Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

Stab back: cmnewman99-at-yahoo.com


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Friday, May 30, 2003
Babs, populist defender of free speech and the environment against callous rich people who think property rights trump everything. No, wait. Strike that. Reverse it. The lawyer representing the defendant, I am proud to say, is a partner at my very own firm. I am not, alas, involved in helping to defend this particular client.

By the way, just in case any psychiatrists happen to read this, I'd really appreciate having someone explain to me just how far up your ass your head has to be for you to believe that the configuration of your lawn chairs is information of any consequence to anyone.

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