Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
Government is simply the word for those things we choose to do badly together.
Ok, I'll bite; who the hell is Emmanuel Goldstein?[One Emily Shermin has her name stuck on the thing]
The Trotsky stand-in in Orwell's 1984.-8notch
It doesn't matter who Emmanuel Goldstein is; it just matters that we hate him.
But I already had my two minute hate for the day. Don't want to overdo it.
Sigh.In other news, Jack Kemp had an opinion about something today.
Keep talking, Sarah. Just keep talking about anything at all.
Oh well, here we go again, revisionist history...
Yes! Together the Republicans and Democrats are working together to coerce us into believing that climate change is or isn't happening, thus distracting us from the Zen-like truth that it is neither happening nor not happening!
Will,"Ok, I'll bite; who the hell is Emmanuel Goldstein?"If only there were some giant computer network that you could search for that info... ;) ;)
The clock is about to strike thirteen. Be silent and pay heed to your telescreen...
It would have been nice if she used real words... She's just about lost me after reading that.
TamIf only there were some giant computer network that you could search for that info... ;) ;)But, that's what I have you for, fair one. :)Yeah, yeah, I know, "On yer bike, bub."
Jeff: I'd bet money that if Al Gore did a tweet like that, the article would have provided a spelled-out paraphrase instead of a word-for-word recitation. We saw the same thing with Palin during the election; all her "gonnas" and "betchas" were spelled phonetically, when the common practice is to adjust such things as a professional courtesy to the person being quoted. Note that Obama's "uh"s and "um"s were, however, almost invariably left out.
@Joanna, you betcha.You figured out one of the ways that print reporters can sneer at people through accurate transcription of their remarks.Back in my reporter days (1980s), I often covered Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado) who never finished a sentence before moving to the next thought.Since I liked him, I sometimes completed his sentences for him in my writing. Could have gone the other way had I disliked him. It happens all the time.WV: canonon -- the list of major literary books that grows faster than you can read them all
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