Day: March 17, 2006

Lessons In Religious Tolerance

I’ve had to shut my mouth an awful lot lately, believe it or not. When I was a kid, I attended the church three doors down from my house, and although my mother was religious about going to church, I…

More Friday Memes

Clancy has this Magic 8-Ball Music Meme… and… and… how can a girl resist? Simple directions: use the shuffle function on your music player and see what you come up with in answer to the following questions.

Sign Off On Sex Ed

Via Pesky Apostrophe, I’ve learned that the Kansas state Board of Education decided Wednesday that parents will now have to expressly give permission for their kids to take sex ed. In most states, you can sign to opt your children…

More Mask Slippage

Because sometimes those ids just need to come out and play: Today, reading a recent edition of the excellent Political Insider column by Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporters Jim Galloway and Tom Baxter, I ran across this revelation into the little-known…

This Is Not At All Comforting

For the first time since, oh, a few years after the War of 1812, the US is putting weapons on Coast Guard vessels patrolling the Great Lakes. For the first time since 1817, U.S. Coast Guard vessels on the Great…

Things You Learn On Parade Days

I did not know that there were special bags for Irish step-dancing skirts. Now I do. (Mind you, it’s not enough to get me to actually go to the damn parade and brave the drunken louts and the crowds, but…