Monday, August 31, 2009


"Wars in old times were made to get slaves.The modern implement of imposing slavery is debt."
--Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, March 25, 1943

Sunday, August 30, 2009


"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty."
--George Washington (1732-1799) 1st U.S. President (1789-97)

Saturday, August 29, 2009


"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore." --Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, August 27, 2009


"Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us -- and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along."
--Carl Sagan (1934-1996), Astro-physicist
Source: "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection," Parade, February 1, 1987

Purpose IV

"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."
--Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Senator Edward M. Kennedy, February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009. Robert Novak, February 26, 1931 - August 18, 2009. How many more famous people must die of brain cancer before we finally enact strict limits on radiation from cell phones and cell phone towers? And is there, in fact, *any* safe level?

Yes the corporate media is largely silent on the dangers of cell phones/towers. Yet as the bodycount increases, the numbers can't be ignored.

And isn't it ironic that there is nothing in the "health care reform" proposals that would reduce these dangers, and nothing that would provide significant research funding in to well-documented but unconventional cures for cancer that already exist?

Senator Kennedy's 1980 Democratic National Convention speech, for which he is best known, may be downloaded HERE.

A transcript of the speech may be found HERE.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
--Bertha Calloway

Monday, August 24, 2009

When IV

"When the brownshirts come to stick a needle in you, convince them that your 45 makes a bigger hole than their puny needle."

Saturday, August 22, 2009


"A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it."


"There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on."
--Robert Byrne

Friday, August 21, 2009


"I believe that professional wrestling is clean and everything else in the world is fixed."
--Frank Deford

Thursday, August 20, 2009


"An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible."
--Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


"It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door."
--Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All IV

"All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian." --Pat Paulsen

Monday, August 17, 2009

Education VI

"My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself."
--George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish comic dramatist

Sunday, August 16, 2009


"Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security."
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th U.S. President (1961-63)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Majority III

"We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect."
--Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913) American Author, Editor, Journalist

Friday, August 14, 2009

Obedience II

"The doctrine of blind obedience and
unqualified submission to any human power,
whether civil or ecclesiastical,
is the doctrine of despotism,
and ought to have no place
among Republicans and Christians."
-- Angelica Grimke
Source: Anti-Slavery Examiner, September 1836

Thursday, August 13, 2009


"Dissent and dissenters have no monopoly on freedom. They must tolerate opposition. They must accept dissent from their dissent. And they must give it the respect and the latitude which their claim for themselves."
--Abe Fortas (1910-1982) U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: New York Times Magazine, 12 May 1968

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


"Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left!"
--Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


"The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth -- that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one."
-- H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Press III

"Protection against government is now not enough to guarantee that a man who has something to say shall have a chance to say it. The owners and managers of the press determine which person, which facts, which version of the facts, and which ideas shall reach the public."
--Commission On Freedom Of The Press
Source: A Free and Responsible Press, 1947

Saturday, August 08, 2009


"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
--Dr. Henry Kissinger New York Times, Oct. 28, 1973

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Waiting II

"If you wait until the wind and weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything."
--Ecclesiastes 11:4

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


"No compact among men ... can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other."

--George Washington, draft of first Inaugural Address, April 1789

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


"Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter."
--Longchenpa (14th century Tibet)

Monday, August 03, 2009


"There are worse things than looking stupid. Sleeping through life is one of them."
--Laura Preble, The Queen Geek Social Club, 2006

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Hope III

Saturday, August 01, 2009


"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office". --H. L. Mencken