Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gay Marriage ‘Issues’ — A Flashback

Fifteen years ago this last July, Vermont became the first state in the country to allow and accept civil unions as a legal entity, an arrangement which no doubt served as a prime motivator in the movement to ‘legalize’ gay … Continue reading

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Of “They” and “Them” and “Those”

“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is  the first duty of intelligent men.” (George Orwell) ****** Antonin Scalia, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, is currently the longest-serving Associate Justice on … Continue reading

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“Ecrasez l’infame”

“Écrasez l’infame.” (Voltaire) Sometimes I run across stuff that makes me mad. Like this, for example: And here are a half-dozen-plus-two of similar ilk, each and all of which express nonsense that apparently is, this day, acceptable to both the … Continue reading

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Shade, and Sun

Had I not seen the Sun I could have borne the shade . . . (Emily Dickinson) First, the shade — and yes, it’s hard to bear sometimes: I’ll be brief. “Brief” seems a blessing, actually, once you read the … Continue reading

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Trumpery

He preached upon “Breadth” till it argued him narrow — The Broad are too broad to define And of “Truth” until it proclaimed him a Liar — The Truth never flaunted a Sign – (Emily Dickinson) Courtesy of Dictionary.com: trumpery … Continue reading

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