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Powerful artificial hormones that can have devastating, long-term side effects have no business being sold without a doctor's prescription.
Perversion is not to be respected. It is not love to approve of celebrating sin that is not merely unrepentant but unashamed.
Crimes should be dealt with by the real police and real legal system, not by some college's kangaroo court.
My 14yo, who'd been OK with school food up until last year, asked to pack a lunch this year instead. The food had gone from mediocre to vile and their wasn't enough of it.
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Fatherlessness

What's proven about Head Start is that its benefits are ephemeral, lasting only a few years into elementary school. Nothing can be done for people who will not accept personal responsibility for their own failure to embrace the opportunities afforded them.
That works fine in climates where summer nights cool off and with houses designed for natural air flow. I used to do it in New England and in the NC Mountains. Here in the NC Sandhills a "cool" summer night may get below 75. This has been a very cool summer with two stretches of several days where it only got to 85 for a high -- letting fresh air lovers open the windows briefly. (I never thought that I'd ever speak the phrase, "Its not too terribly hot today, only 90,").
Break table conversation at the factory I work in this week has included Carl Edwards going to Gibbs, whether or not Tony Stewart is going to return to racing, our labor and delivery experiences (sparked by a woman expecting a grandchild this week), how a production problem came to be and what to do about it, canning pears, and where you can get some different flavors of Michaelina's frozen dinners. Not one mention of "pop culture" TV. Maybe urban writers in upscale settings should get out of their own cultural bubbles now and then?
Break table conversation at the factory I work in this week has included Carl Edwards going to Gibbs, whether or not Tony Stewart is going to return to racing, our labor and delivery experiences (sparked by a woman expecting a grandchild this week), how a production problem came to be and what to do about it, canning pears, and where you can get some different flavors of Michaelina's frozen dinners. Not one mention of "pop culture" TV. Maybe urban writers in upscale settings should get out of their own cultural bubbles now and then?
A better question is why would any person with half a brain watch "Girls" or "Sex in the City" at all? There are so many more worthwhile ways to spend one's time. If one must WATCH something as entertainment rather than DO something (anything from playing video games to gardening to fishing to writing), the precious few hours of time available would be far better used on a good documentary, a useful home improvement or cooking show, or a live sporting event. I pity people who have nothing better to do than to fill their minds with the dreck and drivel that passes for pop-culture TV. But not enough to waste my valuable time attempting to absorb enough of the garbage to engage in "water-cooler talk" about it.
So, your advice is for me to abandon all matters of principle and simply surrender on the left-libs' social agenda? Forget it.
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Saving Private Bryan

Except that if they're engaging in sit-ins they're paying tuition to get no education at all -- much less a great one. A student doesn't owe his/her college any more loyalty than he/she owes his/her usual grocery store, usual department store, or favorite fast-food restaurant. Colleges only think that they're something special and different. Truth is that they are no better and no more deserving of special loyalty than any other provider of goods and services.
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