"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jan 28, 2011

Following Richard:

The Egyptian Chronicles


We Are All Khalid Said

The Arabist

As'ad Abukhalil (the Angry Arab) 


On the other hand, if you want some ole timey anti-Arabism  - go to the ever-so-friendly-to-Israel fashion mag known as the Huffington Post, where the rising of the Egyptian people is headlined as "Chaos" and accompanied with the predictable photo spread featuring young Arab men with covered faces, molotovs and pavement chunks in hand, spreading their orderless mayhem...