Eu-rope / Mal-rope Again (May 21, 2012)

. . .

_          In Heaven, the mechanics are German, the police are British, the chefs are French, the lovers are Italian and the entire place is organized and run by the Swiss.

_          In Hell, the police are German, the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss and the entire place is organized and run by the Italians.

_          In Purgatory, the debtors are Portuguese, Irish, Italian, Icelandic, Greek and Spanish (PIIIGS) . . . and the entire place is disorganized and run by the ECB, IMF, FRD and GS.

_          The Swiss are adequate lovers . . . really.  They say that pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered.  PIIIGS . . . get slaughtered.

_          The Irish do not know what they want in this life and are willing to fight to get it.  The Scots keep the Sabbath . . . and everything else they get their hands on.  The Welsh pray on their knees . . . and on their neighbors.  And the English . . . .

_          The Irish may know what they want in this life and may be willing to demand it.

_          In Europe, the Europeans are restless and restive.

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[On May 16, 2012, Judge Katherine B. Forrest issued a ruling enjoining enforcement of the provisions for indefinite detention of suspects in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.  Judge Forrest’s ruling was issued as part of a lawsuit brought by seven plaintiffs that challenges the NDAA as a violation of “their free speech and associational rights guaranteed by the First Amendment as well as due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”  http://sdnyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/12-Civ.-00331-2012.05.16-Opinion-Granting-PI.pdf.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Austerity seems, well, . . . austere.

The fundamental rule of Economic Entropy:  What cannot go on forever will not go on forever.

I do want to exercise my constitutional rights after all

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