Thursday, October 13, 2011


I spent last night at Mom's and I will be spending the day there and then leaving about 7 to meet up with Nancie for the movie, THE IDES OF MARCH. A mishmash kind of day so we are having a mishmash kind of day.

I really found the following article interesting:

I found the following article really disturbing:

Nothing but good news in the following article:;fd.morenews

Comment Away.


Marian Wright Edelman authored yesterday's quote. "Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us." Was authored by a radical feminist whose early activism including working against the Vietnam War, became a strong voice for the position that pornography is a tool by which men control, objectify, and subjugate women. With Catherine MacKinnon, she helped draft a Minnesota ordinance that did not outlaw pornography but allowed victims of rape and other sexual crimes to sue pornographers for damage, under the logic that the culture created by pornography supported sexual violence against women. She was born in 1946 and died in 2005. Did you read about PORNOGRAPHY: MEN POSSESSING WOMAN? If you have you can tell me who authored today's quote.


Pat said...

Good news about the Utica Shale, and the other possibilities in that area. I didn't get the significance of the pumpkin field (and I guess there wasn't any), but it's a cool photo.

The second article sounds bad on the face of it, but it really seems to be just removing one layer from how such cases are treated. I can't imagine most cities have laws about this anyway, but as usual, I could be very wrong. Whatever, it's a "follow the money" thing. Nobody seems to have any these days.

And more good news about chocolate! Gosh, who knew for all those years we felt guilty about eating much of it?

Lady DR said...

I hadn't even realized shale could produce energy, which shows you how far behind I am! But this certainly shoulds like great news.

I'm with Pat on the second article. It sounds very negative, given the headline, but if the cases are better handled by a district court and mean one trial, rather than two, there may be some basis for the city's ruling. I'm pretty sure there's nothing on city dockets here and I think it's handled at the county level, when it comes to the legalities, although local cops are called out on domestics.

So... I need to rethink eating chocolate.

William J. said...

Hi Pat

Honestly I didn't even know what
Utica Shale was before I read the article. I think the pumpkin was thrown in there for no other reason because it is close to Halloween.

The second article bothers me if it spreads to other cities or states (which most have laws like this one but you are right about cities) and when it spreads there is always those who will push it even further.

I am becoming an even bigger fan of chocolate.


William J. said...


You are ahead of me, like I said to Pat I didn't even know what shale was.

Domestic violence here is pretty much handled at the county level here but I do like the idea of it being handled at the local level because it would be easier to be enforced. What scared me about the article is that counts and states who are also having financial trouble will start doing the same thing.

Let's hear it for chocolate.