Tag Archives: Second Amendment Remedies

We Kill Traitors

Things hadn’t settled down the day after Donald Trump said that if Hillary Clinton became president she’d get rid of the Second Amendment, or the judges she appointed would – which neither could do, as amending the Constitution to remove … Continue reading

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That Deadly Aside

Characters in Shakespeare plays should make asides. Hamlet should mutter what a fool Polonius is – the audience needs to know what Hamlet is really thinking – but politicians should avoid such things. They need to stay on message. Random … Continue reading

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Defining Crazy

On Monday night, before the first of the Republican presidential debates on Thursday night, CNN listed what you need to know about this debate – which is on Fox News. CNN will host one later – but what you need … Continue reading

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Assessing Toxicity

It’s a free country. You can express any political position you’d like, within certain limits. You cannot call for the violent overthrow of the government, or maybe you can. When Sharron Angle was running against Harry Reid out in Nevada … Continue reading

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What We’re Talking About

We’ve all been in long arguments when both parties suddenly discover that they’re talking about entirely different things – your angry wife suddenly realizes you’re talking about Emma Goldman, not her mother. Use too many pronouns and that can happen … Continue reading

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Calling the Professional Organization of English Majors

Garrison Keillor likes to poke gentle and oddly generous fun at all sorts of things – dour Lutherans and film noir detectives, in the Adventures of Guy Noir – as he has a fondness for useless and clueless but good … Continue reading

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The Only Animal That Explains Things

It’s an open question as to whether animals think – every dog owner seems to think his dog thinks. It sure looks like it. But dogs have evolved into being good mimics – it affords them regular meals, served just … Continue reading

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