Friday, December 31, 2004

Contra Sharansky


The most concise response I could think of to Natan Sharansky's "Toward a moral foreign policy," as sent to the Slick-D email discussion list:

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Quoth Glenn Wolf, quoting Cal Thomas, quoting Natan Sharansky:

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There is an important distinction between the freedom desired by
Southern blacks in the days of Dr. Rice's youth - and nations under
Soviet domination in the years of Natan Sharansky's imprisonment -
and the freedom the administration wants to offer the Middle East.
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Yes, there is. Southern blacks in the days of Dr. Rice's youth -- and
nations under Soviet domination in the years of Natan Sharansky's
imprisonment -- desired freedom from being shot at, bombed, kidnapped
and murdered. The freedom the administration wants to offer the
Middle East is the freedom to be shot at, bombed, kidnapped and
murdered by Americans instead of Arabs.

Tom Knapp
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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Western civilization's crowning achievement?


Finally, after so many false starts and disappointments, the true convergence of beer and chocolate.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Death as a metaphor


The main theme of the death of Sontag is not discourse per se, but postdiscourse. Her estate will no doubt promote the use of the subconstructivist paradigm of discourse to rook the funeral home.

Hat tip for the drivel above to The PostModernism Generator . Bottom line: Susan Sontag has left the building. She died today, at 71, after a battle with leukemia.

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

YAGBS*


"Chocolate-makers have long mixed liqueurs into their creations. Now, a Chicago candy-maker has come up with a twist on the classic pairing -- beer-flavored chocolates. Chocolatier Katrina Markoff infuses her latest truffles with Jamaican Red Stripe beer and tops the dark-chocolate spheres with crushed cocoa nibs."

Mmm, Mmm, good. Hat tip, as friggin' always, to Fark.

* Yet Another Gratuitous Beer Story.

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