Anonymous Tip: Meet the Lawyer


A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisIf you remember from last week, we left off as Gwen and her father, Stan, planned to set up a meeting with a lawyer, Bill Walinski. Gwen had just received court papers asking her to present reason why her daughter, Casey, should not be removed by social services for a week for evaluation. Stan had met Bill while golfing, and so he was the first person he thought of.In the beginning of chapter three, Stan calls Bill, reminding him of t … [Read more...]

If We Can’t Come to Grips with the Past, How Are We to Grapple with the Present?


I can't be the only one who noticed this article this past week:Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students “what is bad about America.” Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools.. . .Efforts by conservative school … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Gwen Gets Served


Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesIf you remember, we left off last week when Gail Willet, the prosecutor, agreed to petition a judge to grant a temporary shelter care order that would allow Donna Corliss, the social worker, to order Gwen Landis' daughter Casey into foster care for one week for evaluation. To do this Donna has falsified both the date the anonymous tip came in, to make it sound like she investigated right away, and her findings during the investigation herself---her affidavit cl … [Read more...]

Pepper Potts in an Iron Man Suit

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By Kiery KingOriginally posted on Bridging the Gap Pepper Potts was in an Iron Man suit. The suit was keeping her alive. She couldn’t just take it off whenever she wanted to, because to do so before she was in a place to receive proper and necessary medical care would be her death. As it was, the condition that lead her to live in an Iron Man suit was complicated and treatment wasn’t easy, not even for someone close to Mr. Stark. So Pepper Potts wore an Iron Man suit. She wore it every day a … [Read more...]

Pope Tries to Have It Both Ways on Family Size


In a recent statement, Pope Francis took on couples who choose not to have children: Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worriso … [Read more...]

Anonymous Tip: Donna Makes Her Case


Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesGail tells Donna to talk to her as though she were the judge, and to make the case, and so Donna does. Remember that this is the case Donna is presenting in order to have Casey removed, and it is intentionally false on several points. So when Donna claims to be concerned about Casey's wellbeing, we have to doubt that. Donna was not pleased to learn that Gwen spanks Casey, but spanking is legal, and spanking is not the reason Donna is trying to take Casey away. S … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Duplex 11: An Open Thread


It's time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]