So, the new pope, Benedict XVI, promises to save the world from the "dictatorship of relativism", perhaps by introducing the democracy of absolutism. Oh, I forgot, the last elections already saved the US. Bush and the Pope will make good friends.
Independent of your viewpoint, it's always fascinating to see cunning linguists develop new "weapons" in the war of words. Pro-choice or Pro-life, Death-tax or Estate-tax, Coalition of the willing or Coalition of the co-erced, the unfaithful and the infidels, the Axis of Evil, political and religious leaders have mastered them all. (Click here for more).
If you want to get away from it all, check out this amusing program written by MIT students, just for laughs, that randomly juxtaposes words, albeit grammatically correctly, to "maximize amusement rather than coherence".
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