August 13, 2008

Paper Covers Rock in Georgia


From a conversation three minutes ago about the Soviet Russian diplomatic blather rewriting its invasion of Georgia; the "Georgia made us do it" line.

"Kipling writes, 'Iron - cold iron - is master of men all.' "

"Well, of course. Why do people have to be reminded of that? After all, everybody knows that rock breaks scissors."

"Yeah, but everybody knows paper covers rock."

"Fine, but then you've not only got a paper-wrapped rock, you've got a rock you don't see coming."

Posted by Vanderleun at August 13, 2008 12:30 PM
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"the democratic contest with the Marxist-Leninist regimes was not just a struggle over ideas but also over facts"
-- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

I think that also includes paper-wrapped rocks. 

Posted by: JBean at August 13, 2008 2:01 PM

"The pen is mightier than the sword".

Thanks, but I'll still take the sword.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at August 13, 2008 5:22 PM

The sword speaks louder in any given moment - especially if you've brought a pen to a sword-fight.

Or as PJ O'Rourke said: "When the boys who vote with M-16's raise their voice in the marketplace of ideas, you listen."

Posted by: Mikey NTH at August 14, 2008 3:29 PM

Okay, never mind the Lexus with the red ribbon. I want one of THOSE for Christmas.

Posted by: Rich Fader at August 16, 2008 2:43 PM