« Word of the Week: Infidel | Main | Words of the Year 2011: Fritinancy Edition »

December 12, 2011

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4f9453ef0162fdb734ba970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Names in the News: Academi:

» And who are we this week? from dustbury.com
Nancy Friedman reports on The Contractor Formerly Known As The Contractor Formerly Known As Blackwater: Blackwater, the controversial security contractor that changed its name to Xe (pronounced zee) in February 2009, announced [Monday] th... [Read More]

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I always thought that MOC would be a great clue for a crossword puzzle whose answer would be DEMI MOORE.

Coming soon to an Occupy demonstration near you.

As for trying to be more boring: there's a novel by Warren Miller (not the skiing- documentary maker) called "The Way We Live Now," in which a character is interviewed for a job with an old-fashioned Boston insurance company. The person conducting the interview asks "What do you believe is the main responsibility of the public relations representative for this firm?" "To keep the company's name out of the newspapers," the interviewee answers without hesitation, at which he is immediately offered the job.

Much as I hated every jot, tittle, iota and scintilla of the Bush administration, I have to admit that ol' beat-by-a-dead-guy Ashcroft was the one member thereof who, delirious in his hospital bed, held off Al Gonzales and Andy Card when they tried to get him to sign off on Bush's domestic surveillance program.

According to James Comey, Ashcroft's replacement while ill, "He lifted his head off the pillow and in very strong terms expressed his view of the matter, rich in both substance and fact, which stunned me," Comey said.

Then, he said, Ashcroft added: "But that doesn't matter, because I'm not the attorney general. He is!," and pointed at Comey, who was blocking Gonzales and Card, and who was appointed acting attorney general when Ashcroft fell ill.

For that patriotic act, I'll give Ashcroft a single shred of a benefit of the doubt. Once.

Xe, sorry, Academi, has never taken any action that shows them to be worthy of a similar re-consideration. They seem to be the final, dead-end repository of every thick-necked thug and bully who ever terrorized a schoolyard.

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

My Web Site

Top 25 Language Language Professional Blogs 2014
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2012
Top 25 Language Professionals Blogs 2011
Top 10 Language Professionals Blogs 2010
Top 100 Language Blogs 2009

Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz

Bookmark and Share

Categories

Top 25 Language Language Professional Blogs 2014