What does Divorce cost? Apparently the financial cost is $112 million a year.
A question I’ve been asking myself gets asked on the blogs. How can we have a discussion on race without mentioning race? And why, when Ferraro did it, did she take a nosedive in popularity?
The first glimpse of the pied piper is from the 1400s. A piper in multi-colored clothing took off 130 children from Hamlin. It doesn’t say why.
Oldest living tree found in Sweden looks small, about 13 years old. But its root system is 9500 years old, according to someone who ought to know. I was all excited when I thought it was big and beautiful and old. But little and old… Not so much.
In another response to Obama’s fatuous comment on America, Varifrank lists 20 reasons why he is bitter. Some of them are silly. But one of them, I just kept saying, yeah. Yeah.
“If I was an irresponsible ass who became a drug user and fathered half a dozen kids out of wedlock, went bankrupt walked away from my mortgage and didn’t pay my bills, the government would provide any number of programs to help rehabilitate me, but if I live a straight life, pay my bills, live within my means and take care of my family, the government can only say that I don’t pay enough taxes and that its only fair that I step in to help people who live in the other category. “
A woman in Virginia loses full custody of her daughter. Her lesbian ex-lover, whom the mother broke up with three years ago, gets liberal visitation rights. You know, if her ex-lover had been a man, who wasn’t biologically related to the child, he wouldn’t have gotten these rights.
Why are those children being taken away from their parents? I know the parents are polygamists, but why are the children being taken away from them? Gays can adopt. Why can’t biological parents keep their children? I know the state went in because of an abuse call but when they couldn’t find the person, I quickly thought some activist must have made up the whole thing. And The Common Room agrees.
Bloodletting decides to respond to Obama. And he does so with a full discussion of his experience with communism (and a GREAT metaphor) and a description of his culture that really resonated with me.
My culture judges a man by the content of his character not the color of his skin, which is why quotas are so hateful.
My culture believes that a man has a right to the fruits of his own labors, and he may feast or famine dependant upon how fat or hungry he wishes to be, which is why taxing the food out of my mouth and giving it to the lazy bum who cannot or will not take care of themselves pisses me off.