Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2017.05.30
The problem is, they will outlaw almost everything while enforcing very little.
Imprisonment by stealth. People will not know they are encircled until it is too
late - like putting in all these very deep, robust fence-posts with no fence
panels. All seems open. One day you will wake up and the panels are in, you are
trapped and they can decide what law they wish to impose to nail whomsoever they
desire.

		Regular commenter TimC to samizdata.net, Imprisonment by stealth

2007.09.06

From The Things-That-Make-You-Laugh-Until-You-Cry Department

This from the New York Times, of all places:

“Iraq is a long way to go for a photo op, but not for President Bush, who is pulling out all the stops to divert public attention from his failed Iraq policies and to keep Congress from demanding that he bring the troops home.”

So, what say you? The Prez has totally incompetent PR folks working for him who would suggest going to Iraq would be an excellent way to divert public attention away from…er…Iraq. Or the NYT editorial dolts still think they’re writing for their 6th grade newspaper.

There was a time when “professional” meant something.