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  •  So, I am confused by this --- how (9+ / 0-)

    can they possibly name something "not American language"?  (See:  their freak out over the Coke commercial)

    Para bellum?!?  

    Hell, most of the RWNGs will spend a lot of time trying to figure out why the need for TWO bellums.

    How can the GOP trust a woman to "raise" if they do not trust a woman to "choose".....

    by left my heart on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 04:02:01 PM PST

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    •  Well, they'll either claim it in a scholarly way (0+ / 0-)

      or stupid way.

      They'll either claim it as Latin, from which the name Parabellum was derived* or they'll claim it's Latin in respect for the Roman Empire and claim that our nation should be like the Roman Empire because the founding fathers wanted it so.

      Of course, the founding fathers really wanted our nation to be like the Roman Republic, not the empire.
      And in reality, the Republicans really want to be more like Nazi Germany.
      It's just that they can't find anyone good enough to be Führer, erm, leader.**

      *The name Parabellum was derived from the Latin Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as, "If you want peace, prepare for war". The idea of peace through strength.
      Rather than peace through, you know, being peaceful and not menacing an entire planet.

      **Führer, is German for leader, for those who do not understand German. I've managed to forget most that I learned through disuse.


    •  " why the need for TWO bellums" (0+ / 0-)

      Beats me, but obviously Dumbya was convinced.

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