random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  [T]o the extent that Congress wants to suggest legislation, obviously, we'll listen to your ideas.

tagged: separation of powers, divided government, checks and balances
  —Alberto Gonzalez (United States Attorney General, Bush Administration), US Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing, 2006/2/6.

Carlos Cortez

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

¡Viva La Huelga! Carlos Cortez 1993 Linocut, 89×58.5 cm “When you do a painting that’s it, it’s one of a kind. But when you do a graphic the amount of prints you can make from it is infinite. I made a provision in my estate, for whoever will take care of my blocks, that if […]

“These people have not the principles of government amonst them…”

Friday, July 8th, 2005

The Ludwig von Mises Institute has published an excerpt from Murray Rothbard’s Conceived in Liberty, a Colonial history, on “Pennsylvania’s Anarchist Experiment: 1681-1690″. Not an anarchist experiment I would want to live in, but some interesting features: religious freedom for Christians (ahem) and Quaker-Native American relations. The essay charts William Penn’s annoyance that the people […]

the protocols were followed

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

in the recent governmental panic attack about the cessna, White House Spokesperson Scott McClellan says that there was no need to notify Bush because “the protocols were followed”. so … we get a glimpse into the fact that we don’t actually have a Glorious Leader. and it turns out that we don’t actually need a […]

emma goldman documentary

Monday, December 13th, 2004

A good friend taped the Emma Goldman documentary a few months ago, but I hadn’t watched it until this weekend — I was captive in a TV room while packing, and didn’t want to take a VHS tape to my new home which will have neither a VCR nor a TV. A few nits to […]

open source gaming

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004

open source gaming: Wired News: Gamers Eye Open Virtual Worlds Lots of interesting implications: May solve the problem of over-reaching EULAs that ban all kinds of lawful & fair uses May stop the kinds of top-down censorship and controls that are characteristic of the EA / Peter Ludlow / Sims story A perfect example of […]

romanian wisdom for our times

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

As my friend Mort wrote me yesterday, “My Romanian grandfather used to say to me, ‘Remember, Morton, this is such a wonderful country   – it doesn’t even need a president!’” — Michael Moore, Election 2004: 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists, 2004-11-08, AlterNet

everyone’s a radical / ends & means

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

We are all anarchists now – Siva Vaidhyanathan – openDemocracy. Ah, Siva, if only it were true. At any rate it reminds me of one of my mantras in earlier years: everyone is a radical if you dig deep enough. Meaning, that if you dig, everyone will agree that people should not be killed, that […]

@ bookfair

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

Recently attended the 9th Annual San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair.


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