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suz Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 7:46 PM
well, mr. sowell, a lot of men like women w/boney knees. happy summer!
Greg1236 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 9:40 PM
Where's my kilt when I need it.
faultroy Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 3:13 AM
You're right, glad you noticed. But it brings up an even bigger point which I tink Sowell was trying to make--the tendency of both liberal and conservative women to constantly push the sexual edges of the new normal, all the while pretending they are not doing so. Look at the number of women--conservatives-- that are constantly selling skin and then whining about men "objectifying" them. Well, if you don't like it, stop soliciting. What is so embarrassing is that it is so pervasive--even highly conservative women engage in this vulgar behavior.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Many people may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because of his charisma. But anyone familiar with the disastrous track record of charismatic political leaders around the world in the 20th century should have run for the hills when they encountered a politician with charisma.

What is scarier than any particular political policy or issue is the widespread tendency to treat political issues as personal contests in talking points -- competitive skill in fencing with words -- rather than as serious attempts to find out what the facts are and what the options are.