Sunday, September 18, 2005


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In case you aren't already aware, Monday happens to be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Well shiver me timbers!

Image Hosted by Of course, while you can choose to talk like a good old fashioned pirate (which involves a fun lingo), there is also the option of learning the lingo of certain modern day pirates (not so fun). Where do modern day pirates hang out? Well, you'll likely find some working for various transnational corporations, especially the ones who benefit from cozy relationships with despots and/or the forceful opening of markets by the USSA military. Many of these pirates talk as if they're genuine, honest to god freedom fighters, promoting things like "free trade" and "free markets". Unfortunately, you should never take a pirate's word seriously. This classic blog entry by Kevin Carson helps to explain why these pirates are full of hot air.

Image Hosted by The best thing to do if you want to learn modern pirate lingo is to listen to whatever balderdash happens to be emanating from the Pentagon on any given day. Or, better yet, you can listen to the Pirate-in-Chief. You'll learn from him that, for example, that pirates like him pronounce nuclear "nuke-u-lur".


Blogger matt said...

aaaayyyeee . . . good one, matey!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Deleted said...

I wonder if he doesn't deliberately pronounce it nuke-yoo-lur. Jimmy Carter pronounced it that way, as I recall. I can never decide how much of that style is affectation. It's got a phony "down home, just lazy folks" overlay to it that's persistenly annoying.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday, September 19, 2005

A LIBERAL BLEG [Jonah Goldberg]
Attention you hearty liberal Corner readers. This is a good faith question. I want to know why you think big corporations are "rightwing." I have heard many arguments, and with very, very, few exceptions I find them unpersuasive or insufficient. I am eager to learn what I am missing. I'd like to hear you make the case. Please, no sophistry, circular arguments or rank assertion. Specificity, examples and defined terms would be very helpful. I'm not particularly interested in the argument that corporations are bad for the environment and therefore they are rightwing. I'm not necessarily dismissing that argument, it's just that I've heard it so many times before. Please send honest and thoughtful responses to Send dishonest and unthoughtful responses to Ramesh. I'm also interested in articles which have made this case.
Posted at 04:35 PM

4:58 PM  
Blogger Deleted said...

This is not a liberal blog. I realize both "liberal and "libertarian" begin with "liber", but there's difference. Why not try your spamming on a liberal blog? I bet you could find one easily. Or you could just use the link I pasted.

1:02 AM  
Blogger freeman said...

Neocons don't seem bright enough to tell the difference between liberal and libertarian.

This spam has appeared on a number of blogs that are part of the libertarian left blog ring.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Deleted said...

I just saw it at Kevin Carson's, too. There must be a full moon, or something may have disturbed the neocon dreamscape. I can't for the life of me understand what events get them riled.

Perhaps the communists' recent victory in Germany did it :-)

6:34 AM  

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