Category Archives: Abortion distortion factor

Wrestling match

They gave the movie an “R” rating — which meant the trailer could only run before “R”- rated movies and no one younger than 17 could see it without a parent’s permission. A half-dozen major music labels refused producers’ requests … Continue reading

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Clippings and Comments, 2/19/19

An American in Russia, the abortion nexus in the Ralph Northram “racism” story, Islam in America, and more. Continue reading

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Today’s ramble, 2/14/19

From loving America to the lesson of Harry Potter, clippings or ramblings from today’s reading. Continue reading

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Clippings and Comment, 2/6/19

A Trimmer Manifesto of sorts. Continue reading

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How Conservatives are deviant

How Conservatives are deviant and other cantakerous push-back. Continue reading

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When SCOTUS reverses Roe

Michael Gerson ponders “The Trumpification of the pro-life movement” and how it “exacts a price”: [I]f the overturn or revision of Roe comes, it will almost certainly return greater flexibility to states regarding the regulation of abortion. This will kindle … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Court

Whoopty-damn-do. Continue reading

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No peace I find

1 [O]ur brains did not evolve to understand the world but to survive it. Reality is software that doesn’t run well on our mental hardware, unless the display resolution is minimized. We therefore seek out stories, not because they are … Continue reading

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Tangential Miscellany

1 Riveted by the proceedings, I felt at times I should have looked away rather than play voyeur to the humiliation of two fine people — stripped of dignity and emotionally exposed before the world. Kathleen Parker. This was a … Continue reading

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Potpourri (mostly political) 9/25/18

1 I apologize if I’ve quoted this before, but I’m a retired lawyer, I’ve watched SCOTUS for decades, and I can’t stop mulling this over. Here goes: I can imagine two operative standards for a nominee in Kavanaugh’s shoes. One … Continue reading

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