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March 28th, 2006


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12:41 pm - another neidermeyer post
The wind doth taste of bittersweet
   Like jasper wine and sugar
I bet it's blown through others' feet
   Like those of Caspar Weinberger.
Former Secretary of Defense, dead at 88. Immortalized in comic strip verse by Opus the Penguin (Weinberger was so taken by the strip that he wrote a letter to Berke Breathed and requested the original.) The staunch Reaganite, notorious for the $1 trillion peacetime military buildup during his tenure as Secretary of Defense, ironically began his career as a government cost-cutter.

Anyway, I have nothing further to say, I just wanted to post some penguin poetry today.

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From:gilana
Date:March 28th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Oh, good -- I thought of that strip as soon as I heard the news, but couldn't remember the whole poem.
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From:ooshiny
Date:March 28th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Ah, nothing finer than a little penguin poetry.
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From:morgaine723
Date:March 29th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
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Thanks for posting that. Saves me from looking it up. :)
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From:zmook
Date:March 29th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
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In Taipei airport, there is a bronze bust of "Caspar Weinberger, Warrior for Freedom".

That's one of those facts about the world that just *is*.

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