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"I don't condone violence against women... but..."

“Now look, I don’t condone violence against women…”

When someone says those words, it’s a good idea to brace yourself for some idiocy to follow. 626 more words


Botany 2014 - Model checking, data cleaning, and phylogenies galore

I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the colloquium on Phylogenetic Comparative Methods organised by John Schenk at Botany this year. I’m not really a botanist (shhh!), but I’m glad I attended: lots of cool talks, and lots of nice people. 342 more words


Roger Goodell Defends Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension

The head of the National Football League defended his decision to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back was indicted for assaulting his then-fiancée Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino in February. 189 more words

Suspending ESPN's Stephen Smith for encouraging women to protect themselves is a JOKE ... RIGHT?

Someone tell me that ESPN suspending Stephen Smith is a joke with regard to the comments he made about the Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice abusing his fiance? 801 more words


The Calamari Sisters -- Born on a Sofa on Fire Island

This is a reprint of an interview I did with Dan Lavender, one of the three “fathers” of “The Calamari Sisters,” that I wrote in 2012 when it appeared in the Delaware County Daily Times. 1,279 more words


There's Political Correctness, And There's Just Stuff You Shouldn't Say

For instance, in the title above, I really wanted to use “And There’s Just Shit You Shouldn’t Say”, but I figured that in the first place, Mrs. 979 more words

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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. 364 more words