Politics is like being a football coach. You've got to be smart enough to play the game and dumb enough to think it is important -- Eugene McCarthy
"I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."
-- Grover Norquist, "Field Marshal" of the Bush tax plan and mastermind behind the "No Tax Pledge" signed by California Republicans
"(A corporation has) neither body to jail nor soul to damn." - Lord Edward Thurlow
"Corporations, which previously had been considered artificial entities with no rights, were accorded all the rights of persons, and far more, since they are "immortal persons", and "persons" of extraordinary wealth and power. Furthermore, they were no longer bound to the specific purposes designated by State charter, but could act as they choose, with few constraints." Noam Chomsky
PJ O'Rourke - "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. - Thomas Hewitt Key
I let my mind wander and it didn't come back. - Calvin
When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets a religious tax exemption instead. - Ronald de Sousa
"We will not find answers in old dogmas, or by repeating old slogans, or by fighting on ancient battle grounds, against fading enemies long after the real struggle has moved on." -RFK
Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness. . .
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur, you're straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.
"They make a desolation and call it peace." -Tacitus
Nobody loves me but my mama -- and she may be jivin' too. -- BB King
"The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth." -- Bill Clinton, October 1995
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others. -- William Allen White
If there really is a God who created the entire
universe with all of its glories, and He decides
to deliver a message to humanity, He will not use,
as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a
- Dave Barry