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Words that are a foot-and-a-half long?

While reading a bit of commentary from north of the border, I came across a word, a big word unknown to me, sesquipedalian.

So I had to look it up, and Douglas Harper and his Online Etymology Dictionary don’t disappoint.

1610s, “person or thing a foot and a half long,” from Latin sesquipedalia “a foot-and-a-half long,” from sesqui- “half as much again” (see sesqui-) + stem of pes “foot” (from PIE root *ped- “foot”). As an adjective 1650s. Meaning “sesquipedalian word” (1830) is from Latin sesquipedalia verba “words a foot-and-a-half long,” in Horace’s “Ars Poetica” (97), nicely illustrating the thing he is criticizing.

Words that are a foot-and-a-half long? That certainly describes Conrad Black. But I do like him and his writing. His insights are a good perspective of whatever he’s commenting about.

Black’s trial and imprisonment is a case of the power of vindictive bureaucrats using the State to pursue their perverted senses of justice. Far too many people, from Martha Stewart to thousands of black men, have been wrongly caught up in the corrupt, highly profitable justice system.

There’s a lot of money in prisons. And we must demand reform! It’s time to reduce the prison population.

ajh

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Not sure what this means, but I am loving it! This is leftist thought these days. In·co·her·ent.

EVERYONE’S A NAZI THESE DAYS.
BUT I AM HITLER!

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steveoI wrote “Zionism forever!” after viewing his Twitter profile, just, of course, in the hopes of getting ol’ Steveo riled up. And boy did it.

Obviously I did it as a joke, but what it brought to the surface is a deep hatred. Of Trump, of me, of the Jews.

The man is clearly not the most intelligent, but I don’t want to denigrate him unnecessarily.

There’s a virulent strain of antisemitism on the Left that should concern everyone.

Concerning the Palestinians, I leave it up to them to find a way towards peace with the state of Israel and the Jewish people. It’s up to them, no one else. Only they, the Palestinian people, can accomplish peaceful co-existence. But I question if that’s what the majority really want.

ajh

Parliament of Whores is right. Sadly, oh-so-right.

 

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“The average net worth of a Senator is more than $14 million, and the average net worth of a member of the House of Representatives is nearly $6 million.”

Though this information is a few years old, the numbers are likely to have gotten worse, such is the corruption and cronyism within our government.

ajh

The first lady of Canada gets it. We are in this together.

International Women’s Day 🍁

As we mark International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect.”
— First Lady of Canada Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

She’s been the target of a lot of criticism for this, unfortunately. There’s no need for it. How is her comment even remotely controversial? It ain’t. But the outrage culture marches on. They are insatiable.

ajh

He’s funny, irreverent, insightful. Thank God for voices such as Lionel.

He calls himself a political atheist. And he has convinced me that everyone of us should be as well. I think he is an atheist in the literal sense, too. Not that it matters.

By trade, he is a lawyer. But don’t hold that against him.

Anyone interested in modern times, current events, the state of the media, politics, etc. should check out his YouTube channel.

He appears regularly on RT America. But, no, that doesn’t make him a Russian spy or someone being blackmailed by Putin himself.

ajh

Taking Advantage

Of a Homeless Woman

They claimed to care. They didn’t. They had an agenda — an unholy, abominable one. To legalize a lucrative, but lurid business — the abortionist trade.

“At that time, I was a street person. I lived, worked, and panhandled out on the streets. My totally powerless circumstance made it easy for them to use me. My presence was a necessary evil. My real interests were not their concern.” — Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court case in which a majority of the justices declared a right to kill the unborn.

Her real name? Norma McCorvey. And she spent years trying to undo what had been declared in her interest. She died on Saturday.

This quote makes me refocus on Margaret Sanger, the founding of Planned Parenthood, and the eugenics movement. It’s so creepy and stealthy, the effort to eliminate the poor by killing them off before they’re even born.

Their using her like this reminds of rape and rapists. It is no different.

ajh

Diversity in Hollywood

Thank God some among the Hollywood crowd, Tim Burton and Samuel L. Jackson, have a bit of common sense and are willing to tell the truth.

“Things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black. I used to get more offended by that than just… I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.”

That’s Burton’s response to claims that his latest movie is excessively white and lacks a diversity of actors with varying degrees of melanin. You see, skin pigmentation is a big deal in today’s Hollywood.

I had the same reaction when Star Trek: Voyager cast black actor Tim Russ as a brother-from-the-hood Vulcan. Okay, he was more like a soul brother from Harvard without much personality, but anyway.

I had and have nothing against Tim. But, man, the casting reeked of pandering to particular demographics. I can imagine the meetings at Paramount. We gotta try and draw in these groups. We gotta have a black man, an Asian, a Native American, a woman or two of color, a woman as captain, etc. It was so blatantly obvious.

When I blurted out my opinion one evening in the community room where the TV was situated of a boarding house where I was living at the time, a young black man could not believe my comments, and thinking me racist, looked at me and scoffed incredulously. He was upset, but speechless.

Then, he abruptly left, rather than hang with the likes of me. I didn’t have a chance to explain and clarify. I was sad that my comments had been misconstrued.

This was before I had seen Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the disastrous vanity project of William Shatner, who pushed hard to direct. Hey, we gave Spock a shot and he did well, so why not? Well, Shatner is no Leonard Nimoy.

Anyway, the film had a scene showing Spock’s birth and included black actors portraying Vulcans. But it was brief. Seeing Vulcans who weren’t pale faced was new. Thankfully, the scene did not emanate the stench of brownnosing¹ that came later with Voyager.

Tim Burton echoes my very sentiments that day. A voice in the wilderness. Amen, brother.

ajh

1. No pun intended. But it is the perfect word for this sentence.