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QoTD – James Baldwin

“Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.”  — James Baldwin

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Good and Evil, and Commerce and Capitalism as a Way to Cure Poverty

“In fact, Bono, C. S. Lewis has a great quote which I love: ‘When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that’s left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his … Continue reading

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Former East German Stasi Head on NSA Surveillance

“It is the height of naivete to think that once collected this information won’t be used. This is the nature of secret government organizations. The only way to protect the people’s privacy is not to allow the government to collect … Continue reading

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Mr. T on Mr. T

“So for the children my advice to them is be a scientist, or a doctor, or an astronaut, because everybody can’t be Mr. T.” – Mr. T by Mr. T From Molly Lewis “I Pity the Fool.”

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QotD – The Truth at the Center of Politics

“We all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we have done it.” – Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

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Quote of the Day

“Preposterous Keynesian fallacy at work. It presupposes that money allocated to some project via the political process is more likely to create a ‘multiplier’ than market driven uses of that money… and it assumes that the money taken by the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Forget Beyonce – I hear Joe Biden was voice tracked… just to be safe. – Dave Foulk

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Jesse James explains all reality TV celebrities, ever

“They’re just kinda retards that got put on TV.” – Jesse James in a promo for American Chopper

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Aldous Huxley on Intellectualism

“The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.” – Aldous Huxley I think the “every” is too strong, but the overall sentiment is often … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“If you want less of something, like tobacco or income, tax it. If you want more of something, like tobacco or unemployment, subsidize it. (And if you want proof that our government is crazy, roll those two sentences around in … Continue reading

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Shark Week – People forgot the reason for the season

“I miss the old days when we set up a simple display & exchanged small gifts for Shark Week. It’s so commercialized now.” – Shane Rhyne On the twelfth day of Shark Week my true love gave to me …

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Quote of the Day – Chief Yonaguska on the Bible

“Well, it seems a good book … strange that the white people are not better, after having had it so long.” – Chief Yonaguska (Drowning Bear) Seen on yesterday’s trip to the Sequoyah birthplace museum.

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Milan Kundera on Totalitarianism

“Totalitarianism is not only hell, but all the dream of paradise the age-old dream of a world where everybody would live in harmony, united by a single common will and faith, without secrets from one another. Once the … Continue reading

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Steven Hyden on Rock Fandom

“Being a fan is a more socially acceptable version of having an imaginary friend.” – Steven Hyden, Perfect Circle: An REM Story Why did R.E.M. mean so much to me? Let’s set R.E.M. off to the side for a moment. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“I have a kid. I can’t believe people do that on purpose.”  — Name Redacted

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