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To quote Maxick on the occasion of his death

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 07:18

 

 

 

 

 

 

While not entirely sure just exactly what that means,

I think that one has to be impressed with a man so dialed in to his mind, body and spirit that he felt death coming well enough in advance to get off a quick note about it.

Click on the photo for a pretty good Wikipedia primer on this powerful little man.

 

To quote Winston Churchill over and over and over and .....

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 21:14

 

If you are going through hell, keep going.
 
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they’ve tried everything else.
 
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
 
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
 
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
 
He is a modest little man with a good deal to be modest about.
 
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
 
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
 
Do not criticize your government when out of the country.  Never cease to do so when at home.
 
Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
 
Some people’s idea of [free speech] is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.
 
Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
 
There is no such thing as public opinion.  There is only published opinion.
 
History is written by the victors.  History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
 
Study history, study history.  In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.
 
The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
 
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
 
We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.
 
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.
 
You may try to destroy all the wealth and find that all you have done is increase poverty.
 
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.
 
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
 
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
 
Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.
 
I am an optimist.  It does not seem too much use being anything else.
 
The optimist sees the opportunity in every calamity.  The pessimist sees calamity in every opportunity.
 
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
 
When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone
 
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
 
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
 
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
 
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
 
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
 
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
 
”Lady Astor, “Winston, if I was your wife I’d put poison in your coffee.”  “Nancy if I were your husband, I’d drink it.”
 
Old expressions are the best, and short ones even better.
 
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
 
To jaw-jaw- is always better than to war-war.
 
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
 
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
 
The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
 
I hope I shall never see the day when the Force of Right is deprived of the Right of Force.
 
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
 
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.  To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
 
 
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
 
The length of this document defends it well against the risk of it ever being read.
 
I like pigs.  Dogs look up to us.  Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
 
 

 

To quote H.L. Mencken over and over and over and over and ...

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 20:04

 

“Conscience -- the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.”

“Self-respect--the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.”

“We must respect the other fellow's religion but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.”

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.”

“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

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

“The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.”

“The older I get the more I admire and crave competence, just simple competence, in any field from adultery to zoology.”

“No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.”

“It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”

“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

“The kind of man who demands that government enforce his ideas is always the kind whose ideas are idiotic.”

“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.”

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

“When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.”

“The average man does not want to be free, he simply wants to be safe.”

“It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.”

“The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.”

“The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable.”

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

“The objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think.”

“The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.”

“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”

“Government today is growing too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less.”

“Genius: the ability to prolong one's childhood.”

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”

“Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- teach.”

“Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.”

“For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.”

“Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.”

“You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”

 

To quote Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for Time Magazine

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:24

 

This is old news about now, but we think it needs to stay out there as long as possible, as it speaks volumes of the quality of individual holding important positions within the mainstream media.

 

 

 

 

 

"Takes out" of course being a euphemism for murders.

 

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