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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Only a few voices dare recall how harmful his policies were.

    And you must feel so special being one of those few enlightened people. How can you be so daring? Aren't you afraid something's going to happen to you? After all, apparently many people far more popular and powerful than you don't even dare to recall how harmful Reagan's policies were. Must be a really dangerous thing to say.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Well, dare might not be the right word (non-native speaker here). When someone dies, esp. after a long and painful agony, people tend to remember only the positive things about him; that's very natural. In the case of Reagan, that means that people focus on the non-political side of his biography, since he was such a catastrophic president (although Bush raised the standards recently). This amusing cartoon [typepad.com] (found via Dave Cross) summarizes the current situation.
      • non-native speaker here

        Sorry; I forgot that. ;) From an American liberal, I would have taken that as a grossly exaggerated statement that people are scared to speak negatively about Reagan right now. And I've actually heard several American liberals (and one American libertarian) say just that. Of course, it doesn't really mesh with reality; lots of people are speaking negatively about Reagan right now.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers