And apologize to Mustelidae, certain .mil pilots, all 47 (+/- an indeterminate number depending on the credulousness of judges and juries and their own glibness and perspicacity) honest & non-sneaking lawyers in the sundry and assorted States and Territories of this vast and variegated nation and at least one (1) blogger for my gratuitous and flippant use of the term "weasel." Not to mention every last little black-footed ferret on the Great Plains and probably the Vietnamese River Otters who pair-bond for life like swans, too.
Howsomever, I do hope the readers will consider that the very same, "avoid, evade. Synonyms: balk, beat around the bush, circumvent, cop out, dance around an issue, dodge, etc." so amusing in a smallish, short-legged predator (unless it is after our own chickens), so vital a skill in air warfare and so endearing when it is our attorney doing it on our behalf, becomes something less than admirable when it is done to us or to members of our loosely-affiliated and far-flung tribe -- and all the more so when a mealy-mouthed essayist essays verbal prestidigitation in proposing the continuing impoverishment and disempowerment of our entire society so his own ill-conceived pet causes can keep on with the free money from The Government.
That is all.
3 months ago