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Frosty on Immigration
Guest blogger Amanda made a good catch today:

This Just In: Robert Frost Not too Dead to be Misquoted

The Senate fence measure was embodied in an amendment offered by Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, who borrowed from the poet Robert Frost. "Good fences make good neighbors," he said. "Fences don't make bad neighbors."

Here's the original text of the poem (see the bold section. Actually, read the whole thing.):
Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
'Stay where you are until our backs are turned!'
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
'Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.'
I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."
That's, um, actually a ton of people: _A_A_A_A_A_A_

Hmm, figuring that as far as American newsworthiness goes:

One white girl = 2 police officers = 20 Europeans = 1000 Indians = 25,000 Africans,

What does that mean for Brazilians?

I'm going to venture that 80 Brazilians is about on par with one white woman. Am I right?

Don't blackmail the public
At the risk of getting shot, I recommend everyone check this out. Let the Sonics leave. Time to put the foot down on this bullshit. I'm glad someone's running this campaign: |__________BLAM_________|
Iran Letter
Hey, everyone should read this: |--------------------IMPORTANT DOCUMENT--------------------|
This is the first letter between leaders of Iran and the US since 1979. It's being grossly misrepresented in the media. Read it for yourself. It's important.
All Too Easy
Mad props to whoever gets this one first.

Grand Central Station
So deets came out on the Play Station 3 today. Apparently, it will be a device that gets plugged into your television and allows interactive adventures with animated friends. I'm excited for the both of us. Anyway, a lot of people are unhappy about the price tag and a few missing features. Here's a clip from the comments board at Engadget. I'm sure you'll all agree that #4, "jdb," has won the day.