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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Tuesday, April 26, 2005
A sad day.
You know, I've long defended Justice Thomas against the offensive and baseless notion that he is nothing more than Scalia's lapdog. But why, oh why, did he have to demonstrate the point in this of all cases? At argument there were only two justices who didn't telegraph their views. The Chief, cause he wasn't there, and Thomas, cause he didn't speak. I was somewhat worried, because I could see either of them going either way, but hoped this would be one of the ones where Thomas agreed with Scalia. I mean come on Clarence, it's taxes we're talking about here! Foreign taxes! Wouldn't you know it they both had to line up against us. I'm too busy to read the opinion right now, and haven't the heart. I'll comment later.

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