Happy B'Day Vincent & Eric

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 30 Mar 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From Frugal's Forums BugMeNot:
"You need only reflect that the one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." -- Charles Austin Beard

# candygenius - Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday - born this day in 1853. It's also Eric Clapton's Birthday, born this day in 1945. [google]

Van Gogh's Google Birthday

# Tom Engelhardt - Entries for a Devil's Dictionary of the Bush Era - with a small bow to Ambrose Bierce. Mirrored here at AlterNet. [claire]

Nationalism n: How foreigners love their country (when they do). A very dangerous phenomenon that can lead to extremes of passion, blindness, and xenophobia. (See, Terrorism)

Oil n: 1. Black gold. 2. (defunct acronym) Operation Iraqi Liberation BugMeNot or OIL (name changed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF, without explanation). 3. What the Bush administration wasn't after in Iraq and isn't after in Iran. (See, Democracy)

Patriotism n: How Americans love their country. A trait so positive you can't have too much of it, and if you do, then you are a super-patriot which couldn't be better. (Foreigners cannot be patriotic. See, Nationalism)


Democracy n: A country where the newspapers are pro-American.


Town-hall Meeting: A meeting in a hall in a town where all the participants have first been vetted for loyalty to the Bush administration.


Democracy n: 1. A product so extensively exported that the domestic supply is depleted. 2. When they vote for us. (See, tyranny: When they vote for someone else.)

# Butler Shaffer at LewRockwell.com - What Is To Become of the State? - some ideas on what might replace the U.S. federal government after it inevitably collapses or ceases to matter. [clairefiles]

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