Liberty Maven has posted a new item, 'How you can stop worrying and love
Ahmadinejad's supposed bomb'
D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h
Quotes of the Day:
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence
clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of
hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H.L. Mencken
"How do wars start? Diplomats lie to reporters and then believe what they read
in the newspapers." -- Karl Krause
Sometimes I think the world is run by crazy people, and that perhaps the
classic movie "Dr. Strangelove" was really a historical documentary.
Recall from the film this conversation between the Soviet Ambassador and the
President, after the latter learned that the Soviets had a Doomsday Machine...
President Merkin Muffley: But this is absolute madness, Ambassador! Why should
you build such a thing?
Ambassador de Sadesky: There were those of us who fought against it, but in the
end we could not keep up with the expense involved in the arms race, the space
race, and the peace race. At the same time our people grumbled for more nylons
and washing machines. Our doomsday scheme cost us just a small fraction of what
we had been spending on defense in a single year. The deciding factor was when
we learned that your country was working along similar lines, and we were afraid
of a doomsday gap.
President Merkin Muffley: This is preposterous. I've never approved of anything
Ambassador de Sadesky: Our source was the New York Times.
Well, Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is practically the
poster-child for crazy, announced his nation's intention to build ten new, huge,
uranium enrichment facilities. The ambulance-chasing media eagerly reported it.
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