Ok—if heterosexual marriage is so sacred because it takes a man and a woman to procreate, those het couples had best be proving that’s why they’re married, right? Or at least, that’s the logic behind a ballot measure proposed in Washington state. Proponents of same-sex marriage have introduced a ballot measure that would require heterosexual couples to […]
Well, damn. Robert Anton Wilson died Thursday. He made it to 01–11 — the 101st birthday of Dr. Albert Hoffman. I was mostly out of touch, so I didn’t hear about it until Friday. Sideways, even, which is appropriate.
I know you’re all torn up to hear that Eric Rudolph is miserable in prison. “Using solitary confinement, Supermax is designed to inflict as much misery and pain as is constitutionally permissible,” he wrote in a letter. No, really? That’s part of that whole deterrent factor, ya know? Jail isn’t supposed to be a vacation. […]
From Planned Parenthood of Georgia: Free EC! December 6, 2006! We’re celebrating increased access to emergency contraception (EC)! EC can safely and effectively prevent pregnancy if started within five days of unprotected sex. Everyone, regardless of age, can get EC at Planned Parenthood — and now, for people 18 and older, EC is available over the […]
In a very unpopular move, Spain has banned appearances by fashion models who’s body mass index is too low. Italy is considering following suit. The language in the legislation makes it clear that the purpose of the ban is to encourage healthier media images, due to the growing incidence of eating disorders diagnosed every year. Frankly, […]
Katie is a bit too old to be a Steve Irwin fan, so we were spared most of that craze. Not all of it, of course, since we don’t live in a media blackout and we are exposed to the current kid culture via other friends’ kids. Still, I always found the guy more than […]
I feel like I’m stuck in a time warp. How could this happen in 2006? From the Shreveport Times, dated August 24, 2006: COUSHATTA — Nine black children attending Red River Elementary School were directed last week to the back of the school bus by a white driver who designated the front seats for white children.
Maybe I should just stop reading, or listening to, the news. I heard about most of this stuff on NPR and saw the stories on CNN as well. Current Mood: :-xgrumpyCurrent Music: “Leather Zippo Holster” by Spider Robinson