Don’t I mean political prisoners? No, though it might be a nice gesture for them, too. And in some cases it would give them a welcome opportunity to take their turn as the local tyrant and imprison others. A game of musical cells…
What I really want is freedom from the complimentary rainbow that WordPress stuck on my blog page some weeks ago. As pleasant as it might look, and as charming as the cause for which it advocates may be, it is a banner that has little to do with the rest of the writing. It is also a little cloying.
I hope that when the results of the same-sex-Simon-Says plebiscite are announced and the business goes off to the parliament for resolution that the WordPress operators will take it off again. They can bombard their members of parliament with as many rainbows as they like, but I’d appreciate a return to normal* round here. If people want bands of colour, I can make them in Photoshop and string them all over the place.
Here’s one advocating triple-expansion cylinders for French steam locomotives. I think it deserves your support.
* Normal is not a good thing to define as it tends to make the neighbors nervous.