Monthly Archives: February 2006

Quotable: Albert Einstein on the military mentality

“General fear and anxiety create hatred and aggressiveness. The adaptation to warlike aims and activities has corrupted the mentality of man; as a result, intelligent, objective and humane thinking has hardly any effect and is even suspected and persecuted as … Continue reading

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The swiftboating of CITGO

Oil Wars and Juan Gonzalez have both got the goods on Joe Barton, the Texas Repug oil profiteer-cum-congresscritter squatting in the House of Representatives, who’s coming down hard on CITGO for reasons that can only be described as blatantly political. … Continue reading

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And they call this the leader of the free world…

Unreal. US President George W Bush was waving to police when he fell off his bike at the G8 summit in Scotland last July, newly published police papers reveal. Mr Bush was shouting “Thanks, you guys, for coming” when he … Continue reading

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Quotable: Anne Rivers Siddons on dreams and awakenings

“My first book, called Heartbreak Hotel, was an autobiographical book about coming of age at a Southern college campus in 1957 on the fringes of the Civil Rights movement. There was to be a climax where I felt it would … Continue reading

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Vive le sans-culottes!

Ever wonder what they’re really like underneath it all? Worth1000.com did, and some photoshoppers answered:Who knew Kim Jong (Mentally) Il was so, er, American?Somehow, I always suspected Toady Blair was into this.King Abdullah of Jordan is a perfect gentleman. He … Continue reading

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Isn’t it ironic?

Pro-business types tend to vote for the conservative parties; conservative parties tend to align themselves with the pro-business types. But sometimes, actions have unintended consequences…such as this, for example, as reported in the UK Independent: Lucrative opportunities taken away on … Continue reading

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Quotable: Carol Shields on constant reading

“Bookish people, who are often maladroit people, persist in thinking they can master any subtlety so long as it’s been shaped into acceptable expository prose.”—Carol Shields (1935-2003), Unless

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Boycott this ‘toon, part 5

Who would Jesus bomb?Cartoon credit: Dirt Dawg

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Compassionate conservative? My ass!

There’s a reason why so many people are getting more and more reluctant to loosen the purse strings nowadays. Quite aside from the nose-holding aspect of so many charities claiming to be the answer to problems better addressed by good … Continue reading

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Quotable: Juan Cole on the ‘toon riots

“When you talk about violence, people tend not to see their own violence. How many Americans are even aware that there were race riots in Cincinnati not so long ago? We have lots of violence in this country, including mob … Continue reading

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