Truth slightly distorted – the Republicans’ latest cobbled frame


"The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted." -G.C. Lichtenberg, 18th Century scientist and satirist Word has come, from a piece in New York Magazine, that former President George W. Bush has begun to paint, "making portraits of dogs and arid Texas landscapes" to occupy his time in retirement. It's a good hobby for a… Continue reading Truth slightly distorted – the Republicans’ latest cobbled frame

Fighting God, Egypt and collective bargaining


"...by calling for Monday's rallies, the two [Iranian opposition] leaders had committed a crime known as moharebeh, or 'fighting God,' which carries the death penalty."  - February 16, 2011,  Associated Press report on the week's Iranian political unrest The long shadows of populism stretch out before the setting sun. Like reverse vampires, regimes shy from… Continue reading Fighting God, Egypt and collective bargaining