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Archive for August, 2012

About rape

Rape, it seems, can be a gift that keeps on giving, in more ways than one. Let’s say that a raped woman bears a child: this, in itself, will forever remind her of that forcible intrusion.

But according to a lawyer — herself a rape victim — there are laws in 31 states that, incredibly, give her rapist certain parental rights over that child! The rape victim will therefore be legally compelled to accommodate her rapist about the offspring. And she can be required to share this relationship for up to 18 years.

Fatefully, that initial violation doesn’t seem to have an ending.

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Good Samaritan

Not all voter suppression tactics are crude.

I found this note on my windscreen regarding the Obama decal on my Subaru.

Friend — I just wanted to let you know that some knucklehead vandalized your car by slapping an Obama sticker on it. The last thing you want is to be driving around all day, looking like an idiot, not knowing it’s on there.

Take care — Good Samaritan.

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Back, at last.

Have been away since April, 2011. Nita and Frank are here, and Frank, a computer professional, upgraded things to make it possible to get back on track. I miss the blog, and have been using Facebook as a kind of blog. Let’s see where it goes from here.

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