I just finished reading Joseph Plummer’s novel Leaving the Illusion. I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, once I started reading, I just kept going and finished it in one night. It gave me the feeling of a cross between The Celestine Prophesy and a Philip K. Dick story. The former
Category: Politics and Law
At some point in your life, if you’ve been paying attention, you discover the meanings hidden in the stories and idioms of your childhood. For example, I’d used the idiom “burning the candle at both ends” for a good chunk of my life before I finally realized “ends” referred to
Oh, lots of lawyers are now debating whether or not mandating vaccination is constitutional. They are either fools, or in on it. As I’ve pointed out before, the constitution is a list of rules written by men. It exists as a means to guide people who are unable to understand
In September of 2019 it started. I already had an inkling about what was going on, even then. But, of course, I had no idea just how far and how fast it would go. And even now, nobody is really talking about it – or if they are, they are
If you live alone on a desert island you have no need of rights. To you, they are meaningless. You do, however, have responsibilities. These are things you must do if you are to continue living. You have no choice in the matter. These rules are inextricably linked to your
Wow, you have some nerve lady.
I recently had a Facebook encounter with someone who objected to the use of the terms right to life and right to property because he felt these terms confused people into thinking that they had a right to life in the sense that if they couldn’t manage it, someone else
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~George Santayana I must admit I’m having a difficult time suffering fools lately. People think these differences in politics amount to a difference of opinion. “Let’s agree to disagree,” they say. But it’s much more like someone saying 2+2=5
Yes, this is still the no-so-Weekly Word. But this word will pretty much define 2013 if only because it is one of the words that the great mass of unwashed people totally misunderstand. It is also a word you will hear bandied about by fools who imagine that if only
I’m sooooooo bored. Honestly. If you are wondering why I don’t write much, this is largely the reason. That, and the fact that I am a perfectionist writing about deep philosophical issues. But largely, I’m bored. And the reason is this. After a while you realize that for a lot
I saw them again yesterday. Affluent kids standing at the supermarket exit holding buckets to collect cash from shoppers as they leave the store. The signs that adorn those buckets read “Support [insert name of town or public high school] Crew”… or Football, Soccer, Hockey, or Lacrosse…. Sometimes they want
Found this one posted on the blog at Liberty Conspiracy (be sure to check out the radio show!). Just too, too, too funny.
Back in January I wrote a post about how it matters who gets elected even when that person is a liar or is powerless to change anything, because it tells you something about the philosophy and the maturity of the people who vote. The video I posted a few days
Two small examples of why New Jersey ranks 49 on the freedom scale and New York ranks 50.