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QotD

I have seen the world now, Mr. Winge. Humans are lying vermin, a pack of bloodthirsty wolves who want nothing more than to tear each other to pieces in their struggle for power. The enslaved are no better than their masters, only weaker. The innocent only retain their blamelessness due to their lack of ability. Before Paris became a bloodbath, everyone spoke of equality, liberty, and brotherhood, of human rights, and now those same voices are heard here. I saw the Declaration of Human Rights bound in the tanned hides of men who had been flayed once the guillotine had separated their heads from their bodies. Here, the burghers and farmers also stand ready to rise up against the nobility, their ancient oppressors. […] The blade of the guillotine has to be sharpened several times a day in order to manage its load. I wish the same for Stockholm. The gutters will run red. The fewer of us who survive, the better. Let the City-between-the-Bridges choke on corpses. Let the graveyards be flooded. Let only the ravens remain.”

Niklas Natt och Dag, The Wolf and the Watchman, 2017

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…Also the 2022 trend of rich gents’ new habit of renting — NOT marrying — their young females. Like if Amazon’s delivery slows and the boss’ delivery also slows — the guarantee is her future’s taken care of. No prenup, no lawyers, no hassles over who grabs which painting. This way each gets what they need. The only ass to marry his ass is the former HRH Harry. Why? Because he’s an ass.

HA! read the whole thing

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*-Вот ты не хочешь прививаться, а Трамп привился!

-Ну и что? При чём тут Трамп?

-Ну ты же за Трампа! А он привился! А ты нет!

* -Вот ты сказала, что вакцина экспериментальная, и в ней непонятно что намешали

-Сказала. Так и есть.

-А вот сейчас специально для таких как ты, кто боится уколов, Файзер таблетку выпустил. Уже можешь купить и защититься!

-Нет, спасибо

-Что, скажешь, таблетка тоже экспериментальная?!

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QotD

Does it finally look like Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to carry out an assisted suicide of the United States?

J. Kunstler

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QotD

Randy:

I do not like your COVID jab. I will not take your COVID jab. I will not take it in my house. I will not be your little mouse. I will not take it because you’re nice. I know what happened to those mice. Do not demand to have my arm. Your persistence causes great alarm. Do not make me a scornful topic. Graphene oxide is a toxin. You need not mandate I partake. In VAERS I’ve seen the lives it takes. Fauci says the disease is deadly. Then why did he fund it with our money? Now he profits in the millions. While people die in the billions.

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QotD

That we live in a simulation no one doubts. The only point at issue is whose.

Haspel , twitting

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“Милая Мария Сергеевна, я узнал, что Вы собирались уже явиться в свою резиденцию, но снова слегли. Это не дело. Лето стоит хорошее: в Спб. поют среди бульваров и садов такие редкие гости, как щеглы, соловьи, малиновки и скворцы. Один человек разделался с тяжелой болезнью так: выпив бутылку коньяка, искупался в ледяной воде; к утру вспотел и встал здоровым. Разумеется, такое средство убило бы Вас вернее пистолетного выстрела, но, все же, должны Вы знать, что болезнь требует сурового обращения. Прогоните ее. Вставайте. Будьте здоровы. Прыгайте и живите…
Желаю скоро поправиться.
А.С. Грин”.

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  1. 2021

“Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country after the Taliban seized the capital Sunday, took four cars and a helicopter full of cash with him:“Four cars were full of money, they tried to stuff another part of the money into a helicopter, but not all of it fit. And some of the money was left lying on the tarmac,” Nikita Ishchenko, a spokesperson for the Russian embassy in Kabul, told RIA.

Ischenko’s comments were confirmed by Reuters and the spokesperson cited “witnesses” as the source of the information.”

  1. 1989:

The Soviets have left Afghanistan, making the collapse of the besieged puppet regime in kabul just a matter of time. By Ashraf Ghani, LA Times.

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Reading xepts

Jenny Erpenbeck, New Directions:

*Embodying the act of staying put is his profession. Creating an interior. Digging deeper and deeper in a place where there is nothing

*now,six years after the end of the war, the Communists were making a grab for his business after all, this had only now occurred to them, suddenly, in the middle of peacetime—Mannesmann Air Raid Defense, always keep your eye on your opponent. Like children with an animal whose nature they are unable to comprehend, they were now ripping the head off this toy and would be surprised to see the thing stop twitching soon thereafter

Broadsheet Ballad by A.E. Coppard:

*She goes about dressed in stained-glass futurist muslins, and contrives provocative effects out of a tilted nose, and sulky eyes, and sallowness set off by a black velvet band on the forehead, and a black scarf of hair dragged tight from a raking backward peak

V.E. Schwab The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

*His own cup sits on the counter, charcoal gray, the inside coated in something that looks like liquid silver. A storm cloud and its lining.

