"Language" and Censorship Links ("Freedom of Speech ... Just Watch What You Say." And think.)


Regardless of your position on capital punishment, NOBODY wants the innocent executed. Studies have demonstrated that one in seven people sent to death row are later proven innocent, and more innocent people are being sent to death row every year. Since capital punishment was reinstated in 1973, 86 death row prisoners nationwide have been found to be innocent - at least eight as a result of DNA evidence. These prisoners spent an average of seven years on death row before proving their innocence. Meanwhile, the time between the average capital conviction and execution is eight years. Given drastic new restrictions on prisoner appeals resulting from the Congress' 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and similar state legislation, this timeframe is only expected to shorten.
Click HERE to go to the Constitution Project. Click HERE to go to the ACLU page. Click HERE to learn more about HR 3623 and SR 2073 to

SUPPORT HR 3623 by contacting the House Judiciary Committee
(202-225-3951; 225-7682 fax); locate and email your Representative.
SUPPORT SR 2073 by contacting the Senate Judiciary Committee
(202-224-5225; 224-9102 fax); locate and email your Senator.
URGE President Clinton to support a federal moratorium!
Smail: Office of the President/1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW/Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414; FAX: 456-2461
Email: president@whitehouse.gov

Ask the good Doctor!
That nutty, wacky, Crazy English Langauge
The funny words in the margins of Douglas Coupland's Generation X
And then again, there's criticism available of Coupland's oeuvre, such as it is....
Coupland's eulogy, Gen-X-cide.
Finally, the Dougster's homepage.
You may need a Northern Brit to explain this over a "broon ale," lassie/laddo!
How to Write Good, Like I!
Big fun with words at Word Play! Lots of cool ways to goof with language!
Also great fun is the anagram site!
Further nuttiness available at the Dialectizer! (Try "dialectizing" your homepage!)
Why, in fact, DID the chicken cross the road? Let's ask the experts....
This is listed as "The Language of the Hip." Yo: Who am I to argue...?
"A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is but a sigh," but this is getting real!
Kinda Rated-Z critic Joe Bob Briggs worries (well, no) about kids getting all sexed up.
A page from a real-live Louisville hippie! Groovy! (GREAT links!)
"Exon me," she cried....
The Onion is so funny it just makes you cry.
Good, smart online writing is well-appreciated: Michael Kinsley's Slate.
Look, Ethel! Wonderful press for a great book, SurferGrrrls!
The Corporation is clever! (And has fun icons to rip off.)
Now look what's happened.... I've been "linked to" Pug, an underground e-zine.
c. jones' wonderful tribute titled "America's Pride" gracefully takes McLean's "American Pie" to GenX....
Jesse Sheidlower's Word of the Day.
"U Oughta Know" ... Better. Sound just like Alanis with this Random Lyric Generator!

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