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Quote of the Day 12/31/09

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. H.L. Mencken.

Quote of the Day 12/30/09

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

France’s high court has rejected a carbon tax because 93% of industrial CO2 emissions would have been exempted from the tax. While striking down any law regarding a carbon tax is probably a good thing, the court’s reasoning leaves much to be desired…

Quote of the Day 12/22/09

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Equality before the law is probably forever inattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. H.L. Mencken.

Quote of the Day 12/17/09

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. Michael Crichton.

Quote of the Day 12/11/09

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. H.L. Mencken […]

Quote of the Day 12/7/09

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded…are the work of an extremely small minority…. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating…the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.” Robert A. Heinlein.

Quote of the Day 11/24/09

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers’ purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the Naturist reveals his hatred for his own race β€” i.e., his own self-hatred. Robert A. Heinlein

Quote of the Day 11/22/09

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Every law that was ever written opened up a new way to graft. – Robert A. Heinlein

Thoughts on Liberty and BHO

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth…

Quote of the Day 11/12/09

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

When A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.
H.L. Mencken – Newpaper Days