Walt Whitman (1865): When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/45480:
1: When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,
And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night,
I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.
Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love.
This is how we do:
We tried really hard to rescue you from the orange-haired baboon. We'll neutralize most of what he does. We have our--big--problems, but we are a better future for a better nation. Watch us...
Sidney Coleman (1994): Quantum Mechanics in Your Face: "The problem is not the interpretation of quantum mechanics. That is getting it backward. The problem is the interpretation of classical mechanics...":
Osip Mandelstam: The Wolf-Fanged Age:
On my shoulders pounces the wolf-fanged age,
But I am no wolf by my blood;
Thrust me, instead, like a hat up the sleeve
Of the Siberian steppe’s warm fur coat,
So I can’t see the coward or the soft bit of grime
Or the bloodied bones on the wheel;
So that all night the blue-fox furs might shine
For me in their primeval beauty...
Clare Coffey: Your trophy sealwife starts letting herself go...:
tfw your trophy sealwife starts letting herself go https://t.co/ny0zoblBbK— Clare Coffey (@ClareCoffey) September 17, 2016
sure everything is awful but hey look at this very relaxed pinniped my friend saw in the Galapagos pic.twitter.com/0ayfTlNUQp— Kale Williams (@sfkale) September 16, 2016
*Duncan Black: They Know Even Less Than What They Say:
Just the regular reminder that all of the people paid millions to tell us all it what means were scornful at the idea that Donald Trump could win the Republican primary, despite the polls telling us he probably would for months. I'd say only the dirty hippie liberals understand the Republican electorate, but it's worse than that. Only dirty hippie liberals know how to read a f---ing poll.
Must-Read: Nick Rowe continues his long twilight struggle to try to explain what is really going on in the New Keynesian DSGE model to the world. I think this is a Sisyphean task:
Nick Rowe: Cheshire Cats and New Keynesian Central Banks:
How can money disappear from a New Keynesian model, but the Central Bank still set a nominal rate of interest and create a recession by setting it too high?...
Monty Python: The Philosopher's Drinking Song Lyrics:
Immanuel Kant was a real piss-ant
who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table.
Looking Forward to Four Years During Which Most if Not All of America's Potential for Human Progress Is Likely to Be Wasted
With each passing day Donald Trump looks more and more like Silvio Berlusconi: bunga-bunga governance, with a number of unlikely and unforeseen disasters and a major drag on the country--except in states where his policies are neutralized.
Nevertheless, remember: WE ARE WITH HER!
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