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March 23, 2004

2032. You know, sometimes, there just isn’t anything to add. [10:09 PM]
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Ailsa Ek ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2004, 07:46 AM:

Damn. Someone will come up with something articulate to say, but it isn't me.


Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2004, 10:11 AM:

As in awe as everyone else. And I bet he didn't say "necromancy" in the first draft.

Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2004, 12:18 PM:

And many of the comments rise to the level of the original post. This could be one for the ages.

Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: March 25, 2004, 01:08 PM:

Yes, there is.

"President Bush poked fun at his staff, his Democratic challenger and himself Wednesday night at a black-tie dinner where he hobnobbed with the news media.

Bush put on a slide show, calling it the "White House Election-Year Album" at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association 60th annual dinner, showing himself and his staff in some decidedly unflattering poses.

There was Bush looking under furniture in a fruitless, frustrating search. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere," he said."


TomB ::: (view all by) ::: March 28, 2004, 02:05 AM:

Thank you very much for the link. There's another post today by Billmon, which is not at the same level, but it has a comment that knocked the wind out of me. Billmon doesn't have permalinks to comments, but the topic is Fishing License and here is the first paragraph of Pedro's comment:

I lived through a military dictatorship in Brazil with fascist overtones: "Brazil, Love It or Leave It" was their motto them. As much as it pains me to admit it, some fellow drinkers at this bar may have a point when they issue dire warnings about proto-fascism. This stuff doesn't happen like you see in the movies, with boots on the street, secret service thugs all over the place, paranoia, the works. In fact, you barely notice it at all if you are not paying close attention. The sun keeps shining every day, you go out to work, you party on weekends, while someone you don't know and don't really care about gets silently arrested, tortured or murdered.
Posted by: Pedro at March 27, 2004 04:19 PM

I don't know if it will happen here, but there are enough ominous parallels that have happened already.

Pedro has a followup comment also worth reading, on how Brazil got out of the dictatorship, through reforms forced by economic failure. Maybe with the continuing US economic collapse, we can fast-track the transition back to democracy without having to go through a full dictatorship.

Jeremy Leader finds comment spam ::: (view all by) ::: June 10, 2004, 01:33 PM:

And another comment spam, for another .ws domain, also registered to PO Box 62916, Paphos, CY.