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November 19, 2006

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Seems more like a psychotic break than a revelation to me. I know you are kidding, but I don't find the mental illnesses of the right as funny as once I did.

Funny they should mention Churchill. I was googling around to check info on Kipling's son and got this.

I wonder what they might have to say about this?

Not only that, but Bush is always worried about keeping the base happy, and you know what "the base" is in Arabic.

And bear in mind that the 9/11 attacks were sudden, like a lightning strike, or, in German, blitz.

What more do you want?

I have nothing to add except for the revelation that "Struggle" is a funny looking word. Sounds like it could be a muppet

I was struck by the same thought upon reading this post, Fledermaus. Only I thought it might be a Dr. Seuss Character.

Um, I assume "Kuominta" is supposed to be "Kuomintang". I wouldn't mention it, but you typed it that way twice.

Hilzoy,

And what of "Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles?

Hm? Clearly a bit of deceptive naming there.

I think it's worse than you fear. This has been sapping the minds of Western youth for almost 30 years!

Struggle, Buggle.... Muggles!!!! the Islamists, the Maoists, our President, they're all ... Muggles!!!

Patronus!

(wherein i summon expensive tequila)

It's not as common as "struggle", but I see that a search produces 482 results for "fabulous". Now, what group could that indicate a connection to?

Muggles!

Damn! I knew Ms. Rowling was on to something!

And my notion that all consciousness is virtual becomes even more entrenched.

(and just think how many other tentacles of the enemy lie concealed beneath that innocuous-looking little word, 'lucha')

Just think, indeed.

godoggo: curiously, Kuomintang comes out correctly typed in my browser. Anyone else seeing it spelled wrong?

Hitler was a Muslim?

Damn, and this whole time I thought he was Roman Catholic.

Thank goodness for the internet. It's so much easier to read stuff like this when it's not scrawled in crayon.

Oh, I see, it's 'cause I like to make the fonts really big.

HankP. sounds more like letters cut out and glued on like a ransom note to me.

Getting into a wet bathing suit is a fascist act.

And you know what GOP stands for - and how God's Own Party translates into Arabic.

Seems more like a psychotic break than a revelation to me.

Or more like Revelations.

This sort of thing is, to me, not all that much different from some of the 9/11 conspiracy theories I've seen floated about. Which pretty much reduce to something like Coincidence? I think not!

Rosicrucians! Templars! Freemasons! Professional wrestlers!

I mean, who could miss the connection?

"Damn, and this whole time I thought he was Roman Catholic."

Let's just say the Battle of Lepanto didn't go the way the history books say.

actually "jihad" can just be translated as "stuggle." my struggle would be jihadii

Reading Bizarro World can do strange things to your brain.

Oh, and thanks to hilzoy for the reference to David Icke. Whee!

(Via the NWO link, if you must know)

Let's not forget the important documentary that John Carpenter made with Rowdy Roddy Piper, which anticipated Icke by several years.

I'm still waiting for someone to note the reference to Middlemarch...

Let's not forget the important documentary that John Carpenter made with Rowdy Roddy Piper, which anticipated Icke by several years.

Best fight scene, evar! So good that South Park replicated it for the fight between Timmy and Jimmy.

I hope there's room in the vast conspiracy for Frederick Douglass:

Power concedes nothing without a struggle. It never did, and it never will. It may be a moral struggle, or it may be a physical struggle...

On the other hand, I've never seen the inspiring quotation sourced. And I don't have time to look it up now; off for Thanksgiving visit.

Our leader's glorious war marches on.

Militias come to funerals and offer to carry out revenge attacks. Gunmen execute blindfolded people in full public view. Mortars are lobbed between Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods. Sometimes the killers seem to be seeking specific people who were involved in earlier attacks, but many victims lose their lives simply to even out the sectarian toll.

"I have nothing to add except for the revelation that "Struggle" is a funny looking word."

Me too.

struggle (v.) Online Etymology Dictionary

"c.1386, probably a frequentative form, of uncertain origin. Skeat suggests O.N. strugr "ill will;" others suggest a connection to Du. struikelen, Ger. straucheln "to stumble." The noun is first recorded 1692."

Why are some of us interested in etymology and linguistics? What is the point? I have been going to weird Sapir-Whorf places lately...

Hm, didn't think I could be first with this after 30 comments ...

The title Mein Kampf was suggested by Hitler's publisher; it wasn't Hitler's.

Hitler wanted to call it Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice, but his publisher was afraid nobody would buy it.

So, obviously, his publisher was Muslim.

Let's just say the Battle of Lepanto didn't go the way the history books say.

Someone should tell Gates of Vienna--they may want to redeploy.


"The Secret Thread ..."

Hilzoy...

You don't mean to suggest that.. The Kabbalah Center is part of it?

Oh, and I should also note, it is clear in retrospect that in the early 80s Billy Idol was acting in support of the Caliphate when he sang of burkahs in his song, "Eyes Without A Face".

Why are some of us interested in etymology and linguistics?

because it's interesting! :)

more evidence that Bush is a muggle: look how awkward he and Putin look in their Wizard Robes.

mudblood!

he sang of burkahs in his song, "Eyes Without A Face".

Sha.

Sy Hersh's lastest.

But many in the White House and the Pentagon insist that getting tough with Iran is the only way to salvage Iraq. "It's a classic case of 'failure forward,'" a Pentagon consultant said. "They believe that by tipping over Iran they would recover their losses in Iraq—like doubling your bet. It would be an attempt to revive the concept of spreading democracy in the Middle East by creating one new model state."
...
The Administration’s planning for a military attack on Iran was made far more complicated earlier this fall by a highly classified draft assessment by the C.I.A. challenging the White House’s assumptions about how close Iran might be to building a nuclear bomb. The C.I.A. found no conclusive evidence, as yet, of a secret Iranian nuclear-weapons program running parallel to the civilian operations that Iran has declared to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (The C.I.A. declined to comment on this story.)
...
A current senior intelligence official confirmed the existence of the C.I.A. analysis, and told me that the White House had been hostile to it. The White House’s dismissal of the C.I.A. findings on Iran is widely known in the intelligence community.
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But some in the White House, including in Cheney’s office, had made just such an assumption—that “the lack of evidence means they must have it,” the former official said.

"struggle (v.) Online Etymology Dictionary"

I originally read that v. as versus, as if it were a wrestling match, or struggle must never cease struggling!

But, speaking of -uggle words, a video.

Bush wants the hat trick: losing three wars.

I am so there with the Middlemarch ref, Hilzoy.

We are doomed. At least, according to RedState.

Somehow, I think the RS crowd often defines "we" somewhat more narrowly than do the rest of us...

OK, now we got the Islamists, the hippies, the moon-landers, the Templars, the Illuminati....Atlantis....

Who's next?

OK, now we got the Islamists, the hippies, the moon-landers, the Templars, the Illuminati....Atlantis....

YEAARRGHHHH!

What I Learned Today: There was a porn flick from the 1980s entitled "Max Bedroom".

I don't know how it fits in, but I'm sure with a little effort...

porn flick ... I don't know how it fits in

missed s3x ed? try here for some free lessons.

ps: definately NSFW.

I completely agree. 404's should never be viewed in public.

Oh my. I just got back from RedState. It reads like "Beavis and Butthead Discuss Politics." Apparently representative of the political discourse found on the site was some bizarre piece about how Olbermann got the domino theory wrong because in the years following Vietnam, a handful of tiny countries, some of which you've never heard of, flirted with Communism.
I honestly don't know how these people find their way to work every morning.

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