So how about the big game this weekend, eh?
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Exonerated accused rapist forms a bond with the woman whose erroneous accusation put him in prison.
I assumed this was a tasteless Onion piece, but it wasn't: soldier waterboards four-year old daughter because she couldn't recite the alphabet. But let's be careful -- we wouldn't want to say something radical and uncivil like calling it "torture" (every little thing the Spanish Inquisitors and Khmer Rouge did....).
The University of Oregon campus and administration reacted with appropriate outrage when the offices of its LGBTQA offices were defaced with swastikas. However, as a gay Jewish-Israeli student noted, there was somewhat more serenity -- and appeals to "free speech" -- when certain other groups were targeted with swastikas.
The judge deciding the Proposition 8 challenge is a gay man. Both sides are being very careful not to make hay over it -- for now (my thoughts on the matter can be accurately deduced from this post).
... Well, some folks are doing their best to tip-toe up to the issue.
It looks like some form of talks between Israel and Palestine are going to restart.
Meanwhile, a Likud minister bluntly told a right-wing caucus that they need to give up their dreams of Greater Israel.
Justice Thomas talks a bit about his clerk-hiring practices (Thomas is known for being the Justice most prone to hiring outside the traditional Ivy strongholds): "I have a preference actually for non-Ivy league law clerks, simply because I think clerks should come from a wide range of backgrounds."
$6 million dollars is but a small price to pay to bring about the likely extinction of the human race.