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  •  the times, they have a-changed (4.00)
    the nyt have blood and perhaps the fetid results of another flawed presidential election on their hands for this.

    thank the powers that be for the blogs (and this one in particular)--it's nice to know SOMEONE is doing the work that used to be done by what we used to deem a free media.

    damn it all to hell, this is precisely how facism happens: through the anesthetised indifference of an ill-informed / inattentive populace.  a free press is supposed to be the firewall against this shit.

    the times has thoroughly failed us. but at least they've got company in that regard.

    Standing tough under stars and stripes we can tell this dream's in sight -d.fagen

    by homo neurotic on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 11:04:31 AM PST

    •  O Tempores, O Mores (none)
      Cicero tried but failed to restore his Republic. He may, though, be of assistance in saving ours. Turns out it's useful to know what's going on as it's going on.

      1st Philippics

      [on the disposition of M. Antonius] ... Nothing was at that time found among the papers of Caius Caesar except what was already well known to everybody; and he gave answers to every question that was asked of him with the greatest consistency.

      Were any exiles restored? He said that one was, and only one. Were any immunities granted? He answered, None. He wished us even to adopt the proposition of Servius Sulpicius, that most illustrious man, that no tablet purporting to contain any decree or grant of Caesar's should be published after the Ides of March were expired.

      I pass over many other things, all excellent--for I am hastening to come to a very extraordinary act of virtue of Marcus Antonius. He utterly abolished from the constitution of the republic the Dictatorship, which had by this time attained to the authority of regal power. And that measure was not even offered to us for discussion.

      He brought with him a decree of the senate, ready drawn up, ordering what he chose to have done: and when it had been read, we all submitted to his authority in the matter with the greatest eagerness; and, by another resolution of the senate, we returned him thanks in the most honourable and complimentary language.

      Enough people agreed on the dangers brought by concentration of power. But, by then, they just didn't have the muscle left to turn it back. Cicero died (unarmed) in the attempt.

      What helps? Knowing the truth as it is happening. Not later in depositions.

      Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

      by chimpy on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 12:01:40 PM PST

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