Monday, May 31, 2010

Freedom

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere."
--Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source: Letter to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Survival

"[T]here is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment."
--John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th US President
Source: Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Security VI

"A new fascism promises security from the terror of crime.
All that is required is that we take away the criminals’ rights
-- which, of course, are our own.

Out of our desperation and fear we begin to feel
a sense of security from the new totalitarian state."
-- Gerry Spence, Lawyer and author
Source: Give Me Liberty, 1998

Friday, May 28, 2010

Drones

"Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law."
--Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice
Source: Olmstead v. U.S., 277 US 438, 1928

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Learning IV

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
--Author Unknown

Confidence

"Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you."
--Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Reform

Senate passes financial "reform" bill. Reforms include giving more powers to "The Temple," aka the Federal Reserve. It's like giving an arsonist a gas can and a book of matches.

--Investigative Reporter Wayne Madsen, May 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Fox On Helping Chickens

CSpan is running tonight a segment, "Representative Barney Frank on Financial Regulation Overhaul".

What next? Charles Manson on peace, love, and understanding?

TLC

The Criminal Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

Obama to Inspect Gulf Oil Spill

President Obama will travel back to the Gulf Coast this week — his second trip in a month — to assess firsthand the growing environmental damage from the spreading oil spill, White House officials said.

Full Story, NY Times, May 25, 2010

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Where are all the "liberals" that were calling for Bu$h's head after Katrina, an intentional disaster that pales in comparison to what Obama has done?

TLC

Pudding

"Even over cold pudding, the coward says: 'It will burn my mouth'".
--Ethiopian Proverb

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Lost"

The last televised season of "Lost" has ended. Now it's back to this thing we call "life"...lots of weird stuff going on...difficult to connect all the proverbial dots and make sense of it all. So "Lost" has not gone away at all. Today begins a new season, with you as an active participant rather than as a passive spectator. Rejoice!
--TLC

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Unquestioning

"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it absolutely vile!"
--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922- 2007) Author

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Travel

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many, people need it sorely on these accounts."
--Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Clemens] American Author, Humorist

Friday, May 21, 2010

Silent

"The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee."
--H.E. Janson

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Is

"As the doctor removed the fourth peanut butter cup from my rectum, I came to a very, very important realization: There *is* a wrong way to eat a Reese's."
--The Word Nerd

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Absence

"The problem in my life and other people's lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it."
--Peter Drucker

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rights

"Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee."
--F. Lee Bailey famous trial attorney
Source: Newsweek, April 17, 1967

Monday, May 17, 2010

Servants

"Make phones and computers be your servants, lest they become your masters".
--TLC

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Suppose

"Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?"
--George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Embrace

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."
--Kenji Miyazawa

Friday, May 14, 2010

Whom

"Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?"
--Clarence Darrow

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Made


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

None

" Not one-not a single, solitary person-would believe that 'killing is kindness' if they were facing the needle "
--Nathan Winograd

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Great

"The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure."
--William Shakespeare

Monday, May 10, 2010

Reasons

"All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why."
--James Thurber

Sunday, May 09, 2010

All VI

"In America, people of all faiths are welcome to worship Jesus Christ in their own way."
--Stephen Colbert

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Understand

"Every bureaucrat has a constitutional right to fuzzify, profundify and drivelate. It's a part of our freedom of speech... If people can understand what is being said in Washington, they might want to take over their own government again."
--Dr. Jim Boren Humorist and Author
Source: Wall Street Journal, June 2, 1998

Friday, May 07, 2010

Nice II


Thursday, May 06, 2010

Press

"As Hitler showed us, a press suppressed does not make a recovery. As Lenin indicated, a press controlled does not revert to a critic’s role. As history reminds us, free speech surrendered is rarely recovered."
--William J. Small Source: Political Power and The Press, 1972

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Criticism III

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
--Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th US President

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Say

"Take away the right to say 'fuck' and you take away the right to say 'fuck the government.'" --Lenny Bruce

Monday, May 03, 2010

Numbers

"One death is a tragedy, but a million deaths are a statistic."
--Josef Stalin (1879-1953) Communist leader of the USSR

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Drill

"Barack O'Palin: 'drill, baby, drill!'"
--Wayne Madsen, March 31, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Superior

"Man IS superior to every other being...in his ability to excuse away those parts of himself too vile for self-examination".
--Brennan Browne