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    • TMC on January 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

    Deny thy father and refuse thy name;

    Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

    And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

    Romeo: (Aside) Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

    Juliet: ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;

    Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.

    What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,

    Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part

    Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

    By any other name would smell as sweet;

    So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,

    Retain that dear perfection which he owes

    Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,

    And for thy name, which is no part of thee,

    Take all myself.

    Romeo: I take thee at thy word:

    Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;

    Henceforth I never will be Romeo

    “Romeo and Juliet”, Act II, Sc. ii, , by Wm. Shakespeare  

    • RiaD on January 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    • TMC on January 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    the first year we were in this house, My husband gave me 2 dozen rose bushes and had the landscaper make a Rose Garden in the back and front of the house. Some of the bushes are Old English roses that have huge fragrant  flowers all spring, summer and into the fall. We had roses from the garden at Thanksgiving.

  1. I didn’t know you . . . . . !  LOL!

    Buhdy and all, how about recommending a diary of David Swanson’s, on the orange place?  FOIA Request Filed for OPR Report on Bush’s Lawyers

  2. we’re supposed to get down to the 20’s egads. Ya know, we’re not built for this. Dont even own any long johns! lol

    hey listen. I came across this article and I want somebody with a bigger brain than me to essay it! Or maybe I can just post about it and let comments have at it?

    Written in 2007, he’s looking at Iraq / Indochina….

    We are now bogged down in Iraq for essentially the same reason that we became bogged down in Indochina: we have not won hearts and minds. We are, in a word, unwelcome. It is difficult to win the hearts and minds of people who are convinced that your motives are evil. Incidents like Abu Ghraib – incidents where no one of consequence was ever held to account – strengthen the conviction of those who believe that our intentions are hostile to their country, their religion, and their people.

    And, just as the American bombing in Cambodia led to an increase in the number of Khmer Rouge, the invasion of Iraq has led to an increase in jihad. A National Intelligence Estimate report from April 2006 concluded that “The Iraq conflict has become the ’cause celebre’ for jihadists, breeding a deep resentment of US involvement in the Muslim world and cultivating supporters for the global jihadist movement.” (17)

    Why does this happen? Although we are confident of our motives, the rest of the world does not share this confidence. If we have to fight only evil, then surely we can prevail; but are the battle lines really drawn so clearly? Is everyone who opposes us inherently evil? It is one thing to fight against evil. It is another thing to fight against evil, and everyone who mistakenly believes that you are evil.

    very interesting piece.

    • Robyn on January 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Plus I just installed Service Pack 1 to Painter 11 to correct some flaws…and took it for a spin:

    • TMC on January 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    As per mattyglesias

    Only an immature person would find this valuable international civil servant’s name funny

    Dr Kevin De Cock starts as the New HIV/AIDS Director at WHO

    In all seriousness, he is a great man with a marvelous sense of humor

  3. as the blog turns.

    okay so my prediction wasnt spot on but I wasnt not too far off.

    kos speaks

    Finally, I’ve got some good news — we’re announcing three new Featured Writers at Daily Kos: Dante Atkins (formerly known as Hekebolos), Angry Mouse, and exmearden.

    Our writing crew here at Daily Kos is getting quite big, as is the spotlight. This site is now among the highest profile soapboxes in progressive media, and it can be daunting to step into the withering fire that we get as a matter of course. I’ve gradually acclimated to the pressure–remember,  zero people read the site when I started writing it. When people like SusanG came aboard, the numbers were tens of thousands of readers. Now, we average between 1-3 million unique visitors every month, and are a top target of our friends on both the Right and the Left. This is certainly a different gig than even just a few years ago, and we long-timers need to be cognizant of that, especially since we remain committed to continuously adding new voices to the site’s front page.

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