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  •  Choices, choices, choices.... (10+ / 0-)

    It's a toss-up:

    Voters in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington state, for voting the right way on marriage-equality ballot questions
    Justice, as Arizona shooter Jared Loughner is sentenced to life in prison
    I SO wanna go with the one that includes Minnesota..., but I fear the looney tunes in Dist. 6 will challenge the voters' decision.

    I will (cautiously) choose Justice.  For ONCE a legal decision is on the side of doing what's right.  As long as Loughner is never, ever released on parole from prison, nor given a "break" with reconsidering parole or any stupid thing like that, then the decision was correct.  Seven life sentences was perhaps not enough, but if he stays in prison for the rest of his unnatural life, then it has to be enough.

    Now, WHEN can further Justice be granted..., by putting Dumbya, Dickie, and their lying war criminal cohorts on trial for all of their lies and war crimes...?  Hmmmm...???

    Frackin' JEERS to Betraus Petraus for betraying his wife (and maybe us?).  As someone on a local news station pointed out, a man as high in his position who commits adultery could be bribed to give away sensitive secrets in exchange for keeping quiet about his affair.  I have detested Petraus all along because he kept those fucking wars going longer than he should have, so his downfall brings about a slow schadenfreude smile and a few giggles from me.  It's so damned much fun to watch those arrogant pricks with feet of clay crumble....  :-)  I can remember a time when Betraus was suggested as a possible presidential candidate.  This should keep him from political office, I hope.  May Betraus now retire and stay out of the spotlight - forever.

    CHEERS to Charles Darwin!  :-D

    Charles Darwin gets 4,000 write-in votes in Georgia
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia congressman who attacked the theory of evolution found himself with an unlikely opponent in Tuesday's U.S. election, when 4,000 voters in one county cast write-in ballots for the 19th century father of evolution, British naturalist Charles Darwin.

    In a September 27 speech, Paul Broun, a physician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee, called evolution and the Big Bang Theory, "lies straight from the pit of hell."

    Since Broun, a Republican, had no opposition in the general election, a University of Georgia plant biology professor, Jim Leebens-Mack, and others started a write-in campaign for Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution.

    "We don't feel our interests are being best served by an anti-science fundamentalist representing us on the Science, Space and Technology Committee," Leebens-Mack told Reuters on Friday.

    CHEERS to Art & Education!
    [The wealthy heiress left the painting, along with others worth millions, to the school, and they were also sold.]
    Work from Monet's 'Water Lilies' fetches over $43M

    NEW YORK (AP) — A work from Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" series has been sold for more than $43 million at a New York City auction.

    The money will benefit the Hackley School in suburban Tarrytown, N.Y.

    The work dates from 1905. That's the year Monet began a feverish phase of paintings depicting his garden's lily pond in Giverny (zhee-vehr-NEE'), France. The work that was sold is considered among the best.

    CHEERS to all of you and your furry and feathery family and friends.  Have a great weekend!

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:37:33 PM PST

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