AP – “Police have arrested a 74-year-old woman who is accused of repeatedly dumping maple syrup, corn syrup, ketchup and mayonnaise into a library book drop in Idaho’s capital city. Authorities had previously issued a pair of warrants for Joy Cassidy’s arrest earlier this month after she failed to appear in court.
Orlando Sentinel – “A Longwood mom who refused to return four Gossip Girl-inspired library books because she objected to their content took them back to the public library Thursday. Tina Harden, who had withheld the books since the fall of 2008 to keep young readers from seeing them, said she returned them not because of criticism she received but because she had made people aware of the issue through media attention.”
Capital Times – “Officers subsequently figured out Rowe was using library cards that were not his to check out DVDs, which he would then apparently sell to pawn shops or music stores.”
On Cnn.com. What an unbelievably ignorant and Tom Cruise-like statement from Dr. Ronald Dworkin
“Doctors are now medicating unhappiness,” said Dworkin. “Too many people take drugs when they really need to be making changes in their lives.”
This is how stereotypes and invalid inferences are started and continued about the mentally ill. Am I better off by taking Effexor? You bet! And so are millions of others.
The only rule that is enforced on my blog is that I can’t curse. This is not normally an issue as I’m not a cusser. So, I can’t tell you the name of this article from Law.com, but do yourself a favor and read it. What a wonderful piece. If you like it, get the book. (via)