Waltz In Exile

OSWF* – May 2012


That is all.**


*Obscure Scots Word Friday.***

**Except for footnotes, I mean.

***It’s totally a thing.****

****A thing I made up a couple of years ago, but still – a thing.


2 September 2009, 4:46 pm
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I can’t believe it. I can’t believe I have to believe it.  It’s happening again. Continue reading


Live free or die, bitches.  LIVE FREE OR DIE.

If anyone wonders what my underlying philosophy on this is, Ruth Benedict said it first and better than I ever will (from Primitive Freedom, 1942):

… liberty is the one thing no man can have unless he grants it to others.

I don’t just do this because I love Bronson and Sam. I do this because I love my own liberty, as well.

6 May 2009, 6:26 pm
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Yesterday, the Maine House voted 89-57 to allow same sex couples to marry.

Today, the Maine Senate passed — by a vote of 21-13 — to allow same sex couples to marry.

Today (yep, the same day!) Maine Governor John Baldacci signed the bill to allow same sex couples to marry.

Maine: The Way Life Should Be. INDEED.*

*You people have no idea how hard it was not to just post “The way life should be, bitches! The way life should be!” You’ll notice I also refrained from “Live Free or Die, bitches! Live free or Die!” when Vermont passed.**

**Well, not really, seeing how I pointed it out and all. What. I think it’s hysterical.***

***Which probably explains where Goat #2 gets her tendency to repeat something funny until it’s no longer funny at. all. and you want to pull your hair out.****

****If New Hampshire passes their bill as well, and I start cackling madly about “Susan Chicken” y’all are just going to have to ask Cynical Nymph what that’s about.

Addendum #5 (Forswearance)
4 April 2009, 1:43 pm
Filed under: Human Rights, Marriage, Politics (yeah I went there) | Tags: , ,

Yesterday’s post was woefully incomplete because I didn’t have access to the full text of the Iowa Supreme Court decision. I did try to get a copy of the ruling yesterday, in many places, but I never could get a page to load due to server timeouts. Of course, without it, I didn’t get a chance to include a brilliant analysis of my own about it in yesterday’s post. (What. I was a Legal Studies minor. I totally could have come up with something better than “It’s about fucking time we won one.” [Fine. I think we both {Hi, Dad} know that I wasn’t capable of much more yesterday.]) Continue reading

3 April 2009, 12:09 pm
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I hereby take back every bad thing I ever said or thought about Iowa.

It’s about fucking time we won one.

Ornithophilia (Updated)
17 November 2008, 4:23 pm
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Click here to see why I’m with the band (banned)

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