Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation Order: A proclamation which self-absolves a municipal official of the death sentence which he hands out to the poor and the sick.

Balance the Budget (Formerly known as the Geddes Hatchet). A legislative maneuver used by conservatives in which limits are placed on government spending to screw social programs.

Neo-Liberal An individual on a personal crusade to return society to 17th century. Generally, a capitalist radical and member of the terrorist Invisible Hand Society, also known as "The Base."

Right to Work Radical neo-liberal legislation meant to strip an employee of any guarantee to keep his job or of any right of recourse to defend his job.


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