porch monkey

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 22 20:52:56 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Who calls a "lawn jockey" a "porch monkey"?

Well, in light of the topic of this thread, I, for one, might very
well call The Lawn Jockey of The Republican Right a "porch monkey."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

Once that we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
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