Since Apr 20, 2004
ARTHURYou don't vote for kings.
OLD WOMANWell, how did you become king, then?
ARTHURThe Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held Excalibur aloft from the bosom of the water to signify by Divine Providence ... that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur ... That is why I am your king!
OLD WOMANIs Frank in? He'd be able to deal with this one.
DENNISLook, strange women lying on their backs in ponds handing out swords ... that's no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
DENNISYou can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some Watery Tart threw a sword at you!
DENNISI mean, if I went around saying I was an Emperor because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, people would put me away!
ARTHUR(Grabbing him by the collar) Shut up, will you. Shut up!
DENNISAh! NOW ... we see the violence inherent in the system!
From Mark Steyn:
The other day, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad told Lisbons Publica magazine that a group of London Islamists are ready to launch a big operation on British soil.
We dont make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents, he said, clarifying the ground rules. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value.
The cleric added he expected to see the banner of Islam flying in Downing Street. I believe one day that is going to happen. Because this is my country, I like living here, he said. If they believe in democracy, who are they afraid of? Let Omar Bakri benefit from democracy!
My pirate name is:Bloody Morgan RackhamEvery pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.