Air assassination today includes drones, of course . . .
"Indeed, the only people who seem to think Obama displays even the slightest social democratic tendency are those who imagine that the very mention of the word 'socialism' should inspire a reaction like that of a vampire confronted with the Host."
-- John Nichols
IX. The Courtyard
It was the city I had known before;
The ancient, leprous town where mongrel throngs
Chant to strange gods, and beat unhallowed gongs
In crypts beneath foul alleys near the shore.
The rotting, fish-eyed houses leered at me
From where they leaned, drunk and half-animate,
As edging through the filth I passed the gate
To the black courtyard where the man would be.
The dark walls closed me in, and loud I cursed
That ever I had come to such a den,
When suddenly a score of windows burst
Into wild light, and swarmed with dancing men:
Mad, soundless revels of the dragging dead—
And not a corpse had either hands or head!
-- Fungi from Yuggoth,
by H.P. Lovecraft