Consider: "Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
"It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape."
- I. Compton-Burnett, letter to Francis King (1969)
- Aldous Huxley, "Time Must Have a Stop"
"Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
Ah, it all makes one's head hurt. Best to wait.
Yeah, well, okay. Note this from CNN in January of 2000 -
Bill Montgomery has the quotes nicely formatted facing each other here.
And he goes on.
No apologies to the uppity darkies? Guess not. And perhaps one can conclude something from his anal rape imagery, but why belabor the obvious?
A groups that calls itself the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests shoots back
-Senator Kennedy from Massachusetts adds this:
Yeah, so they are, but what is one to make of this? Rick Santorum's Communications Director confirms to PageOne he is gay, stands behind Senator - and the guy is black too.
Passing around the baby's corpse to his other children? Bet they don't to THAT in Boston.
The conclusion of Wilson's piece that started this whole thing:
It was paranoia about those opposing them?
Pretty good, but as noted elsewhere, the idea now is that Rove is the hero for exposing Wilson's anti-war bias (see From the Other Side: Different Perspectives on Karl Rove, Harry Potter and Tom Cruise).
Of course, "anything not (provably) criminal" is the problem here. Rove may have committed a crime.
Well, much to their disappointment, late in the evening on Thursday, July 14, Rehnquist threw in another monkey wrench, or as the Brits say, a spanner in the works. He's not going to retire.
And Wolcott points to Simeon Jenkins writing at the same site from London -
Well if you haven't been following that see this from CNN or this from the BBC. I think the idea was that London was now a bombed-out ruin of a city, just a shell of what it one was, and full of mad bombers who would kill Americans with roadside bombs at the drop of a hat. It seems we got it confused with Baghdad, Mosul or Fallujah. Oops. Well, we lifted the ban. But the ban didn't go unnoticed - Thursday night Google shows 230 news stories about it from around the world.
Yeah, well, we're special. They're not.