"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Snicker. Though you'd expect CNN to to understand the historical irony of it all, wouldn't you? Via OxBlog. UPDATE: Both Chatterbox and Eugene Volokh are taking this far too seriously. Chatterbox, at least, catches the historical irony, but apparently does not seem to think that the people behind it do.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Leave it to Reuters to editorialize (and get facts wrong) like there's no tommorow: "Congress Nixes 'French Fries' in Fit of Pique." ONE MORE UPDATE: The New York Times has a downright good article on it, which recognizes both the historical nature and the humor. The idea came from Rep. Walter B. Jones of North Carolina, who referred to it as a "lighthearted gesture." The idea was implemented by Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio, who is of French descent and speaks French. The lesson? Lighten up, people!
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