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Sunday, October 19, 2008

On voting for the lesser of two evils

“There may not be someone you want to vote for but there is certain to be someone you want to vote against.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

Don’t get me wrong, I’m voting for Obama–Biden not only because I want to see the Republicans lose the White House and the Congress, but also because I share some of their ideologies.

But I’m not a registered Democrat, never have been, and I’ve almost always been disappointed by the Democratic Party and its members, for my entire adult voting life.

It’s just that I’m always way more disappointed by the Republicans.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

On the pale blue dot

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

On marriage (and divorce)

“Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and just give her a house.”
– Rod Stewart

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Friday, June 20, 2008

On luck, or technology, or life (don't talk to me about life)

“The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.”
– Douglas Adams

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

On dwarfs (dwarves?)

“All dwarfs are by nature dutiful, serious, literate, obedient and thoughtful people whose only minor failing is a tendency, after one drink, to rush at enemies screaming "Arrrrrrgh!" and axing their legs off at the knee.”
– Terry Pratchett in Discworld

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Friday, June 30, 2006

top 5 quotes for the Independence Day holiday weekend

"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials. One's right to life, liberty and property, to free speech, free press, freedom of worship and assembly and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote. They depend on the outcomes of no elections."
– Justice Robert Jackson, 1943

"In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first."
– Ambrose Bierce

"I love my country. If Dick Cheney loved his country, he wouldn't be voting for himself."
– Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Patricia LaMarche explaining why she was going to vote for John Kerry instead of her running mate, Ralph Nader

"I don't understand how poor people think."
– George W. Bush

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
– Douglas Adams

and a big -1 for...

"God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours.'"
– Ann Coulter

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