Saturday, July 31, 2010

(S)elections II

"Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election."
--Adolf Hitler

Friday, July 30, 2010

Schools II

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."
--George Orwell

Thursday, July 29, 2010


"Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn't authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don't understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.."
--Joseph Sobran

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Tuesday, July 27, 2010


"There is no such thing as an achieved liberty: like electricity, there can be no substantial storage and it must be generated as it is enjoyed, or the lights to out."
--Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: American Bar Association Journal, 1953


"Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy." --John Derbyshire

Sunday, July 25, 2010


"Revolution is not a onetime event."
--Audre Lorde

Saturday, July 24, 2010


"They killed him for saying that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. And then the Democrats spent the next four years proving that he was right."
--Phil Donahue on Ralph Nader

Friday, July 23, 2010


"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
--Galileo Galilei

Thursday, July 22, 2010


"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible."
--George Orwell

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


"And when you trust your television,
What you get is what you got,
Cause when they own the information,
Oh they can bend it all they want"
--John Mayer, Waiting for the World to Change

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


"Palin 2012: Abandon all hope that anything will ever change."
--Stephen Colbert, proposing a new anti-Obama bumper sticker for Sarah Palin.

Monday, July 19, 2010


"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."

Sunday, July 18, 2010


"To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime."
--Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize 1915

Saturday, July 17, 2010


"I love my cats because I love my home, and little by little they become its visible soul."
--Jean Couteau

Friday, July 16, 2010


"We're all pretty bizarre - some of us are better at hiding it, that's all."
--Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez), "The Breakfast Club"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Act II

Some say the cup is half full.
Some say the cup is half empty.
My coach says to put the damn cup back in my jock strap and get on the field.
--James Knowles

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


"Every time I criticize what I consider to be excesses or faults in the news business, I am accused of repression, and the leaders of various media professional groups wave the First Amendment as they denounce me. That happens to be my amendment, too. It guarantees my free speech as it does their freedom of the press. There is room for all of us--and for our divergent views--under the First Amendment."
--Spiro Agnew U. S. Vice-President, 1972

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Every III

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."

Monday, July 12, 2010


"When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders."
--Veterans Fast for Life

Sunday, July 11, 2010


"Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."

Saturday, July 10, 2010


"Dare to do things worthy of imprisonment if you mean to be of consequence."
--Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

Friday, July 09, 2010


"The horror of that moment," the King went on, "I shall never, never forget."
"You will though," the Queen said, "if you don't make a memorandum of it."
--Lewis Carroll
Through The Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Power II

"We have it in our power to begin the world over again."
--Thomas Paine

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

What III

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?"
--George Orwell

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster."
--Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, July 05, 2010


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
--Thomas Paine (1737-1809) Source: Common Sense, February 14, 1776

Sunday, July 04, 2010


"To celebrate the Fourth, all true patriots should roll on the simulate the founders of the USA rolling over in their graves."

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Education II

"Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."
--Joseph Stalin

Friday, July 02, 2010


"Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. ...on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves."
--Dr. Joseph Warren (physician in 1775)

Thursday, July 01, 2010


"Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money."
--J. Edgar Hoover
News summaries (7 April 1955)