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November 11, 2011


Mississippi thinks eggs are people, and the Supreme Court thinks corporations are people.  Does this mean corporate eggs will be people?  All those tasty eggs you buy at the supermarket?  People.  That Egg McMuffin you ate for breakfast?  People.  Quiche?  People, too.  It’s a scary thought, unless you’re a cannibal.  Maybe Mississippi’s full of cannibals.  You can’t feed an ego like Haley Barbour’s on grits alone.

Since we’re expanding our definition of personhood, is it too much to ask that it include women?  If you believe that women are more than gestation stations, support an Equal Rights Amendment.

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean --- neither more nor less."
"The question is", said Alice, "whether you CAN make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master --- that's all."