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Thursday, November 27, 2008

A DOGged grip on colonialism

Posted By on Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM

David Koon notes: It's not exactly surprising that British colonialism would still hold sway at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, also one of the last redoubts of the Confederacy.

The AP copy refers to the city where the terrorism is unfolding as Mumbai. (History of name, officially changed 12 years ago, here.)

Never mind troubling facts. It is Bombay in the Democrat-Gazette. Stiff upper lip, Leftenant Cholmondoley. Strike up a chorus of "British Grenadiers." (And then "Dixie" for the traitorous David O. Dodd, while you're at it.) The Raj -- and the South -- may yet rise again.

PS -- David Koon never sleeps apparently. Had it not been for his call, I'd have slumbered through last night's Pressly case developments. Thanks, David, for all.

Is it still Rhodesia? And the Belgian Congo?

Speaking of Mumbai: Today's NY Times, the national edition, had a more dramatic front page photo than that chosen by the D-G. It showed people escaping down the face of the burning Taj hotel by means of knotted-together draperies or bedsheets. I can't find the image on-line at the moment, but it's a chiller. This page at Getty images has several thumbnails of similar scenes.


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