Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed
there are many rewards, if you disgrace
yourself you can always write a book.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth
it to gnaw through the leather straps.

Emo Phillips

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept
anything but the best, you very often get it.

William Somerset Maugham

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pretty Cool

This slide show was shot at the Vine Valley farm my dad grew up on. My cousin, Leon, now runs the farm.

Quote of the Day

You have not converted a man
because you have silenced him.

John Morley
1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

The function of socialism is to
raise suffering to a higher level.

Norman Kingsley Mailer

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared
to give up every preconceived notion...
or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself
into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket
and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Alva Edison

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fight! Fight!! Fight!!!

The radical feminists detest Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers. She brings facts to the table and it drives them nuts. Read more here.

Quote of the Day

Middle age is when you've met so many
people that every new person you meet
reminds you of someone else.

Frederic Ogden Nash

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and
deprecate agitation, are men who want crops
without plowing up the ground, they want
rain without thunder and lightning.

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
(a.k.a. Frederick Douglass)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

Generosity with strings is not generosity;
it is a deal.

Marya Mannes

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Quote of the Day

The world is a book and those who
do not travel read only one page.

Augustine of Hippo
(a.k.a. St. Augustine)

Friday, August 07, 2009

Uneven Playing Fields

The Washington Post published Uneven Playing Fields, by H. Clay McEldowney, yesterday. Read more here.

Congress made Title IX law more than 37 years ago. A lot has changed for men and women on campus since 1972. Most colleges are worrying about how to attract and retain more male students, not the other way around. The law was meant to ensure fairness for both sexes, and that is not what is happening.

Quote of the Day

What's money? A man is a success if he gets
up in the morning and goes to bed at night
and in between does what he wants to do.

Robert Allen Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan)

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Quote of the Day (thanks MS)

If the freedom of speech is taken away
then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Quote of the Day

Don't take life so serious, son,
it ain't nohow permanent.

Walter Crawford "Walt" Kelly, Jr.