Tag Archive | patriotism

Nuns and Digressions

I just love Gail Collins. I wish I could have coffee with her every morning. In fact, I do. A few times a week. She’s always good for a laugh or six. Today’s Collins column in the Times was a ten laugh howler. I especially loved the paragraph where she said this:

“You may have heard, by the way, that residents of Saint Mary’s Convent in South Bend, all in their 80s and 90s, showed up to vote Tuesday and were turned away because of Indiana’s strict new voter ID laws. The laws are supposed to keep people from voting under assumed names, and while nobody seems able to demonstrate that ever really happens, they are demonstrably good at protecting the public from a 98-year-old ballot-wielding nun.

But we digress.”

Ah, but digression seems to be lifeblood of this brave new blog world I’ve entered. Linking is the ultimate digression on our digressions. Or, perhaps more accurately, links invite readers to constantly digress.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

There is, however, a lot wrong with certain wiry spinners trying to distract us from what should matter by CREATING false issues like voter IDs and flag pins on lapels, and getting their panties in an uproar over them. Patriotism matters but it has nothing to do with flag pins. I’ll take your Voter ID and raise you a Poll Tax.