Welcome to the second-shortest day of the year (well, tied for second). * * * * * * * I don’t know if I’m embarrassed or proud that I did most of my Christmas gift buying at the liquor store. * * * * * * * The IRS mileage rate is going down to 54 cents a mile. It’s the first time since I started practicing law 25 years ago that it has gone down (as far as I can recall). * * * * * * * The joke that is higher education again at display, this time at uber-liberal Oberlin College. * * * * * * * Want those healthy hops without the drunkenness baggage? Try hop water: “The non-alcoholic water comes in four flavors – original, ginger, lime and grapefruit. Four-packs of 12-ounce bottles contain four ingredients: Carbonated water, natural hop tinctures (liquid extracts), cane sugar and citric acid.” Let me know how it tastes. * * * * * * * Thanks for your support through Amazon this holiday season. It wasn’t my biggest year, but it wasn’t bad. I can’t complain. * * * * * * * It’s been awhile since Dalrymple has written a “must-read,” but this piece comes close. The intro:
There is no racist like an antiracist: That is because he is obsessed by race, whose actual existence as often as not he denies. He looks at the world through race-tinted spectacles, interprets every event or social phenomenon as a manifestation of racism either implicit or explicit, and in general has the soul of a born inquisitor.
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