The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Politicians in Action #17

Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) takes aim


Mr DeBakey said...

I love to see a man exercising his second amendment rights.


Tommy O'C said...

A senator looking through the sight of an unloaded weapon entered into evidence during a Senate committee hearing into the activities of the C.I.A.

Real Freudian stuff, that.

Tommy O'C said...

The American Experience on PBS just showed the filmed footage of Goldwater looking through the sight.
He then passed it on to his fellow senators (most of whom were Democrats) who also examined the weapon.

It was evidence in the Senate's investigations into the alleged assassination activities of C.I.A. under JFK.

It had absolutely nothing to do with the exercise of Second Amendment rights except in the biased mind of the beholder.