Monday, May 5, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Also want to take another look at Bobby Baker scandal, and why FDR sent a Navy destroyer to pick up his dog Fala in the Aleutian Islands at taxpayers' expense.

Papers From 1982 Reveal British Diplomats First Thought Reagan a “Bumbler” and a “Bozo”
Later, of course, they'd come to see him as a “bumpkin” and a “boob.”

Chance of City-Killing Asteroid Striking Earth Higher Than Previously Believed
Public urged to move to rural, uninhabited areas.

Charles Koch, in Wall Street Journal, Calls His Critics “Collectivists”
Term last used (but favorably) by Leon Trotsky.

1 comment:

Deidra said...

"Term last used (but favorably) by Leon Trotsky."

I didn't know Trotsky's first name; thanks. I like him very much. He's quite a hero all over Europe, kind of like Che Guevara.

I guess neither of them are very popular in USA. I wonder why, lol.

One thing I particularly like in Trotsky's written works is his concept of "permanent revolution". Not meaning a "violent/bloody" kind, but a constant re-evaluation of the government's modus operanda, in order to make sure it doesn't fall into yet another stagnant bureaucratic lethargy.