Lots of fun today:
On November 14, 2010, I sent you a piece titled:
“The Pentagon vs. The Marx Brothers — Trust Your Sense”
- [Scroll way down. It will be interesting to see if we’ve learned anything since then. Be sure to watch the “incredible” CBS video.]
“Good time for int’l capacity cooperation”
[China Economic Net link — June 1, 2015]
- [Hey, I’ve got a question:]
- [What if the USA and the PRC/CCP/PLA had FTAs with all the same countries?]
- [“D’oh!” — Homer Simpson]
In early 1893, Satie started a relationship with the painter and former trapeze artist Suzanne Valadon. She kept two cats to whom she fed caviar on Fridays and described as “good Catholics”, as well as a goat, who ate any art she wasn’t pleased with. Satie recognised a kindred spirit and the two fell in love.
- Analysts have generally ignored these texts, as if poetry were a colorful but ultimately distracting by-product of jihad. But this is a mistake. [. . .] For the jihadist, poetry is a mode of manifesto, or of bearing witness. There are no prizes for subtlety. The poet’s task is to make an open and lucid defense of his faith against all doubters, at home and abroad. He must dare to name the truths that his parents and his elders try to hide.
“RICO Busters 13 – Government Gone Berserk”
- [Living, breathing American citizens — some mad as hell, and not going to take this anymore.]
Scroll way down, please.
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The Pentagon vs. The Marx Brothers—Trust Your Sense
November 14, 2010
There’s a scene in Duck Soup where Chico asks, “Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”
Here’s the original CBS video of last week’s “mystery missile”:
The Pentagon, at first pleading incompetence, eventually insisted the missile was not a missile, merely an airplane.
Well, who you gonna believe, the government or your own eyes?
Forced to choose between the Pentagon and the Marx brothers, I’d take the Marx brothers every time. The Pentagon can be hilarious, it’s true, but the Marx brothers make me feel safer.
For one example: our national defense relies on equipment, much of it counterfeit and defective, manufactured by our adversaries in the People’s Republic of China:
Now seriously, could the Marx brothers have done anything so stupid?
Funny how former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Ellsworth had no trouble calling a missile a missile. Neither did retired Air Force General Thomas McInerney (“That is a missile. It’s launched from a submarine.”) nor Doug Richardson, editor of the UK’s Jane’s Missiles and Rockets (“It’s a solid propellant missile. You can tell from the efflux.”)
Notice, too, that the missile was launched, then China downgraded our credit, on the eve of the G20 economic summit. The Chinese rating agency Dagong declared U.S. solvency to be “on the brink of collapse.”
I won’t claim to know where this missile or its money trail came from, or where they landed. I just didn’t want anyone to get away with sweeping such an important event under the ever-shrinking rug. Somebody could trip.