Monday, January 31, 2011


"Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito",
Latin, which translated means "do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it."
--Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Numbers II

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Today II

"What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it."
--Author Unknown

Friday, January 28, 2011

Worse III

"Things could always be worse; for instance, you could be ugly and work in the Post Office."
--Adrienne E. Gusoff

Thursday, January 27, 2011


"You can fool too many of the people too much of the time."
--James Thurber, New Yorker, Apr. 29, 1939 "The Owl Who Was God"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


"Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may."
--Mark Twain

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Duty III

"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
--George Orwell

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne, R.I.P.

Jack LaLanne, September 26, 1914 - January 23, 2011

Many people have arthritis and rheumatism; they get bum knees, a bum back. A lot of guys get a little pain in the toe or knee and then they won't exercise. Well gee, you have 640 muscles in your body. There may be a few exercises you can't do, but there are hundreds you can do!

Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key.

If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You've got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.

Getting out of shape is like a thief in the night that sneaks up on you. I always tell people that it is never too late. I tell them about the folks in their 90's that doubled their strength and endurance.

It's a bunch of bull. How do you know what's really organic? Today, there's all these impurities in the water and the air. The water for the fruits and vegetables has junk in it.

There are so many health food nuts out there that eat nothing but natural foods but they don't exercise and they look terrible.

I only eat fish - no chicken, no turkey, just fish. I get all my protein from fish and egg whites.

George Burns was more athletic than you think he was. And he was a very social man - he loved people, he enjoyed life. He worked at living. Old George was a social lion, he got around and did things. That's the key right there. It starts with your brain.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


"Let it, then, be henceforth proclaimed to the world, that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God."
--John Tyler, US President

Saturday, January 22, 2011


"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
--Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) American Abolitionist

Friday, January 21, 2011

Time IV

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 20, 2011


"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
--John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


"Nothing enrages me more than when people criticize my criticism of school by telling me that schools are not just places to learn math and spelling, they are places where children learn a vaguely defined thing called socialization. I know. I think schools generally do an effective and terribly damaging job of teaching children to be infantile, dependent, intellectually dishonest, passive and disrespectful to their own developmental capacities."

--Seymour Papert (1928- ) South African-born MIT mathematician, computer scientist, educator, pioneer in artificial intelligence, inventor of the Logo programming language

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Progress III

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning."
--Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) American Abolitionist

Monday, January 17, 2011


Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak of the -- for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours.

--Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967, "A Time To Break Silence"

Sunday, January 16, 2011


"It was during the eighteenth century -- a period of boastful satisfaction with the nice balances within the English constitution -- that Englishmen came to accept the Whig view of the utility of an armed citizenry. The armed citizen was not only affirmed to be protecting himself but, together with his fellows, provided the ultimate check on tyranny." --Joyce Lee Malcolm, Professor of law, historian, and Constitutional scholar Source: To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994), p. 128

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nothing IV

Friday, January 14, 2011


"No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune."
--Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Forever II

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
--Chuck Palahniuk, Author

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


"The strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone".
--Thomas H. Huxley

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


"Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness."
--George Orwell

Monday, January 10, 2011


"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."
--Redd Foxx

Sunday, January 09, 2011


Why is it a "tragedy" worthy of widespread media attention when an innocent 9-year-old girl is killed in Arizona by a nutcase? Yet it is barely worth a footnote when an innocent 9-year-old girl (who is immediately renamed "Al-Qaeda") is murdered with predator drones in Pakistan or Afghanistan on orders of the President Of The United States Of America? Why is it not even mentioned in the "news" when an innocent child dies in Iraq due to depleted uranium spread throughout the land on orders of two US Presidents?

Saturday, January 08, 2011


"I like to point out that it is easy for war mongers to be war mongers as long as other people are doing the sacrificing. At least people arguing for peace aren't expecting other people to suffer if they get their way."
--John Page, Gulf War Veteran

Friday, January 07, 2011


Totus vobis frontem tabernae sopioibus scribam - I am going to scribble filth about you all over the wine-shop wall!
--Latin-English Phrase

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Patriots III

"Being a patriot no longer requires a cannon. But it still takes balls"
--Glen Greenwald

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


"I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician."
--Marty Feldman

Monday, January 03, 2011


"Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic, throng the coward and the meek who see the world's great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak."
--Ralph Chaplin

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Faith III

"What does it mean to live out your faith in evil circumstances?"
--Eric Metaxas, November 30, 2010
author of "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy"

Saturday, January 01, 2011


"Before you can break out of prison, you must first realize you're locked up."
--Author Unknown