Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hmmmm... The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Transparent government, you know you want it: http://ping.fm/yggkG

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If you like cycling you might like http://ping.fm/elPi3(politician)
I was right 205,000 new jobs http://tinyurl.com/y3q87oq

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Slow down, you move too fast... http://tinyurl.com/y7cy72h

Monday, April 12, 2010

Insanity in Texas, again... http://ping.fm/TNbNr
Do you see sex like this? http://tinyurl.com/n4d4zd

We live in a culture where sex is not so much an act as a thing: a substance that can be given, bought, sold, or stolen, that has a value and a supply-and-demand curve. In this "commodity model," sex is like a ticket; women have it and men try to get it. Women may give it away or may trade it for something valuable, but either way it's a transaction. This puts women in the position of seller, but also guardian or gatekeeper … Women are guardians of the tickets, men apply for access to them. This model pervades casual conversation about sex: Women "give it up." men "get some."

The commodity model is shared by both the libertines and the prudes of our patriarchy. To the libertine, guys want to maximize their take of tickets. The prudes want women to keep the tickets to buy something really "important": the spouse, provider, protector.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Are most Christians closet Agnostics? http://tinyurl.com/yhwth5z