Tag Archives: Quotes

Good Luck!

I wish people like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Joe the Plumber, and Sarah Palin much success. They are the best thing to happen to the Democratic party.

by pintomp3, seen on Digg

Tagged , ,

Stop Dicking Around

Apple needs to stop dicking around with these updates. Stop adding in things that are completely superfluous, and focus on the core functions: phone, SMS, email. Give us individual SMS timestamps and deleting, a unified email inbox, lock screen email notifications, more reliable email fetch, user profiles (for sounds and network settings), etc.

CrzyCanuck72, on forums.macrumors.com, discussing iPhone firmware version 2.2

Tagged , ,

Mad Dog Palin

 

Mad Dog Palin

Mad Dog Palin

 

 

Choice words from the rollingstone.com article

Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she’s a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power. Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she’s the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV — and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation.

Ouch.

Tagged ,

Words of the Brilliant Thomas Jefferson

I have recently come to love Thomas Jefferson. A progressive thinker, one of the primary architects of the United States of America and the Constitution, a brilliant, forward-thinking leader who forsaw the problems of government years, decades, even centuries before they arose. Jefferson, who is one of the founding fathers of the US, had these to say:

On religion:

“But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg…. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.

Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.

I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

Religion is a subject on which I have ever been most scrupulously reserved. I have considered it as a matter between every man and his Maker in which no other, and far less the public, had a right to intermeddle.

I am really mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, a fact like this can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too, as an offence against religion; that a question about the sale of a book can be carried before the civil magistrate. Is this then our freedom of religion? and are we to have a censor whose imprimatur shall say what books may be sold, and what we may buy? And who is thus to dogmatize religious opinions for our citizens?

On Freedom of the Press:

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

On Opposing the Government:

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.

On States’ Rights:

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That “all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.”

On Freedom and the Government:

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.

Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education & free discussion are the antidotes of both.

On George W. Bush (ok, not really):

A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt. If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake.”

All quotes courtesy of Wikiquote.org

Tagged , ,

Rachel Ray wins “Quote of the Week”

Entertainment Weekly: Do you ever worry that there can only be so much happiness in the universe, and that every time you smile, a unicorn gets punched in the face?

Rachel Ray: I would smile all day along, every day, if it guaranteed a unicorn getting punched in the face. I find them really annoying.

Tagged , , , ,

More Rush Quotes

“What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story”


“When they turn the pages of history,
when these days have passed long ago,
will they read of us with sadness
for the seeds that we let grow?”

Tagged , ,

I’m back

I’m back. The wedding was incredible. The honeymoon was fantastic. Pictures will follow.

Let me record some thoughts from the last week:

  1. Sleeping in a hammock on the beach with a Pina Colada is the best relaxation technique ever.
  2. If Reggie Bush had waited even another day to sign with the Saints, he would have sacrificed more with New Orleanians than any amount of money could replace.
  3. Ann Coulter is the most hateful bitch ever. I won’t use “the C word” on this blog, but dammit, she deserves it! She spews negativity. She has set up this idea of “the liberal” and attacked it, despite the fact that it really doesn’t exist, and used her vile toxicity to sell books. …Of which she’s done a damn good job. When she called liberals “godless,” but then refused to “make it personal” or name even a single person who fit into that category, she made a fool of herself. That’s like saying “Christianity is a religion of sinners,” but then when asked about individual Christians, saying “I’m not making this personal, this is about Christianity in general.” God she sucks.
  4. The fact that there are people out there who are sympathetic to Lebanon right now – a state that actively supports a terrorist organization – is sick and sad. It illustrates that the “war on terror” is complete bullshit. Any American who believes this is a hypocrite and any foreigner who believes it is spitting in the face of America. You may not like how Israel is going about it, but it’s certainly no worse than we’ve done in Iraq, and THAT was unprovoked.

    Here’s a great Martin Luther King quote: “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

  5. The Yankees have GOT to invest in some prospects, for fear of condemning themselves to an eternity of all-star-size contracts for aging success stories. And they need some pitching depth. But you’re still my boy, Moose.
  6. It takes about 3 days to get used to a wedding ring.
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Words to live by.

I will sit down this afternoon and write more with substance – we were in CT this weekend for Jenn’s wedding shower. But until I have a few minutes, enjoy this public service announcement:

Gary the No Trash Cougar
Like Gary the No-Trash Cougar always says “Give a larbage, throw out your garbage!

