Monday, April 30, 2012


"As the interned American citizens of Japanese descent learned,
the Bill of Rights provided them with little protection when it was needed."
--Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Assoc. Prof. of Law, Univ. of Tenn.; B.A. 1982 Univ. of Tenn., J.D. 1985, Yale Law School
Source: A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment, 67 TENN. L.R. 461, 483 (1995).

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Last II

Source: Posted at
Take Action - Help Ban Animal Gas Chambers.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ability II

"We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible."
--Francois De La Rochefoucauld,

Friday, April 27, 2012


"Fraud may consist as well in the suppression of what is true as in the representation of what is false."

--Justice Heath English Jurist
Source: Tapp v. Lee, 1803

Thursday, April 26, 2012


"The history of totalitarian regimes is reflected in the evolution and perfection of the instruments of terror and more especially the police."
--Carl J. Friedrich Source: The Pathology of Politics, 1972

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


"Although tyranny may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it first destroys the national institutions of its own people".
--Hannah Arendt

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless."
--Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) American Novelist, Playwright

Monday, April 23, 2012


"The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
--Alfred Adler (1870-1937) Austrian Psychiatrist, Author

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Today IV

I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.” Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today. Love, Your Puppy

Source: Chows Plus Rescue, posted April 13, 2012!/pages/Chows-Plus-Rescue/140304692692835

Saturday, April 21, 2012


"Who ordained that the few should have the land (of Britain) as a prerequisite; who made 10,000 people owners of the soil and the rest of us trespassers in the land of our birth?"

--David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
British statesman, and Prime Minister 1916-1922

Friday, April 20, 2012


"Growth and mastery come only to those who vigorously self-direct. Initiating, creating, doing, reflecting, freely associating, enjoying privacy -- these are precisely what the structures of schooling are set up to prevent, on one pretext or another."
--John Taylor Gatto (1937- )
American school teacher of 29 years, author, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991
Source: The Underground History of American Education, 2001

Thursday, April 19, 2012


"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
--Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


"The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles." --Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (adminstrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery."
--Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826),
US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Monday, April 16, 2012


"We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live."
--Omar Nelson Bradley

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Free V

"Politically popular speech has always been protected: even the Jews were free to say ‘Heil Hitler.’"
--Isaac Asimov(1920-1992)
American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University

Saturday, April 14, 2012


"It's encouraging to know the makers of Soylent Green would be forced by today's FDA guidelines to include the phrase "Ingredients: People" in the nutritional disclosure. However, I sense most shoppers would just see "Now with no trans fats!" splashed on the front and drop a few cans in their carts anyway."
--Brad Simanek

Friday, April 13, 2012


"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..."
--Bill Clinton [William Jefferson Blythe III] (1946- )
42nd US President
Source: March 1, 1993 during a press conference in Piscataway, NJ. Ref: USA Today, 11 March 1993, page 2A

Thursday, April 12, 2012


"Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car."
--Evan Davis

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


"The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent."
--Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908)
American scholar

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mike Wallace, R.I.P., May 9, 1918 - April 7, 2012

"He’s in a facility in Connecticut. Physically, he’s okay. Mentally, he’s not, He still recognizes me and knows who I am, but he’s uneven. The interesting thing is, he never mentions ’60 Minutes.’ It’s as if it didn’t exist. It’s as if that part of his memory is completely gone. The only thing he really talks about is family - me, my kids, my grandkids, his great-grandchildren. There’s a lesson there. This is a man who had a fabulous career and for whom work always came first. Now he can’t even remember it."
--Chris Wallace on his father Mike Wallace, a few months before Mike's passing

Source: NY Times

Monday, April 09, 2012


"The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it."
--Dr. Joseph Mengele (1911- 1979)
Nazi German SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, known for performing grisly human experiments on camp inmates, including children, for which Mengele was called the "Angel of Death" (German: Todesengel)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Reason II

"I am sure God will pardon a man who will use his reason and cannot believe, rather than a man who believes blindly instead of using the faculties He has given him......WE MUST REASON; and when reason proves to us the truth of these prophets and great man about whom the ancient books speak in every country, we shall believe in them. We shall believe in them when we see such prophets among ourselves. We shall then find that they were not peculiar men, but only illustrations of certain principles."

Saturday, April 07, 2012


"Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward getting medicated for it."
--Jim Evarts

Friday, April 06, 2012


"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 05, 2012


"Life should be a festival of disruptions."

Wednesday, April 04, 2012


"It is said that men go mad in herds, and only come to their senses slowly and one by one."
--Charles MacKay

Tuesday, April 03, 2012


"Under a government which imprisons unjustly,
the true place for a just man is also a prison."
--Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Source: A Duty of Civil Disobedience [1849]

Monday, April 02, 2012


"In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. … They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers."
--Oscar Callaway (1872-1947)
U.S. Congressman, TX-D (1911-1917)
Source: Congressional Record of February 9, 1917, page 2947, as entered by Representative Oscar Callaway of Texas

Sunday, April 01, 2012


"Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'emergency'. It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback. And 'emergency' became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains."
--Herbert Hoover (1874-1964),
31st US President