“I want to shoot her right in the vagina and I don’t want her to die right away; I want her to feel the pain and I want to look her in the eyes and I want to say, on behalf of all Americans that you’ve killed, on behalf of the Navy SEALS, the families [...]
(more at What Would Jack Do?)
I look forward to the day when someone announces that they’re gay and the general public reaction is “And….???” Not to minimize the undoubtedly difficult and challenging decision Jason Collins made to come out, but his sexuality changes nothing. He’s still a human being. He’s still a gifted athlete. He still put his pants on [...]
I realize that Christians fear Satan like a dog fear losing its rubber chew toy. The Dark Prince is a nefarious sort, especially if you listen to True Believers who who believe that Liberals are his evil minions.
Satan isn’t the sort to advertise his methods, so you can imagine my surprise when I came [...]
New York Times Editorial, April 13
Nearly four years after an anti-abortion extremist opened fire and killed a Wichita abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, as he stood in the foyer of his church, a new medical clinic offering comprehensive reproductive health services — including abortions through the first trimester of pregnancy — opened on April [...]
Justice Clarence Thomas may not be the single stupidest man ever to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. That honor may fall to Samuel Alito: (Image: DonkeyHotey)
“You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution, which is newer than [...]
An historic event occured over the weekend, and I’m betting you didn’t even hear about it. The NFL allowed a woman to try out for the first time in professional football. By all accounts, it did not go well:
[Lauren] Silberman kicked only twice. They were two kickoffs for a total of 30 yards. Only [...]
In 1756 Lydia Taft was the first woman known to have voting rights in the USA. Fast forward to 1913 when 8,000 marchers called for a constitutional amendment for women’s voting rights
The Atlantic has a wonderful photographic exposition of the 1913 women’s suffrage procession.
One of the worst things of working as a carer is that people you become close to over several years finally succumb to illness or the vagaries of old age. One of my most gorgeous clients passed last night. Professional boundaries prevent me from writing much about her. Suffice to note that over 40 years [...]
I was a Scout. Of course, back then it was called Boy Scouts, but Scouts, nonetheless. Growing up in Manhattan, it was easy to be bored with the world around you. The change of seasons was hardly noticeable…a few more clothes, a little snow…and with all the paranoia — some of it warranted, as [...]
“What’s happened is that women are beginning to recognize that what’s at stake is more than abortion,” Paltrow tells Bill. “It is their personhood — their ability to be full, equal, constitutional persons in the United States of America.”
Early morning, April 4 A shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride It is fitting and appropriate that this week sees the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama and the celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]
I love what Jodie Foster did last night at the Golden Globes. It was a magnificently snarky yet polite way of telling people to f-off. The juice quote, as far as I’m concerned: But now I’m told, apparently, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press [...]
I’ve long been bothered by evolutionary psychology. Thoughts leave no fossils, the way bones do. So we can know that ancient Egyptians suffered from tuberculosis, or Neandertals from arthritis, but it’s much harder to know how they brought up their children.
Behaviors may leave fossils, although the interpretation of them is much more difficult than [...]
Dave Zirin on why he believes the Penn State rape coverup became a national scandal while Notre Dame still remains under the wire:
[T]he cone of silence that surrounds a company college football town is not enough to understand why Penn State’s rape scandal was front-page news the second the Sandusky scandal went public and [...]