Kathleen Winsor Forever Amber:

*’ll warrant you at least half of ‘em died of the plague!” She began to read from the fresh-printed bill, for they were scarcely off the press before Nan had one. “Griping of the guts—3! Worms—5! Fits—2! How do we know those weren’t all the plague too and not reported by the searcher because somebody greased ’em in the fist to give another cause of the death

*She protected herself against the plague by refusing to think about it. It was all that any of them could do, who were forced to stay in the town, to keep their sanity

*though they exchanged mutual greetings and news, people were still distrustful of one another. Those who had avoided the sickness this long had no wish to risk it now.

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Quote of the Day

Anything announced as voluntary is mandatory.

Haspel, who else

Also:

The shorter you write, the less you lie.

[Lack of posts here lately may or may not be relative]

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Quote #1

Like many countries in the […redacted…], its people do not respect time. The culture of mendicancy is also pervasive.

Quote #2

Is there something in the climate and soil of the […redacted…] which envelopes the inhabitants with a miasma of lethargy and timelessness?

Which country, you say, and which people?

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*”Flatter none but your enemies,” [was] the famous saying of Catherine de’ Medici

*[In the early] editions of Perrault’s famous tale, Cinderella’s slipper, which was no doubt of vair (the fur), is said to have been made of verre (glass).

*Paris was so closely watched that the archers compelled all passers along the street to pray before the shrines of the Madonna so as to discover heretics by their unwillingness or even refusal to do an act contrary to their beliefs.

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QotD

It’s a transvestite, Lady Gagme.

Author

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Read the whole thing

At Mencius:

Isn’t it amazing, by the way, that the great temple of our democracy which that foul mob of lawless and irresponsible hooligans defiled—dumping someone else’s tea into the harbor is not who we are—is… about as democratic as the Supreme Soviet?

Specifically: it has the incumbency rate of the late Bourbons, a seniority system that would get Chernenko hard, and the popularity of Idi Amin Dada. And standing behind it is the whole legislative branch, miscalled the “executive branch,” with its permanent civil service—as permanent as anything in the USSR.

I grew up in the Cold War. I took it seriously, especially the nuclear holocaust thing. But in the end, did East and West turn out to be all that different?

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The joke for the initiated

A state religion that maintains that the people are sovereign, that government officials serve by their leave as agents of their will, and can be removed when they fail to do so, by violence if necessary, is apt to be taken seriously by benighted souls who aren’t in on the joke.

A. Haspel, twittering

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QotD

AH @ twitter, on 11/27:

It is possible, indeed necessary, to be both disgusted and amused.

I’m not advanced enough to achieve the latter. Disgusted is all I am, for the last month.

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To whet your appetite

Some quoted highlights form Philip Kerr’s Prussian Blue.

[in this book Bernie Gunther is sent, against his wishes, to Hitler’s Bavarian mountain residence to solve a murder – alas, not the residence’ owner’s – and does his usual best to survive amid clashing forces, incidentally solving more murders than he was ordered and indeed, more than it’s healthy for him]

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QotD

Всё рвно приеду в апреле, будем поворачивать время вспять. Потому что обниматься – это нормально.

Слава Cэ

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QotD

…It was a week of that motley September weather, uncertain as April but much more troubling to the human spirit, when days swing between noons of high summer and frosty midnights, and the shades of municipal trees, heavy and still on sunlit pavements, start to shift and squirm beneath a  fragmented moon.

Reginald Hill, Child’s Play

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Текст в телефоне, непрошеный-незваный:

*Hi, it’s Asha, a MoveOn volunteer. I believe that no matter what we look like or where we’re from, we deserve real leaders who govern for all of us – not just the wealthy few. MoveOn members & voters like you are mobilizing to beat Donald Trump & elect Joe Biden. Will you support Joe Biden for president? Reply YES & we’ll share periodic texts from MoveOn’s XXXXXX number about how you can make a difference. (Message And Data Rates May Apply)

Я:

On the contrary, Asha, it is joe biden who will be beaten and our revered Mr President D. TRUMP will be rightly reelected.
On this note, stop your unsolicited propaganda and remove my name and phone number from your lists.

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Quote of the Day

…He understood most idiocies, but could not, even in his most pessimistic moods, believe that a small group of Roman senators would actually prefer to precipitate civil war rather than face the inevitable and permit Caesar what was, after all, no more than his due. Legally consul for the second time, free of prosecution, the First Man in Rome and the first name in history books. These things he owed to his family, to his dignitas, to posterity.

Colleen McCullough

Masters of Rome. Caesar.

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НБ

[…]27 марта. Сочинила стишок:

…А им вослед старуха: “Нет!
Мой кашель не сухой!”
Ей из угла старик в ответ:
“Старуха, рот закрой!”

29 марта. Собака – не роскошь, а средство передвижения. Вот до чего мы дожили.[]

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God’s grief

The years of Mary’s reign were consistently wet. (more…)

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-…nervous. Is your sister a nicer version of your mom?

-Yes.

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Concise, as always

In any sufficiently advanced civilization, the Top will use the Bottom to bludgeon the Middle.

A. Haspel

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