Different Weights and Measures

Hypocrisy is the application of a double standard in favor of (surprise!) one’s very own self. The Intoleristas in Moscow (and probably in your town as well) are particularly adept at this. They excel in demanding a wooden, clunky, inflexible standard of law for their adversaries, and for themselves, well — that’s what ethical relativism …

Sauce for the Goose

Suppose something showed up at an official government kind of place Monday morning, and it looked something like this: TO: CITY OF MOSCOW ZONING ADMINISTRATOR RE: ZONING COMPLAINT PER MCC 4-11-7 DATE: MAY 16, 2005 COMPLAINT The Moscow Food Co-Op is expressly prohibited from conducting business at its intended location on 5th and Washington in …

Trochaic Ruminations

In the Northwest called Pacific In a town near Moscow Mountain Was a church that riled the natives, A tribe they called Intolerista. This tribe attacked with shrill invective, With keening and progressive yodling, Along with fruit and some dead-catting. Now in God’s kindly providences, Displaying all His sovereign mercies, The names of all these …

Goose Stepping Diversity

One of our Intoleristas here in Moscow has been Prof. William Ramsey, and he recently posted an article entitled “The Late Unpleasantness in Idaho: Southern Slavery and the Culture Wars.” In said article he attempts an overview of the Fracas here in Moscow, and he gets enough details wrong that I take back anything I …

Accuracy and Objectivity

The World magazine article was a striking instance of inaccurate reporting. It was inaccurate in two ways, and for two reasons. Mark Twain once said, “Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.” He was exactly right, and this is the fundamental way in which the article conveyed a world …

Me and Steve

The worldmagblog food fight apparently continues, although everyone appears to be almost out of ammo. Steve Wilkins found out about the fracas after it had been going for several days, and sent a statement I will include below to worldmagblog, which they posted under a separate thread. I am posting Steve’s comments here in their …