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  •  Ha ha ha ha ha (3+ / 0-)
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    tardis10, irishwitch, Dauphin

    I'm not into gaming, but I did enjoy a good Lovecraft read now & then, back in the day. Your diary is freaking hilarious!

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    by jan4insight on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:45:15 PM PST

    •  PS: As I recall, Lovecraft always referred to it (6+ / 0-)

      as the Cult of Cthulhu - which makes it even more perfect for the GOP/TP ;)

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      by jan4insight on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:47:27 PM PST

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      •  HPL despised the Republicans (4+ / 0-)
        “As for the Republicans -- how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical 'American heritage'...) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead.”
         from a 1936 letter to fellow author C.L. Moore  

        HPL started out as a reactionary, but he changed  over time and became a big supporter of FDR and the New Deal.  

        "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

        by LucyandByron on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:35:16 PM PST

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