Friday, April 26, 2013

Get Right with History! Now!

Glory be to History, its Trajectory, and their Phenomenological Spirit, as it was with the Master and Slave, is still emerging now, and whenever the owl of Minerva spreads her wings, Amen.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today's Marathon Explosions

Iran either did it or funded or trained those who did it or has or had some sort of "operational relationship" with the bombers.  I have no proof whatsoever for these claims.  But we don't need proof.  We merely need pretexts to justify invading Iran.

Conundrum du jour

ἆρα τὸ ὅσιον ὅτι ὅσιόν ἐστιν φιλεῖται ὑπὸ τῶν θεῶν,  ὅτι 
φιλεῖται ὅσιόν ἐστιν;

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I was wrong

Today's Democracy Now! did not discuss the Thatcher legacy as I had expected. Oh, well.  Had it been discussed, then the talking heads would have concluded that Thatcher was a war criminal,  a particular virulent carrier of the deadly plague known as Neo-Liberalism, and Satan Incarnate.  Viewers of Democracy Now! are already expected to know this, of course.

Marriage of Convenience

Jeremy Irons was spot on. Had gay "marriage" been legally recognized in Illinois, say, six years ago, my father (God rest his soul!) would have probably "married" me just so that I could receive his pension. Remember, kiddies, the definition required to accommodate gays within the institution of marriage has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with love and commitment. Well, I loved my father, and he loved me, and we were committed to each other for forty-one years of my life. And, so, if we are all equal, surely the love we have for each other is equal as well. So, I should get my dad's pension. I really, really could use it.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tramp the Dirt Down!

The News of Thatcher's Demise was just breaking as Democracy Now! aired this morning.  Nevertheless, the producers were able at the last minute to get a brief interview with Tariq Ali about the Thatcher Years at the end of the show.  Brief though it is, Tariq Ali is always worth listening to.  No doubt Amy Goodman will devote most of tomorrow's broadcast, if not all of it, to a discussion of the Thatcher Legacy.  I have a suggestion for a drinking game that may enhance your viewing pleasure.  Or it may cause alcohol poisoning.  Who knows?  Everytime Margaret Thatcher and Augusto Pinochet are mentioned in the same sentence, take a drink, shot, toke, whatever.