February 10th, 2017

Иван Дурак

Юсуповы, Пушкин и русское искусство

Приблизительно через тысячу лет после правления на Востоке царствующих предков Юсуповых,
А.С. Пушкин посвятит русскому князю Николаю Борисовичу Юсупову свое знаменитое "Послание к вельможе"
, навеянное посещениями Архангельского:

От северных оков освобождая мир,
Лишь только на поля, струясь, дохнет зефир,

Лишь только первая позеленеет липа,
К тебе, приветливый потомок Аристиппа,

К тебе явлюся я; увижу сей дворец,
Где циркуль зодчего, палитра и резец

Ученой прихоти твоей повиновались,
И вдохновенные в волшебстве состязались.
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Иван Дурак

Pat Buchanan, "Trump Must Break Judicial Power"

“Disheartening and demoralizing,” wailed Judge-nominee Neil Gorsuch of President Trump’s comments

- about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones
- What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer?
- Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia.

And just what horrible thing had our president said?

- A “so-called judge” blocked the travel ban, said Trump.
- And the arguments in court, where 9th Circuit appellate judges were hearing the government’s appeal, were “disgraceful.”
- “A bad student in high school would have understood the arguments better.”
- Did the president disparage a couple of judges? Yep.
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Иван Дурак

Global warming scientists claim left-wing violence against people is caused by climate change

Climate change alarmists have come up with a new doom-and-gloom scenario
- global warming equals physical violence.
- This heat-stress theory was put forth by two Iowa State researchers,
- a post-doctoral fellow and a liberal arts professor,
- who start off their essay by claiming that:
- “Environmental scientists from multiple disciplines have overwhelmingly acknowledged human-driven climate change as fact”