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Friday Musings 03/03/2006

Posted by Lex, on March 3, 2006

 

Eight years, four months. That’s what “the Duke” got for selling his office in a time of war. Could have gotten 10 years. Maybe ought to have. But that’s a long fall for a former Navy fighter pilot, Vietnam ace and oh, yeah: US Congressman.

Greek tragedy? Nah. Obscene venality.

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Impossible Day

By Lex, on Thu – August 11, 2005

 

And an equally improbable night. Cheerleaders, it is. Which is a gerundive with an entirely different psychic evocation than it ever had before, when it’s your youngest daughter who’s becoming the noun. For the love of God and it’s sure to be the death of me.

So I’ll keep this short. Sweet I can’t promise.

But short, yes. One soldiers on when one must.

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Friday Musings 07/08/2005

By lex, on Fri – July 8, 2005

 

Not really sure that this is going to be worth your time, this week. Consider yourself forewarned.

Still here? Eh. Your nickel.

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Gotcha!

By Lex, on October 19, 2010

 

I don’t frankly carry any water for Christine O’Donnell, but I do wonder whether the media treatment  * on her “gotcha” moment debating Chris Coons today is entirely fair:

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Guest Blogging

By Lex, on Wed – April 27, 2005

 

From new reader Craig, and with his permission, a tale of the old days.

Not a particularly happy one, but instructive nonetheless. It ain’t all beer and skittles in the fleet – the good guys don’t always win, and not everyone makes it to the finish line. You’ll maybe understand a little better my reluctance to share flat-hatting stories. Not all of them end happily.

But the rest of us have to learn from their mistakes. They bet everything they had, or ever would have, that they were right about what they were about to do. And being wrong, they gave their lives up, because that’s the kind of business it is. There’s places where you don’t get to make mistakes. And sometimes, all too often in fact, people who do so take other folks with them, to the clearing at the end of the path. And in their memory, we owe it to them for the severity of the price they paid to learn their lessons.

To learn them very well.

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Church and State

By lex, on Sun – April 24, 2005

 

A continuing dialogue ** between correspondent DM and your humble scribe.

We talk past each other, sometimes. But we do it with mutual respect, I think.

I’m OK with that.

Many of you are probably tired of this conversation already. I’m OK with that too.

A sea story next. I promise.

DM writes, in response to my last * :

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Friday Musings 04-15-2005

By lex, on Fri – April 15, 2005

 

Well.

Here we are again.

(But it’s Saturday!)

Feh – he has a social life, you know.

Sometimes.

So.

Nobody cared for yesterday’s commute, eh? Did everyone click “read more?” You know that’s where the treasures are hid. There was some good human interest stuff in there – polio, WWII, the Holocaust, etc. Imagery too, if I’m not mistaken. No. Take that back – it’s short on imagery. Anyway.

Don’t tell me – I know what it is: Tell us more sea stories, Lex.

Gotcha. Give the audience what they want. Only, you had a pretty good run of sea stories last week, and there are only so many in a single lifetime.

So.

Don’t get greedy.

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