...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



What it is going to do is put the first financial barrier between people and their ballot box since we got rid of the poll tax


DNOW! blog


sleazy, sensationalistic, self-serving


Where the future went


" turns out they are all bad..."

"We are sent far, far into the forest to get rubber, and if we do not get it, or if we do not get it quickly enough, we are shot"

"...anyone who kills scores of civilians for political motives is a 'terrorist'..."


how it is, how it was:



Dept. of Holocaust Denial, further:

Polish women

Gipsy woman


That's a medieval illustration of the circumcision of Jesus. That's the Jesus penis, stretched out and ready to be hacked upon.
Not much else in the story after that. He grows up some, at age twelve amazes the wise men in the temple, then pretty much disappears. For almost two decades.
Then He returns, rocks the boat, gets arrested, tortured, and executed as a criminal.
His mother didn't have sex, at least before he was born - the virgin birth being real significant to the tale - and of course the divine Father never, because why would He need to?
Add in the bizarre sexual taboos of the Old Testament, the dismedical fact of bloody mutilation of infant penii across the majority of West-Civ male infants, not to mention Muslims and Jews, and ...whoa. Or rather, woe.
That would be woe, if, like me, you think there's something awfully strange about all that hackery-whackery. Awfully strange, and bloody.

Fries with that:

DALE MAHARIDGE: Last week they announced that there’s 54,000 new jobs the previous month. And I’m not joking: 25,000 of them were literally McDonald’s jobs.


Not Rebozo:

And after I spoke out, Netanyahu said, you know,
"This is what’s possible in a democracy. And you wouldn’t be able to get away with this in other countries like Tunisia."
And I think that is ridiculous and absurd. If this is what democracy looks like, that when you speak out for freedom and justice, you get tackled to the ground, you get physically violated and assaulted, and then you get hauled off to jail, that’s not the kind of democracy that I think I want to live in.
Rae Abileah/Mondoweiss


Department of Holocaust Denial:

These men were German homosexuals, they were sent to "camps", by the Nazis, for being subhuman, along with many other people, some of them Jews, some of them not Jews
These men were forced to pretend to be homosexuals by agents of whatever, at the now infamous Abu Ghraib prison, in a campaign that seems to have had something to do with the Holocaust, somehow, though the connection is pretty convoluted
This woman is all by herself, facing a machine. No sex here, certainly no homosexual acts or actors. Her name was Rachel Corrie



The Holocaust as zero-sum game:



No one knows for sure what caused this signal. There is a slight possibility that it just might originate from an extraterrestrial intelligence...
Also it's possible that the succession of shrieking hysterical violently antagonistic Arab male voices that have led at least four stories I've heard this past week on NPR, followed by calm, reasonable, intelligent English-speaking voices, primarily Jewish, were only there in succession by coincidence, and not as a result of racist bigotry on the part of the NPR production staff et al.


Total Eclipse at the End of the World
Campaign to Discredit Jane Mayer
via cryptogon:

Israel Concerned Russia Will Recognize Palestinian State, and then, Dmitry Medvedev Restates Russian Support for Palestinian State.

Real Climate:
While it is no longer surprising, it remains disheartening to see a blistering attack on climate science in the business press where thoughtful reviews of climate policy ought to be appearing.


the Arizona attacks are evidence of rising anti-Semitism

Still here
in the largest sense of that

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