"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reforms. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of struggle ... If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning ... The struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a phsyical one; or it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
"What man can make, man can unmake."
-- Frederick Douglass
- the Federal Reserve and inflation
- A Short Note on Propaganda
- A Letter to Congress
- Ink Runs Dry: 2007 - 2008 Writers Strike
- Texas Enterprise Fund
- the Safety of Flight
- Animal Crossing 2: Debt enslavement
- My decision made...
- March 21, 2006
- August 24, 2006
- September 17, 2006
- October 12, 2006
- October 30, 2006
- Czech Christmas Traditions
- January 12, 2007
- A dinner party; a last chance. A love song; a bear dance.
"...one of the curses of humanity is our tendency to say things we don't really mean"
"My dad used to tell me that I'd do a lot of different important things in my life and be rich and poor more times over. I used to think he was talking about work and money."
"Utah: A bit short of fully square."
"Do you have an ocean handy? It usually works to toss the bomb into a nearby ocean. Oceans are large and obvious, if there's one around you should be able to see it clearly."
"Any day where you get a fuck off before noon is a good day!"
"It's all highly abstract and stylized, of course."
paraclete: Euw! I just hiccuped and a little bit of sick came into my mouth, and I thought all of you would care, so I've told you all about it.
ascorbic: I think that means you have avian influenza.
spiregrain: Evian influenza, more like.
paraclete: Gin and tonic influenza, more like.
"What you do in a good thunderstorm is walk out into a large field, climb an isolated tree and scream oaths at heaven and hell as the stinging raindrops numb your face."
"People have said all sorts of things about me, but no one has before implied that my maleness is ugly from a grammar point of view."
On Bush's Tax Rebate Checks (Part 2):
"Those checks. Feh. Mine's going to charity. Something so liberal it borders on Socialism."
"My favorite novelization was The Passion of the Christ, except it had a lot of exposition about some people who weren't even in the movie, and it was a bit preachy, but otherwise, A+ material."
"We had snow last week. I shook an angry fist at the sky and shouted, "Enough of this shit!" and it stopped."
Nodeshell as art
Miles, baby, hundreds of highways and truckstops I've used. fruit flies like a banana a well-placed nail to the temporal lobe guarantees him a lifetime of first impressions The chances of a poet reaching us are very slim I think I was a pterodactyl and you were the tiniest rodent Sex is terrible and should not be celebrated. the good in others can take us where we can't go alone as a senior citizen, you're already aware of the threat robots pose. Liberty wants blood again, and she's a thirsty whore only cold little handheld mirrors in the wee hours of the morning can be trusted How I single-handedly defeated Albert Einstein My preconceived view of perfection could not accommodate her. Will the Atomic Bomb Ever Be Perfected, and If So, What Becomes of Robert Heinlein? He was the kind of man who shacked up for shelter I was trying to show him my insides, you know. I like to share. Butterflies are passive aggressive and put their problems on the shelf, but they're beautiful I wanted to build a home in the beautiful ruins. We filled it with love. What joy it is to be hidden, and what sorrow to never be found! Checking how deep the water is before jumping in is not cowardice. the wise mapmaker omits his home They grow bigger every time they witness something bad. Losing some of your fears, losing some of yourself Jane, you ignorant slut! Tell people they're beautiful and they will change the world Even if they're really good friends, you shouldn't trust a couple hundred friends with your secrets It come a young flood You guys are the best. I'd have sex with each and every one of your corpses seek out my creations and destroy them The natural state of the human spirit is ecstatic wonder. We should not settle for less. Are you ready for the skeletons? ARE YOU READY FOR THE FUCKING SKELETON REVOLUTION? I have always been burning Arriving as a state of being
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