Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You see one one-dimensional, autocratic tyrant, you’ve seen them all

1. “L’État, c’est moi.”
--attributed to Louis XIV (1638 - 1715)


2. “So across the board we are engaging them in building capacity in these countries and we have stood on the side of democracy. One thing I think Americans should be proud of: when Tunisians began to protest, this nation, me, my administration, stood with them earlier than just about any other country.”
--Barack Obama during the third Presidential Debate with Mitt Romney, 22 October 2012.


Moral: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

9 comments:

rhymeswithplague said...

Yorkshire Pudding, I took the liberty of deleting a comment from someone pretending to be you but who didn't even know that the president of our country is not a figurehead like the monarch of your country. Your monarch is more like our flag. Your prime minister is more like our president. Every educated Englishman knows that. In addition, we have freedom of speech in this country regardless of any part-time, seasonal job one may hold.

Snowbrush said...

You DELETED Yorkie's comment? I know you only did it to protect your other readers, and I don't how to thank you, but, thank you.

BTW, are you trashing Obama again? How about trashing my candidate, Julia Stein? If you don't want to trash her, then trash Romney. I mean, they're all trashable, except, of course, for Julia Stein. Go ahead, get something on her, I dare you.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

"Freedom of speech"?...Err you deleted my comment which contained no vulgarity. Where's the "freedom of speech" in that? Don't you mean "freedom of censorship"?

rhymeswithplague said...

Y.P., I like to think of it more as editorial control of my own blog in the "Letters to the Editor" section. Some are acceptable; some are not. Vulgarity is but one of the criteria.

Putz said...

i personnally appreciate the deletions of caustic comments<<><>my sensative nature needs to be protected from the devil that is created by the non spiritual, unpatriartic, the insensitive><><>i have also been deleted in the past and we all know how bright, aarticurlate, etc etc i am and yet the all knowing bob had enoough sense to delete all of my posionous tripte

Putz said...

blessed be to bob, may all his little ones{ideas} be protected and glorified, only he is right all the time<><><>the rest of us need to be put in our place and who but bob to do that

Putz said...

burma shave

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Burma shave indeed! The truth hurts.

Snowbrush said...

"the rest of us need to be put in our place and who but bob to do that"

Speak for yourself, dear Putz, because I certainly don't need to be put in my place. Bob doesn't like profanity, so I don't use it on his blog. If he said he didn't like something else, I wouldn't do that either because I don't want to cause him unhappiness, but I had rather he let me know what his standards are than to not let me know and then delete comments that I cared enough--about him--to write. I thought Yorkie's comment--the one that Bob didn't censor--was right-on. I would prefer that we all think of comments as compliments.