“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."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Senate Minority Leader Reid:


  1. C-4 at his best:
    "Sorry to prick your balloon, but the Clancy "instant knowledge of point of origin" myth joins the ash heap of "a single surgical bombing can wipe out a countries WMD capacity"
    "wonderous new high tech wonder devices will enable undermanned US soldiers who don't even speak the language or understand who they are fighting -to defeat The Insurgency."

  2. Trish said in part...

    "Lecture if you will about about "paltry" casualties and a "soft, decadent" culture, it will not get you diddly squat."

    I guess she probably knows more diddly squat than anyone in the barn. Trouble is it just comes out in tiny squirts that don't leave much impact on the topic at hand.Yep, sure sign of a diddly squatter.