Saturday, September 13, 2008

Making Rape Victims Pay for Rape Kits?

New Evidence: Palin Had Direct Role In Charging Rape Victims For Exams

Why not make victims of other crimes pay to have the perp's fingerprints taken so he can be run through the FBI database?

Anna Quindlen Speaks Some Truth

Can You Say ‘Sexist’?: If you're a Republican, you'd better learn. The right wing that trashed the women's movement suddenly finds its inner feminist.

Amid the drumbeat of female Amazonian competence occasioned by the Palin nomination ran one deeply discordant assumption, the assumption that women are strong and smart and sure and yet neither sentient nor moral enough to decide what to do if they are pregnant under difficult circumstances.


Rosenbergs Innocent?

Rosenberg transcripts raise possibility of perjury.

Newly released grand jury transcripts add strong evidence to the argument that the conviction and execution of Ethel Rosenberg in the Cold War's biggest espionage case were based on perjured testimony.

In recent years, one of the two key witnesses against Rosenberg recanted his testimony. It now appears that the other witness made up her testimony. too. The witnesses were Ethel's brother and sister-in-law, David and Ruth Greenglass.

Thanks to the work of a team of lawyers and historians, the government released the grand jury testimony that formed the basis for the charges against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Holy Crap!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

About John Bush's - er, McCain's - VP Pick

Sarah Palin is the Governor of Alaska, and the former mayor of my hometown, Wasilla Alaska. (That's Wasilla, not Wassilla or Wassila. Thank you.)

Here's what I have to say: Once I learned that she's a creationist and thinks that humans don't contribute to global warming, I figured she's just Johnny's attempt to keep the Evangelical vote in his pocket. She plays to the GOP base, and tries to claim the mantle 'reformer' for herself and for him. That's the critical point that must be debunked, since Miss Earmarks and Firings is just as much of a party hack, corrupt and self-centered, as all the rest of the GOP. McCain ain't no maverick, and neither is Palin.

That anyone, in today's economy, can claim "this election isn't about issues" boggles the mind.