Tagged , ,

Quotable Quotes

“Live by the foma that make you happy and healthy and brave and kind.”
-Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

“We have art to save ourselves from the truth.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

“People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.”
-Russell Baker

“Throw off those chains of reason and your prison disappears.”
-Neil Peart

“You can live in faith and comfort in the world that you transform.”
-Neil Peart

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”
-Doctor Who, The Robot

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”
-Doctor Who, The Time Warrior

“Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.”
-Doctor Who, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

“To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable; only unexplained.”
-Doctor Who, The Robots of Death

“You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.”
-Doctor Who, Remembrance of the Daleks

“Fear makes companions of all of us.”
-Doctor Who

“Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway”
-Doctor Who, Planet of the Daleks

“I think it is better for societies if no one dominates forever.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Be, Inc.

“But as you say in English, c’est la vie!”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Upside, March 1997

“I’m [going] through a mystified period of my life, where the more I learn, the less I know.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, NetWorker, November/December 1996

“Do you know what the costliest phrase in technology is? ‘It will work because it would be cool if it did.'”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Red Herring, December 1996

“The way to find what the mainstream will do tomorrow is to associate with the lunatic fringe today.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, InfoWorld, October 1995

“All I have is an opinion — I don’t deal in Truth.”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Be Newsletter, Volume III, Issue 39

“What better reward than to see others excited by your work?”
-Jean-Louis Gassé, Be Newsletter, Issue 65

“I’m free, and freedom tastes of reality.”
-The Who, Tommy

“A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. “
-Abraham Lincoln

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? “
-Abraham Lincoln

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
-Albert Einstein

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
-Albert Einstein

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.”
-Albert Einstein

“I’m shinin’ all my Dad’s left shoes for nothin’! Then I’ll charge him a dime each to do the right ones.”
-Dennis the Menace

“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.”
-Ernest Hemmingway

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
-Yogi Berra

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
-Woody Allen

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.”
-Woody Allen

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
-Winston Churchill

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
-Winston Churchill

“Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.”
-Voltaire

“Create and stir other people to create.”
-Robert Frost

“If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.”
-W.C. Fields

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
-Ralp Waldo Emerson

“‘Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.”
-Cervantes

“True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.”
-Cervantes

“Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.”
-Ogden Nash

“It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.”
-Rene Descartes

“Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
-Mark Twain

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. “
-Mark Twain

“Classic: A book which people praise but don’t read.”
-Mark Twain

“A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. “
-Samuel Butler

“Can’t I live while I’m young?”
-Trey Anastasio

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
-The Beatles

“Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake”
-Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower

“If a man does his best, what else is there?”
-General George S. Patton

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”
-Albert Einstein

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
-Albert Einstein

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
-Gallileo Galilei

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.”
-Rene Descartes

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right”
-Henry Ford

“Do, or do not. There is no try”
-Yoda

“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.”
-Salvador Dali

“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.”
-George Bernard Shaw

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“Talent does what it can; genius does what it must”
-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”
-Oscar Wilde

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
-George Washington Carver

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
-Thomas Alva Edison

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
-Walt Disney

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”
-Vince Lombardi

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”
-James Branch Cabell

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.”
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth”
-Umberto Eco

“Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down”
-Jimmy Durante

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
-Samuel Johnson

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
-Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”
-Isaac Asimov

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
-Carl Sagan

“It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts.”
-G. B. Burgin

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
-Jimi Hendrix

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
-Henry Ford

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”
-Henry David Thoreau

“Luck is the residue of design.”
-Branch Rickey

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”
-Martin Fraquhar Tupper

“Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.”
-Mark Twain

“Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”
-Karl Wallenda

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
-Sun Tzu

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
-Alan Kay

“Well done is better than well said.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
-Winston Churchill

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
-Mark Twain

“Do me a loop!”
-Harvey Marshmallow

Tagged

Top 5 Rush Lyrics

1. “Throw off those chains of reason, and your prison disappears.”

Love this one! From hemispheres, the perfect ale for any hyper-logical idiot like me is this little quote which reminds us that once is a while, you go with your heart, not your head.

2. “One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless comprimises shatter the illusion of integrity.”

Oh man, if people only listened to the lyrics of “The Spirit of Radio” they’d be treated to an amazing story about the hypocrisy of popular music, record companies, and marketing. Emotional feedback on timeless wavelength bearing a gift beyond price. Too fantastic.

3. “You can live in grace and comfort in the world that you transform.”

The head says to the heart – DO SOMETHING, you lazy bastard. So few do, you can make a difference with a little effort and a little thought. Great balance to the first quote.

4 “Science, like nature, must also be tamed.”

From the epic, and unmatched, Natural Science, this little number is more powerful than you’d think at first glance. We must pursue pure, unadulturated science, but without letting it get the better of us.

5 “Different eyes see different things, different hearts beat on different strings”

A lyric that has really held me since I first heard it many years ago, I loved the notion of perception of the heart. In reality, eyes don’t see different things, minds interpret different things. And much the same way, two minds can react to the same emotion different ways. An extremely simple idea, but so well versed.

Tagged ,