23-09-05

"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger"

As they say around these parts, if you stick out your neck...

Here's Steven, resorting to namecalling: theorizing anti-European misanthrope and a intellectual rightwing loner. Mike V has nothing to add to that. Well, actually he has to add some ad-hominems in the direction of Denis Prager, but hey, first stone and all.

LVB gets some heat for, granted, making a non-quantifiable statement to the effect that anti-Americanism is less endemic among the younger generation. There might be anecdotal evidence for that, but in the end, if you disagree with that statement you either say "that's BS", or you just add a "in his opinion" to that.

Just as it happens, there will be an anti-American "function" today in Brussels at the US embassy. The weather is decent, it's a friday afternoon, so no reason why people should be prevented, and we might get an idea about the amount of anti-americanism amongst the kiddies.

UPDATE:: nog een West-Vlaming, en Kerygma: LVB heeft voeling met het jonge volk.

UPDATE: "about a hundred" protesters were (self-)reported at the anti-American protest. Sadly, (tellingly?) no wide-shots are available, this is the picture with the most people on it. I'll go out on a limb here and say that there are several old codgers making up that "about a hundred".

Image: (c) Han Soete / indymedia.be

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18-09-05

"Waterloo"

Katrina: The Gathering

Louisiana: Land

Owner may [tap] for [green or black mana]. Owner must pay [white mana] each upkeep phase or bury Louisiana.

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13-09-05

Quotomatic Report

Now look what you've made me do.

Ariel Sharon forgot the single most important fact of the media age, a fact that generations of Israelis had heretofore always remembered: that the mantle of victimhood belongs, not to the aggrieved, but to whoever can point the finger of accusation most vigorously. One of the most powerful properties of representation is that it transforms perception. It can make a city Mayor with hundreds of buses at his disposal into a supplicant wholly dependent on outside help to evacuate his constituents; it can transform Todd Beamer's heroic stand against Islamic hijackers into a Crescent of Embrace facing Mecca. It can transform reality so completely that, in the case of Gaza, it is the Jews who are ultimately responsible for the destruction of the synagogues because they left them standing. - Wretchard, emphasis added.

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07-09-05

AHHHHHHH!

Steve. Must. Die.

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06-09-05

Quotomatic at Heart

born of ignorance or malice

The better question than "Why was Secretary Rice shopping?" is "Wouldn't we have been better off if Governor Blanco had been?" - Hugh Hewitt

a Series of Unfortunate Events

There will be those who may take the view that these incidents are unavoidable bumps on the road to the eventual liberation of Arabs from the Israeli yoke, a road signposted by the UN-funded banners which read "Gaza Today. The West Bank and Jerusalem Tomorrow". The question of course, is what if they are not regrettable incidents, but events which characterize the new regime in Gaza? Many of those who rejoiced at Ernst Rohm's demise in the Night of the Long Knives comforted themselves by believing it was a case of one set of hoodlums rubbing out the other. It was true; but it was also irrelevant. - Wretchard on the murder of Moussa Arafat

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03-09-05

Full Metal Quotomatic

"insurer of last resort"

New Orleans isn't the Netherlands, there's no shortage of land at a higher elevation in Lousiana, and it's just plain irrational to push for rebuilding in a spot which has so recently proven to be at risk of catastrophic damage just to have things back the way they were. Nostalgia and sentimentality cannot be the primary determinants of public policy. - Abiola Lapite

"nog niet voor morgen"

Elio Di Rupo is niet de dokter die de Waalse patiënt terug op de been zal helpen. De PS is niet de dokter maar de ziekte! - Frank Vanhecke

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02-09-05

"Call On Me"

The Commissar has everything you need to know about the compassionate left.

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