Joined: Sep. 2006
|Quote (PTET @ Jan. 28 2008,06:34)|
|Quote (Glen Davidson @ Jan. 23 2008,15:13)|
|I'm hoping that Stein is telling the truth for once:|
|Ben, himself, has lost opportunities because of his work on the project and regularly receives hate mail.|
Not the hate mail, if true, but I don't mind either people telling him that he's an ignorant twit promoting theo-fascism, nor the fact of people who prefer liberty to his brand of dictatorship not hiring such a cheap con-man.
This seems like a good a place as any for a competition competition... Obviously the attached pic is far too childish to publish anywhere... But what *could* Ben Stein be writing with that spray-can? He is after all, this generation's rebel...
The best caption "wins a prize".
"Strength through Joy"?
|At age eighteen young German men served for a year in the Reichsarbeitsdienst—Imperial Labor Service—while the young women served as farm workers both in the fields and in the house. Shirer remembered humorously that “Inevitably, moral problems arose. The presence of a pretty young city girl sometimes disrupted a peasant’s household” he said, “and angry complaints from parents, about their daughters having been made pregnant on the farms, began to be heard.” Soon a “lively little song” about the plight of the young female “volunteers “ was circulated. It was a takeoff on Strength Through Joy, the Nazis’ slogan for its puppet German Labor Front. The song, which in German rhymed poetically, went: |
In the fields and on the heath
I lose Strength Through Joy.
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
AtBC Poet Laureate
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