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24 November 2011

Thxgvn

Gli standing editorials del WSJ, "The desolate wilderness" e "And a Fair land", su Thanksgiving e l'eccezionalismo americano.

23 November 2011

Zucconi park

I nostri grandi intellettuali a New York.

15 November 2011

Occupy Wall Creep

“Crazy” is an irregular verb: “I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist.”

[A proposito, arab spring is creepy too. La Libia è l'ultimo capitolo, bellamente ignorato come il voto islamista tunisino.]

14 November 2011

Aiuto

40 fasi di gioco, 5 e 20 di gioco ininterrotto, 3 minuti overtime, e drop vincente di O'Gara. Madooo`.

Ma va' ?

Ecco il perchè, appunto. Altro che B. e le sue amichette.

10 November 2011

Black bunga-bunga ?

In this political context, merely defeating a black conservative at the polls or at confirmation hearings is not enough. He must be destroyed as an influence in the future — and character assassination is the most obvious way to do it.

09 November 2011

"Amici"

"Siamo sottoposti a regole deontologiche precise, diffondere quelle frasi voleva dire violarle”. Così i giornalisti hanno giustificato la mancata diffusione della conversazione a Cannes fra Nicolas Sarkozy e Barack Obama, in cui i due apostrofavano in modo molto poco lusinghiero il premier d’Israele, Benjamin Netanyahu. Sarebbe stato bello vedere tanta morigeratezza e prudenza quando in ballo c’erano le telefonate private di Silvio Berlusconi.

S: “Non posso sopportarlo, è un bugiardo"
O.: “Tu te ne lamenti, pensa a me che devo averci a che fare molto più spesso di te”.

Se questi sono gli amici ?

05 November 2011

What fat cats ?

[A] confident, successful society neither idolizes nor demonizes its rich, but instead believes that wealth can be created rather than taken from others. And it simply judges the better-off by the content of their characters, not the size of their wallets.

Karaoke of revolution

At first glance, an alliance of anarchists and government might appear to be somewhat paradoxical. But the formal convergence in Oakland makes explicit the movement's aims: They're anarchists for statism, wild free-spirited youth demanding more and more total government control of every aspect of life — just so long as it respects the fundamental human right to sloth.

What's happening in Oakland is a logical exercise in class solidarity: the government class enthusiastically backing the breakdown of civil order is making common cause with the leisured varsity class, the thuggish union class and the criminal class in order to stick it to what's left of the beleaguered productive class.

It's a grand alliance of all those societal interests that wish to enjoy in perpetuity a lifestyle they are not willing to earn. Only the criminal class is reasonably upfront about this. The rest — lifetime legislators, unions defending lavish and unsustainable benefits, "scholars" whiling away a somnolent half-decade at Complacency U — are obliged to dress it up a little with some hooey about "social justice" and whatnot.

[...]

It's the voice of youth, yet everything about it is cobwebbed.

It's more like an open-mike karaoke night of a revolution than the real thing. I don't mean just the placards with the same old portable quotes by Lenin et al., but also, say, the photo in Forbes of Rachel, a 20-year-old "unemployed cosmetologist" with remarkably un-cosmetological complexion, dressed in pink hair and nose ring as if it's London, 1977, and she's killing time at Camden Lock before the Pistols gig.

Except that that's 3 1/2 decades ago, so it would be like the Sex Pistols dressing like the Andrews Sisters. Are America's revolting youth so totally pathetically moribund they can't even invent their own hideous fashion statements?

04 November 2011

Go IAF

L'aviazione israeliana fa esercitazioni "distant-strike".

A-ha.

In Sardegna, che da Israele è alla stessa distanza dell'Iran sud-orientale.

Invece no

Sob.

01 November 2011

Yes!

Se vuole chiudere in modo aperto e positivo tanti anni di dominio contrastato della scena politica italiana, scanditi dalle sue idee e dalle cospirazioni parruccone per fregarla, paralizzarla, impedirle di fare ciò che aveva promesso a questo paese; se vuole dare una frustata all’economia, mettere in scacco speculazione e panico dei mercati finanziari, rinsaldarsi e durare bene, nell’interesse del paese, fino al 2013 almeno, allora questo è quello che i fatti la chiamano a fare. Questo, e nient’altro.