Sooner or later, somebody on the Infernal Internet, in their sad, desperate attempt to defend Josh Duggar, is going accuse liberals/progressives/leftists of somehow influencing him as a young man.
In my few forays into Facebook Land in the past day or so I have seen such whining as I have not seen in many a day, with grown men - who should know better - seeing Dark Conspiracies, and the frightening hand of liberals behind the coverage of the Duggar family.
The first clue that something was amiss, said an aide to the Arkansas firebrand, was when his staff noticed that the many “ private messages” he had posted in recent days to the Official Facebook page of Iran were not only being ignored - in most cases, they were not even being read.
I wrote this last year, and submitted it to a short story competition. I never heard back from the folks who sponsored the competition, so I figure their opinion of my work isn’t quite as high as mine.
Just when you think that everything is in line, that all your ducks are in a row, that you have reached Video Nirvana, the lens cap of life falls off and you realize - yet again - that you are nowhere near as clever as you think you are.
“Be excellent to each other.”
Yes, I know - and you know - that the the quote above is from a movie - Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) - but let’s face it - it’s probably as true as any film which has the deadly warning “Based on a true story.”
Besides, I have the sinking feeling that, like most folks, as a group the Men With Bad Haircuts in Little Rock probably fall into the category of folks who believe it when a movie brags about being a true story.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, against the advice of most of his colleagues, has stretched both his literary and political muscle this past weekend, by drafting letters to the Duchy of Grandwick, and Latveria, warning them against signing any treaties with the Obama administration.
I’m not sure if this has occurred to the Men With Bad Haircuts around the nation who have suddenly risen up in horror at what they feel is the liberal brainwashing of America’s young people, but the fact is that the kids who take Advanced Placement courses are the smart kids - the really, really smart kids.
Given the ugliness of the times, and the fact that the Men With Bad Haircuts in the Arkansas State Legislature are intent on staying on the wrong side on history, it seems right to repost this article I wrote in 1998, when the Washington County Quorum Court, at the height of the Human Dignity battle in Fayetteville, voted to remove long-time job protections for gay and lesbian employees - which they had enjoyed for the better part of a decade.