Category Archives: Linguistics

Deal with Boredom — Learn the local foreign language and culture.


Boredom is becoming an insidious problem. Here is a re-post of an article I wrote back in 2001 or 2002 while sitting on our sailboat. She was lying at anchor and I was trying to overcome boredom. It pertains mainly … Continue reading

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Were the Obama Scandals “Phony?”


That all depends on the meaning of  “sex” “phony.” There is a procedure through which the Obama Scandals can be deemed to be phony regardless of the facts. Consider the procedural device attempted to be used to “deem” ObamaCare to have been … Continue reading

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Was the Egyptian Ouster of Morsi a Military “coup d’état?”


For purposes of withholding funding, it should not be so characterized. There have been many Coups d’état and other more or less related events have been given that label. Generally, coups have involved the military (1) taking over and (2) then … Continue reading

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Everyone Must be Fair, Honest, Reasonable and Use Common Sense. Like Me.


Thus spake our Beloved Lord and Master King Fair and Reasonable I This is another guest post by one of the most enlightened Libruls in Congress, Senator Ima Librul (D., Unicorn) Being Fair, Honest, and Reasonable when using Common Sense … Continue reading

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Negotiating without understanding


When we don’t understand what other countries mean we usually screw up. That can be unhealthy. North Korea is either developing nuclear weapons or it is not. Ditto Iran. Both could give our home-grown “statesmen” lessons in flip-flopping to appeal … Continue reading

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Experts aren’t always impartial or very expert.


On December 6th in Williams v. Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on expert witness issues. As noted at SCOTUS Blog, Plain English Issue: Whether a court violates a criminal defendant’s rights under the Confrontation Clause [Sixth Amendment] … Continue reading

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Boredom, the Curse of the Cruising Life


I wrote this back sometime in 2001 or maybe 2002, and it was intended as a spoof of my fellow cruisers. Most don’t have the attitudes suggested, and it’s grossly unfair. Still …………. The teak sparkles with countless coats of … Continue reading

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