Lies, Damn Lies, and Pentagon Lies

The fun has started.

For some time we have known that the reason the alleged RepubLIEcans running the country don’t care about deficits is the Norquist Principle: by bankrupting the federal government they will have all the justification they need to end both Democratic programs and, by extension, the Democratic party.

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A Paean to Small Joys

Let us sing the praises of small joys, of everyday joys, of the little blessings so often missed and ignored: — Of independent coffeehouses, in old buildings with wooden floors, with classical music playing on the CD player and young people with dreadlocks behind the counter. — Of independent bookstores right next door, full to … Read more

Ethics versus Morals

As we prepare for the inauguration and reflect on recent and current events, we may find benefit in the comparison of ethics versus morals. Morals, according to the dictionary, is “concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action.” And when it comes to judgment, the current crop of Bushites certainly excel, … Read more

Cliches Become Truth

One of my interests is sports — but only certain sports. College football, college basketball, pro football; that’s about it. As for team, that’s easy: Tennessee Tech (alma mater), Tennessee (grew up there), Louisville (live here), Kentucky (live here too). I follow Indiana to some extent, just because it’s close by. So, today was pretty … Read more