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2006 October 16 — Why Now?
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Suicide Pact

When you hear someone, anyone, say: the Constitution is not a suicide pact, look out because they want to grab power.

When you read statements expressing this thought, like this from The Hill:

“None of your civil liberties matter much after you’re dead,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a former judge and close ally of the president who sits on the Judiciary Committee.

know that the individual does not believe in the Constitution of the United States.

As Barbara Ehrenreich points out in an article she wrote for The New York Times, the Declaration of Independence was, most definitely in the minds of those who signed it, a suicide pact. Those men were all subject to hanging for treason by signing the document.

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October 16, 2006   3 Comments

Anger Management

This is really tiresome, and it never goes away. Expecting anyone to put up with the “slings and arrows of outrageous” rightwingers 24-7-365 without responding is well beyond the pale. I would recommend that in the future when he comments on Miss Noonan, Mr. Wolcott should refrain from saying: “Now put a sock in it and flake off.”

Miss Noonan no doubt has a lavender scented Irish linen handkerchief with hand-crocheted pansies in the bottom of the left sleeve of her cardigan that would be much more appropriate than a sock. Consider that the sock might have once been worn by Mr. Reagan and the shock might be too much for her.

Mr. Greenwald in his article, The virtues of passion and anger, notes a number of violations of good manners that might increase one’s blood pressure and notes the good purposes to which that extra energy might be put.

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