Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today's Florida "Primary"

The absurdity of the corporate media is surreal in their coverage of the Republican Florida "Primary", pretending as if it's a genuine contest.

Somebody ask President Gore how they count the votes in Florida...

TLC

Particular

"What gives the new despotism its peculiar effectiveness is indeed its liaison with humanitarianism, but beyond this fact its capacity for entering into the smallest details of human life."
--Robert Nisbet (1913-1996) Communitarian Traditionalist
Source: Twilight of Authority, 1981

Monday, January 30, 2012

Typos

"Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing." --Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 07-03-05

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Struggle II

Man is man, so long as he is struggling to rise above nature, and this nature is both internal and external,........ And if we read the history of nations between the lines, we shall always find that the rise of a nation comes with an increase in the number of such men, and the fall begins when this pursuit after the Infinite, however vain the utilitarians may call it, has ceased.

That is to say, the mainspring of the strength of every race lies in its SPIRITUALITY and the death of that race begins the day that spirituality wanes and materialism gains ground.

--Swami Vivekananda

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Many II

"There is no telling how many wars it will take to secure freedom in the homeland."
--George W. Bush (1946- ) 43rd US President,
Yale Skull & Bones Society
Source: In a speech on August 7, 2002

Friday, January 27, 2012

Put

"Put up with it and you will get more of it."
--Lynne Deal

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unless III

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
--Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smart

"How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder?"
--Carl Sagan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Some Go To Prison, Others Get Government Jobs For The Same Thing

Eureka man gets 27 years in child porn case

A 25-year-old Eureka man has been sentenced to serve more than 27 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in September to producing child pornography.

Source: Eureka Times-Standard, January 24, 2012

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And yet, if he worked for TSA, he would be reporting to work tomorrow morning, getting paid to molest children and take pictures of them naked.

Wake Up! Just because they have a badge doesn't make child molestation, and child porn, right, moral, or legal.

TLC

The Bay Area's New "Laboratory"

There was an article in today’s SF Chronicle extolling how wonderful it is that Lawrence Berkeley "Laboratory" is building a big new "research facility" in Richmond.
Now if this was a laboratory with mad scientists, beakers, smoke, potions, computer simulations, that would be one thing.
But it's not.
Not a word in the SF Chronicle's article about what goes on in that "laboratory".
Well here's a hint:
Our ability to extrapolate cancer risks from animal experiments conducted at high doses to humans, typically exposed to doses that are orders of magnitude lower..."
And when you look at their form, isn't it interesting how the "scientist" fills in the blank on what type of animal (s)he will poison and slowly torture?
Will the SF Chronicle be likewise orgasmic if human extermination facilities are opened up there? That too could easily produce, "more than 800 jobs, attract spin-off enterprises and generate millions of dollar in tax revenue".And hey SF Chronicle--it's all about the money, right?Immoral subhuman bastards. How about doing some "experiments" on SF Chronicle editors, reporters, and stockholders? And the agents/employees of that "laboratory"?
TLC

Eternal

"The struggle is eternal. The tribe increases. Somebody else carries on."
--Ella Baker

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dare III

"Dare to do things worthy of imprisonment if you mean to be of consequence."
--Juvenal

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Break II

"Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with justice and it seems I can hear God saying to America "you are too arrogant, and if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I will place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where Do We Go From Here? Address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, August 16, 1967

Saturday, January 21, 2012

True

All we say to America is, "Be true to what you said on paper." If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right. And so just as I say, we aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
I've Been to the Mountaintop, Speech in Memphis, Tennessee, April 3, 1968

Friday, January 20, 2012

Question

On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. I believe today that there is a need for all people of good will to come together with a massive act of conscience and say in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "We ain't goin' study war no more." This is the challenge facing modern man.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" March 31, 1968

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inconsistent

There is something strangely inconsistent about a nation and a press that would praise you when you say, "Be nonviolent toward Jim Clark," but will curse and damn you when you say, "Be nonviolent toward little brown Vietnamese children." There is something wrong with that press.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, April 30, 1967

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Descending

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. ... Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Maladjusted

"There are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of good-will will be maladjusted until the good societies realize -- I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to -- segregation and discrimination. I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few. I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism, to self-defeating effects of physical violence. But in a day when sputniks and explorers are dashing through outer space and guided ballistic missiles are carving highways of death through the stratosphere, no nation can win a war. It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence...
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Social Justice and the Emerging New Age" address at the Herman W. Read Fieldhouse, Western Michigan University, December 18, 1963

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tired

"You know my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Address to the first Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) Mass Meeting, at Holt Street Baptist Church, December 5, 1955

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Right II

"Sometimes what's right isn't as important as what's profitable."
--Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Prehistoric Ice Man, 1999

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nothing VI

"Nothing ever goes away."
--Barry Commoner
(Environmentalist, 1980 Presidential Candidate)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Culture

"The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."

"Here's what I mean by building your own subculture...I don't mean you disregard every rule of your community. I don't go around naked, for example. I don't run through red lights. The little things, I can obey. But the big things--how we think, what we value--those you must choose for yourself. You can't let anyone--or any society--determine those for you."

--Mitch Albomfrom "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

One

"One man with courage makes a majority."
--Andrew Jackson

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ballots

"The strong are always free by virtue of their superior strength. So long as government is a mere contest as to which of two parties shall rule the other, the weaker must always succumb. And whether the contest be carried on with ballots or bullets, the principle is the same; for under the theory of government now prevailing, the ballot either signifies a bullet, or it signifies nothing. And no one can consistently use a ballot, unless he intends to use a bullet, if the latter should be needed to insure submission to the former."

--Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist
Source: No Treason. No. II The Constitution, (Boston: Published by the Author, 1867)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Soccer

"I think soccer would be more fun if every 500th kick, the ball exploded."
--Jill Gallagher

Monday, January 09, 2012

Bureaucrats

"The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights."
-- H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic


"The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty."
--Eugene McCarthy, Time magazine, Feb. 12, 1979

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Supporting

Supporting Obama because he used to teach Constitutional Law is like supporting an arsonist because she used to teach architecture.
--TLC

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Trust

"Of course you can trust the United States government. Just ask any Indian."
--Anon

Friday, January 06, 2012

Wear

"It is better to wear out than to rust out."
--Bishop Richard Cumberland (1632-1718)
English Clergyman

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Moneychangers

"And the men who loan money to governments, so called, for the purpose of enabling the latter to rob, enslave, and murder their people, are among the greatest villains that the world has ever seen. And they as much deserve to be hunted and killed (if they cannot otherwise be got rid of) as any slave traders, robbers, or pirates that ever lived."
--Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist Source: The Constitution of No Authority (Boston: 1870); available on the Lysander Spooner website at www.lysanderspooner.org

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Dare II

"If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time."
--Nadine Stair

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Follow

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."
--Thomas J. Watson


Monday, January 02, 2012

Behooves

"It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail."
--Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1775

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Boring

"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."

--Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999