“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."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Spirit of Hemingway found dead of apparently self-inflicted gun shot wound.


  1. “Best of all he loved the fall
    The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods
    Leaves floating on the trout streams
    And above the hills
    The high blue windless skies
    Now he will be a part of them forever.”

    He was the best of us, struggling all his life.

    I love him.

    He is my friend.

  2. Nevada?!?

    THE Univ. of Nevada?


  3. Feds take 75+ domain names; many websites remain operational...

    OK, you dumbfucks, know who you are.

    Try to get this through your thick skulls:

    If the Pubs were 3 times worse than the Dems, we'd still be better off with them than with the Dem/Media/Pop Culture/Academic/Legal, and etc complex.

    Because with those forces in alliance with the Dems there are no checks on Big Govt. and little education of the masses wrt to Govt abuses and theft of our freedom.



    No more extended and repeated rants about the GOP please, report it once if you wish, and move on to your responsibility too attempt to achieve some balance in reportage.

    Complain about group think, or whatever you please about BC:

    At least they don't spend their time masterbating by repeating MSM and Soros MeMes ad-infinitum!

  4. "The effort comes as Congress considers the Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA).

    Critics, including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) say it is too heavy-handed. He has vowed to put a formal hold on the bill.

    Too far even for Lefty Ron Wyden, but the sheeple spend most of there time consuming and repeating MSM Pap.

    Also known as Police State Prep.

  5. Doug, if you like the echo chamber spend more time at BC. Just understand, it boors some of us to tears.

  6. .

    Yea, Doug.

    I thought you were starting to get over that cheap love affair with the GOP.

    You want to knock the Dems, go ahead. It's unlikely anyone will challenge you here.

    But if you are looking to start a fan club for the GOP you better start your recruiting over at the BC.


  7. .

    This is the EB home of my new organization, PAANU.

    Political Agnostics Are Not Us.

    An agnostic is a person who denies or doubts the possibility of ultimate knowledge in some area or another.

    In the PAANU, we KNOW that when it comes to politics both parties suck.


  8. When one consortium of assholes, or the other, articulates a viable plan for putting our financial house back in order I'll support them. Until then, piss on all of'em.

  9. I feel like I should be out spending money…lots of it…ya know…stimulating something.

  10. .

    I feel like I should be out spending money…lots of it…ya know…stimulating something...

    Melody, you stimulate things just by walking into the room.


  11. You don't know that for sure.

    Although, the guy at the pizza shop last night put a stick figure smiley face on my sandwich wrapper and wrote, I'll be back, on it. I wasn't sure what it meant but the other two didn't have one on it.

  12. I'm actually shy and reserved.

  13. Heh, my girl at Albertson's Quik Stop- calls me "sweetie" and I call her back too.

  14. I'm actually shy and reserved.


    Christ , shy and reserved, my wife!!!!

  15. We be liberated, if we had any good sense.

    Polite, and liberated.

  16. .

    I'm actually shy and reserved.

    Geez, just the way I like them.

    Go figure.

    (Probably best to not to mention the guy and the smiley face. Otherwise Bob will be fantasizing about a road trip to take him out.)



  17. I'm actually shy and reserved.

    heh, you gotta be shittin' me.

    I'm going to Alberton's,

  18. Come to think of it, who here is a Democrat?

    I think there are a few Clothes-Pin-Republicans.

  19. reminds me, what exactly did Tom DeLay do to get convicted for money laundering?

  20. Shy and reserved. That's the party i belong to.

  21. My feeling are hurt. I must have done five thousand anti-Obama posts.

    Of course I was a little on the mean side to George. My thing with Sarah is quite anti-Democrat. I just don't want her help to re-elect the president with the fat lip.

  22. When your next post is on how he must have deserved a fat lip it will make it 5001.

  23. It is locked in with cloud and sky here now, right to the ground. It is a bitch, snow coming down and cold as a witch's tit. Idaho weather, you bet.

  24. I'm a strong advocate, and supporter of the "anti-incumbent" party.

    I gotta find the link; the Icelanders just did something imminently sensible.

  25. Tis a real focker. Tis a real goddamned sucker. A bitch it is, snow and blast.

  26. The constitutional assembly will be made up of 25 to 31 delegates, the final number to be determined by a gender and equality ratio. It will be made up of regular citizens elected by direct personal voting. Anyone is eligible to stand for election, with the exceptions of the president, lawmakers and the committee appointed to organize the assembly.

    The assembly will draft a proposed new constitution next year. They will use material from another extraordinary project earlier this year in which 1,000 randomly chosen Icelanders — aged 18-89 — offered their views on what should be in the constitution.

    Now the race is on to be among the charter's authors, with 523 people in the running. Truck drivers, university professors, lawyers, journalists and computer geeks are all among the candidates. All have been given equal air time on Icelandic radio to make their platforms known.

    Iceland Drafts Ordinary Citizens to Write Constitution

    Frustration (Sanity?) Prevails.

  27. a) Lets get one thing straight, I do not come ON to anyone. b) I don't understand why it's so hard to believe that I could be shy and c) shy and Stilletoed? Only if it matches my riding crop.

  28. Who said you came on to anyone?

  29. Oh, I see. bob made a remark. In fact, he made several, unnecessary ones.


  30. I can't stand that actor, nor his acting.

    What a shit.

    And I think you are not so shy as you may make believe.

  31. And I am making a prediction.

    Sarah wins.

    Big time.

    She's the woman.

  32. And we will get together and go rafting next August.

    That is my prediction.

    Even the Ruf will be there.