The 11-year-old in Texas who was raped by a group of men was not, it turns out, asking for it, reports the paper of record, which was previously not really clear regarding the sixth-grader's ability to be considered a "proper" rape victim. (That is, when the paper wasn't overly concerned about the futures of the young men involved.) Yes, it's do-over time on the most outrageous story in the world, one that was so wildly mishandled that it prompted world-wide outcry and now… another, more thorough story—a story that is now about a "nightmarish ordeal." (You think?) It turns out the 11-year-old in question was a very [...]
"More than a third of California's African American public high school students dropped out before graduation day," according to the just-released 2009 data. (The actual number: 37%.) The state's superintendent of schools blamed this crazily outrageous number on cuts to schools; that, in part, "drastic cuts to summer school have prevented students from catching up on credits during the break." Overall, about 1 in 5 students drop out over four years.
ADL head Abe Foxman: still employed. Anthony Weiner and Chuck Schumer: still very, very quiet on the subject of GROUND ZERO TERROR MOSQUE.
Outfit that was already basically theft accused of more obvious theft! Since being raided by the feds last year, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker's decade-long attempt to make money out of nothing at all has not gone unpursued. The company, which bought and packaged millions of dollars in residential loans, including servicing mortgage loans for Freddie Mac, "filed for bankruptcy in August…. The lender began to experience cash flow problems in 2002 and in an effort to cover the shortfalls, the company devised a scheme to misappropriate funds from a bank and eventually did so as well from the federal government." To the tune of half a billion in TARP [...]
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The super-weird and super-invasive current strain of anti-single bias has popped up in a whole new Elena Kagan-centric way this past week. It was fine when people just thought she was a striving, careerist lesbian, because that's how lesbians are, but now that everyone actually understands she's straight, it is apparently repellent that she hasn't spawned. Because you know what's wrong with these sterile (emotionally, at least!), career-oriented, success-craving women who make it to the judiciary and the Supreme Court? They just never took time out to have babies. You know what babies give you? Well-roundedness! And I guess therefore the ability to issue Supreme Court decisions! If you have [...]