“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Teresita Kept Misquoting Me

I doubt that even Steve Irwin (RIP), the Croc Hunter would be crazy enough to jump on the back of this beast.

June or July 2005
Joe Goff, a Florida Parks and Wildlife game warden walks past a 13-foot, 1-inch alligator that he shot and killed near the home of Anita and Charlie Rogers. The Rogers, who live between Orlando and Titusville, could hear the bellowing in the night but had dismissed neighbors warnings about a giant alligator in the waterway behind their house. "I didn't believe it," Charlie Rogers said.


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  2. Holy shit, for a second I thought teresita hanged herself!

  3. This is so wrong. There is not a shread of evidence that the creature had actually done wrong. Bellowing is not a crime! This was nothing short of pre-emptive murder.

    I must check the Geneva Convention.

  4. The moon looked pretty much full, last night. Say, two weeks, habu.

    But he will not strike, preemptively, before the election. Regardless of the moon's cycle.

    Sixty days 'til that, then there is about a 90 day window. Unless the US is reacting to events, caused by others.

  5. They said they wouldn’t do it, but they did.

    Israel lifts naval blockade of Lebanon

    They say they won’t do it, but they will.

    West Bank pullout plans over: Israel's Peres

  6. habu_3,

    re: Netanyahu

    Great link, thanks!

    Did I mention Entebbe and the great Col.
    Yoni Netanyahu? Talk about swift and iron fisted!

  7. I am on my way to Europe for a week. I will check in when I can. Take care of the joint for me. Good opening week. Pass the word discreetly. I am still looking for some more contibutors so you can post your own articles. Whit stepped up.

  8. My thinking is we can do a take on the lighter, absurd funny, ironic stuff. that includes most of the Left Democrats and all of congress. As John fffing Kerry would say, "au revoir".

  9. Anyone wanting to be a contributor. You can email me an email address that you can sign in with. Send to:

  10. 2164th,

    Best wishes and be well!

  11. "Teresita Kept Misquoting Me"
    Typical Right-Wing Homophobic Hate Piece.
    You are SO pathetic and hurtful to other sensitive souls like St Teresita.
    Learn from the Barb:
    bobalharb said...
    Sexual orientation is determined in the womb. Remember listening to an hour long interview on Brit radio with a double PH'D biology prof from Oxford who, along with his team, had studied this issue for years. Wish I could remember his name but it was a year ago or so. Upshot--all sorts of things are happening very rapidly in the first few hours and days of a ppregnancy. It seems too that most females are not quite as hardwired in as most males. Any society is going to have a certain percentage, unless they kill them all, which would be REALLY tragic, as we wouldn't have a Walt Whitman(unconsumated) or a W H Auden(consumated). Take things in scripture with discretion--everyone was needed in those tribal days to reproduce to carry on the fight.

    Married 25 years to my female wife.

  12. "harb"
    I thought I was reading the Bard.

  13. Any objection to “ilia capitolina” coming aboard? Could be interesting, the writer is a bright bulb.

    If “yes”, how to finesse it without offending Wretchard.

  14. I kept reading invites @ Belmont, then going over to the "doug" threead--and there was no one there. Now I'm really pissed.

  15. The hybrid car market is ramping up. In the past five years hybrid sales in the
    U.S. grew twentyfold, from 9,500 in 2000 to over 200,000 in 2005 (see BW Online, 12/28/05, "Sales Continue to Speed Up").

    The numbers are encouraging but must be viewed in the context of the overall car
    The 200,000 hybrid car sales in 2005 represent 1.2% of the 17 million
    new cars sold last year. If every new hybrid driver doubled fuel economy from 20
    mpg to 40 mpg for 40 miles of daily driving -- an optimistic estimate
    -- then a
    gallon per hybrid car would be saved every day. That's a whopping 100,000
    gallons per day chalked up to hybrid car drivers.

    But we've only reduced our
    daily U.S. consumption from 400 million gallons to 399,900,000 gallons.