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Fascism disguised


Prof. Luccock Warns That It Will Bear the Misleading Label ‘Americanism’

The New York Times, 12 September 1938, page 15, re. a sermon preached the day before (9/11 — ironic, n’est pas?)…

When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled “made in Germany”; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, “Americanism,” Professor Halford E. … [more]

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2010 was a very good year!

This was emailed by Roger on 12/15/2010 at 12:38PM.  Roger got it from Nancy who got it from Bill who got it from Ed who got it from Phillip.  Alas, I cannot claim authorship.  Roger that?

Monsieur d’Nalgar

It was a tough year, but I made it!!!

But not everyone is as lucky as I am……

The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

I ordered a burger at McDonald’s, and the kid … [more]

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Dear editor

So America’s millionaires, loyal patriots that they all are, get to keep their Bushy tax break…

Here’s a kindly suggestion for an intrepid journalist (if there be any left among the screeching castrati of our once-vaunted fourth estate) – follow these obese felines for the next two years and report back to the rest of us.  Hopefully before the elections of 2012.

Fat cats should be pretty easy to track, I’d think.  Most millionaires don’t hide their worldly treasures.  Look … [more]

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Today’s YB! award…

From:  Monsieur d’Nalgar
To:  Sam Stein
Subject: Today’s award…
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:51:44 -0700

It’s been a while since I awarded a “You Bastard!” prize for overt nincompoopery by one of the morning-show bobble-heads, one of the screeching castrati remnants of our once-vaunted Fourth Estate.

Your comments this morning about the efficiency and civility of Israel’s “enhanced” passenger screening techniques were outrageous!  (By the way, what other example of tortured English recently usurped the word “enhanced?”)  Try going … [more]

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Breaking news

Monsieur d’Nalgar:  The following account is from the “new” autobiography of that master of curmudgeonry, Mark Twain (Volume I, pages 403 – 407).  If you substitute the geography and technology, precious little has changed in the last century.  History repeats in places like Gaza and Fallujah and My Lai and Jenin and Sabra and Shatila and, and, and…

Monday, March 12, 1906

Mr. Clemens comments on the killing of six hundred Moros — Men, women and children — In a [more]

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Take Me to the River

By Sumbul Ali-Karamali, posted at HuffingtonPost.com September 3, 2010.

Hasn’t the whole notion of shariah in America gotten a bit out of control? No, it hasn’t — it’s gotten hugely, obscenely, ignorantly out of control. How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding “NO SHARIA LAW” signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I’d say, oh, none. Roughly.

Shariah (also spelled shari’ah or sharia or shari’a) is the Arabic … [more]

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Like a koan

Monsieur d’Nalgar’s note:  The following reaction was set in motion by the arrival of a poem/article/essay by Ange Mlinko, entitled “Letter from Beirut.”  It was published in the July/August 2010 issue of Poetry.  The photo below (©2006 Derek Henry Flood) is of a woman looking at the destruction of Haret Hreyk after the ceasefire was declared on August 15th, 2006. 

“There is not a sheep’s eye in the whole performance.”

Hmmmm.  This is not a koan: it’s … [more]

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