New Patch on Old Cloth?

October 30, 2010

(Or do I just want to teach an old dog an old trick?)

The Constitution originally provided that, while the members of the House of Representatives would be elected directly by the people, members of the Senate would be chosen by state legislatures.  This part of the Constitution remained unchanged for most of our country’s history.  Then, about a hundred years ago, the Seventeenth Amendment made senators directly elected, like congressmen. Read the rest of this entry »

A Thousand Whatevers

October 24, 2010

In this special pictorial edition of “Good Lines”, I post some things I saw and thought were funny and have been meaning to post.

Please Prepay in Advance

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Lawyerly Love

October 21, 2010

"for and in consideration of Love and Affection"

. . . for and in consideration of 
       LOVE AND AFFECTION      ,
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged . . . .

No Comment

October 18, 2010

All toddlers dispatch their feces with kind words!”

Happy Columbus Day!

October 11, 2010

Thomas Bowden, author of The Enemies of Christopher Columbus, makes a good argument against the pathological pessimism (not to say self-hatred) that has crept into our culture.  (I’m not at a computer where I can listen to that link and double-check; so I’m going by what I remember hearing on the radio this morning.)

See also today’s Human Events editorial on the subject.

Here’s an Idea

October 10, 2010

Liberals, let’s make a deal:  No conservative will have an opinion on employment, labor markets, or economics until he has experienced being an employee, at least once, and no liberal will have an opinion on such things until he has experienced being an employer.

Band Name

October 10, 2010

I think Conditional Parking Lane would be a good name for a band.