More thanks to give

Some of you may recall my post about my oldest daughter, the Divine Miss M. Today, she sent me a brief e-mail. She wished me a happy Thanksgiving. She also wrote, “if it weren’t for arseholes like you, drone pilots might be bored.” She then linked to an article entitled “Drone crew caught attempting to deliver smokes to prison inmates.” As you stuff your pie hole, the piece and related comments are worth a read.

I have much to give thanks for today. That especially includes drone pilots and the Divine Miss M.

RGK

One response

  1. Speaking of Orwell, like my mythical cousin, I am trapped in a real-life Oceania, where the rulers monitor my every move. Or perhaps more accurately, I am but a thrall in a real-life Animal Farm, where the Seven Principles of Animalism (the Constitution) have been rewritten by pigs like Scalia (Napoleon) and Thomas (Squealer), and the newfound principal of animal inequality are enforced by the Piglets (the federal bench):

    ALL LITIGANTS ARE EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW
    BUT SOME LITIGANTS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

    “It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it.” George Orwell, “Why I Joined the Independent Labour Party”, New Leader (Jun. 24, 1939). “Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to be paid for. Don’t imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet régime, or any other régime, and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore.” Orwell, “As I Please,” The Tribune (Sept. 1, 1944).

    Yeah, Shira Scheindlin got her hand slapped. But her soul is a little less dirty because she did have the courage to speak the truth.

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