Originally published June 12, 2013; formatting updated A bit of background about why I found this article so so so funny… . Yesterday I had occasion to learn a bit about Joseph Warren, who among other things, helped craft the Suffolk Resolves of 1774 which denounced Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. Paul Revere carried
I have been hopefully– wishful thinkingly– thinking that I’d vote Libertarian. Pardon my language for just one minute but… How the hell do you take a moment in time when a serious advocate of Liberty and Freedom might have made a point or two– might have perked up and ear or two as Good Old
It will be a cold supper again. More as the story develops. In other news, I ran a stop sign on my way home from Starkvegas this morning. And now I’m going to violate federal law by using this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. AND THEN I’m gonna replace that burnt out
I touched on our particular circumstances the other day. Rest in Peace, Nana. If you are a praying sort, please pray for Jordan and his family. I knew her only through Daughter C and the J-Man. Sometimes, things just don’t align. I wish I’d known her personally. And I wish the J-Man and Tony had
“About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very
“… and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to separation.” R.E.S.P.E.C.T. #Independence Day
You know what just hit me? “When it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another” is something that happens in the course of human events. It’s nothing new. It happens from time to time. #Independence Day!
Shop starts selling meat in pounds and ounces after Britain voted to leave the EU The rational side of my brain appreciates the virtues of 10– the decimal system. I especially like that 1 cubic centimeter of water at some particular pressure = 1 ml of water = 1 gram. Very nice. But I also like
As a recent editorial in Der Spiegel put it, Brits “have an inner independence that we Germans lack, in addition to myriad anti-authoritarian, defiant tendencies.” http://www.wsj.com/articles/brexit-a-very-british-revolution-1466800383?tesla=y Ha ha. Der Spiegel. Ha ha. (And I mock this as someone of very recent German decent.) I was at an informal meeting of the intelligentsia of Starkvegas this evening.
From the Introduction: The most valuable lesson to be learned by American youth from the history of the mother country is the worth of liberty, civil and religious. And now, back to Friday. Wait. What? “I want it! I want it! Can I have it? Can I? Can I? I want to learn!! GIMME GIMME
And also… And finally… (though not the “And finally…” that the folks at Powerline do)… Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures ~~ *This is what– in part– Longfellow said about The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every
Mr. Big Food tells me that it’s a Craig Claiborne recipe. If you are a Mississippian– even a transplanted one– who likes food but doesn’t know who Craig Claiborne is, you are ignorant. See how easy that is? What was the harm in that?* Anyway– this is what Mr. Big Food and I will enjoy for dinner