"...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 27, 2011

Sweet fuck, could a more succinct summation exist? I think not:

"Once upon a time, there was a game called paofpopafsoj.

There are four teams.  The referee is on one of the teams.  The referee decides what the rules are, how points are awarded, and who wins.  All disputes are settled by the referee.  The referee’s authority is final and absolute.  The referee records the score in a book.  Whichever team wins gets to choose the referee for the next game.

What could possibly go wrong?"