OT: Mildy? Mouldy? Re: Mildy OT: "Freedom kiss"?
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 12, 2003, 9:58|
LOL! Which should make one of my own 1980s coinages "French Tourism", being
the act of planting unwanted explosive materiel in a dissident's boat, or
whatever, ie, "state terrorism", a la The Rainbow Warrior, a matter of
interest to such worthies.
It would need to become "Freedom Tourism", and considering that the US has
identified certain states as sponsoring terrorism, it would mean we had a
"War Against Freedom Tourism"!
I love politicians, I really do. When all seems bleak and absurd, there is
always some dork on a public podium somewhere ready and willing to make a
complete ass of himself in the interests of publicly abstracting your wallet
from your pocket and absconding ...
History is surely the march of dorks stalking suckers, and people on the
sideline laughing fit to bust.
Naa'ereliyanti! Enai taapa, ya intemya itasunnaati, ya intirao!
"I have spoken! Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!" ;)
On Wednesday 12 March 2003 03:25 pm, you wrote:
Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."
> It's nice to know that in an age where there are so many important
> things to be concerned about, the U.S. House of Representatives is busy
> making a fool of itself:
> For you history buffs, you will remember that back during WWI, lots
> of German-sounding things were renamed; sauerkraut became "liberty
> cabbage," frankfurter became "liberty sausage," hamburger became "liberty
> meat," etc. Now, apparently, the French are the New Germans; we cannot have
> "french" fries or "french" toast (both, IIRC, have been discussed on this
> list before); nay, dear friends, we must have "freedom fries" and "freedom
> toast." My response: if it was stupid then, it's no less stupid now.
> Nevertheless, the games that politicians play with language can
> be...amusing...at times.