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Monday, December 05, 2005

It's Monday. It Isn't As If You're Working, Anyway

While you're easing into the work week, consider these:

The Assistant Village Idiot has some good reads, here,
The more you give people, the less grateful they are. This is not something peculiar to evil people, children, welfare recipients, other nations, or antisocials.
And here.
Feminist anger stems from women discovering that they were only taught half the rules, and their utter dominance in that half does not translate into adult success. Some other rules were sneaking up on the outside, which their teachers and scout leaders didn’t especially make them aware of.
See? We know what piques your interest.

Then of course, there is Neo-neocon, in How the Left Lost it's Way.
Now, you might say that leftists didn't have to compromise their beliefs to have applauded the downfall of Saddam Hussein and to have realized that he and his regime were worse (and far more Nazi-like) than George Bush. Indeed, there are many leftists who have consistently said these very things. But there are others---and their numbers are not small--who have not, or who have done it with so much "throat-clearing," as Chris Hitchens calls it, that their statements become virtually meaningless.
Sitting straighter, are we?

Finally, Dr Sanity moves tio the head of the class. Why? WYSIWYG:
Many have accused me of idealizing President Bush, and while it is true that since 9/11, I admire him quite a bit, I hardly idealize him. On the contrary, what I find compelling about him are his obviously ordinary human qualities. He strikes me as a very REAL person--not a slick "persona" created by an ad agency; or a "celebrity" onto whom we project our own fantasies.
Reality. Bitchin', isn't it?