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Perambulatory

Spent the morning of July 19th, 2014 read-searching St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, the Marquis de Sade’s Justine, and P.J. O’ Rourke’s All the Trouble in the World. Man, does writing fiction takes you to strange places.

None of these things is quite like the other...none of these things is not unquite the same...

None of these things is quite like the other…all of these things are not quite the same…

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All…cultures…are founded on myths….The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics itself is a function of aspiration.

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You Go To Hell, Lindsay Graham #kthx

Looks like Western Neocon warmongers weren't such good judges of character, hmm?

Turns out Neocon chickenhawks not such hot judges of character. “Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace” The Independent, UK, 3 Dec 1993

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

—H.L. Mencken

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Bars & Stars

The terrorist punks who waved this flag a hundred-some years ago got their arses walloped. The banner survived as an expression of “pride,” though in what, God knows. “Pride” is one of those vague euphemisms folks chant at each other when they’ve done, are doing, or are fixing to do something awful.

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Collected Nuggets

I'm not racist, but...

I’m not racist, but…

  • Krugman on the futility of trying to dumbsplain economics to politicians who can’t think beyond facile analogies.
  • You don’t say.
  • College is pretty much bullshit.
  • Nincompoop David Brooks tries to generate traffic with the word Piketty.
  • I’m shocked, shocked. (Your winnings, Cpt. Renault.)
  • Fool! Many in the Ohio 8th have thought it, but you can’t say it.
  • The grande pot calls some little kettles beige.