Sunday, April 26, 2009

Books Read in 2009: "Liar's Poker" by Michael Lewis

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The seeds of everything that has happened in the last few years were planted twenty years ago.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Books Read in 2009: "Paint It Black" by Janet Fitch


(What was with all the similes? "It sliced right through her, like the little egg slicer Gommer Ida used, a wire contraption that cut the white flesh and yellow heart into clean bare rounds." Um, okay.)

Books Read in 2009: "Whose Body?" by Dorothy L. Sayers


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Comprehension of the Obvious Is Not Her Strong Suit

I read this quote (of a quote) from Maggie Gallagher at Instaputz, concerning the issue of gay marriage:

Rod Dreher: Maggie, you and I are on the same side of the gay marriage issue, but I am pessimistic about our chances for success. You, however, are optimistic. What am I missing?

Maggie Gallagher: Vaclav Havel mostly. "Truth and love wlll [sic] prevail over lies and hate." On that basis Havel took on the Soviet empire. Where is that invincible empire now?

Could anyone misread their position relative to this statement more than Gallagher?

You have thousands of people who are refusing to live lives in the closet, refusing to pretend to be something that they're not, or to not be something that they are, and to accept themselves and their sexuality as, well, God-given.

That would be the truth.

And those same people are now fighting to get full legal recognition of their partnerships as marriages.

That would be love.