Wednesday, November 30, 2011


"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." --Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) American writer

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fear VI

"Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burned women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."
--Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)
US Supreme Court Justice
Source: Whitney v. California, 1927

Monday, November 28, 2011


"Where once a tyrant had to wish that his subjects had but one common neck that he might strangle them all at once, all he has to do now is to 'educate the people' so that they will have but one common mind to delude."
--Richard Mitchell (1929-2002)
Professor at Glassboro State College, NJ,
author, founder and publisher of The Underground Grammarian
Source: The Underground Grammarian

Saturday, November 26, 2011


"There will come a time when we will sit down to the banquet of our consequences."
--Robert Louis Stevenson.


Friday, November 25, 2011


"We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex--but Congress can."
--Cullen Hightower

Thursday, November 24, 2011


"[A]s our power has grown, so has our peril. Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers - for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and strength of will, for the courage and the humility, which they possessed and which we must seek every day to emulate. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." --John Fitzgerald Kennedy Thanksgiving Proclamation, November 5, 1963

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


"We will all be better citizens when voting records of our Congressmen are followed as carefully as scores of pro-football games."
--Lou Erickson

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Never VI

"Never forget that the groups that brought about the coup d'etat of November 22, 1963, have never given up power, and have never been removed from power".

Monday, November 21, 2011

Power VI

"The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use -- of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public."
--Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), US Senator, Attorney General
Source: 'I Remember, I Believe,' The Pursuit of Justice, 1964

Sunday, November 20, 2011


"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. On the road to tyranny, we've gone so far that polite political action is about as useless as a miniskirt in a convent."
--Claire Wolfe Source: "101 Things To Do 'Til The Revolution"

Saturday, November 19, 2011


"Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness."
--Dorothy Parker

Friday, November 18, 2011

Born II

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."
--Boris Pasternak

Thursday, November 17, 2011


"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
--Thomas Edison, American Scientist and Inventor

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


"Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele."
--Bagdikian's Observation

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Freedom VI

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed".
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, November 14, 2011


"The epitaphs on tombstones of a great many people should read: Died at thirty, and buried at sixty." --Nicholas Butler

Sunday, November 13, 2011


We are in a maze which we built, and then we fell into, now can't get out.

To make the game into something real, something more than merely an intellectual exercise, we elected to lose our exceptional faculties, to reduce us an entire level.

This unfortunately, includes a loss of memory.

--Philip K. Dick

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Silent II

"Silent worms dig holes in the walls."
--Japanese Proverb

Friday, November 11, 2011


"There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust."
--Demosthenes (384 B.C.-322 B.C.)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


"Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch."
--James Baldwin

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good."
--Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."
--Woody Allen

Monday, November 07, 2011


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Faith IV

"I feel that we should stop wasting our time trying to please the supernatural and concentrate on improving the welfare of human beings. I think that, uh, we should use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems, and stop relying on prayer and wishful thinking. If we have faith in ourselves, we won't have to have faith in gods."
--Ruth Hurmence Green

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Andy Rooney, R.I.P.

January 14, 1919 - November 5, 2011

Rooney was also mistakenly connected to racism when a politically charged essay highly insensitive to minorities was written in his style and passed off as his on the internet in 2003.


Many assumed he wrote the screed because Rooney's longtime habit of writing or speaking plainly on sensitive topics had left him open to attacks in the past by activist groups. The racist essay was one of the many false Rooney quotes and essays bouncing around the Internet. The racism charge angered and hurt Rooney deeply, especially because as a young soldier in the early 1940s, he got himself arrested in Florida for refusing to leave the seat he had chosen among blacks in the back of an Army bus.

Source: CBS

Friday, November 04, 2011


"I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil."
--Dr. Charles Mayo, Founder of the Mayo Clinic

Thursday, November 03, 2011


"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." --Albert Pine

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Do you remember why you started rescuing? If not, just look into your foster's eye; they'll be your daily reminder!
--Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


"According to a study published in 2008 in the leading journal Archives of General Psychiatry, only 11 percent of psychiatrists in the U.S. currently provide psychotherapy to their patients; the overwhelming majority rely solely on medication".
--Gail Hornstein, "The Sun" Magazine, October 2011, p. 3