Durer, Santorum, Machiavelli and OWS


Pic of the day:  Self Portrait, by Albrecht Dürer.  Question, does he look like the popular conception of Christ meets the most interesting man in the world, or is it just me?

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Rick Santorum talked crap about how any place that wanted to become a state, like Puerto Rico needed to adopt English as their official language.  Puerto Rico is having a referendum on that subject coming up this November.  So it should come as no surprise that voters in today’s Puerto Rican overwhelmingly rejected former Senator sweater-vest.

As of now, 9:30pm Sunday, Rick has a total of 8% of the vote on the Island.  This is the worst defeat he has suffered anywhere in his run to try to become the GOP Nominee for President.  Somehow I don’t think he’ll mind. They aren’t a state yet, so he probably doesn’t care. Plus, he’s still got enough momentum to potentially carry him to be the GOP nominee for President, where he’ll get his ass stomped into the dirt by the Sitting President.

🙂

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I conclude, then, that so long as Fortune varies and men stand still, they will prosper while they suit the times, and fail when they do not. But I do feel this: that it is better to be rash than timid, for Fortune is a woman, and the man who wants to hold her down must beat and bully her. We see that she yields more often to men of this stripe than to those who come coldly toward her.

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, chapter 25

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Someone claiming to be a member of the Occupy movement apparently made a death threat against the NYC police.  Whoever did this tweeted this out near midnight Saturday.  On St. Patrick’s day.

I got a dollar that says someone had too much Guinness stout and got stupid after drinking all day.

The press treats this deadly serious, like there is some visceral threat.  The police are dealing with this the way they deal with everything. If it’s serious they’ll nail someone’s ass to the wall, if it’s not, they’ll toss whoever it was in the can for a bit for being an asshole.

Police arrested 73 people on Saturday.  The guy who runs the facebook page dedicated to OWS, Bill Livsey says things are moving to Union Square.

I’m going, and dammit I am going to have me some fun.

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That’s it from here, America.  G’night.

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