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"All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." I.F. Stone, Time of Torment, p. 317

Diaries published: 42 (2259 days since last diary on Mon Mar 23, 2009 at 08:36 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 3818 (2024 days since last comment on Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 04:38 AM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 487

Total Comment Ratings: 10261

Most Recommended Diary: GOP: The Real Plan To Cheat To Win in 2008, 46 comments, 42 recommends

People Following Bartimaeus Blue: 2

Bartimaeus Blue's Most Recent Diaries:

It really is too much to hope, apparently, that business journalists writing about the financial crisis and the AIG bonus fiasco will actually inform themselves before they spout off. Once again it ...
by Bartimaeus Blue
Comment Count 64 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2009 at 08:36 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
I like a bit of contrarian reporting as much as the next person, but this little gem fromAndrew R. Sorkin in the business section of the times left me gasping.
by Bartimaeus Blue
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 03:12 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
There has been at least one call on DKos for folks to lighten up on religous progressives. The argument is simple: That not all religious americans are right-wing or want to impose their beliefs ...
by Bartimaeus Blue
Comment Count 129 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2009 at 07:01 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Some diarists and Glenn Greenwald ( here ...
by Bartimaeus Blue
Comment Count 77 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 09:18 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Machiavelli -- in The Prince -- argued that it is good to be loved. And it is good to be feared. But if you have to make a choice between being loved or feared, choose fear.
by Bartimaeus Blue
Comment Count 91 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2008 at 12:51 PM PST with 13 Recommends
The fact that Sylvestre Reyes (D-TX) feels free to exhort the incoming Obama team to continue to leave torture on the table is revolting and infuriating. (Don't believe me about Reyes, ...
by Bartimaeus Blue
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 11:24 AM PST with 3 Recommends

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