The blog Negrophile points to a neat Indianapolis Star article that tells of an amazing experience enjoyed by 900 local public-school kids who spent a day seeing Civil War history face-to-face.
And funnywoman Margaret Cho — I long to have her children — spent a day visiting Dallas’ fascinating Conspiracy Museum. In a 10/20 blog entry, the notorious one talks about her time the museum and its connection to a Camelot that never really was.
In my own trek through the blogroll, I found a new color scheme enlivening my buddy Will Parker’s Channeling Cupertino — nice job! And Will speaks for me — big time — when he disses commercial FM radio. (By the way, here’s a great, kynd alternative to ClearChannel crap — our own Grateful Dread Radio.
Over at Open Source Politics, Loren Webster has a warning: The Clean Water Act is in danger — and so are US waterways and wetlands… and wildlife… and drinking water. Ah, those compassionate conservatives in the Bush Gang. God bless Loren, he offers some activist advice too.
Found some terrible news at Ms. Musings: After only five months on the job, Patricia Ireland was sacked from her post as CEO of the YWCA. The firing, which Ireland says came without notice, may be the result of pressure from right-wing groups. Can’t say I am surprised. Many fundies damn near plotzed back in May, when the group originally called the Young Women’s Christian Association hired the queer former head of the National Organization of Women as its leader. But I can say I am pissed.
And next, some mixed-emotion news: Terri Schiavo, who has been in a vegetative state for 13 years, is receiving nutrition again. Acting on orders from Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a hospital began rehydrating the brain-damaged woman today, six days after her feeding tube was removed in one of the nation’s longest and most bitter right-to-die battles. ExGay Watch has some interesting discussion on the vitriolic tussle between Schiavo’s husband and the parents so determined to keep their daughter alive.
Finally: The late-term abortion ban, already OKed by the US House, has been passed by the Senate. I am anti-abortion but ardently pro-choice — yes, that is possible. And I have a sense that this bill, which Shrub likely will sign into law — will means second-class status for women.