“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white
guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is
Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the
U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three
most powerful men in America are named ‘Bush,’ ‘Dick’ and ‘Colon.'”
“We think that this is a debate worth having,” says Tim O’Reilly.
“Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein’s book ‘Republic.com’ makes the
case that when people talk only to those who already agree with them,
their views become more extreme, but when they engage with those of
opposite views, both sides move towards the middle. The best way for
the open source community to change Microsoft’s business practices is
to engage them in serious conversation, not just criticize them from a
“What George Washington did for us was to throw out the British, so that we wouldn’t have a fat, insensitive government running our country. Nice try anyway, George.” — D.J. on KSFO/KYA
“I trust the Democrats to take away my money, which I can afford. I
trust the Republicans to take away my freedom, which I cannot.”
“Over himself, over his own mind and body, the individual is sovereign.” — John Stuart Mill, “On Liberty”
“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President
should on no account be allowed to do the job.” – THHGTTG
“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” — Joseph Stalin
An armed society, is a polite society.
[O]ne of the features of the Internet […] is that small groups of people can
greatly disturb large organizations.Â –Charles C. Mann
“Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.” — Emo Philips
The Dow and Nasdaq have been extremely volatile of late, plunging one minute
and soaring the next. What do you think? “The dip was just a brief aberration.
In fact, we can look forward to 30, 40 years of steady growth, until the
world’s resources are depleted and mankind is plunged into a new Dark Age of
abject want and barbarism.” Edwin Rousch, Systems Analyst. www.theonion.com
The reported resort to astrology in the White House has
occasioned much merriment. It is not funny. Astrological
gibberish, which means astrology generally, has no place in
a newspaper, let alone government. Unlike comics, which are
part of a newspaper’s harmless pleasure and make no truth
claims, astrology is a fraud. The idea that it gets a
hearing in government is dismaying.
— George Will, Washington Post Writers Group
“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” — Mayor Marion Barry
Didja ever look at a dollar bill man? There’s some spooky sh*t goin’ on
there. And it’s green too! -Dazed and Confused
“I still believe in revolution; I just don’t capitalize it anymore.” – srini!
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker called a Latin-American teammate
“a fat monkey” and insulted Asians and single mothers. What do you think?
“I can’t believe an organization like the Atlanta Braves would be associated
with racism. It almost makes me ashamed to do the Tomahawk Chop.”
–Richard Hamill, Systems Analyst. theonion.com
History teaches us that men and nations behave
wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. — Abba Eban
They use different words for things in America. For instance they say
elevator and we say lift. They say drapes and we say curtains. They say
president and we say brain damaged git.
— Alexie Sayle
When man calls an animal “vicious”, he usually means that it will attempt
to defend itself when he tries to kill it.
EARTH FIRST! We’ll stripmine the other planets later.
Taxation WITH representation isn’t so hot, either!
Sure you can trust the government! Just ask an Indian!
If We Quit Voting, Will They All Go Away?
Fight Crime: Shoot Back!
Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect them!
“Protecting essential freedoms is always a matter of restricting the actions that would deny them. Remember, your freedom to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose.” — Richard Stallman.
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from
oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that
will reach to himself.” — Thomas Paine