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Hat's off to some brave ladies!
October 18, 2001 1:25 PM   Subscribe

Hat's off to some brave ladies! I have only admiration for them, especially in the harsh environments of the Colombian and Sudanese journalists; not that ETA is child's play, just that Spain is relatively secure. In a completely unrelated vein, doesn't the term 'Homeland Security' sound vaguely Nazi-ish?
posted by mmarcos (9 comments total)

 
What would Fermin Muguruza do?
posted by rodii at 4:24 PM on October 18, 2001


rodii : Dance?

mmarcos : Yes.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:39 PM on October 18, 2001


In a completely unrelated vein, doesn't the term 'Homeland Security' sound vaguely Nazi-ish?

Do you think that because in all those war movies and book the nasty evil German Nazis called their country the Fatherland which sort of sounds like Homeland?
posted by Foaf at 5:50 PM on October 18, 2001


To German propaganidists it was "the Fatherland." To Russian propagandists it was "the Motherland."

Apparently, PC White House flacks felt by making it a gender-neutral "Homeland" nobody would notice it was a police state contrivance with unlimited powers and no cut-off date.

tnadeau
posted by tnadeau at 5:56 PM on October 18, 2001


This made me wonder where the expression 'hat's off' came from..
of course, it's a royal thing popularised by the victorians' etiquette obsession. probably.
Anne Coulter could learn a thing or two from these feisty ladies, i think.
posted by asok at 6:36 AM on October 19, 2001


Apparently, PC White House flacks felt by making it a gender-neutral "Homeland"

What's wrong with "the Parentland"!? Or "the Primary-Care-Providerland"?
posted by rodii at 6:49 AM on October 19, 2001


Or the motherland?
posted by mmarcos at 7:03 AM on October 19, 2001


Why does no country have a "the Uncleland"? Unfair to uncles!
posted by rodii at 7:16 AM on October 19, 2001


Heather has two Motherlands: a tale of divided loyalties.
posted by rodii at 7:30 AM on October 19, 2001


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