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  1. Barbecue sauce is like meat frosting.

  2. Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon. - Winston Churchill

  3. If a society is to remain free, its government must be controlled. - Ayn Rand

  4. If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee. That will do them in. - Bradley's Bromide

    1. end3


      We will need to have a meeting about this first.  Let's plan on meeting back here in two weeks to set a date for our meeting.  Thx.

    2. Thumbelina


      I once heard a preacher say that a camel is a funny looking animal. He said he thought it was put together by a committee.

  5. Chewed on by a "Dog of Peace" this morning. Ever mention I dislike poorly owned "bullydogs"? I'll live mutt isn't.

  6. Last night I wanted coffee and this morning I am drinking coffee. Follow your dreams.

  7. "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." ~ Philip K. Dick

  8. The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas. - Dr. Linus Pauling

  9. "We cannot negotiate with those who say, 'What's mine is mine, and what's yours is negotiable.'" JFK

  10. Coffee VS. Oxygen. One is needed to survive... the other is oxygen.

  11. There are two types of people in this world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.


  12. I asked the librarian for a book about Pavlov's dog and Schrödinger's cat. She said it rang a bell but she didn't know it was there or not.

    1. LogicalFallacy


      The book must have been in a super position of existence.

  13. Cunningham's Law: The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.

  14. "The very same people who say that government has no right to interfere with sexual activity between consenting adults believe that the government has every right to interfere with economic activity between consenting adults."

  15. Consider this:

    “Hate speech” is free speech.

    “Hate speech” is free speech. “

    Hate speech” is free speech.

    “Hate speech” isn’t real.

    “Hate speech” is subjective.

    “Hate speech” didn’t exist as a term 50 years ago.

    “Hate speech” is 1984 Wrong Think.

    1. Orbit


      Consider this: Hate speech enabled the Holocaust

    2. LogicalFallacy


      We need a definition of what hate speech is before deciding what should and should not be allowed.


      "Jews control all the worlds money because they are [insert term or label]" I guess some would call this hate speech, but I think it should be allowed (For reasons to complex to go into on an update)


      "Jews control all the worlds money because they are [insert term or label] we should kill them" THIS is hate speech, this is what enabled the holocaust.


      The first example shouldn't be tolerated or banned - people can rightly speak against this speech


      The second example shouldn't be tolerated and should be banned.


      It doesn't take much to go from banning the first example to saying you are not allowed to say... call religious people deluded, or proclaim religion to be a virus. So we need to think carefully about what kind of speech we should allow, but not necessarily tolerate.


      PS... see there was a bit of considering there. But the subject is huge... maybe something to bring up in ToT?

    3. Deva


      Free speech.  I thought that was our right.

  16. Cats are like wives you can't divorce...


    1. Margee




  17. There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

  18. I miss the days when liberals weren't crazy and republicans weren't reactionary. We could have intelligent, productive conversations and both were interested in the good of the country. 

    Now it's just polarization and mud slinging. I'll go back in my cave now.

    1. florduh


      My mantra for a long time. Good ideas can come from either side and that's what's needed to best serve everyone. Problem is, neither side will entertain any idea from the other. Party before people is killing us.

    2. REBOOT


      Religious right, evangelicals, Mexico haters, Russia lovers, KKK, gun-lovers, unemployed rust belt blue collar, rural whites have found their camp in GOP.... while...


      .... Just the opposite in Dem party and  Ted Cruz made sure to make the point about 'New York' values. Good luck uniting these two.


      Cruz boasted about the effect of his anti-Gotham sally the night he won Iowa. “As I travel the country here in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, everyone knows what New York values are,” he told ABC News’s Jonathan Karl shortly after delivering his Iowa victory speech.


  19. There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry ... There is no place for dogma in science. - Robert Oppenheimer

  20. Never pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

  21. "To resist the influence of others, knowledge of one's self is most important." - Teal'c

  22. When you take away an individuals right to self-defense, you are saying that persons life is not worth defending.  kFL

    1. Deidre


      I've never looked at it that way. 

  23. Liberty is messy. But uniformity is tyranny.

  24. “People who can't imagine order without imposition always end up favoring power over liberty.” Jeff Tucker

  25. Concordia res parvae crescunt