There are editions of this book available without this content, which the author apparently didn't want to have published. I understand the book is old and it takes controversy to get headlines, but it was a valuable document before. It's fun to run this through the mill of media commentary and controversy, but now every school district in the country has to deal with the collateral damage. I'm not sure it is worth it.
Double Huh, Pronghorn. Who is this guy? If you put many of his phrases into the internet, you can see them word for word many times. This is where college and high school kids go for easy term papers.
Sexuality in this country has been deliberately oppressed because it helps create a market for such material without ever really addressing the reason there is so much gender bias in America. Pornographic materials is almost entirely oriented toward male gratification and it has only been in the past few decades the potentials for female enjoyment of sexuality have come to the fore, much less the mechanics of attainment. Very few men are aware of the female anatomy, or are willing to spend the time learning and applying the techniques which will help a women reach and sustain the levels of intense pleasure their bodies are capable of, and which are so important to a healthy relationship. In Anne's day, she would have been like most women today, waiting for the fireworks that had already happened. Just not for her.
No, it isn't pornography. Disturbing that some few should think so.
Luckyduck, you pose a good question. I am as southern as it gets and I sort of understand but It's very hard to explain. Sort of like St. Paul's doctrine of FAITH: it takes faith to have faith. A class thing and you probably wouldn't understand. Age old snob-class effect.
For the record, my family landed in South Carolina in 1696, fought the Indians in the Colonial era, with Francis Marion in the Revolution, with the Confederacy in both major armies, built churches, schools and towns and has compiled a centuries long record of community leadership in education, civic life, culture and public health. My father pioneered marketing Charleston as a tourism and real estate destination in the 1960s and 1970s. I was born here, grew up here, graduated the honors college and law school at USC and have lived here as an adult, homeowner and community activist for 27 years since college Graduation. I therefore am, for what it is worth then and now, a South Carolinian, and I am as qualified as anyone to judge the character of a public figure which I have always understood, as was explained to me by men like James B. Edwards and other prominent "conservatives" to be an essential component of community and political leadership.
I am perfectly aware that Mark Sanford is not the first elected official who has stained the public trust here and elsewhere and failures can be found in both parties, however Sanford has not merely violated the standard, he has now redefined and lowered it.
I will not accept this. You may and more people did than did not.
However what I encountered on the street where I was doing political work for the loser was a rising attitude of disgust for the process and the candidates that can only make the next election even more bitter and unproductive, no matter who wins.
why is the south ---so against--------UNIONS -----CAN ANYONE ---EXPLAIN THAT TOO ME .......?????????????
Ok Clarkie, you are right. He voluntarily came forward and said "Please, allow me to pay back the money I stole from the hard working taxpayers." (Right after his attorney told him to - I am sure he would've simply kept it otherwise). He never lied to the public - repeatedly, cheated on his wife - repeatedly and never lectured the rest of us on "family values" - repeatedly, ugh, I am plugging my ears. The man is a proven scoundrel, a hypocrite, a liar and a thief with no ethics or morals and obviously MONUMENTAL brass balls. If I kick you in the Ass as hard as I can and then say "Oops Sorry, I transgressed", you would of course say "Bless you, my child, no problem" and turn the other cheek for another boot, right Clarkie? I am a registered Republican and just can not bring myself to admire him or believe a word he says (Based on his poor track record). What is really a shame is that we could not come up with a better candidate then this proven thief and known liar. Mark Sanford has not worn a Jacket for many years! Hamilton is right.
@bluesbrrd actually restitution happens more often than not in the criminal justice system and in return the charges are dismissed.
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