Saturday, May 17, 2014

Who dat? (A plea to the Supreme Court (Republican) of the United States)


"Money is speech" is a concept with which I do not agree, but it is the law of the land, so there.

With this concept enshrined in law, a question arises of just who is doing the speaking and who is listening.

"Person(s) X (Y, Z) is (are) spending $125,000,000 to influence this election!" claims an email or two. Perhaps. But just where is that being spent?

Could it be that it is being spent here in the 45th District of California?  How do I know?  Someone's possibly speaking to me and if so, I don't know to whom the voice belongs. Americans for Apple Pie? The Century of America? Club for Stymied Growth?

Who runs these groups? Soros? Rove?

Who contributes those funds?

Someone's speaking to me, and I hear (metaphorically, because I read, realistically because I watch television and listen to the radio) the "voice," but I can't "see" who's doing the talking. I can't read the speaker's body language; I can't hear the nuances of the speaker's voice.  Who is this speaker?

Isn't there a word for people who hear strange voices?

Are we in danger of becoming schizophrenics?

Help us out, here, SC®OTUS.  Tell the speakers they have to identify themselves--openly, with exact spelling.

The cost of free $peach should be identification of the speaker.

Otherwise we are in danger of being turned into a nation of deafened citizens.

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Wonderful moments of "Justified"

This week the writers threw in two very funny moments in Justified.

The first one was when Tim, after jumping onto a car after a large dog had chased him said something to the effect of something coming "between me and my Calvins."

That got an immediate hoot.

The second one was when Tim and Boyd opened a scene with Boyd saying "You can challenge if you want."  They were in the middle of a Scrabble game. The juxtaposition of Scrabble with hard-scrabble Kentucky and the criminal element personified by Boys was a wonderful nugget of humor which is so often found in this very engaging television show.

Bravo writers and cast.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Eleanor McCullen--Saintly Grandmother or Harasser?

Watching Eleanor McCullen stride towards (or away from) the Supreme Court building last week, one is struck by her words, something like: "I speak with love..."

Really? Who says?  Ms McCullen?  The person seeking a legal medical procedure or someone accompanying her?

Ms McCullen's "love"--in case the Person doesn't feel it or want it or need to hear about it, what is she to do?

Not for an instant is it a question of Eleanor's right to speak her love; the question not being asked is whether or not Person has the right not to listen to Eleanor nor to have Eleanor harass her on her way to a medical appointment.

Pregnant women seeking an abortion should be protected from the Eleanor McCullens of this world. Surely the decision to seek the procedure is difficult enough without some termagant driving knives into the psyche of a woman in distress.

Eleanor might look elsewhere for a target to harass:
Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage.
Maybe Eleanor should look to nature to harry.

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