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Commentary on the present and future of culture, politics, economics, and social values................... "At any given instant/All solids dissolve, no wheels revolve,/And facts have no endurance." W.H. Auden.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Byrd in Flight

It was an astounding sight! Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), a one-time grand kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan, stood in the US Senate to rail against Dr. Condoleezza Rice, a black woman, who was nominated to be secretary of state.

In the good old days, Byrd would have worn a sheet and urged a lynching. In these modern times, he just fulminates. That is progress!

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