Monday, January 05, 2009

Change Same Ole, Same Ole

Meet the New Great Satan, Same as the Old ...

Is this a record? It's still two weeks to inauguration but the Planet Healer-elect is already being denounced on the streets of world capitals*! In this season of change, it's good to know some things never do.

(*and, in this case, his boyhood home)
--Mark Stein

Complete with bullet holes.

Be sure to read Mark's newest : Gaza has its version of rocket scientists

So when Britain's Channel 4 says that we don't get the chance to see these fellows speak for themselves, it would be more accurate to say that they speak for themselves incessantly but the louder they speak the more we put our hands over our ears and go "Nya nya, can't hear you." We do this in part because, if you're as invested as most Western elites are in the idea that all anyone wants is to go to university, get a steady job and settle down in a nice house in the suburbs, a statement such as "England's demise is on our agenda" becomes almost literally untranslatable. When President Ahmadinejad threatens to wipe Israel off the face of the map, we deplore him as a genocidal fantasist. But maybe he's a genocidal realist, and we're the fantasists.

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