Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Progressive Dictionary of Received Ideas

Abortion: Refer to as “choice.” Women should always have a right to this. Anti-Communism: Always couple this term with “hysteria.” Arms Race: Speak in superior tones about “apes on a treadmill.” Arts: Should be supported by the government. Assassin: All … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

Thursday was a very rough day for our household. Poor Titan! I didn’t think that his age, condition, and general aversion to travel boded well for his making it down to Texas and, sadly, he died along the way and … Continue reading

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The Glorious Fourth

Happy Independence Day! The United States: for all its faults, for me the most dear. And let us not forget one of the grievances in the Declaration of Independence: He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither … Continue reading

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Goodbye to a Good Guy

Titan died this afternoon. Prudence was driving him, Lacey and Silver down from Cincinnati to Houston. They reached Mississippi when the air conditioner in the van went out, punctured by a foreign object. Prudence stopped, got ice and a cooler, … Continue reading

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An Idiot Speaks

Silly expatriate Gwyneth Paltrow disses her native country once more: In a new interview which is sure to irk her best friend Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow has criticised Americans for allowing their Blackberries to interfere with family life. Hailing her ‘second … Continue reading

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