"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 6, 2010


"Former New York Giants great Lawrence Taylor was arrested after allegedly raping and beating a teenage girl in a New York hotel Thursday, CBS 2 has learned.

Taylor, 51, was taken into custody by the Town of Ramapo police at the Holiday Inn Holidome Hotel in Suffern.

Details surrounding the rape have not yet been released other than the location and that it occurred early this morning. Charges against the Hall of Fame linebacker will be filed once police complete their investigation.

A news conference is expected later Thursday afternoon where police will reveal more details. Taylor is expected to be charged with third-degree rape.

It is believed that a 15-year-old girl complained to the police after she said that Taylor hit her, meaning assault charges could be coming also.

When police investigated the teen's claims and saw Taylor in the hotel, he was arrested overnight, CBS 2 has learned."

(emphasis mine)


I don't know about anyone else, but when referring to a fifty one year old alleged rapist and physical abuser of a fifteen year old girl, "great" gets left out of the go-to descriptions column.

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