Give up

16 04 2009

. . . and then we’ll talk.

From today’s New York Times:

“Israel expects the Palestinians to first recognise Israel as a Jewish state before talking about two states for two peoples,” a senior official in Netanyahu’s office quoted the new prime minister as telling George Mitchell, U.S. President Barack Obama’s special envoy.

Why not just tell them they have to hit themselves repeatedly in the face with a hammer before you’ll deign to speak with them?

I was wrong

16 04 2009

I found the Harrison Bergeron story—by Vonnegut (of course!).

And it was about an egalitarian future, one defined by the lowest common denominator.

But Harrison wasn’t a trickster, and there were no marbles.

Dammit. Where are the marbles?