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No Slave to Syntax

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

For decades, political leaders had seduced voters with their fancy talk and pretty words. But Palin refused to be a slave to oratory or grandiloquence or basic syntax. She liberated the English language from the rigid orthodoxy of meaning, because in America even words should have freedom—the freedom to appear wherever they’d like, almost as if emerging by chance or random draw.

Read the full article here: http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/10/16/sarah-palin’s-no-slave-to-syntax/

Categories: Politics

Greenpeace & Shell

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

You can read the Edmonton Journal report here: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Stelmach+dismisses+protesters+tourists/2063562/story.html

He was “visibly irate”, according to the Edmonton Journal and various other sources.

Stelmach was quoted as saying that “‘the efforts [of Greenpeace protesters] are really aimed at harming our economy, putting Albertans out of work, putting Canadians out of work and really diminishing our quality of life.'”

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Categories: Environment, Politics