APRIL is here already! I haven't done an Odds and Sods post in almost a year, so here we go. My last Odds and Sods post featured giant plastic ducks and Miss South Carolina... and so, not to be outdone, I am opening this post with some razzle-dazzle photos...
Yes, you know who it is. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY! Specifically: Stephen Pettit , head flunkie in charge. Back when Pettit "took over" BJU (and as we see, he didn't really ), I wondered aloud if this was going to be a Soviet-style puppet regime with the Jones f...
Below, my photos of yesterday's upstate South Carolina march and rally , honoring the 50th Anniversary of the famous Civil Rights march in Selma, Alabama. The Greenville rally was called " All Lives Matter "--building on recent events and the popular slogan...
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Mitch McConnell's Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company
After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.
Martin Scorsese is Producing a Documentary on The Grateful Dead
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Lotus - Surviving a Dark Time: 175.4 - Mr. Obama's War
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Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
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MH17 and its aftermath: 'ordinary Russians are horrified and frightened'...
In Moscow, conspiracy theories abound, along with disdain for the separatists and some support for Putin
New Statesman | Kicking against our foremothers: does feminism have an a...
Older women and their concerns are often ignored by the media. Is the feminist movement guilty of the same thing?
a comment that's been "awaiting moderation" at Feministing for a day now
I'm beginning to suspect this comment at Our Dangerous Ideology: Insurgent Literature on Activism will not be let out of the moderator's que
Woman in jail for kids' skipping school dies in cell
A woman died at the Berks County Jail in Bern Township on Saturday.