Caturday ReadsPosted: April 28, 2012
Some food for thought to go with your morning cuppa’…
- Where is the justice for this woman? ‘Stand Your Ground’ Doesn’t Apply to Woman Who Shot Abusive Husband [Reader Supported News]
At this point, she was very fearful for her life, but knew that she had to at least get her cell phone to call for help. That’s when she grabbed a gun, for which she had a concealed weapon permit. When she walked back into the kitchen area, she saw her husband again, who was supposed to be leaving through another door with his two sons (her stepsons). When he saw her, she says he screamed “bitch, I’ll kill you” and charged at her. She then pointed her weapon at the ceiling, turned her head and shot in the air. That scared her husband off.
But, he promptly called the police and told them that she shot the gun at him and his sons. She was taken to jail where she has been sitting ever since.
- Really, 1 in 5? Some weeks I don’t see any women on the panels… The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2012 [Women's Media Center]:
Women represented just over one-fifth (21.7%) of guests on Sunday morning news talk shows airing on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and Fox News in 2011 according to American University School of Public Affairs Women and Politics Institute.
- French election: Why is turnout so high? [BBC News Magazine]:
The turnout in the first round of the French presidential election was more than 80%. The last time that number went to the polls in the UK was 1951. Why do so many French vote?
- 1 in 2 New Graduates Are Jobless or Underemployed [Reader Supported News] And, Mitt Romney wants us to ask our parents for money for college? For such a ballyhooed businessman, he should know… the return on investment is dissipating.
- This last one is important, and I can’t stress enough the need to click, read, and PASS it on! The Charter School Borg is sucking up our public school system (“with a straw“…ahem)… Why Isn’t Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News? Where Is the Black Political Class? [Bruce A. Dixon/Black Agenda Report]
Your turn, Sky Dancers! What’s on your Read ‘n Rant list this weekend?