Michelle Bachman announced a month or so ago that she had asked God if she should run for a Minnesota Senate seat. Although she stated that God had previously told her to run for other offices, this time He did not bother to answer her question at all, and she is not running for what had been Al Franken’s seat. Does this make you believe more or less in God?

Why are some government officials a “Secretary”? You know, Secretary of State, Defense Secretary, and so on. Are comparable non-governmental officials ever “secretaries”?

“If one attitude can be said to characterize America’s regard for immigration over the past two hundred years, it is the belief that while immigration was unquestionably a wise and prescient thing in the case of one’s parents or grandparents, it really ought to stop now.” Bill Bryson, Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States.

I have read biographies of J. Edgar Hoover. I have read histories of the FBI. I have read newspaper stories and magazine articles about that law enforcement agency. As a lawyer, teacher, scholar, administrator, and landlord, I have had dealings with FBI agents—excuse me—FBI special agents. Even so, recently, I have come to have a new regard for  this federal agency. In all my study and interactions, they were circumspect beyond belief in hiding the fact that the FBI was a leader in a vast, left-wing conspiracy.

The recent Grammy telecast had an overhead camera shot of dancers on the floor making kaleidoscope patterns. This was reminiscent of the June Taylor Dancers. I wondered if any of the Grammy dancers, or even the choreographer, had any idea who the June Taylor Dancers were.

Why is it that the national debt only matters when Democrats are in charge of the government?

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” George Orwell, Animal Farm.

I am sure that there are good reasons for them, but life was better for me before supermarkets started putting those little stickers on apples and pears.

I was on the sidewalk and could see her through the store’s window. She was behind the counter. She was very attractive. I went in. I admired her yogurts. They were not semi-skim. They were full fat.

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