We'll be paying for hormone shots for Manning? Why? Well, here's the thing. My daughter is having a tough time paying for her books for college right now. That doesn't make me mad. The college helps students who work on campus by taking it out of their check. Cool. They won't do it for her because there's a policy she didn't see that says they won't do it if they didn't take out student loans. Okay, it's her bill and nobody is obligated to help her out, so a little ticked that the policy was not know, as we discussed how going into debt was not a good idea and how she could live on a tight budget and still make it if she only had to work out the issue for books. Better than loans. Then a certain someone gets on me because "I got this and that, she should apply." Okay, you got this and that because of your status, she is only a first generation American immigrant on one side, so she doesn't get the same benefits. That means she works and pays for it. SOMEONE pays for the benefits others get, that would be other citizens. Including my working child. Which is fine, I understand, but do NOT act like I'm stupid for not "figuring out" how to get it for free. Generally, typical citizens don't GET these things free. It's a bonus for you and carried by others, not free manna from an unknown source. Enter more ticked. So I read the news. And read that Bradley Manning decided he's a woman trapped in a man's body and wants to live as a female and start hormone therapy. He's in prison now for the next 35 years, so guess who will be paying for that?! Now I'm just plain ticked. I only go so far. No, I don't think my child is entitled to free stuff. I do think that she worked her rear off to be the number one graduating student in her school and maybe, just maybe, it would benefit society a bit more to help this kid with the cost of a few college books than it would to help a convicted felon live out his gender fantasies while he sits in prison for criminal acts against our country. I try not to be greedy or selfish, but today, I am ticked. I'm all for helping people, but why on earth do we start with the highest cost being to something that will benefit nobody and only further perpetuate the sick mindset of a criminal already sitting in prison? And really, is prison the proper place for a guy to decide to embrace the concept of appearing more feminine?