Monday, November 30, 2009

THE

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
--Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Searching

"Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace."
--Eugene O'Neill (American Playwright, October 16, 1888 - November 27, 1953)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Occupations

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and under a just God cannot long retain it."
--Abraham Lincoln

Friday, November 27, 2009

Most II

"By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy - indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction."
--William Osler

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Practice

"Every artist was first an amateur."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Immortality II

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."
--Woody Allen (1935-, American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Truth II

"If the American people knew the truth about Dallas, there would be blood in the streets".
--Robert F. Kennedy (Sr.)
Source: "Brothers", by David Talbot, page 268

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Beginning

"Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always."
--Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Italian writer

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Courts

"Court... a place where they dispense with justice."
--Arthur Train

Friday, November 20, 2009

When V

"When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers."
--Oscar Wilde

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why Everybody Is Always After Kevin Trudeau

Rod at MLM Watchdog asks, "Why Is Everybody Always After Kevin Trudeau", citing the FDA and ABC's John Stossel as examples.


My response:

Because Kevin poses a threat to the pharmaceutical drug cartel. The more his credibility can be damaged, the less people are likely to listen to what he has to say.

As for Stossel, he is a whore. A "whore" being someone that will do anything for money. In contrast, I would define a "prostitute" as a professional that has ethical standards and limits on what they will do for money.

ABC makes millions, over time billions, from the pharmaceutical drug cartel. Stossel is simply, as he always has, serving the interests of his puppetmasters.

If you watch ABC's coverage of the Government Flu sham, you will see that ABC is basically a mouthpiece for the government and Big Pharma. But I repeat myself.

As for the Federal Drug Advocates (FDA), that too is a no-brainer. Big Pharma has the best government money can buy. And the FDA has been on the revolving door payroll for years.

TLC

What A GOP Takeover Would Look Like

I received an email from the DemocRATic Governors Association reciting various horrors that a REPUGlican takeover would bring.

But there's a few things they missed...:


A takeover would continue what we are already getting. Wars for oil and empire. The US economy in tatters. Our infrastructure being sold to China, Spain, and other nations. False Flag operations. Medication of the masses. A health care system that provides a financial IV from wallets of the working class to the treasuries of the insurance conglomerates. Governors pushing mandatory toxic vaccinations upon innocent children.

But at least with REPUGlicans in power, the sheeple just might get a little agitated, rather than being herded into the mentality of, "The DemocRAT's bad but the REPUGlican's worse so we have to support the DemocRAT and keep our mouth shut."

TLC

Infinite

"Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted."
--Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Down

"You can`t hold a man down without staying down with him."
--Booker T. Washington

Monday, November 16, 2009

Way

"As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Roads

"Religions are different roads converging on the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal? I believe that all religions of the world are true more or less. I say "more or less" because I believe that everything the human hand touches, by reason of the very fact that human beings are imperfect, becomes imperfect."
--Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Now

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake."
--Marie Beyon Ray

Friday, November 13, 2009

Determination

"The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do."
--Galileo Galilei

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Waves

"There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you."
--Norman Mailer, Armies Of The Night

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vigilant

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation."
--General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
WWII Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific, Supreme United Nations Commander


"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The freeman of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle."
--James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source: "A Memorial and Remonstrance", 1785: Works 1:163

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pronouncements From Bu$hama

The Bu$hama Regime has lied so often and so pathologically that anything coming from them reminds me of the Apple Computers "Broken Promises" ad.

