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.


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.

7 April 2009, 11:35 am
Filed under: Human Rights, Marriage | Tags: , ,

Override, bitches. OVERRIDE.*

Also known as “EPIC EQUALITY WIN”

*No, I’m not tired of that formula yet. None of you are reading this anyway, so stop complaining.

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

18 June 2008, 3:27 pm
Filed under: Boo, Human Rights | Tags: ,

There’s really only one word for how I feel today: ambivalent. Continue reading