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.
LaShawn has been hot on the Duke Phony Rape Case since the beginning. It smelled, from the beginning. But the 60 Minutes segment (which I missed - I do not watch much - or any - TV) put the nail in the coffin of this canard.
We know politics: "Careers are at stake." Prosecutorial powers are terrifying when in the hands of those who seek not justice, but "success." This Nifong low-life schmuck should be disbarred by his peers, and the destruction of three young guys' lives should nag at his conscience until his death - if he has a conscience, which I doubt.
I hereby pronounce the three lacrosse players as fully guilty of the crime of being adolescent white jerks. Now go in peace, with the heartfelt apologies from all of us that you got caught up in a political cesspool, and, in the future, just go to strip clubs for this kind of foolish titillating fun, where you cannot be caught up in this sort of disgusting mess.
Better yet, keep looking to find a girlfriend to love and treasure, and try to find happiness.
One effect of this entire story I have rarely seen mentioned: what has been the economic impact on black "sex-workers" in North Carolina? I am deeply concerned that they might be experiencing a decline in income. Perhaps some Congressman might help?