A trip down memory lane

Ray Mosby

“I awoke last night to sound of thunder. How far off, I sat and wondered. Started humming a tune from 1962…”—Quoted material by Bob Seeger
I don’t pay attention anymore to things like equinoxes and solstices or their corresponding dates on calendars, because here in the Mississippi Delta, once rather accurately described as “the most southern place on Earth,” it seems more and more as if we only have two seasons now.
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Let’s at least argue right

Ray Mosby

“Be polite, write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war, one observes the rules of politeness,” Otto von Bismarck said. Maybe in your time, Otto, old boy, but not these days, I’m afraid.
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Here’s a wall that we really do need

Ray Mosby

“Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: Why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?”—Sandra Day O’Connor
As if one were needed, we have a brand new poster boy for the separation of church and state in this country.
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Making Americans great again

Ray Mosby

We say it all the time. With hands over our hearts, we recite, “one nation, under God, indivisible…” But it is no such thing. “Indivisible?” Hardly.
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When you meet the enemy

Ray Mosby

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death, your right to make an ass of yourself.”—Oscar Wilde
The acerbic British wit quoted above was not speaking to or about one Donald J.Trump when he made that observation, but it is certainly a fitting one on the President’s Day holiday week when the latest foolishness to come out of his mouth begs rebuttal.
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Ultimately, it is the rule of law

Ray Mosby

“There is no such thing as judicial supremacy.”—Presidential Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller
ROLLING FORK—The young fellow quoted above, who was the Trump administration’s surrogate of choice to make the rounds of all the Sunday morning news shows, is apparently unfamiliar with a certain Supreme Court ruling of note, styled Marbury v Madison, but the not so righteous indignation he displayed in so doing, provided us with what I think could be a very important teaching moment for a lesson that is apparently deeply in need of relearning.
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True genius misunderstood

Ray Mosby

“I wanted to preach a sermon that no one could possibly sleep through.”—William Peter Blatty

Don’t judge a book by its movie, either.
With all the high drama unfolding almost daily, it would be quite understandable if not only readers here, but those from around the rest of the country failed to note the Jan. 12 passing at age 89, of a pervasively misunderstood and massively underrated writer of fiction—one William Peter Blatty.

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So you know the Constitution?

Ray Mosby

I am convinced that if there is a devil, whenever he thinks of social media, he grins.
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The truth is not debatable or negotiable

Ray Mosby

“For truth is precious and divine, Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.”—Samuel Butler
There are some things in this life that are debatable, negotiable, subject for discussion among men and women, reasonable and not so. Truth is not one of them.
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More Americana passes by

Ray Mosby

“To me, there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.”—P.T. Barnum
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