Board would think about it, but I plan on continuing to set it up most days with good weather.

Booger's Tattoos

Born Loser, made by a buddy when he was 18: 

Mom, and mom again with a church and a cross: 


15 March 2009

Even Side 1500 Race Street

(mistake in title, this is the 1400 block)  

14 March 2009

St Patrick Parade


13 March 2009

Now Everyone Blogs

I recently came upon two people who you would never think would blog.

First a homeless guy in Nashville. I found him via our neighbor 12th and Republic.
Second, an Amish Farmer. I found him via our herdshare farmer.

I think we can now safely assert that blogging has reached every demographic.

First Federal Funding of a Streetcar

The following message is from City of Portland Mayor Sam Adams:
Finally, Federal Funding Ok’d for Eastside Streetcar Line!

I want to share with you today great news for uniting Central Portland with a streetcar loop!

President Barack Obama signed today the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill that includes $45 million in appropriations for the Eastside Streetcar Loop. The money signals a first-ever federal investment in streetcars.

Gambling and Drinking Gasoline

The ultimate cause of our current depression is that we overspent. The savings rate in this country is the lowest in 75 years and it is the lowest in the developed world. Is this a good time to encourage wasteful gambling? Is this a great time to start building casinos in Ohio? Twenty years after they left Atlantic City and Vegas and started spreading across the whole country? Is this another example of Cincinnati being 20 years behind, and generally missing the trend?

Gambling discourages savings. Gambling feeds people's belief that money will make them happy and it encourages fantasies of getting something for nothing. I've been in a Las Vegas casino once and I have visited the outside of the casino "riverboat" in Lawrenceburg. Seeing the chain smoking zombies rush to spend their last nickels on a weekday afternoon was sickening.

I don't want to live near a casino and I don't want to raise my kids near one. However, if gambling is legalized in Ohio, (which may be inevitable) I would rather see one in an urban area like downtown than in Lebanon or wherever last year's proposal was supposed to go.

Maybe it can work at Broadway Commons, next to the Courthouse and the jail. The location definitely has the space and the highway access. But when I think of all the beautiful, hard working cities that I would love our city to emulate, I struggle to think of any that have a casino downtown. It just doesn't sit right with me.

(Somewhat not-relevant cartoon by Andy Singer.)

12 March 2009

Austrian 20 Schilling

Portrait of Moritz Daffinger, artist: 

Obama Changing Transport Priorities

Congressional Quarterly, March 6, 2009 (subscription required)
Livable Communities' Central to Admin's Transport Goals
When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood submits the administration's proposal to Congress for the next surface transportation authorization bill, it will focus heavily on the idea of "livable communities."

His plan would link land use and housing development with transportation projects and require him to coordinate with other federal agencies, such as Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services, in a way that's never been done at the federal level.

"The era of one-size-fits-all transportation projects must give way to one where preserving and enhancing unique community characteristics, be they rural or urban, is a primary goal rather than an afterthought," LaHood said at his Senate confirmation hearing.

In recent years, local and state governments have already been coordinating transportation with other development. But federal coordination would be a new development.

For the past half-century, say many observers, the federal government has ignored mobility within communities to build the Interstate Highway System to promote movement around the country. In many cases, they say, the approach has contributed to poorly planned suburban sprawl.

"It should not be that radical an idea to link up land use with the infrastructure policies that go along with it," Robert Puentes, a Brookings Institution expert, said. "The problem is institutional inertia and the previous lack of federal leadership to encourage this kind of integrated thinking."

LaHood has already met with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to discuss how affordable housing can be built near public transportation, neighborhood street blocks can be shortened to promote walking and bus routes can be expanded to reach more areas.

Joel Szabap, the Transportation Department's deputy assistant secretary for policy, said both Cabinet secretaries are on board.

"In a perfect world, you build where people live and want to live," Szabap said. "You will see an administration proposal focused around livable communities."

For most Americans, daily car trips are only a couple of miles long. The theory is that many people drive largely because viable alternatives such as public transportation or safe sidewalks for walking or biking do not exist.

"When you are ready to give up your keys, you need to have other options," said James Corless, campaign director of Transportation for America. "Those departments should break down silos. . . . This is not about Congress telling communities they need to become more livable, it's about them providing the resources." Strong Congressional Support

Key lawmakers who will help draft the surface transportation authorization and spending bills this year already have signaled their support for this integrated approach to transportation.

John W. Olver, D-Mass., chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, said his panel intends to open the dialog between the housing and transportation departments.
"By coordinating housing and transportation policy to encourage smart land use, we can generate economic growth and create vibrant communities where people can live and work with a smaller carbon footprint," Dodd said in a February speech. "The lack of national leadership I've described at the federal level for much of the last several decades is,in many ways, only matched by our lack of creativity."
"The challenge has been just as all of the states started moving toward major smart-growth programs, the national government was simply not involved, and in many cases they were hostile to it, favoring major road construction over transit or walkability projects," Glendening said. "It is very clear to all of us that the Obama administration clearly gets it on smart growth."

