Yet a little more surfaced today on John McCain and his fine respect for women from his first wife, Carol: ‘My marriage ended because John McCain didn’t want to be 40, he wanted to be 25. You know that happens…it just does.’ Yep… It does happen. But, some would say … Continue reading
About two weeks ago, I posted about this story of an honor killing in Iraq of a girl who had fallen in love with a British soldier. There is now an update from the Guardian, and it’s not good: “Five weeks ago Leila Hussein told The Observer the chilling story … Continue reading
Cross-posted at The Global Sociology Blog. The story that attracted my attention was from the Guardian: “A 90-year-old Rwandan genocide survivor has been stabbed and burned to death by a gang that included four assailants who had confessed to taking part in the 1994 slaughter. Generosa Mukanyonga, a widow who … Continue reading
Cross-posted at The Global Sociology Blog. The Wombats, “Backfired at the Disco”, from their Album A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation . And “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” from the same album.
Via the BBC: “Cuba has authorised sex-change operations and will offer them free to qualifying citizens, officials say. The move is the latest in a series of policy changes implemented by President Raul Castro since he succeeded his elder brother, Fidel, in February. Raul Castro’s daughter, who heads the National … Continue reading
The national average gas price for a gallon of “regular unleaded rose 1.7 cents to $4.005, according the daily measure on the AAA’s Web site. That surpassed the previous record of $3.989 set Thursday. The milestone was expected after a surge in crude oil prices added more than $16 to … Continue reading