In my last post, I questioned why militias are permitted to roam the country freely, leaving mayhem — and kidnapping plots — in their wakes, with just a few individual arrests here and there. Now comes my bafflement at the fact that the Democrats, given myriad opportunities to call, “Foul!” have remained silent. It passesContinue reading “Another “WHY?” Question”
“There is no right in any state for groups of individuals to arm themselves and organize either to oppose or augment the government.” – Mary B. McCord, legal director for Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and a visiting professor; she was the acting assistant attorney general for national security at the DepartmentContinue reading “Manly Men with Guns”
A wise, veteran blogger who I follow has me sitting back, shaking my head in admiration at his post today. Professor William J. Astore has an almost uncanny ability to discern and extract basic truths which are staring us in the face, but which no one else has yet articulated. His latest observation is thatContinue reading ““It’s the End of the World as We Know It””
Way back in the mid-20th century, it used to be a given among most people that the things they did would have outcomes for which they were responsible. If they made a mistake, they dealt with the fallout. If they were careless, they paid the price; maybe they grumbled, but they paid. Now, of course,Continue reading “Simple Equation: Actions ==> Consequences”
As a woman, I owe Ruth Bader Ginsburg a huge debt. She’s usually not spoken of in the same breath as Gloria Steinem, but she probably did as much as or more than Steinem for women’s equality. Her early work was with the ACLU, and then she began on the cause to which she devotedContinue reading “The Passing of Justice”
With a few notable exceptions (Johnny Carson and Audrey Hepburn being two of them), most celebrities are extroverts. They crave the spotlight and they shine in it. They like to be surrounded by other people, and are happiest when they have a lot going on. Their philosophy is, “The more the merrier!” This approach toContinue reading “The I’s Have It”
I’ve never been a big fan of large power boats, even when I lived on a resort island and was surrounded by them all summer. Instead, my dream was always to own a smallish sailboat. There were two sail regattas in the lake every July and August. What’s unique about a sailboat race? The vesselsContinue reading “Why the Need for Speed?”
One afternoon when I was 12 or 13, my brother and I were riding our bikes in our neighborhood when my dad happened to be driving home from work. From the top of a street with a steep incline, he saw us tearing down the hill, zigzagging from one side of the road to theContinue reading “Take Me to the Pilot”
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give aContinue reading “The Orange-ophile Psyche?”
I had a request to outline my views on the paranormal in my blog, eclectic as it is, so I’m taking a short break from current events, and this post is for you, Linda. I can’t say that I have personally witnessed any kind of apparition, rattling chains, frigid zones, or things that go “bump”Continue reading ““…More Things in Heaven and Earth…””
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