Monthly Archives: November 2016

Free Speech is Like a Game of Jenga


You might think that hate speech, angry words and the other guy’s stupid opinions are the  bottom of the pile, but it’s all or nothing. You don’t get to pull out the bottom pieces and figure it has no effect on … Continue reading

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I Was Tolerant for a Lot Longer Than the Anti-Trump People Were


Source (or the most recent blog which featured this just before I grabbed it!)

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Your Honor, I Plead Imbecility


A few month ago, I wrote about a defendant in a case for stating plainly in a court document something like “Ferguson can’t quite understand…” I called it a plea of imbecility.   There has been a similar claim of … Continue reading

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Statement by the President on the Passing of Fidel Castro – With Edits by Dave Alexander


Obama statement in blue because pink wouldn’t show up well. At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. Those who survived his brutal regime, anyway. We know that this moment fills Cubans … Continue reading

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Headlines and Reality


Hate speech cases soar in Austria That was the headline online in the Local at, which seems to be an English language Austrian paper.  Since I hate hate speech — and hate censorship even more, I read the headline with … Continue reading

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The Latest in Fake Reputation Management: Fake Lawsuits


Suppose somebody said something I didn’t like about me online. (That actually has happened a time or two, but I am a grown up, so it doesn’t bother me much.) I could hire a reputation management company.  Or I could … Continue reading

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A Life Well Lived


Connie Hoge, wife of John Hoge, passed away tonight.  Link here.  The phrase “deepest condolences” really can’t even cover it.  Based upon the obituary at Hogewash!, Connie Hoge led an  extraordinary life.  We wish John the best at this trying … Continue reading

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More Quotes of the Day – Thanksgiving 2016


Dave’s Wife: “…in Jesus’ name, Amen” Everybody: “Amen.” Dave: “So, how ’bout that election, huh?”  

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Quote of the Day


“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson h/t mewhoami      

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11/24/2016, 2:15 PM


  Picture source here.  

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