Actual headline at the UK's Daily Mail:
Bush branded 'cowboy of space' after decision to shoot down malfunctioning satellite[Joke stolen from Mr. Lileks who has much more, as usual.]
In 1984, George Orwell wrote:
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--for ever.In honor of Castro's resignation of power, a number of people are recollecting John Derbyshire's corollary:
Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.Update: Drew Cline collects some recent comments demonstrating the truth of Derbyshire's observation. The phrase "Commie tools" is used.