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  •  It is. (none)
    It is very sad.  A lot of the baby penguins freeze to death.  A lot of others starve because their mothers or fathers freeze to death, or get eaten by seals, or starve to death themselves.  Some of the babies get eaten by gulls instead.

    The penguins lay one egg per year, and a minute's lack of attention -- quite common -- makes the egg freeze.  The penguins often disconsolately poke at it for a while afterwards.

    They pick a new mate each year, incidentally.  They also abandon their children completely after less than a year.  Real odd role models for social conservatives....

    •  equal parenting (none)
      also, the mother and father penguins take turns caring for the egg/baby, with the father actually caring for the egg from the time the mother lays it until the thing hatches.

      What would the wingnuts think about THAT?

      Bush is "oblivious, in denial, dangerous."

      by magic1 on Wed Sep 14, 2005 at 02:42:58 AM PDT

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    •  sounds about right (none)
      you think anyone named George Bush took an active role in the upbringing of their children?  GWB, Jeb, and the rest were raised by nannies, and that's only one reason the press' depiction of Barbara Bush as a nurturing grandmother was such a vicious fraud on the country.  
    •  Death is the commonest thing in the cosmos... (none)
      ...but at least penguins, for the most part, don't choose sides, gang up and kill each other.  They die the old fashioned way, as part of the circle of life.  

      Cue Elton John.

    •  Wait a minute... (none)
      They pick a new mate each year, incidentally.  They also abandon their children completely after less than a year.  Real odd role models for social conservatives....
      You mean they don't wait unti their mate has cancer to leave?  They don't wait until their child tells them they are gay to kick them out of the nest?  Or brings home a black/hispanic/jewish boyfriend or girlfriend?  How barbaric!

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