"Bureaustan” (bureau + -stan, such as Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) means a location that is run by an all-powerful bureau. Conservative writer Mark Steyn published “The Plains of Bureaustan” on April 15, 2014. Steyn was referring to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management‘s control over much of the land in the state of Nevada.
The suffix -stan (Persian: ـستان -stān) is Persian for “place of” or “country”.
The suffix also appears in the names of many regions, especially in Central and South Asia, but also in the Caucasus and Russia; areas where significant amounts of Persian Culture was spread or adopted, or due to the inhabitation of Indo-Iranian peoples. The suffix is also used more generally, as in Persian and Urdu rigestân (ریگستان) “place of sand, desert”, Pakistan “land of the pure” and golestan (گلستان) “place of flowers, garden”, Hindi devasthan ("place of devas, temple"), etc.
Criminal Minds tribute
Published on Jul 11, 2013
Expressing my love and appreciation to the most epic crime show in history. Enjoy the show folks. Say, wouldn’t “Upper Bureaustan” be perfect if the people behind the music played on Criminal Minds played this in an episode? Wouldn’t that be something. Tell me what you think.
Show: Criminal Minds
“Upper Bureaustan” by Archaellys
The Plains of Bureaustan
by Mark Steyn • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:47 am
I wrote yesterday about the weekend’s developments in Cliven Bundy’s stand-off with the Bureau of Land Management.
You know the way governors like to say, “If California were a country...” or “if Texas were a country...” it would be the twelfth biggest economy in the world or whatever it is? If the Bureau of Land Management were a country, it would be the 26th biggest country in the world - out of 200 or so. Maybe that’s why the BLM needs such a lavishly equipped army (see picture above). Maybe it should join Nato and send a division or two to protect the Baltic states.
New York City • Government/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, April 18, 2014 • Permalink