Stones on wild hill (NH) remain a puzzle:
As cold and lonely as the winter sky, the standing stones atop Burnt Hill have snagged the imagination of fiction writers and generations of blueberry pickers. But who erected them, and why, remains a mystery. All told, 21 stones, some weighing 300 to 500 pounds, have been jammed into the bedrock on the 1,855-foot high knoll in the state's wild northwest corner.
For the past five years, about a half-dozen members of the New England Antiquities Research Association, working weekends and winters, have been mapping and
puzzling over the stones. So far, the group has come up with more questions than answers, said Colgate Gilbert III, an amateur historian from Spofford, N.H., who heads the project.
They are not the first to wonder. H.P. Lovecraft, who summered here in the 1920s, also fell under the spell of the stones. According to local lore, the master of New England tales of the supernatural used the Heath stones to set the opening scene for his story “The Dunwitch Horror”.
[T]hey appear to point to the surrounding mountains, capturing such celestial events as the solstice sunrise and movements of the moon in the rugged teeth of New England's high peaks.
- - - Read more at The Telegram.com. Very interesting stuff! If anyone can find any pics, please let me know!
Integrity-deficient Hacks at the Washington comPost get Bitch-slapped by Carville:
"A Whitewater Farewell, at Last" said Robert Ray's "angry denunciation" of President Clinton for his criticism of the Kenneth Starr investigation was justified, but it conveniently forgot to remind readers that it was Mr. Starr's written opinion for the the D.C. Circuit Court that in 1987 overturned a million-dollar libel verdict against The Post.
Though loyalty is a wonderful virtue, it should have its limits -- especially when it collides with other ethical obligations. The Post's fawning editorial treatment of Mr. Starr over the years is a disgrace.
- - Read the whole beautiful letter Here.
"aggressively dumb" - the whore right-wing/media:
[Bernard "Whiny Gasbag"] Goldberg also hasn't a clue about the trend in which the three older networks have been losing market share. Their dominance has been smashed into fragments in which cable players like Chris Matthews and Bill O'Reilly exert a shrillness disproportionate to the size of their audiences.
Matthews yells aggressively while O'Reilly promotes a vision of America that has been described as aggressively dumb. And if O'Reilly's boss, Rupert Murdoch, the youthful Marxist turned aging right-wing zealot, isn't the most powerful media titan in America, it's not because he doesn't pretend to be.
- - - Robert Reno in Newsday
Today in History:
1827 composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna.
1886 A 'fish-shaped' craft with 10 or so occupants was seen flying over Galisteo, New Mexico by a railway official and two friends.
1892 poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, N.J. I think the city went downhill right after.
1942 Nazis began sending Jews to Auschwitz
1971 East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
1979 the Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.
1992 A judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant. (Tyson ended up serving three years, and went on to abuse more people).
- - Yahoo, Rotton.com, ForteanTimes
Need more coffee!!! Be back soon.