Virginia


I have a confession.  Airport Security is something I grudgingly bear.  I can see why most of the precautions are taken, but really I think many precautions are knee jerk reactions that don’t really make us safer.  I sometimes think they are put in place to make us feel safe after a major terrorism scare and don’t actully make us safer.

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Yesterday, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine pardoned Virginia’s only convicted witch.  Yes, 300 years ago, Grace Sherwood was accused of witchery.  She was thrown into the Lynnhaven River with her thumbs tied to her feet..and she floated.  She served seven years in jail before she was released and now, thanks to the Governor, she’s been pardoned. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/11/AR2006071101218.html