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Da Muse
Thursday March 24th 2005, 5:25 pm

Some writers have muses with raven tresses, diaphonous gowns, supple breasts and ruby lips. Me? I got a guy in work boots, four-day stubble, and a serious case of plumber’s crack.

His name is Murray.

Filed under: Scribbling





Kilts and Tags
Tuesday March 22nd 2005, 4:49 pm

So, I got WP’s Technorati Tag plug in going, which means I have to test it. And how better than to link to the word utilikilt?

If all goes well, this tag should show up in Technorati in a few hours.

Filed under: Complete Wastes of Time





Three-Ring Circus
Tuesday March 15th 2005, 6:36 pm

I know I’m just a guy with a website, and not a think-tank wonk or a legal scholar or a pundit. I’m just someone who grew up with Schoolhouse Rock and these cool books about the Revolutionary War and who took American History and Government and had teachers who taught. I’m probably not as qualified to comment as the people on the tube or the radio, but…

Congress makes the laws…
The President executes the laws…
And the Supreme Court interprets the laws…

So, that means if, say, someone sues the government over a law that, say, keeps them from getting married when there’s no rational reason they shouldn’t, and a court says, “Hey, you’re right! That’s unconstitutional!” and strikes that law down, then we should all dance in the streets and rejoice because, hey, the system worked, liberty for all, and freedom’s on the march. That court did its friggin’ job.

Which means, take your talk of activist judges and shove it up your ass.

Filed under: Spleen Venting





Oh, No…
Monday March 14th 2005, 1:59 pm

Oh, please, God, no.

Filed under: Politics





Say…
Friday March 04th 2005, 1:08 pm

Why is it that everyone’s excited about having Bible study classes, but no one get stoked about Constitution study unless they’re in law school? And, even then, how stoked are they?

Filed under: Complete Wastes of Time





In My Opinion, Bill O’Reilly is a Cowardly Manchild Who Has Impure Thoughts About Mideastern Food. In My Opinion.
Friday March 04th 2005, 10:29 am

I feel bad for the guy, really. His whole shtick is Moral Outrage (note the capitals), but it’s outrage over petty stuff. I would love for him to aim his Outrage at environmental rape, unfair drug laws, and the sheer incompetance of the Bush Administration, but I’d also love for the Wish Fairy to knock on my door and say, “Hi, Adam, here’s a pony and a Red Ryder BB Gun and the recipe for a green salsa that will grant you wisdom, immortality and the potency of a rhinoceros, plus it goes great with fish,” but I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting that visit from the Fairy first. It’s tough to be Outraged over Important Things, as it makes for bad television and bad syndicated columns. Mr. O’Reilly knows on which side his bread is buttered.

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Filed under: Spleen Venting