The appeals court said that when the jury asked the trial judge if a woman could withdraw her consent after the start of sex, the jury should have been told she could not. The ruling said the law is not ambiguous and is a tenet of common-law.
Yes, you heard it right. Once a woman has consented to “intercourse,” according to a Maryland appellate court, she has no right to change her mind after penetration has occurred.
Archive for October 2006
A commentary and link on elections, carbon trading, and civilizational collapse.
(Googling the term “skull fuck” will yield 2,290,000 links.)
The New Republic‘s recently fired editor, Spencer Ackerman claims that his drift to the left is what caused his firing, and no one here is likely to find that surprising. But that is not the topic here. The topic is how Acker-MAN said it.
This blog stops through Mexico from time to time, because there are momentous things happening there. While George Bush and his allies in both parties approve the US Aparthied wall along the Mexican border, Oaxacenos turning over the stale earth to plant the seed of revolution.
The last time there were large numbers of African Americans in the Republican Party was before the FDR Era. There was a reason for that, two reasons actually. First, the Republican Party was still seen as the party of Lincoln, the party of manumission. Second, the Democratic Party proudly claimed the title “Party of White Supremacy” well into the 20th Century.
from Yolanda Carrington
In off the chain GOP newsâ€¦I kinda thought that the Republicans were desperate to turn out the vote this election, but I donâ€™t think The Onion could have dreamed up the shit Iâ€™m about to tell you now. Apparently a GOP PAC financed by a white billionaire named J. Patrick Rooney is running radio ads targeting African Americans. No surprise there, right? But just listen to some of these ads at the site Vote our Values (click on the link titled â€œListen to the Adsâ€ at the homepage). The spot transcribed below on abortion is titled â€œDonâ€™t Go There,â€ and is scripted as a conversation between two men.
When I was 18 I worked in a pub, and, one evening, the landlord and his son tried to rape me. Somehow I managed to get away. I didn’t report the incident to the police because, back in 1980, it was widely recognised that women who reported a sexual assault were usually seen as liars. I imagined that the police would have grilled me on why I was upstairs with two men (I was taking a sneaky break and sharing a cigarette with the son), and why I had been drinking (I had had half a pint of lager). For years afterwards, while campaigning against rape and other crimes as a founder of the group Justice for Women, I bitterly regretted not reporting my attackers. My overwhelming feeling was guilt. What if they succeeded next time?
So it has come to this: Nineteen days before the midterm elections, President Bush flew here to champion the reelection of a congressman who last year settled a $5.5 million lawsuit alleging that he beat his mistress during a five-year affair.
Here it is, 2 1/2 weeks from another election, and all those questions posed by the left have re-emerged.
To some he is a champion of the poor and the powerless; to others he is a ruthless dictator. He is often dismissed as a relic, yet many revere him as a saviour. He is Cuban President, Fidel Castro.
FIDEL covers forty years of the Cuban Revolution and provides a unique opportunity to consider the life of one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time.
(from the web site of film-maker Estela Bravo) . . . the Friday Film Review is Back