Sunday, March 16, 2014
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Monday, November 22, 2010
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Sure. Family, food, shelter, health & wealth, the NFL
But what about Misgivings? When do we set aside a day just for that?
Friday, October 1, 2010
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Friday night on the west side of Tallahassee. Cool autumn temps. Respite from
the work week.
When pigs fly.
All-Seeing-Eye in the sky. Copper chopper. RotoDeputy. I'm caught in the web of student and minority
Essential rhetorical device: How long would these
things last if flown over the nice part of town?
My inner civil libertarian
is appalled, of course. A very close second, however, is the ire of my outer Joe Taxpayer. I do not wish to hear the plaints
in the coming round of flat-to-slashed budgeting when this money-burning idiocy goes on.
Pardon me while I go take my Lipitor.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Pass The
U.S. Senate mismanaged to punt the debate. I'm aware of and abhor the great harm and injustice this policy and its predecessors bring about.
Personally and in my own experience of the American character -- current and past -- I think we've shown ourselves
to prefer Don't Ask, Don't Tell in most everything. On its own, that's a bad thing. But there's already an implied third element
to DADT: Don't Ask, Don't Tell, but if we do or you do we're really going to reveal how stupid we are.
With an alternative, explicit added clause, we'd
have a winner.
addition would be Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Doesn't Matter.
However, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Hand Over The Chips, works just as well.
I kind of like Don't Ask, Don't Tell,
What's That Smell.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Baseball and politics
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Every baseball team is going to win (roughly) 60 games and lose 60 games. It's what the team does in the remaining 42 games
that distinguishes a champion from a chump.
Every major-party candidate for public office is going to automatically get (roughly) 40 percent of the vote and fail to have
a chance at another 40 percent of the vote. It's what the candidate does to win over the remaining 20 percent that is the
difference between an office holder and a loser.
What I can't figure out is if it's the Republicans or the Democrats
who have the designated hitter rule in place.
All in all, I prefer baseball.