Boo Hoo Hoo

It’s a measure of a man’s sanity when attacked to take up the sword while still wishing for the plow. Those who become obstinately wedded to either tool probably don’t need to buy any green bananas. For my own purposes, I’d just as soon write a blog about travel, health, or hydrangeas. But I have…

Zero Greater Than Three

I’m sure most of you have read about California’s ballot initiative to split itself into three distinct soviet republics. Or three administrative favelas. Or Mexican cartels…or something. The truth is I really don’t care how many pieces they smash their petri dish into, so long as the shards land on someone else’s side of the…

A Hard Bargain

This article describes a recent sex survey. Whether the results can in any way be considered scientific I highly doubt, though they are interesting nonetheless. Some of the specific findings are that 44% of Americans have had a workplace affair and 14% have had sex at their physical worksite. Both numbers are startlingly high to…

Hope and Change

One of the points I’ve continually reiterated is that a political or social proposition must work both ways to be a principle. If it only works one way, then it is merely an attack. If raysis is bad and only white people are raysis, then raysis is just a racial club and should be dismissed…

Whistle While You Work

“This is a very nice door. Can you use it to go in and out?” I was about to ask my realtor that question while house-hunting a few years ago, but felt a little sheepish wondering if it might be a dumb question. So while she wasn’t looking I tried it myself. In…out. Out…in. Yes,…

Right, Now Go

Unless a bayonet is in their back, people are typically not compelled to observe another man’s pieties. That’s frequently a shock to those other men. I’m reminded of a personal example from when a few friends convened to sit on the back patio exaggerating old stories while oppressing women and blacks in the background. One…

All Rise

As a brief companion to the prior post… I frequently ridicule the court, as it is populated by such pompous star-gazers. But the truth is they have an impossible chore before them. The constitution was written for a homogeneous society of high trust and personal responsibility. It does not function in anything else. Because it…

Masterpiece Courtshop

Those of you not dazzled by Anthony Kennedy’s meanderings may not have read his majority opinion in the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court decision. But being promiscuously dazzled, I did. The decision itself was a masterpiece courtshop of legal cowardice. Though that being on the far positive side of the Kennedy continuum I won’t spend…

Keeping it Real

Because eyes are too subtle as virtue conveyances, it can be said that bumper stickers have become the windows to a liberal soul. I always make an effort of reading the latest adhesive graffiti splayed across the rear of Volvos and Priuses. After all, the owners of those vehicles have taken pains to advertise their…