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Quote Of The Day

Posted by Bill Nance on July 28, 2009

If you’re a Republican, a lot of things are logical: the entire debt began the moment Obama took office; Bush and Cheney never tortured anyone, but Obama is about to; the WMDs really are in Iraq; the president has the constitutional power to send tanks into the streets to arrest any American without charges; deficits don’t matter; Obama is a Kenyan Muslim impostor; and Sarah Palin was qualified to be president of the United States at a moment’s notice. Politics as magical realism.

Andrew Sullivan, on the intellectual dishonesty and willful ignorance of right-wingers lately.

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on December 2, 2008

“There is only a single categorical imperative and it is this: Act only on the maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” -Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals (1797)

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on November 30, 2008

“It’s burring outside Daddy!” -My daughter, at age 4, on her first exposure to snow.

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Quote for the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on November 25, 2008

“Democrats, Republicans, I hate ’em both! The Democrats want to take my guns, the Republicans want to take my porn.” -Anonymous construction worker, 2008

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on November 21, 2008

I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” -Thomas Jefferson, speaking of his opposition to atempts at imposing theocracy in a letter to Benjamin Rush. (1800)

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on November 11, 2008

In honor of Veteran’s Day:

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”

-William Shakespeare, Henry V

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on November 6, 2008

“These unhappy times call for the building of plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (radio adress, April, 1932).

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on October 7, 2008

“Nuke the Gay Whales for Jesus!” -Bumper sticker slogan, circa 1982

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on October 6, 2008

“So it is in contemplation; if a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties.” -Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on October 2, 2008

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.” -Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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