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Curve-billed Thrasher, Alamogordo NM, November 12, 2011

Politics is not something I want to dwell on here but once in a while I run across a passage I can't help but clip.

Transcript of Barack Obama's Speech on Race and Politics

"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union."

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Internal Intrigues

The internal intrigues of our monied and landed and slaved aristocracies are and will be our ruin.

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Politics and the English Language

....Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can at least change one's own habits, and from time to time one can even, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out and useless phrase -- some jackboot, Achilles' heel, hotbed, melting pot, acid test, veritable inferno, or other lump of verbal refuse -- into the dustbin, where it belongs.

George Orwell 1945

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Unnecessary War

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

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