Sunday, February 13, 2005

Best Of Homespun Bloggers February 13th, 2004

Hill Country Views

Surprising And Unreported Trends In Family Size

Well, like everything else, I guess, our country is divided! It turns out that 18% of women 40-44 are childless according to this report, based on Census Bureau info. Furthermore 19% have only one child per this study … Since the average woman in the U.S. has about 2.2 children, that means that the other 63% of women are having about 3.5 children per family.

Eric's Random Musings

Memorial for the Soldier hung in Effigy

I ran across this news article yesterday and, at the time, decided not to comment on it because, while I believe in this person's right to free speech, I didn't feel that I wanted to contribute to the offensive free speech involved. Here's the issue at hand:

Hanging from a house in Land Park, a soldier's uniform in a noose dangles from a rooftop. The words "your tax dollars at work" are scrolled across the chest.


One more reason Iÿm liking the idea of moving to Arizona

Many government schools canÿt wait to get condoms and gay porn into the hands of children, telling the world that ´they are going to do it anyway, so we should prepare them for that eventuality". In many government schools, there is a reasonable expectation that they will also encounter a firearm at some time in their lives. However, those same people who push to have the kids develop important life skills like putting condoms on cucumbers and programing the Planned Parenthood
number into the speed dial on their cell phone will recoil in horror at the thought that someone might teach them how to properly and safely handle or deal with a firearm.

Three Men and a Blog

Class Action Tort Reform Nearly Here

The Senate is set to vote on class action tort reform. The crux of the reform is to take the biggest of these suits from the state courts where payouts have been outrageous. The federal courts are typically much more conservative with the awards. While the origin of the class action suit was noble, they have become a joke for the plaintiffs and windfalls for the plaintiff's layers

Dr. Sanity

A Classic Case of Hysteria

I vividly remember a young patient who I first saw in the Emergency Room many years ago--I'll call her Barbara. Barbara was a 16 year old high school student who decided to skip classes at her school one afternoon and arrived home only to discover her mother in bed with a man who was not her father. Clearly upset, she ran out of the front door of the house and tripped over a potted plant, landing in the grass of the well-manicured front lawn. When she tried to get up from her fall, Barbara discovered that she was completely blind.

Lenninist Lynne

Attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted Thursday of conspiracy, providing material support to terrorists, defrauding the government and making false statements. She had been representing Egyptian sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "blind sheik" who was convicted in 1995 of plotting to blow up the World Trade Center buildings.

Who is this Lynne Stewart?


Churchill's Stand

It appears that Ward Churchill is not going to go quietly into the night (via Little Red Blog):

Boulder - Met by wild applause Tuesday night from hundreds of supporters, controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill strongly attacked Gov. Bill Owens and the CU Board of Regents and said he would never back down from his comparison of some 9/11 victims to Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
"I do not work for the taxpayers of the state of Colorado. I do not work for Bill Owens. I work for you," he told the CU audience.