Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ideal II

"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves."
--Dresden James (A British novelist and scriptwriter)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Forever

I met a fairy today that would grant me one wish.

"I want to live forever," I said.

"Sorry" said the fairy, "I'm not allowed to grant wishes like that!"

"Fine," I said, "I want to die after the Democrats get their heads out of their asses!"

"You crafty bastard," said the fairy.

--Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Value

"The world acquires value only through its extremists play.
They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent."
--Paul Valéry (1871-1945) French Poet, Essayist, Aphorist
Source: Nation, 5 January 1957

Monday, September 27, 2010

Irritating

"If you do not say a thing in an irritating way, you may as well not say it at all because people will not trouble themselves about anything that does not trouble them."
--George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish comic dramatist

Sunday, September 26, 2010

States

"[T]he State's criminality is nothing new and nothing to be wondered at. It began when the first predatory group of men clustered together and formed the State, and it will continue as long as the State exists in the world, because the State is fundamentally an anti-social institution, fundamentally criminal. The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation -- that is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning-and-exploiting class and a propertyless dependent class -- that is, for a criminal purpose. No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient."
--Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945)
Source: The Criminality of the State, America Mercury Magazine, March, 1939

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beauty

"The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy."
--Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, Ministrare, 2-10-05

Friday, September 24, 2010

Betty


Thursday, September 23, 2010

War II

"Terrorism is the war of the poor.
War is the terrorism of the rich."
--Leon Uris (1924-2003), American novelist
Source: "Trinity, a Novel of Ireland", 1976

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What IV

"What worries you masters you."
--Haddon W. Robinson

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Eight

"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax." --Abraham Lincoln

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tenth

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government"
--Patrick Henry

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Selling

So Osama walks into this bar, see, and George Bush [now, Barack Obama] says, "What'l'ya have, pardner?" and Osama says, "Well George, what are you serving today?" and Bush says, "Fear," and Osama says, "Fear for everybody!" and George pours it on for the crowd. Then the presidential bartender says, "Hey, who's buying?" Osama points a thumb at the crowd sucking down their brew. "They are," he says--and the two of them share a quiet laugh."
--Greg Palast, "Armed Madhouse", page 49, (c)2006

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Three

There are three kinds of people in the world:
1) Those who do what they're told without question,
2) Those who control them, and
3) Those who refuse to play the game!

--Author Unknown

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fighters

"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?"
--George Carlin

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Libertarianism


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some

"Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps."
--Emo Phillips

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Diplomacy

"A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip."
--Caskie Stinnett, Out of the Red (1960)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Guise

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
--James Madison

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Packaged

"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic"
--Dresden James

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Events

"In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda. Once when he happened in some connection to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening. The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep the people frightened.'"
--George Orwell, 1984

Friday, September 10, 2010

Age

"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Patriots II

"The only difference between Patriots and terrorist....Are the ones who are doing the accusing" --Justin Primm

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Conservative

"Conservative: One who admires radicals centuries after they're dead."
--Leo C. Rosten (1908-1997) Polish-born American Author, Political Scientist

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Committees

"A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide nothing can be done." --Fred Allen

Monday, September 06, 2010

Let

"Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America."
--John L. Lewis

Sunday, September 05, 2010

While

"While there is a lower class I am in it; while there is a criminal element I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free."
--Eugene Debs

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Serves

"All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms is treason. If a man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other." --Abraham Lincoln

Friday, September 03, 2010

Destiny

"Never before has man had such capacity to control his own destiny, to end thirst and hunger, to conquer poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy and massive human misery. We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world--or make it the last." --President John F. Kennedy Address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 20, 1963, Public Papers of the Presidents: 1963, p. 696.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Perpetual

"Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace."
--Benito Mussolini

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ownership

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
--Friedrich Nietzsche