Sayings (more like: Things Said)
"Those who would give up essential liberties
for a measure of security,
deserve neither liberty nor security"
-- Ben Franklin
"The president and the Republicans believe
that the solution is to take literally 3 trillion dollars ...
and transfer most of it to the wealthiest Americans
and let it trickle down," Kerry said.
"Well, I think most of you,
most of the people I meet all across this country,
are pretty tired of being trickled on."
-- Senator John Kerry in the Chicago Sun-Times, June 2003
"The checks and balances in the Constitution
must have been designed with this administration in mind."
-- Senator Carl Levin, Democrat/Michigan, July 2003
"Innovators must accept
a few fuck-ups
on the way to success."
"Without deviation from the norm,
progress is not possible"
-- Frank Zappa
"Once you've endured the unthinkable,
everything else is just boring."
JOIN THE ARMY
travel to exotic, distant lands;
meet exciting, unusual people
and kill them.
It'll be a great day when our schools get all the money they need
and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.
"Ignorance was bliss"
"I've finally figured out my problem:
my brain is gay, but my body is hetero."
"... Instead of worshiping him from afar,
she decided to stalk him, like a normal person."
-- Matt Dean
"Dolphins are said to spend about one-third of their
day sleeping/resting, one-third eating
and one-third playing or making love."
"How can anyone be expected to govern a country with
two hundred and forty-six cheeses."
--Charles de Gaulle
Note to Self: If anyone ever offers me anything in exchange
for my immortal soul, assume that his offer constitutes
proof of Everlasting Hell, and consider the options
Point on Note to Self: Does this apply
to Christian proselytizers, when they offer
Everlasting Salvation in exchange for my immortal soul?
"No" can be negotiated, but "Stay" is the saddest word.
-- Mr. Cooper.
Soon, low cost housing will be built using only AOL disks and
Only humans have come to a point where they no longer know why they
exist. They don't use their brains, and they have forgotten the secret
knowledge of their bodies, their senses, or their dreams. They don't use
the knowledge the spirit has put into every one of them; they are not
even aware of this, and so they stumble along blindly on the road to
nowhere -- a paved highway which they themselves bulldoze and make
smooth so that they can get faster to the big empty hole which they'll
find at the end, waiting to swallow them up. It's a quick comfortable
superhighway, but I know where it leads to. I've seen it. I've been
there in my vision, and it makes me shudder to think about it.
-- The Lakota Shaman Lame Deer
Seeker of Visions
I live in a democratic household, but my wife generally outvotes me.
-- John S. "Jack" Casement
tentatively accepting a contract from
Union Pacific Engineer Grenville M. Dodge
The Laws of Ecology:
All things are interconnected.
Everything goes somewhere.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
Nature bats last.
-- Ernest Callenbach
The three laws of Thermodynamics:
You cannot win (that is, you cannot get something for nothing,
because matter and energy are conserved).
You cannot break even (you cannot return to the same energy state,
because there is always an increase in disorder;
entropy always increases).
You cannot get out of the game (because absolute zero is unattainable).
-- C. P. Snow
British scientist and author
When women are depressed they either eat or go
shopping. Men invade another country.
-- Elayne Boosler
I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you
can ride on.
-- Roseanne Barr
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes
several days attack me at once.
-- Jennifer Unlimited
In the realm of scientific observation,
luck is granted only to those who are prepared.
-- Louis Pasteur
You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists
-- Abbie Hoffman
Guilty parties should use "diff"
I don't demand a sitting U.S. President be able to diagram an English sentence,
but can we please have a President that can, at least, get through one?
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. As Sir Winston Churchill said, "That is one rule up with which I do not like to have to put."
Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
"I am committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President next year."
-- Wally O'Dell, CEO Diebold (August 14, 2003 fundraising letter)
[ largest electronic voting machine manufacturer ]