Monthly Archives: April 2011

Not Quite As Perfect as We Might Wish

Edith Readers know that I’m an ACLU fan.  I’ve encouraged donations to their efforts (I made a non-trivial contribution last year myself).  I think highly of their defense of civil liberties.  And I think that, over all, they remain on … Continue reading

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The War on Travel

Brooke & Erin 6-8 After following several threads of this story for some time, I’ve concluded:  the United States Government is engaged — wittingly or unwittingly — in a concerted War on Travel.  More precisely, a War on the Right … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart on the Birth Certificate

For those wishing to see Jon Stewart’s excellent commentary on the Obama birth certificate “non-shell” non-event, it’s here: http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/wed-april-27-2011-bernie-sanders?xrs=share_copy

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Where is Kafka …

Edith … when we need him most? Article yesterday in The NY Times detailing how attorneys representing Guantanamo detainees risk accusation of and prosecution for misuse of classified documents if they read the Guantanamo documents recently released via WikiLeaks.  So, … Continue reading

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Just a Little Addition …

Catie at the Wall 4 … to the long list of violations. First, read the blog entry by Susie Castillo, former Miss USA, about her experiences with TSA, and then this commentary and analysis that discusses experiments dating back to … Continue reading

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The Victory of Reason

Body Viewpoint 6-2b My wife, out of no particular piety yet believing I give rather short shrift to Christianity and its value to Western culture, if not the world, purchased for me the book, The Victory of Reason — How … Continue reading

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A Scintilla of Hope

Brooke’s Portrait 17 A Muslim woman who was detained, handcuffed, separated from her daughter, her car searched, and otherwise violated by U.S. Immigration officials at a Buffalo, N.Y./Canada border crossing, has been given the green light by the U.S. Court … Continue reading

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Laughing at Mormons

Donna 9-1 A nice column by David Brooks Friday, “Creed or Chaos,” that both extols the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, and takes a turn, on that Good Friday, on the serious question of the relationship between faith, … Continue reading

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Ashley & Brandi 2-20 (Some of what I write below has already been recounted, but as you’ll see it bears repetition for good reasons.) As a child, some of my fondest memories are of visits to Ovid, Michigan, and my … Continue reading

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Mei’s Tattoos 1-21 For readers who have not yet ordered a hard copy of my book on Section 2257,  A Photographer’s Guide to Section 2257, Lulu is offering a discount that you can apply to its purchase. Enter coupon code … Continue reading

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