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What I hope I'm remembering correctly from the 1970s episodes of Doctor Who with Elisabeth Sladen is that as Sarah Jane, she had her own mind. She was no doormat and she was easily the most action-oriented person on the show, especially when The Doctor would be wavering and the Brigadier would be dithering and Harry would be... Harry. She was there, moving things forward.

And NO, she was NOT "in love" with The Doctor. Sarah Jane craved adventure, the open road, and in that, who better to travel with than The Doctor--? Sarah Jane wasn't about any of that romantic mumbo-jumbo, she was seeking truth, and justice--! She was exactly who was needed to bring the show a more modern sensibility, to show the world what women can do if given -- or even if they take -- half a chance! They can rule the world.

NYTimes response to criticism!

March 11, 2011, 1:58 pm
Gang Rape Story Lacked Balance
By Arthur S. Brisbane
Public Editor's Journal by Arthur S. Brisbane

The story quickly climbed The Times's "most emailed" list but not just because of the sensational facts of the crime involved. "Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town," published on Tuesday, reported the gang rape by 18 boys and men of an 11-year-old girl in the East Texas town of Cleveland.

The viral distribution of the story was, at least in part, because of the intense outrage it inspired among readers who thought the piece pilloried the victim.

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Response to NYTimes Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town --

This story has had me shaking with anger for the last couple of days. I can't believe this town is looking at this 11-year-old girl who may have been assaulted by as many as 28 teen boys and men in an abandoned house and trailer and saying she was asking for it. At 11?! 11!? If it's forced sexual contact, it's rape. Period! And OMG, as a friend and I were discussing, who FILMS such a thing?! This is the stuff nightmares are made of. And apparently there's pictures, too. All this has floated among the student bodies of the middle school the girl and one of the boys attends and the high school that four of the boys attend on their cell phones for months.

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Your Soul is Taurus

You are warmhearted and loving. You truly care about every single person in your life.

You are loyal... probably to a fault. You are patient, and you don't give up on anyone!

You are tenacious and determined. You certainly won't take "no" for an answer.

You can be a bit self-indulgent at times, but you deserve it. No one works as hard as you do.

Since Michael will kinda sorta be a part of this year's Super Bowl today via the performance of "Thriller" on the show, Glee, set to follow the game... (thanks to Old School House Heads on Facebook for digging up the clip!)



ValsadieFave2010 - http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EC8A9936A3127032
Playlist of favorite dance songs and videos from 2010!

MISSING because Sony snatched it from YouTube is video edit to the Wideboys remix of Happiness by Alexis Jordan.

MISSING because it wasn't widely distributed enough is the 3D version of the video to Scream by Kelis.
MISSING because of the same reason is the video to Brave by Kelis.
(But really they're missing from the YouTube playlist because commercials for, say, air freshener, really wreck up the flow--! Jeez!!)

The YouTube video below is 2010's most brilliant cover version of a hit song!

Axwell ft Errol Reid – Nothing But Love #valsadiesymbolismvid2010 Just gonna say it references that Ted Neely movie...
Hanson - Thinking 'Bout Somethin' #valsadiefunvid2010 Recognize the tambourine player ;-)?