Its not all that hard for me to tear up in my dotage but I was unprepared for it to happen reading today’s local view where the Trib’s editorials are usually found. Retired Judge Carol Person, today’s guest columnist recalls a moment in the courtroom.
Vic sent me this. Pity the inexorable progress of today’s aspiring children.
This video from Fox News demonstrates that an pretty face isn’t necessarily the best qualification for interviewing an oddball with stong convictions. The Oddball is from the gay bashing, Topeka, Kansas, Westboro Church. Its nice to see Fox News advocating for the liberal side for a change.
I just read this Wash Post story that was reprinted in the DNT yesterday. Its one more bit of evidence of the division of our nation into rich and poor. Now it seems that middle class suburbs – the kind that baby boomers all remember from their youth – are disappearing. Those of us who are being sheltered by Republicans from the dreaded “death tax” are all moving behind gated barriers to exclusive neighborhoods. Those remaining in the middle class have to decide if and when they can jump accross an ever growing abyss to keep up with the quickly retreating Jones and while leaving theÂ title loanÂ and lotto dependent poor behind.
If the anti-gay marriage folks can’t do any better staking out their position than Bill Bennett does in this discussion with Jon Stewart they will eventually lose.