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in the
War of Words


  logomachy--1. A dispute about words. 2. A dispute carried on in words only; a battle of words.
logomachon--1. One who argues about words. 2. A word warrior.



Speaking Truth to Euro-weenies

No Oil for Pacifists passes this along. I can't resist quoting it, too. Enjoy hearing someone wise up one of those smug, benighted, enlightened know-it-alls who can’t see over the top of his prejudices.

At the end of a meeting, one of Varifrank's Euro-weenie business associates opines "See, this is why George Bush is so dumb . . . There’s a disaster in the world and he sends an Aircraft Carrier . . . ."

He and the other Euro-weenies laughed out loud. Frank wasn't laughing, and neither was his Hindi friend sitting next to him, who has lost family in the disaster.

“I'm afraid I was ‘unprofessional’”, Frank reports. “I let it loose:”
H’mmm, let's see, what would be the ideal ship to send to a disaster, now what kind of ship would we want?

Something with its own inexhaustible power supply?

Something that can produce 900,000 gallons of fresh water a day from sea water?

Something with its own airfield? So that after producing the fresh water, it could help distribute it?

Something with 4 hospitals and lots of open space for emergency supplies?

Something with a global communications facility to make the coordination of disaster relief in the region easier?

Well "Franz", us peasants in America call that kind of ship an "Aircraft Carrier". We have 12 of them. How many do you have? Oh that's right, NONE. Lucky for you and the rest of the world, we are the kind of people who share.
There’s more. Read it.

SECOND THOUGHT: The Society for Creative Anachronism used to have a branch based on a US carrier, the Kennedy, I think. The "Shire of Curragh Mor [Big Ship]" billed itself as the "only mediaeval shire with a nuclear first-strike capability".



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