ADDING TO THE MANY WOES besieging this sick planet is the worrisome opinion of tolerance expert Morris Dees of the respected Southern Poverty Law Center who fears “racial violence will not go away.” In his recent newsletter Dees wrote, “Just when I thought another lynching would never take place, I was shocked to learn that a black man was brutally murdered in Jackson, Miss. by a white man.”
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE SAFE ALL THE TIME but it is possible to prevent being a victim by using common sense and advice from police professionals who know the drill. Their experience with thieves, robbers, muggers and carjackers has provided them with tools to help us avoid injury and death in emergency situations.
EIGHT CAREER WOMEN met for lunch and sisterhood and laughs at RL, and we chatted away about gossip, love, who-is-sleeping-with-whom, the death of a dear friend, how to keep warm, and the latest health news — onions and mushrooms are the best. Someone mentioned that some presidential candidates are against abortion even in cases of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is at risk.
VALENTINE’S DAY BRINGS AN EVALUATION of Cupid’s job performance, and sadly, the naked little slacker should be fired! Not only are fewer people getting married, love affairs crash and burn and if romance is in the air, it is ‘lover beware.’
FOR THREE YEARS we used this line as an icebreaker at parties, “There are no honest lawyers.” Nobody ever disagreed.
TARTED-UP TYKES on TV in shows like Toddlers & Tiaras turn our tummy. Dressing up little girls and training them to wiggle, strut and make sexually suggestive moves as they sing and dance to win trophies is sick, sick, sick. Who can forget the ill-fated beauty pageant princess JonBenet Ramsey, killed in her home? Her murderer has never been caught and early rumors that her parents were in some way guilty have been discarded. JonBenet’s prancing and gyrating on stage, dressed as a sexy cowgirl, attracted a killer. Can sick, sexy kiddie pageants cause more deaths?