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Monday, March 30, 2015

INDIANA MAKES A NAME FOR ITSELF

I do not refer to the Final Four.  As most of you are no doubt aware, the Indiana Legislature has passed and Governor Mike Pence has signed a "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" patently intended to make it legal for private businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers on supposedly religious grounds.  To the surprise of these troglodytes, the world has reacted sharply, negatively, and effectively.  Pence, by the way, is apparently jockeying for a VP nomination.

As it happens, my son, Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff, argued just such a case before the New Mexico Supreme Court and won.  Unfortunately, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck to the contrary notwithstanding, parents do not inherit the acquired characteristics of their children, so I am unable to write knowledgeably about the matter.

I simply note with approval that Charles Barkley [who explained during some Elite Eight commentary that he is "only six eight"] has called for this weekend's Final Four to be moved away from Indianapolis.  He is a class act!

3 comments:

Ian J. Seda Irizarry said...

Well, for some things Barkley might be celebrated, but don't forget his Fergusson analysis...

Matt said...

When thinking about Mike Pence, this is always appropriate:

http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2008/09/26/189704/mike_pence_2/

Now, that the man is a fool doesn't also rule that that he is a villain, but a fool he certainly is.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Matt, thanks for the link. He really is a complete idiot, and yet, if he can survive this latest disaster, he features himself a prime candidate for the VP nomination. I sometimes really think this country has had it.