We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
1 - Ring Lardner was a genius. I'm fortunate enough to have a collection of his musings which are wonderful.
2 - What man in his right mind would even ask a question like that about raping a women? Shows more about the mind set of the questioner than the idiots who responded.
3 - Traveling back in time is impossible as is traveling forward in time. If the Higgs Singlet was capable of being the carrier wave of message to the past or future, we'd already have heard or seen messages by now.
4 - Al Franken's only talent is the ability to freehand an outline the map of the United States accurately. Otherwise he's wasted space.
5 - John Kerry: What can I saw about Senator Kerry. Nothing positive, so I won't say anything.
When can students challence speech codes?
I'd like to see an executive order which, on the basis that the civil rights of Americans requires that civil servants be free from influences that are hostile to free speech, directed all federal agencies to remove from employee records all reference to degrees, diplomas, and certifications received from any school with a speech code.
IOW, a degree from one of these schools is useless in obtaining federal employment or promotion.