Friday, March 07, 2003
"I even have the underarm deodorant with the cologne smell. Why do you want the smell there? I think once a woman's got her nose in your armpit, the seduction's pretty much over. I think she likes you." - Jerry Seinfeld
IMPERIALISM: Any foreign policy based on the U.S. pursuing its own interests rather than those of other nations.
MONEY: Medium of exchange which tends to corrupt politicians when it is voluntarily given by domestic business interests, but not when it is forcibly confiscated from the same, or donated by hostile foreign interests.
Tuesday, March 04, 2003
I’m begginging to appreciate something that Bill Clinton did right. When he indulged in foriegn adventurism, he just went for it and presented the world with a fait accompli. Many on the Right now find it noteworthy that there was much less vocal opposition to Clinton’s interventions than there is to “Bush’s War”, and attribute this discrepancy to left-wing bias on the part of the media, the U.N., etc. It seems likely to me that the more significant reason for this difference is that Clinton went about his bussiness in a way that was much more politically astute, if less effective in terms of military objectives. If he’d talked about bombing Serbia for as long as the current “rush to war” has been dragging on, that would have resulted in exactly the same sort of opposition we are hearing now. It has taken this long for it to get this bad.
If school vouchers are unconstitutional because some of those who receive them may choose non-secular educations for their children, then food stamps are unconstitutional because their recipients may spend them on ayurvedic or kosher foods.
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Communism actually worked out better in practice than in theory. If the Soviets had operated strictly by the book, they couldn’t have kept an apartment complex running for a month, let alone maintained a continent stradling empire for almost a century, not to mention an enviable space program.
It is of course not neccessarily the case that someone opposed to a particular position on foriegn policy is unpatriotic. However, an American carrying a sign that says, in effect, “America Is Bad” is unpatriotic. It is perfectly understandable that an objective observer would suspect those who keep company with such as these of sharing their beliefs. It is equally reasonable to generalise that those on the Left, who often attribute evils such as war to excessive patriotism, are on the whole, somewhat less patriotic than those on the Right, who often attribute evils such as war to insufficient patriotism. After all, “ultra-nationalism” is the main reason why Leftists so often describe Rightists as “fascists” or “Nazis”.
Monday, March 03, 2003
From: Georgina Mahlig
Subject: I was in tears wmunger x
>Would like to leave us? show mesdabtevjhnhifvoomhyemy
>I have no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement.
>`Very deep,' said Arthur, `you should send that in to the "Reader's Digest".
>They've got a page for people like you.'"
The “show me” part was a spammy looking link to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/r/ , whatever that is. The quote at the end is Arthur Dent’s reply near the begining of Douglas Adam’s best known novel “The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy” (and on the first episode of the TV series, just before Earth is destroyed) when Ford Prefect says, “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
From: Daryl Urbielewicz
Subject: Re: Line?
>"Why aren't you in a more interesting business?"
(A big empty space followed)
>Like to say good bye? show me
>"`I think you ought to know that I'm feeling very depressed.'"
I received this one prior to that last one, and the subject line had me convinced that I’d written something online about a Line. I can’t place that last line, but it sounds faintly Arthur-Dent-like to me. There was no link apparent in the email, but when I pasted it onto a word processing document to annotate it, this URL appeared in the empty space:
Now I’m afraid of these URLs, because I think that if I go there I’ll be on a list of people who respond to spam.