“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."

Friday, June 29, 2012

"This is an ex-parrot!”

“He's not pining, he's passed on. This parrot is no more. He has ceased to be. He's expired and gone to meet his maker. He's a stiff, bereft of life, he rests in peace. If you hadn't have nailed him to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies. He's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot!”


  1. .

    You don't need an excuse for some good old Monty Python.


  2. That what I say.

    Fuck it.


  3. The truth is, the Constitution was written by the rural literate.

    It is failed.

    Go fishing.

    Or read: Rufus


  4. The Dove flies through the Darkness, and the Dove is yourself, and the Darkness through which the Dove is flying always recedes, and the Darkness it the Mystery of God. And yourself. Always receding.

    I long for a President who is even capable of understanding this.

    Not this bullshit about some Jew died for your sins, or some crap from Marx.


  5. The Dove flies through the Darkness, and the Dove is yourself, and the Darkness through which the Dove is flying always recedes, and the Darkness is the Mystery of God. And yourself. Always receding. Always something more.

    I still long for a President who is even capable of understanding this.

    Not this bullshit about some Jew died for your sins, or some crap from Marx.

    Then, we might get somewhere.


  6. But, we won't as a society:

    See Aristotle.

    Rufus will vote.


    1. Windy bag of pederasty. Archimedes was the noteworthy Greek.

    2. Of course, this guy was no slouch. When Aristotle, and the other gadfly pederasts were claiming the Earth was the center of the solar system, this guy figured the deal out. He just beat Copernicus to the Heliocentric Solar System by some 1800 years.

      Archimedes was the only Greek of note, that we know of, that accepted his theory.

      Aristachus of Samos

    3. If you might know anything of Aristotle, this shows big time Rufus don't know shit about the Greeks.

      The main complaint about Aristotle is that he wanted to know about the 'unmoved mover', from the outside but not to experience such himself, from the inside.

      The experience itself is talked about in 'Cosmic Consciousness' by Bucke but Rufus never done heard bout that.


    4. Ruf drinks a lot, and talks about ethanol, but even has that wrong.


  7. Unnatural jump in oil prices today. Rumors abound. Saudi troops amassing on the Jordanian border? Turkey poised to strike Syria? Iraq in the middle, nervously thinking about a "Turkish" Kurdistan (and, Kirkuk oil fields?)

    Anyone gone out to Edwards and counted the F-22's, recently?

  8. And, we've got 60,000 of Our Finest watching over the poppy fields in Goatfuckistan. I wonder how much Armor they have with'em?

  9. Replies
    1. :)

      A Mississipp reading of Aristotle, folks.


    2. Mississipp misreading, I meant....


  10. Fart protector --

    This is nothing. James Joyce, in Finnegan's Wake, had a device to shove up ones
    ass, a kind of cork like thing, with three drill holes, that was much better.



    This man is NOT joking --


    1. "I've actually had a lot of experience working in all different types of environments," he began. "I've worked in a government-run socialized medical care system, and I saw the waste and inefficiency.

      "The longer people worked in that system, the less work they wanted to do, because the more you wanted to do, the more they dumped on you. So after a while you stop doing it, because they're not paying you to do more. Why should you do a difficult case, a difficult surgery that will take you hours and hours to do?

      "You might start out wanting to do it, but after a while, you just run out of energy, because there's no incentive. You'd have to be a superhuman being to continue to work in that system and not be worn down by it.

      "Because nobody wanted to work, it would take an hour to turn over the surgical room. In my private practice now, it takes ten minutes.

      Read more:

  12. After he hung up, I went to the website of Docs4 Patient Care and found this statement from its president, Dr. Hal Scherz:

    The Supreme Court disappointed the majority of Americans who have voiced their opposition to Obamacare, by upholding significant portions of this truly abysmal law. Their decision has left Americans now wondering what it is that the Federal Government can't compel them to do. This is perhaps the worst decision in the history of the Supreme Court and emphasizes the importance of making the correct decision for chief executive, who controls who sits on this bench.

    Read more:

  13. Patient Rufus!

    (called to attention by the Death Panels)

    What do you have to say for yourself?

    I hurt.

    Hep me.

    (Collegial discussion by Panels here)

    Decision: Comfort Room

    Next patient...


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