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Fuel for the hate groups

The savage beating and sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy last weekend was horrible beyond comprehension (WaPo): Investigators said Tuck and Turner dragged the Hispanic youth into the back yard between 5 and 8 a.m. Sunday, beat him with their fists and then, while he was on the ground, began kicking him in the head [...]

Monday’s boycotts are a bad idea

No matter how I look at this coming Monday’s planned boycotts, they strike me as a very bad idea (Houston Chronicle). Organizers of a May 1 immigrant boycott of businesses nationwide said Thursday they intend to proceed despite signs that the plan has divided immigrant rights groups and could produce a backlash. Could? They must [...]

We can’t wait for the aliens to land

June 1 is coming — the start of yet another hurricane season, and Polimom feels stuck in one of those spiral “thingies” they have at the malls, where you set a coin on its side and watch it travel down into a funnel – faster and faster…. Will the Gulf Coast be hit with another [...]

The things people read…

One of the nice things about having started a second blog is that I can get a different perspective on who is reading about which issues, judging from google search terms. (There are some drawbacks, too, but that’s a different post…) The traffic between this blog and Polimom Too is quite different, because P2 goes [...]

Simians Unite!

This is just too bizarre for words (The Spain Herald): The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for “the immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given the moral and legal protection that currently are only enjoyed by human beings.” And you [...]