Thursday, January 20, 2005

Archived mottos

Vote for yer faves:
"Gentlemen (and women), start your serach engines." - Red State Pinko
"We are lucky to be in...the freest country in the world. That means we have more information about what our government does, thinks and plans, than any other country in the world. On the other hand, we are unlucky to be in a highly indoctrinated society. That means to find out the facts...you have to...virtually carry out an individual research project." - Noam Chomsky
"A fool and his money are soon elected." - Kinky Friedmman
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." - Thomas Paine...…OK, I know some right wing wingnuts are pretty fond of this quote too. But the concept of government (and society) of the people, by the people and for the people is the very foundation of all things pinko.
"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." - Harry S Truman
"I love America--but I think we should see other people"--Anonymous bumper sticker
"This machine kills fascists" - Woody Guthrie's Guitar
"Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing. There is always a new tyrant waiting to take over from the old — generally not quite so bad, but still a tyrant. Consequently two viewpoints are always tenable. The one, how can you improve human nature until you have changed the system? The other, what is the use of changing the system before you have improved human nature? They appeal to different individuals, and they probably show a tendency to alternate in point of time. The moralist and the revolutionary are constantly undermining one another. Marx exploded a hundred tons of dynamite beneath the moralist position, and we are still living in the echo of that tremendous crash. But already, somewhere or other, the sappers are at work and fresh dynamite is being tamped in place to blow Marx at the moon. Then Marx, or somebody like him, will come back with yet more dynamite, and so the process continues, to an end we cannot yet foresee. The central problem — how to prevent power from being abused — remains unsolved." - George Orwell
"Wanting to be popular, working to be popular is the only way to be serious politically." - Lina Wertmuller

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A firm rule must be imposed upon our nation before it destroys itself. The United Staes needs some theology and geometry, some taste and decency. I suspect we are teetering on this edge of the abyss.
---Ignatius J. Reilly

10:39 PM  
Blogger Billf said...

Ignatius, you misspelled "States." Good thing you're fictitious.

12:00 AM  

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