RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Money and speech

The self-unawareness of liberals is a constant source of amusement. Don Walton this morning:
You and I may not be judges, but we know corporations and unions aren't people and money ain't speech
Don seems utterly unaware that thanks to the printing presses and web platform provided by Lee Newspapers, his opinion is more widely read than most of the voices out here on the internet. If "money ain't speech", Don, then it should be no problem to give up your job and blog for free. Or as Ogden Nash wrote
Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy, but it's very funny -- Have you ever tried to buy them without money?

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