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Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has decided not to pardon Billy the Kid. Apparently, Billy (the Kid, not the governor)’s supporters claim that the governor of the then-territory had promised the outlaw a pardon in exchange for testimony, but … Continue reading
There’s an interesting story at CNN today. Two sisters serving life sentences for taking part in an $11.00 robbery are being released after sixteen years’ imprisonment. But there’s a catch. One of the sisters receives dialysis three times a week, … Continue reading
A Pennsylvania biped steals a videogame from an open casket at a teen’s funeral.
… have come into my possession of late, as a result of things Christmassy. A recap, with comments: Print: I picked up The Middle English Breton Lays, from the TEAMS series. I haven’t read as many of these as I … Continue reading
I think this ties in with my earlier post on “getting above your raising.” One of the ways in which that academic/elite mindset manifests is bicoastalism — the idea that the only life of quality is the one that’s found … Continue reading
CNN Poll: 67% of polled Republicans say they would support a Mike Huckabee presidential bid in 2012. I think I’ll just go ahead and hit myself in the groin with a meat tenderizer now. H/T: Gabriel Malor, via Ace.