random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Surely the worst mode of increasing the punishment of an offence is to provide that, besides the ordinary punishment, every offender shall run an exceedingly small risk of being hanged.

tagged: death penalty, felony murder rule, accidental homicide, crime, arbitrary
  —Thomas Macaulay

Archive for July, 2007

requiem for the Weekly World News

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The Weekly World News is shutting down. The WWN was the source of many a headline or graphic I pasted at various workplaces over the years. This NYT article profiles the story, mostly from the perspective of right-wing (faux) commentator, Ed Anger. In the South, in the 80s, it wasn’t apparent to me that Ed […]

of quilts & copyrights

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Some of the art quilters have decided to sue the collectors who helped make them famous, alleging that they have been unfairly treated.

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