"...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

Mar 15, 2011

Notably Quoted

"Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or knife on the steps of the palace of the rich and stab or shoot their owners as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination and without pity."

~ Lucy Parsons


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A senior diplomat in a western mission to the UN in New York, who I have known over ten years and trust, has told me for sure that Hillary Clinton agreed to the cross-border use of troops to crush democracy in the Gulf, as a quid pro quo for the Arab League calling for Western intervention in Libya.

Oops, wrong quote.

Jack Crow said...

It's all good, under. I see a relation.

davidly said...

And they call Bo Rama a Chicago community organizer.

Jack Crow said...

That shit was funny, davidly.

Richard said...

OT: I followed up on your excellent post about Birkun and the other Chernobyl firefighters with one of my own over at American Leftist.

Thought you might be interested.

Jack Crow said...

I've read it, and recommended it, Richard. I wrote a gloss. You wrote a worthwhile essay.

davidly said...

Thank you, Jack. That's all I can hope for these days is to be able to laugh no matter how grim it gets. That, and for folks like you to keep laying it out there and on the line.