TLC

Holidaze

"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa
what they want and adults pay for it.
Deficits are when adults tell the governmentwhat they want
and their kids pay for it."
--Richard Lamm[Richard Douglas "Dick" Lamm] (1935- )
American politician, lawyer, governor of Colorado (D) (1975-1987),
1996 US presidential candidate for the Reform Party

Monday, November 09, 2009

"Things"

"When I deployed to Iraq, Maggie took it very hard. She ran away, apparently trying to find me. My husband received a call from the shelter saying they had Maggie. He brought her home, and I talked to her on the phone. I could hear her whining when she heard my voice. Since I have been home from Iraq, she will barely leave my side"--Brandie Sims, Nacogdoches, Texas

Source: Animal Rescue Site, November 8, 2009

[And to think we murder 4 - 6 million cats and dogs in the US because they are inconvenient "things". Who, indeed, are the "terrorists"? Ask the cats and dogs in the deathcamps.--TLC]

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Many

"Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops."
--Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Few

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."
--Albert Einstein

Friday, November 06, 2009

The REAL Mass Murders

Yesterday were the shootings at Fort Hood, today the "Breaking News" is of some shootings in Orlando Florida.

While the Fort Hood and Orlando deaths are unfortunate, the Orlando deaths being local and NOT of national significance, what of mass murderer Barack Obama, who on either day is responsible for far more murders of innocents in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere?

How about "Breaking News" alerts every time Bu$hama's storm troopers shoot a five-year-old Afghani child through the eye? Live coverage of the funerals of the wedding party in Pakistan that was annihilated by a predator drone, including repeatedly showing the flower girl's blood-stained gown? Anderson Cooper on the scene while hospice care is given to an Iraqi teenager on the day he was to graduate from high school as he lays dying of cancer caused by depleted uranium?

TLC

Illuminated

"To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same."
--Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400-?, Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Time

It is time.... it is time.... and this is my simple message for today.

If there's something special you want to do, now is the time... if you want to make a difference in the world, now is the time. Don't be fooled into thinking you should wait until you are older or wiser or more 'secure'

-because it doesn't work that way. The wisdom will come. The security will come. But first you must begin your adventure.

--Ron Atchison

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

M$NBC and Faux, two sides of the same coin

Only in the Batman comics, Two Face would flip a coin that had one side scarred, the other side unscarred. If the scarred side came up, Two Face would do evil; if the smooth side came up, he wouldn't.

With M$NBC and Faux, both sides of the coin are scarred. And the Jokers run wild!

TLC

Democracy

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning
of the people by the people for the people."
-- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Speak

"Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws--but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted--when we tolerate what we know to be wrong--when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened-- when we fail to speak up and speak out--we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."

--Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General, June 21, 1961, remarks before the Joint Defense Appeal of the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith, Chicago, Illinois)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Al Gore's 11/4/09 Comedy Central Appearance

So Al's got a book to hawk. But where was he when the question of whether to attack Iraq came up? The question of whether Impeachment of a War Criminal should be "off the table"? And isn't this the same Al that blew the 2000 (s)election by hiring an inept campaign manager/speechwriters and picking the even-then scary Joe LIEberman as Veep? The same Al who pushed NAFTA and accelerated the movement of American industrial jobs to Mexico? The same Al who had all sorts of moral revulsion at Bill Clinton getting a BJ from a consenting adult woman but had no problems with that same Bill Clinton killing around a million Iraqi children?

Oh well, go ahead, wet your pants with excitement, and forget the facts, it's AL and buy a used car--or suspect policies that could well radically affect the economy--from that man.

TLC
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Al Gore on The Daily Show Next Week

Former Vice President Al Gore will make his fourth appearance on The Daily Show next Wednesday to discuss his new book, Our Choice, which is something of a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth. If I understand things correctly, the followup picks up where the first one left off, except now climate change is played by Jason Patric, and it takes place on a boat.

Statues

"There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone."
--Jules Ellinger

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Focus

The monk Tanzan and a younger monk were travelling, when they saw a beautiful young women unable to cross the river. Tanzan immediately offered and helped the woman by carrying her across the river. Tanzan and the young monk continued on their journey, but after some time the young monk could not stand it anymore. He said "as monks we must abstain from desires of the flesh, yet you were so physically close to that young woman. Why did you do that?" Tanzan replied, "I already put her down at the river. Are you still carrying her?"
--Author Unknown