lunatic fringe


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lunatic fringe

[IBM] Customers who can be relied upon to accept release 1 versions of software.
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Now it looks as if I shall be consigned to the lunatic fringe once again.
Now theatre's lunatic fringe, the quaintly-named Peepolykus, are back proffering another spin on a classic 'English' tale.
The article is titled, "The (Not So) Lunatic Fringe." Ron Paul remains, at best, lukewarm about Barr, but the article concludes: "Libertarians are getting ready for the mainstream, and mainstream America may finally be ready for them."
As usual with the lunatic fringe, UKIP have got it wrong.
Let's hope the lunatic fringe stay away on Tuesday night and allow Fergie's men to hit Roma where it really hurts - or risk mayhem at the return fixture in December.
The music for this year's solstice celebration will be provided by Lunatic Fringe, a New Hampshire-based group that is known for its New Orleans-style jazz sounds.
Researchers who label newly discovered genes with colorful names are causing problems, according to an article from the New York Times, which mentions genes named "lunatic fringe," "head case," and "one-eyed pinhead." The Human Genome Organization is reportedly renaming some of the most creatively named genes.
What he does say is that the average person's behaviour can be as eccentric as a member of the lunatic fringe. Which brings us to his latest book.
His name has come up before in these pages; he's a guy who gives the lunatic fringe a bad name.
It would be easy to dismiss the Reconstructionists as the lunatic fringe, no more worrisome than the remnants of the Prohibition Party.
These guys lull opponents into thinking they're from the lunatic fringe of loose-aggressive players.
But then there is Tokyo, which could be said to rest at the far end of the spectrum of government action from Rotterdam, on the lunatic fringe of private pragmatism.