Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Reform

Reform, n. A campaign transparency, which is laid aside as soon as it has served its purpose.

2005 Update: The process of streamlining the Government's work by renaming the buildings where it is prevented. Origami with parchment.

16 comments:

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Reform, v. To redesign or recreate the simmulation of justice or prosperity.

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Sar said...

That desire which is in us all to better other people's condition by having them think as we think.
- Mark Twain, What is Man essay, 1906

Ruben said...

this site is like a dictionary :-)

Comfort Addict said...

The displacement of corruption that is preamble to the corruption of the displacers.

Doug said...

Gabriel, my experience is more the simulation of redesigning or recreating.

Sar, that's a great quote. If he wrote it today, he'd be defining "empowerment."

Ruben, yes, but without the rigor, accuracy, scope or usefulness. I prefer it, actually.

Comfort addict, yea and lo. Note the title of my other blog, by the way. My integrity depends a lot on my incompetence these days.
Thisis how I introduced myself to the blogworld a year ago.

HappySam said...

trying to make money from google advertising
so if you want click on the ads and I get money
but you don't have to
if you did i would be most grateful
but not as grateful as the grateful dead
thats impossible
but I would be happy if you did click
as happy as a happysam

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enjoy people of the world

thanks
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karma said...

they tried to do this several times to me. but my thick skin crackled when they folded me

Helen said...

This is just brilliant.
Peace............

Doug said...

Happy Sam, thanks for your thoughtful reading and comment. Next time I'll trade courtesy for courtesy.

Karma, that's what too much henna does.

Thanks, Helen, live long and prosper.

Sreekesh Menon said...

for better or for worse? who decides?

Doug said...

Sreekesh, that question shows a real lack of compassion for the reformed.

prying1 said...

Sar's Mark Twain quote is really good. - I borrowed this one from a book so don't think I'm the smart one - He who reforms himself, has done much toward reforming others; and one reason the world is not reformed, is because each would have others make a beginning, and never thinks of himself doing it. - T.Adams - - -

Sreekesh Menon said...

compassion for the reformed? why?

Doug said...

Sreekesh, because the whole political basis of reform is that you care for the reformed by supporting the reformer. Just a little bit of extra cynicism from a frustrated reformer.

Tara Tainton said...

Ha! Great analogy. ;)

Tara Tainton said...

Ha! Great analogy. ;)