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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, January 21, 2013

Post Inaugural

Scalia gets medieval on his headgear.

Well, Obama certainly seemed to lay down some markers in that speech.  Not that many of the students I was with would have known, as they were busy talking and texting each other.  OMG LOL.

I went four years ago, and both events were so heavily African American in demographics that it begins to seem like an AME church meeting.  It clearly meant so much to them.

Unlike last time, we kind of walked in, did the inaugural and left.  Last time we were on the mall for hours and hours beforehand.

Obama's speech was clearly intended as a mass-consumption articulation of a progressive vision for governing.

But all I could think about was Scalia's hat.

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