Just what I needed to compliment my heads on plates collection
Done and done. #gostl #halfmarathon #running #ouch
Time for the half marathon… #gostl #running
Wealthy Child Rapist Robert H. Richards Avoided Jail After Guilty Plea -
So… because ‘sex offenders are the lowest of the low in prison’ they shouldn’t be sent to prison? Especially if the rapist is ‘a rich, white boy who was a wuss and a child perv.’? who RAPED HIS THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER?
Yeah. That makes sense. Good, creative solution, that. I mean, don’t take away his fortune by fining him out the wazzoo. Don’t find a suitable prison, or anything. Don’t make him pay to build a suitable prison, filled with his peers - sex offenders and wussy child pervs. Better to just sigh, say ‘stop your misbehaving, pretty please’, and let him go.
It’s refreshing to see that there’s no class issue in this country. And that rape is finally being taken seriously.
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Today’s top book news item:
A weeks-old campaign to get U.K. publishers to stop labeling children’s books by gender is garnering support from members of Parliament, authors and booksellers, including the major retailer Waterstones. The literary editor of The Independent on Sunday pledged that the newspaper would not review gender-specific books, writing, “Any Girls’ Book of Boring Princesses that crosses my desk will go straight into the recycling pile along with every Great Big Book of Snot for Boys.”
Organizers of the “Let Books Be Books” campaign, which is a part of the larger “Let Toys Be Toys” movement, state on their website:
"How can a story be only for a girl, or a sticker be just for a boy? But titles like The Beautiful Girls’ Book of Colouring or Illustrated Classics for Boys are on the shelves in toyshops, bookstores and supermarkets around the UK and Ireland. These books send out very limiting messages to children about what kinds of things are appropriate for girls or for boys. Blue covers, with themes of action and adventure, robots, space, trucks and pirates contrast with a riot of pink sparkles, fairies, princesses, flowers and butterflies. But real children’s interests are a lot more diverse, and more interesting, than that.”
There is no meritocracy: It’s just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged -
A meritocracy requires more than simply making it possible for people at the bottom to climb the ladder of opportunity. It also involves chutes of accountability for those at the top. These are two sides of the same coin: the skilled must be able to rise, but grandees caught with their snouts in the trough must also come tumbling down. “We cannot have a just society that applies the principle of accountability to the powerless and the principle of the forgiveness to the powerful,” writes Chris Hayes in his sweeping meditation on meritocracy, “Twilight of the Elites.” And yet: “This is the America in which we currently reside.”
Ah, STL. Just because it’s 80 degrees doesn’t mean it’s not going to snow.