"...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

Apr 7, 2011


From AOLSwoonington, in a post entitled "Time for the President to Demonstrate the Courage of His* Convictions":

"...This is a pivotal moment in the Obama presidency. He has capitulated on tax policy, closing Guantanamo, and a number of other key issues. He needs to make a stand on the core issues being attacked by the Tea Party in this budget process. The politics here centers around the character of the President, not the specific issues within the budget. He needs to demonstrate the courage of his convictions and his willingness to stand up to the current onslaught. If he takes a determined and consistent stand, he will gain politically and his presidency will grow in stature."

Kindly, these are the Pendragon's convictions, on display every day, for those who care to look:

* - Yep. "His" is capitalized. Heh.


K. Ron Silkwood said...

Yes, who are these fscking idiots who keep waiting for the leopard to change his spots? "Courage of his convictions" my aching ass.

Jack Crow said...

They're people, I think, who have given their wishes more substance than they merit.

Randal Graves said...

This 72-D chess is getting tiresome. But I trust Him. Amen.

Jack Crow said...

Amen. \../