Friday, August 25, 2006

In the land of Dolly Varden 

The fish that is (not the flirt from Barnaby Rudge).

The McKay's have gone in search of wild cat-food* and should be back any minute. Happy birthday John.

* please do not serve endangered species or species which closely resemble endangered species to your cat(s).

And speaking of cats and other feral critters: pansypoo has a full lineup of animal artwork currently on display. Begining with "roadkill #9" - posted August 24, 2006 - (scroll down from there). See pansypoo's personal rant page and wildlife gallery for full color details.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

in the jungle, the mighty jungle... 

"They own not merely the labor of society, they have bought the governments; and everywhere they use their raped and stolen power to intrench themselves in their privileges." ~ from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

4 In the August 28, 2006 issue of The New Yorker a look back at Upton Sinclair's life and work: UPPIE REDUX? Upton Sinclair’s losses and triumphs

4 New York Review of Books, August 10, 2006:
Mindless In Iraq, By Peter W. Galbraith
Goldfarb [Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq by Michael Goldfarb] describes a young Republican, sent by the Bush administration to instruct the Iraqis on democracy, who explained to a gathering of tribal and community leaders assembled at the Baghdad Hunt Club that "a political party exists to channel power.... Once you have political power, then you can create, you can do what you want with government, right?" Goldfarb comments:

To people who had survived the Ba'ath, a political party that really knew how to channel power, the lecture must have seemed ridiculous.... By now I was full of slow-burning anger. My friend Ahmad had died for this? So some kid could stand inside a privately guarded compound, explaining that "a political party exists to channel power" on a street guarded by American soldiers in a city where, one year after the overthrow of Saddam, the original meeting site [at a Baghdad Hotel] was so insecure that local police could not defend it? This was bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq? The most powerful nation in history had rendered itself utterly powerless here.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

FEAR - don't leave home without it. 

hey, you there!Fearful fellowship opportunity awaits you at scary Princeton University:

New Topic for 2007/08:


During the academic year 2007/08, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the study of fear in history. We invite scholars from all disciplines to examine fear as an historical experience, its generative, productive as well as negative and destructive roles in history, and the processes by which it operates, spreads, dissipates, and is countered.


apply for a fellowship.

Full details see: Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies / Princeton Univ.

Wide variety of fear based topics available for qualified applicants.


dept of "creative destruction": hostage taking 

No one moves or the Iraqi gets it!

Bush vows to continue to use Iraqi people as human shields:
"I repeat what our ... our leading general said in the region. He said: 'If we withdraw before the job is done, the enemy will follow us here.' I strongly agree with that," [...] "We're not leaving so long as I'm the president. That would be a huge mistake," ~ George W. Bush, 2006 -- via CNN Monday, August 21, 2006 )

"Saddam Hussein regards the Iraqi people as human shields, entirely expendable when their suffering serves his purposes," ~ George W. Bush, 2003 -- ( see: CNN, Feb. 2003 )


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