The lady doth protest too much, methinks. — William Shakespeare
Is there such a thing as "bad activism"? I'm asking because I'm seeing a lot of criticism of the folks who are protesting the Memphis Zoo's encroachment onto the Greensward at Overton Park.
I'm writing this from the restroom facility at Big Hill Pond State Park in southern McNairy County. On Monday, I commandeered the building, which contains the men's and women's restrooms, some racks of pamphlets, and two vending machines. There's no one here right now, but I plan to stay as long as necessary to protest the fact that the state of Tennessee is run by oppressive know-nothings who wouldn't know small government — or freedom, for that matter — if it bit them on their considerable backsides ...
"It's a mess, ain't it Sheriff?
"If it ain't, it'll do till a mess gets here."
— Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
Republicans may have finally found their candidate for 2016. He is, according to Fox News analyst, Ralph Peters: "... a real leader." Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is also excited about what this new candidate will bring: "He decides what he wants to do and does it in half a day. He makes a decision and executes it quickly, and everybody reacts. That's what you call a real leader ..."