"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
Great comment, Sid. Any other thoughts about the Arlen Specter defection? Warm regards, Ellen
Sid, While I have your attention:1) Are you thinking about or doing anything special to avoid swine flu? 2) I checked out the main site of the link I posted earlier. Displays tonight are: the Alps via a German photographer, downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and a large plaza in Prague plus more.Go here for the main link to Gigapan.org. Cordially, EK
It was pure pragmatism for Specter; he was looking at a near-certain loss in the primary. I guess it'll be interesting to see how he votes now. He was for the EFCA before he was against it. Sounds like Gov Rendell assured him he'd have no challengers in the Dem primary; but there are plenty on the left who'd want a candidate in favor of the EFCA. He also said he's against Dawn Johnson at OLC. Maybe, at least, he'd not support a filibuster. As to the swine flu: for now, my plan is to not kiss any pigs.
It was only one cancer: lymphoma. His "brain tumor" was just a meningioma.
Another decision made on the basis of retaining "power".A1
Is that an x-ray of God's right foot?
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