Quotomatic: east of Java
"[T]he defense of freedom is worth our sacrifice"
Zarqawi has said that Americans are, "the most cowardly of God's creatures." But let us be clear: It is cowardice that seeks to kill children and the elderly with car bombs. It's cowardice that cuts the throat of a bound captive. It is cowardice that targets worshipers leaving a mosque. It is courage that liberated more than 50 million people; it is courage that keeps an untiring vigil against the enemies of a rising democracy. It is courage in the cause of freedom that will once again destroy the enemies of freedom. - G. W. Bush
"the peace of the Catacombs"
The Cuban government loved the Smurfs. It was one of the few "Capitalist" cartoons allowed on Channel 6, the main channel on Cuban TV's two-channel broadcasting regime. It is easy to see why that was so: the Smurfs personify the myth of the Noble Savage, the peaceful, loving natives, uncorrupted by modern life, and said myth is part of the Marxist Canon. Because of that, as a Cuban boy, I watched Smurfs episodes to last me a lifetime. - Ruy Diaz
turbans in a twist
Some people say that the press needs to be constructive, and sometimes I also think that'd be nice. But who's to say what's constructive? That's an unfair demand to make. The press needs to be critical - I need to bear that as prime minister and religions must do so as well - Anders Fogh Rasmussen