The Reticulator lives near Battle Creek, Michigan USA. His life story, in reverse chronological order, begins as follows: “His days ended in one of Hillary’s internment camps.”

Apr 262013

Um, “cult of personality” is a term that Khrushchev used to criticize Stalin without criticizing the system that created him.  It’s not as though Putin hasn’t been hard at work creating his own personality cult, anyway.  And I presume that even in Putin’s Russia it’s illegal to steal votes to win an election.   But he’s probably right that there aren’t any labor camps to be seen these days.  Beating and torturing difficult opponents in prison, yes, but labor camps, no.

“I don’t see any elements of Stalinism here. Stalinism is linked to the cult of personality, massive legal violations, repressions and labor camps.” (URL)


 Posted by at April 26 2013 01:36
May 312007

Sen. Clinton says “You’ll have to ask someone else.”

Why is that? Does she think a candidate for president should not have opinions on matters of public policy?

“Those weren’t gifts. Whatever I’ve done, I complied with Senate rules at the time. That’s the way every senator operates,” Clinton said. The senator deflected a question about whether she believed the rule, which has since been changed, was good policy.

“Those were the rules. You’ll have to ask somebody else whether that’s good policy,” she said.

Clinton defends private jet travel

That’s a misleading headline, btw. It’s not so much that she accepted private jet flights, as it is who it was who was providing those favors. I see that some newspapers obscured the issue even further, though, by headlining it: “Clinton defends jet travel.” Not a one of them headlined it, “Clinton defends relationship with Vinod Gupta.”

 Posted by at May 31 2007 21:45