Friday, August 30, 2002

Do we really need a study to encourage respect? Bad manners really will alienate your friends.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Apparently the former president has a taste for Cuban cigars.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

This is an excellent article on Julia Child's style, approach, and legacy.
While I do appreciate Martha Stewart's eye for decorating, I have to say that Julia Child does have a hand up on her.

Monday, August 26, 2002

9/11 Navy widow Marinella Hemenway wants her mother's support for her and her preschool aged grandchildren for six more months, but the INS is kicking out Mrs. Hemenway's 79 year old Italian mother on September 15th. "They weren´t quite so strict on visas for the terrorists who hijacked Flight 77 and killed my husband and all those other people at the Pentagon," Mrs. Hemenway said, recalling that the INS mailed student visa approval forms to Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi in March, six months after they killed thousands of people by crashing airliners into the World Trade Center. "
FemFacts exposes the faulty research that went into the Journal of the American Medical Association article touting "that most underage girls would stop seeking birth-control products from Planned Parenthood clinics if Congress passed parental-notification laws."
From the American Minute with Bill Federer

Women can vote! That was the monumental news this day, August 26th, 1920, as the nineteenth amendment became law. It reads: "The right of citizens of the U.S. to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." This culminated fifty years effort by many of the women leaders who fought to abolish slavery, one of which was Julia Ward Howe, author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. She wrote in the third verse: "Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on."