According to that great authority, People on Twitter, today is #lefthandersday. So I suggested to the People on Twitter than Dory Previn’s “Left Hand Lost” should serve as the anthem.
I’m not sure young-uns understand what it was like to a left-handed back in the day when it was relatively rare (I was usually the only lefty in class as a child), there were no “left-handed desks,” and in fact we were forced to hold our paper just like a right-hander and make our writing look just like a right-hander’s. I for one was happy to hear they’ve stopped teaching cursive; handwriting was the only C grade I received–and I received it every year–until I got to college and forgot the Chain Rule on a Calculus midterm.
Here are some non-sinister midday news/views snacks:
* Ben Carson gets to show off his hair-splitting surgical skills in defending his use of fetal tissue in research done in 1992.
* #BlackLivesMatter not the only activists pushing Bernie Sanders to more prominently mention their issues.
* At the Plum Line, Paul Waldman notes that Bush, Pataki and Trump only GOP prez candidates who have not taken Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.
* Seems big part of Rick Perry’s problem is that many of his 2012 donors prefer Ted Cruz.
* “Bakers of conscience” protesting cake sales to same-sex couples not doing very well in court.
And in non-political news:
* Massive explosions in northern China warehouse area kill at least 50.
As we break for lunch, here’s Son Seals performing “On My Knees” at some point in the 1980s.