The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Tom "Sanctity of Life" Delay knows a thing or two about pulling the plug

The L.A. Times reported today that House Majority Leader Tom Delay, who moved even the cynics with his Shiavo press conference tears, actually made the decision to pull the plug on his own Living Will-less father 17 years ago. His office assured the Times that the situations were different because Delay the senior was also on a ventilator. Now, it would be really easy to take some cheap shots here, but the hypocrisy and irony really speak for themselves, so I think I'll just leave it at that. Read the complete story here. Hey, I was as shocked as you to learn Tom Delay is an opportunist and a fraud. Never saw that coming. ;-)
My favorite social critic, libertarian feminists and cultural crusader Camille Paglia has just released a new book of, of all things, poetry. Not her own, but rather examples of some of the best that Western Culture has produced, including commentaries by Paglia. The mission of "Break, Blow, Burn" is to make poetry interesting and accessible to a generation of instant images and short attention. In her words, ''The only antidote to the magic of images is the magic of words.'' I'm still waiting on Amazon to deliver my copy, but if it is as insightful and fun as "Vamps & Tramps" or "Sex, Art and American Culture," then I may have to go dust off the Wadsworth and Shelley when I'm done. Read the New York Times review here.


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