Tuesday, July 24, 2007

ABC News: Butt Pat Could Get Boys Jail Time

ABC News: Butt Pat Could Get Boys Jail Time: "Two middle-school students in Oregon are facing possible time in a juvenile jail and could have to register as sex offenders for smacking girls on the rear end at school."

As is pointed out in the ABC article and elsewhere, there's no question that what these kids did was inappropriate. But if adolescent ass-grabbing is a sex crime, 80% of the boys in the Wilbur Wright Junior High School class of 1969 -- of which I am a member -- would have criminal records. Whatever happened to detentions? Or getting slapped in the face by the grabbee?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Nation Beat @ Ingenuity 3.0

Pounding it out
Originally uploaded by Bob Rhubart
I left work a little early on Friday to walk over to Ingenuity 3.0. Got there just in time to catch the last couple of numbers by Nation Beat, a fantastic World music band, based in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pope: Other Christians not true churches - Yahoo! News

Pope: Other Christians not true churches - Yahoo! News: "LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation."

Perfect! In a world already torn apart by religious sectarian conflict, the head of the Catholic church decides to turn up the heat.

No wonder Christopher Hitchens' book is doing so well.