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Goldstone Recants

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2011 by malcog

Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes

So the Blood Libel against Israel was wrong.    What follows Richard Goldstone’s reversal?   But the UN will do nothing:

UN official: Goldstone must request repeal of Gaza war crimes report before it can be canceled

Butthe UN spends most of it’s time condeming Israel; re: Jews, of just about everything.  The Goldstone report was nothing more and the usual blood libel.  This recant should be on the front page of every paper.  The MSM is useless. 


Word of the Day

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2011 by malcog


fugacious \fyoo-GAY-shuhs\, adjective:

Lasting but a short time; fleeting.

As the rain conspires with the wind to strip the fugacious glory of the cherry blossoms, it brings a spring delicacy to our dining table.
— Sarah Mori, “A spring delicacy”, Malaysian Star

The thick, palmately lobed lead is lapped around the bud, which swiftly outgrows its protector, loses its two fugacious sepals, and opens into a star-shaped flower, one to each stem, with several fleshy white petals and a mass of golden stamens in the center.
— Alma R. Hutchens, A Handbook of Native American Herbs

When he proposed the tax in May, Altman thought it would follow the fugacious nature of some flowers: bloom quickly and die just as fast.
— Will Rodgers, “Parks proposal falls on 3-2 vote”, Tampa Tribune, June 27, 2001

Fugacious is derived from Latin fugax, fugac-, “ready to flee, flying; hence, fleeting, transitory,” from fugere, “to flee, to take flight.” Other words derived from the same root include fugitive, one who flees, especially from the law; refuge, a place to which to flee back (re-, “back”), and hence to safety; and fugue, literally a musical “flight.”

The delerium on the left following the election of Obama was fugacious.  Reality has now set in.  As for the rest of us, our disdain for Obama is not what you would consider fugacious.

How Dumb Are We?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2011 by malcog

Take the Quiz vis Newsweek

Bumper Sticker I would like to see.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 by malcog

If you voted for Obama, apology not accepted. Just don’t vote again!!!

This is interesting

Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 by malcog


Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 by malcog

Let’s get started with the word of the day

Posted in Language, Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 by malcog


gimcrack \JIM-krak\, noun:

1. A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.

1. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy.

Yet the set is more than a collection of pretty gimcracks.
— Frank Rich, Hot Seat

In those cities most self-conscious about their claim to be part of English history, like Oxford or Bath, the shops where you could have bought a dozen nails, home-made cakes or had a suit run up, have shut down and been replaced with places selling teddy bears, T-shirts and gimcrack souvenirs.
— Jeremy Paxman, The English: A Portrait of a People

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