Friday, April 30, 2010


"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."
--Michael J. Fox, in "Saving Milly" by Morton Kondrake

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


"When you are through changing, you are through."
--Bruce Barton

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything."
--Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fear V

"Terrorism is Viagra for Republicans: The more fear - the more excited they get."
--John Corey.

And the same is true of DemocRATS

Sunday, April 25, 2010


"[W]hen we quietly go about our business as our rights are plundered, when we yield to passivity and switch on the Wii and hand over our power to a leadership class that has no interest in our voice, we are not acting like true Americans. Indeed, at those moments we are essentially giving up our citizenship." --Naomi Wolf, "Give Me Liberty", page 6

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Friday, April 23, 2010


"The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent."
--Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908) American scholar

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Priorities II

"Sure those European nations have free health care, work fewer hours and enjoy a high standard of living. But name me ONE that has a water-skiing squirrel."
--Jerry L. Embry

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


"Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle." --Annie Besant

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mission Accomplished

An Abilene teen is killed in a hunting accident.

Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman tells KSAL News that 16-year-old [dumbfunk] was out turkey hunting with a friend Monday evening. Hoffman says that as it was getting dark, the friends were heading back in from the field when a shotgun discharged, hitting [dumbfunk] in the neck.

Full article, KSAL, April 20, 2010


The kid went out to kill, and a killing occurred. One or both of the kid's parents brought him up to believe that killing for fun is a laudable goal.

Mission Accomplished. Congratulations.



"The IRS is an extraordinary example of the end justifying the means. The means of this agency is growth. It is interesting that the revenue officers within the IRS refer to taxpayers as 'inventory'. The IRS embodies the political realities of the selfish human desire to dominate others. Thus the end of this gigantic pretense of officialdom is power, pure and simple. The meek may inherit the earth, but they will never receive a promotion in an agency where efficiency is measured by the number of seizures of taxpayers' property and by the number of citizens and businesses driven into bankruptcy." --George Hansen Congressman and author of "To Harass Our People"

Monday, April 19, 2010


"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."
--Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th U.S. President (1901-09)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Every II

"Everything on the Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission."
--Mourning Dove

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Success IV

"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."
--G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Act II

"The ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle, home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics, he feels himself master of his fate. But otherwise he simply lies down and lets things happen to him."
--George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair] (1903-1950) British author
Source: Inside the Whale, 1940

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


"If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?"
--Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918 - 2008 ) Russian Writer


"It may be your intent to be our masters;
how can it be ours to be your slaves?"
Source: Melians to Athenians, Peloponnesian War, 431 BC

Monday, April 12, 2010


"They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people."
--Eugene Debs, Socialist candidate for president, June 16, 1918
The speech led to Debs's being stripped of his citizenship and sent to jail for 10 years

Sunday, April 11, 2010


"Children, eat to live, sleep to awaken."
--Mata Amritanandamayi

Saturday, April 10, 2010


"There is more to life than just increasing its speed."
--Mahatma Gandhi, Statesman

Friday, April 09, 2010


"You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut."
--Maxwell Maltz (American Plastic Surgeon, Author of "Psycho-Cybernetics")

Thursday, April 08, 2010


"Barack Obama was elected, and took an oath, to see that the laws are faithfully executed--NOT to see to it that American Citizens are faithfully executed."

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Poetry III

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."
--David Carradine

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


"Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding."
--Ezra Pound

Monday, April 05, 2010

Nothing II

"[T]here is nothing so threatening to systemic evil as those willing to stand against it regardless of the consequences".
--James W. Douglass, "JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters", page 2

Sunday, April 04, 2010


"Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God. "
-- Jesus of Nazareth
Matthew 5:9

And that makes Bu$h and Obama...?

Saturday, April 03, 2010


"If those folks in Kansas are right about evolution never having happened, I sure hope it happens soon."
--Michael Sheinbaum)

Friday, April 02, 2010


"So, whenever a doctor tells you that you have an incurable or fatal disease, look him squarely in the eye and tell him--- ---! (whatever is your favorite expletive). Then go out and find yourself another doctor-one who believes in the body and not in the disease."
--Lawrence Badgley, M.D.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Obama Orders Troops To Come Home From Afghanistan & Iraq, Pledges Full Compliance With Geneva Conventions




"Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing."
--Alexander Woollcott