“Tyger Tyger, burning bright”

William Blake’s famous poem expresses incredulity that such an animal could ever have been created. Continue reading “Tyger Tyger, burning bright”

The USA is a democracy, dammit!

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Laurence J. Peter Continue reading The USA is a democracy, dammit!

The White House’s distorting mirror

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – that’s all.” Continue reading The White House’s distorting mirror