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Monday, February 07, 2005

New Motto for Orwell's Party: "Honor is Disdain."

posted by Mike at 2/07/2005 11:42:00 AM

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Dubya, 11/9/04 (DC): "Americans live in freedom because of our veterans' courage, dedication to duty, and love of country. On Veterans Day, we honor these brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces and defended our Nation."

Dubya, 12/8/04 (CA): "I urge every American to find some way to thank our military."

NYT, 02/7/05 (DC): "President Bush's budget would more than double the co-payment charged to many veterans for prescription drugs and would require some to pay a new fee of $250 a year for the privilege of using government health care, administration officials said Sunday.

Orwell, 1949 (UK): "He set to work to exercise himself in crimestop. He presented himself with propositions -- 'the Party says the earth is flat', 'the party says that ice is heavier than water' -- and trained himself in not seeing or not understanding the arguments that contradicted them. It was not easy. It needed great powers of reasoning and improvisation."