Even with the administration and lawmakers' support, pushback will come from road builder groups that have enjoyed decades of being at the forefront of the transportation debate...

Multi-Purpose Street

This one in Toronto: 

09 March 2009

Someone Should Be Fired

Yesterday I spent an hour or so watching lots of kids play at a playground about 5 blocks from the VOA Pogue Center. Little did I know that they had recently kicked a violent sexual offender, Anthony Kirkland out onto the streets. In fact, I looked back on the notices that the Sheriff sends out, and found that we were never even notified that he resided here. Not that it would matter. When you get 3 or 4 a week, all the names and faces become a blur. And another reason it doesn't matter is because he committed the crime many miles from here.

But, tonight I found out that we have some tangential relationship to young woman, Esme Kenney that Kirkland apparently killed yesterday. She attended school in the neighborhood and her mother worked at a local shop. And I cannot believe that the people who are charged with enforcing the law fell down on the job to such a tragic result.

Apparently Kirkland, a man with a very long criminal record, including murder was ordered to the Pogue Center at 115 W. McMicken. But when he violated their behavior rules, they just opened the door and told him to walk down the street! Un-Believable!

The guy has a parole officer! The officer should be called, and he should be re-arrested for violating his parole, end of story. The staff person at the Pogue Center who made the decision to let him walk should be fired, at minimum. And if it turns out that this procedure is Pogue policy, then the Center should lose it's license.

Orange Sky

The photo doesn't really do it justice, but the sky was dramatic yesterday 15 minutes after the tornado sirens sounded.  


West End Loan

"West End" in OTR: 
Kinda like the "Vine Street Flower Company" that was on two locations on Court Street. Which BTW I just found out that Dan Kerns, the longtime owner of Vine Street Flower Company retired and closed his shop. Rumors are that Lisa at City Roots will start carrying some cut flowers to fill-in.

08 March 2009

Unseasonably Warm

It has been a beautiful weekend downtown. Warm weather brings everyone out. Sawyer Point Park was packed with hundreds of kids. Unfortunately Cincinnati Parks/CRC apparently did not think anyone would be there, and all the toilets were locked. I realize it is March, but gee, it is 70 degrees out, and a sunny Saturday afternoon. Of course the concession stand is never open anyway, but at least they could have unlocked the toilet doors.

07 March 2009

Blank Wall St Joe


06 March 2009

Private Yards vs Socialization

...Car-dependent places design each area for one single land use. They also seem to design for single life stages, too. A large yard may make sense when a child is just learning to walk. However, what happens when children outgrow the yard and want to interact with their peers and explore the world around them? While it is clearly possible to raise children who become successful adults in car-dependent places, it clearly has its shortcomings for pre-teens and carless teenagers...-a D.C. Father
The comments section after this article is full of insightful comments by parents trying to find a balance between freedom and security for their kids. Worth skimming.

Getting Information on Twitter

Do you twitter? If so, there are a number of local resources that you can follow on twitter for information. A couple of avid Cincinnati Twitterers (I refuse to use the term twiterati) have started to compile a list of local resources on Twitter.

The list includes local restaurants (@TaketheCakeCafe tweets their daily specials), local arts organizations (@cincyartmuseum tweets their upcoming exhibitions and lectures), sports teams (most of the ones I see seem to be managed by a third-party) and local media.

The activity can be pretty wide ranging. @Cincienquirer tweets heavily as news comes in. They also provide links to the stories on their web site. @CincyCAC, on the other hand, hasn't tweeted since November. Some just tweet the facts, while others (like @wlwt) have been know to inject a little personality into their tweets.

A lot of these organizations listen, as well. I remember tweeting after the election about how difficult it was to find easy tables of election results on the Enquirer site. Not long after I received a message from @cincienquirer asking how they could help.

So if you are on Twitter check out this list for some potentially good follows. If you aren't on Twitter, perhaps this will give you a reason to check it out. If you know any accounts that should be added to the list send a direct message to @RadioCarla and she will update her list.

05 March 2009

Unattended Child Law Proposed

I pull the car up to the Sunoco Food Mart on Eighth Street. My 3 year old is asleep in the car seat. My 5 year old is sitting next to her in his booster seat, playing with action figures. It is a warm fall evening, and the windows are open in the small sedan. I need to run in and pick up a gallon of milk before heading home. There is no parking directly in front of the door, but very close parking to the left of the building. I jump out of the car, go buy the milk and am back in about a minute. But glaring at me is a woman, who is in disbelief that I left children unattended. I feel a little guilty, but soon forget about it.

If a new bill passes the Ohio legislature, I would be fined $150 or possibly sent to jail if that woman reported me.

And the reason for this new bill is that Don White could not (or would not) prosecute Ms Slaby for forgetting about her child all day on the first day of school in 2007.

Can we legislate against forgetfulness? If this law had been in effect, would the Slaby child be alive? Of course not. Must a parent wake and unbuckle all the kids and haul them into a convenience store to get a gallon of milk?

