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Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me 500 times, shame on me.

Another Dream Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or fester like a sore, and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat or crust and sugar over, like a syrupy sweet? –Langston Hughes Five days ago, there was a surge of joy in Romania after the website… Read More ›

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Mocanu is Romanian for "Dumb as a Hammer"

Cloudy with a Chance of Foolish Outbursts

I had to laugh because yesterday the newspaper Evenimentul Zilei for some reason published a press release from a member of parliament named Vasile Mocanu in which he savagely criticized American foreign policy in Romania. I have no idea why Mocanu, a loyal member of the PSD, would send this press release to EVZ, which… Read More ›


Incompetence on Every Level

A few weeks ago I read a piece called The Illusion of Corruption on the blog of a Romanian who grew up in Canada but has now returned to his homeland (and as a side note, the author is a personal friend) and the more I thought about it, the more I realized what he… Read More ›