Sunday, October 31, 2010

Only

"God doesn't discriminate ... only religions do." --Author Unknown

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Regret

"I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth-I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace."
--Henry James (1843-1916) American Author

Friday, October 29, 2010

Peasants

"I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly."
--Michel de Montaigne

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Speed

"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid of standing still."
--Japanese Proverb

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sail

"We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds."
--Hanmer Parsons Grant

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Usurpation

"It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin."
--James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th US President
Source: First Inaugural Address, 1817

Monday, October 25, 2010

Strategize

"You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag."
--Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American Poet, Critic, Translator

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Organic


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stand

Patent oves, timent canes, intrepidus maneo - The sheep are frightened, the dogs fear, I stand intrepid.
--Latin-English Phrase

Friday, October 22, 2010

Turn

"Sure they laugh, cheer and applaud a clown at the circus, but show up at their grandmother's funeral and they'll turn on you in a heartbeat."
--Jerry L. Embry

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bedbugs

If you find bed bugs, take your hammer out and smash the things.

This will piss off the FBI, but so what? They shouldn't have been spying on you in the first place.

--TLC

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Feast

"The wolf eats oft of the sheep that have been warned." --Proverb

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Democracy

"Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor."
--James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American author and diplomatist
Source: The Biglow Papers, II, 1862

Monday, October 18, 2010

Victory

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dinner


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Germany Turns (Back) To The Reich

German Chancellor Angela] Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

In a speech in Potsdam, she said the so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work.

Mrs Merkel's comments come amid recent outpourings of strong anti-immigrant feeling from mainstream politicians.

A recent survey showed that more than 30% of Germans believed Germany was "overrun by foreigners".


Full Article, BBC, October 16, 2010

Chamber

"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government."
--George Washington (1732-1799)
Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
Source: Farewell Address, September 17, 1796,
Ref: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (521)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Convictions

"What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people? They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one, and skepticism is a sin."
--Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
Source: On The Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge, 1866

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Miners

Saving the Chilean miners was all well and good, but by no stretch of the rational imagination did it warrant 24/7 coverage on U.S. television.

Pulling the US economy out of a far deeper hole, now THAT would be newsworthy.

TLC

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Power III

"If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?"
--Harry Shearer

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Progress II

"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something."
--Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love

Monday, October 11, 2010

Education VIII

"Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes." --Norman Douglas

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Parts

"The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money."
--David Richerby

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Longs

"Now that no one buys our votes,
the public has long since cast off its cares;
the people that once bestowed commands, consulships,
legions, and all else, now meddles no more and
longs eagerly for just two things -- bread and circuses."
-- Juvenal [Decimus Junius Juvenalis] (c.55-c.128 AD)
Roman satirical poet c. 100 A.D

Friday, October 08, 2010

Whenever II

"Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship."
--Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd US President
Source: Speech, Columbia University, 28 April 1959

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Opens

"About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation."
--Will Rogers (1879-1935) American Actor, Humorist

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Roll

"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'"
--Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Every IV

"Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book..."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, October 04, 2010

Perpetual II

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, 12 July 1816

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Fish

"Give a man a fish and he can combine it with vegetable protein and additives to make about 4,500 'fish' sandwiches for McDonald's."
--Matt Larson

Balanced

"'Balanced' is a code for 'denied': a right to free speech that must be 'balanced' against so exhaustive a list of other supposed values means a right that can be exercised only when those in power judge that the speech in question is innocuous to them."
--Ronald Dworkin Source: Index on Censorship, March 1997

Friday, October 01, 2010

Servant

"For in a Republic, who is 'the country?' Is it the Government which is for the moment in the saddle? Why, the Government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them."
--Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)