04 March 2009

Humans Are Cooperative Breeders

...according to sociologists who study this stuff;

...gorilla mothers are capable of rearing their offspring pretty much through their own powers, but human mothers are not.

Human beings evolved as cooperative breeders... a reproductive strategy in which mothers are assisted by ...“allomothers,” individuals of either sex who help care for and feed the young.

Our capacity to cooperate in groups, to empathize with others and to wonder what others are thinking and feeling — ...probably arose in response to the selective pressures of being in a cooperatively breeding social group, and the need to trust and rely on others and be deemed trustworthy and reliable in turn. Babies became adorable and keen to make connections with every passing adult gaze. Mothers became willing to play pass the baby....

...Other anthropologists have made the startling discovery that children have entertainment value, and that among traditional cultures without television or Internet access, a bobble-headed baby is the best show in town.

Vacant in NYC Blog

Blog with great photos of abandonned buildings in the NYC area. Some look like buildings here: 

Little Prince 50 Franc Note

Antione de Saint-Exupery, 1900-1944. Beautiful: 

03 March 2009

Kumamoto Streetcars

Streetcar Catalog Photographs of the streetcars in Kumamoto city, Japan. I happened upon this blog with hundreds of photos of the "trams" in this Japanese city. Interesting because he notes the manufacture date of each model car, showing cars made in every decade over the past 50 years, all still operating together on the same system.

Here, a 1950s era car and a 1990s era car pass on the street: 

Bohemian Gentrification Out of Steam

From the NYTimes Fashion and Style section a report about a "fringe" neighborhood in LA:

... The tide of gentrification that transformed economically depressed enclaves is receding, leaving some communities high and dry.

...What happens to bourgeois bohemia when the bourgeois part drops out? ...

... in this downturn, Mr. de Velasco’s printing shop doesn’t seem to be hurting, nor is Tritch Hardware. The shops at risk are the ones playing the Decemberists in a continuous loop.

“Some of them tried niche things,” Mr. Tritch said, with no gloat in his voice. “That didn’t work out.”

...In bad times, neighborhood idealism can be compromised with one trip to Wal-Mart...

...“Those places are important — they dissolve some of the cruel anonymity of everyday life,” he said. “They’re part of the equation of making the local real to us. But they’re not the whole equation. They’re not enough. ...I’ve got enough handmade soap....”

... will probably return to being a neighborhood whose best qualities are well-preserved homes, old-school pizza and a really good hardware store.

But ...The cityscape will be dominated by Walgreens and muffler shops....

... the screenwriter, has given up her neighborhood shopping fantasies. “When we first moved here,” she said, “I wanted it to be cool. But that stuff doesn’t matter anymore.”

More Greens Hugging Nukes

Because it is one key way to get off carbon.

02 March 2009

World Builder

Interesting video with a "traditional" streetscape.

Parents YP Cabinet Brainstorming

A guest blogger today. Lets try to give him some positive feedback:

First off I want to thank Mike for both the opportunity to provide this guest post and for doing the blog. As a relatively recent transplant to Cincy, a parent (1 + 1 on the way), and an urban planner, Citykin has become one of my regular reads.

My goal in posting is to tap into the experience and ideas of the Citykin’s readers. I am a new member of the Mayor’s Young Professional Kitchen Cabinet for 2009. Specifically, I’m on the Parents and Young Families Committee. If you’re not familiar, the overall goal of the YPKC is to attract and retain young professionals in Cincinnati and our committee is, obviously, targeted at, well, parents and young families. Other committees focus on specific topic areas (e.g., housing, education, arts and entertainment); ours cuts across many topics and we are allowed/encouraged to team up with the topic-specific committees if appropriate.

At this point, we're focused on identifying the key issues and brainstorming projects. I live in the city (Mt. Lookout) and have my own reasons for moving into the city. But I've also only lived here 2 years and can't say that I've had the opportunity (job and family) to explore the entire city and think about this issue in depth. I would like to make this opportunity as productive as possible and would like your help in brainstorming the key issues/projects that we should take on this year. Sooo…
-What do you think are the reasons young parents/families leave the city or are unwilling to consider moving to the city?

-What have been your pet peeves as a parent living in the city?

-Are there any city policies that, if changed, you think would improve the city’s attractiveness to young families?

-Any events that our committee could host or use to promote the city to young families?
Note that the YPKC is focused on the entire city (and beyond actually), so it’s not just about downtown. Also, note that we only have a year and have no money (unless we find it somewhere), so I’m not expecting to solve world hunger, so to speak. That said, we do have the ear of the Mayor and I believe that he truly wants us to provide him with new ideas.

So, please post any comments/suggestions here or you can email me directly at dprevost1@yahoo.com.

Thanks! Dan Prevost

Breastfeeding While Driving

A woman in Dayton got a ticket this past Thursday for breastfeeding a child while driving the other kids to school:
..."I tried to say something to her. She literally has the little girl on the steering wheel and I said, 'I can't believe you have that kid in your lap and she said, 'You want to pop your titty out and breastfeed this kid?' That's what she said to me. I'm like, 'You can feed your kid when you stop.'..

01 March 2009