Friday, July 31, 2009

Another Answer for Brad

Brad DeLong notes the reaction to the Kos/Research 2000 poll about the birthers and asks:
Can we please get another, very different opposition party to the Democrats?
We already have them. They are called Democrats.
(richly deserved obligatory tip o' the tifter to D.B.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Today's Haiku

Then I blamed it on youth.
Now my excuse is age.
As a summer night's heat fades at dawn,
Memory's detail frays
Though the image still is clear.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sandwichman Commands ...

Tom Walker
Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence AS YOUR STATUS. AND POST these instructions in a comment to this status.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book.
July 12 at 7:32am
Jan De Hartog: "The Capitan", page 56, fifth sentence:

"It was a grey windless day with low hanging cloud: darkness would fall soon with that sky."

That sums it up.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Herd Vision

Digby concludes:
But there might be a few stragglers who have only recently become convinced of my cowardice who would be surprised at what they see.
That would assume they could see past the beam in their own eyes that prevents them seeing how very brave it is to maintain one's convictions despite the herd's roars.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hear him! Hear him!

"Behind all the new movements of this age - nationalistic, fascistic, communistic - has been more than a suspicion of the mental attitude of a gang of small-town louts ready to throw a brick at the nearest stranger."
--J. B. Priestly
That about sums it up.
Except to add the other bully still going strong: Corporatism.

Friday, July 03, 2009


Paul Krugman asks:
The question is, what is that higher truth? What do these people really believe in?

Glad to help Paul.
*simple answers etc. tm Duncan Black