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    Quote of the week.

    Once again, from the inimitable H. L. Mencken:


    “If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”
    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

    He, Who Will Not Reason, Is a Bigot; He, Who Cannot, Is a Fool; and He, Who Dares Not, Is a Slave. -Sir William Drummond

    There are some things I will not abide within my sight!

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    Don't Let the Bastards wear you down. Gen Joseph "Vinager Joe" Stillwell.

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    When you really wish to prove your erudition and intelligence...be profane. — Oswald Bastable
    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

    He, Who Will Not Reason, Is a Bigot; He, Who Cannot, Is a Fool; and He, Who Dares Not, Is a Slave. -Sir William Drummond

    There are some things I will not abide within my sight!

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    "An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens." Thomas Jefferson, 1813

    Honest men, in government, are so few and far apart nowadays.
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    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

    Commucrats are most efficient at converting sins and crimes to accidents or misunderstandings.-Oswald Bastable

    Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless.

    Freedom isn't free.

    "Attitude is the paintbrush that colors our world." TV Series, Haven.

    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

    I'd rather be an American than a Democrat.

    "If you can make a man afraid, you can control him" Netflix Series, The Irregulars

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    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken
    Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket???

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    Yo...Nashorn...see this shit? This is why I started this series of posts.

    alismith and weevil are with the program...get with the program!
    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

    He, Who Will Not Reason, Is a Bigot; He, Who Cannot, Is a Fool; and He, Who Dares Not, Is a Slave. -Sir William Drummond

    There are some things I will not abide within my sight!

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    "There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy." George Washington, 1780

    Someone needs to teach this to Milley.
    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

    Commucrats are most efficient at converting sins and crimes to accidents or misunderstandings.-Oswald Bastable

    Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless.

    Freedom isn't free.

    "Attitude is the paintbrush that colors our world." TV Series, Haven.

    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

    I'd rather be an American than a Democrat.

    "If you can make a man afraid, you can control him" Netflix Series, The Irregulars

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    "I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true native of America." Benjamin Franklin, 1784

    (I guess if Franklin had had his way, today, we'd be eating bald eagles on Thanksgiving.....)
    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

    Commucrats are most efficient at converting sins and crimes to accidents or misunderstandings.-Oswald Bastable

    Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless.

    Freedom isn't free.

    "Attitude is the paintbrush that colors our world." TV Series, Haven.

    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

    I'd rather be an American than a Democrat.

    "If you can make a man afraid, you can control him" Netflix Series, The Irregulars

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    “Two possibilities exist. Either we are alone in the Universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” - - Arthur C. Clarke 12/16/1917 – 3/19/2008

    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - - Albert Einstein

    "The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it." - - Albert Einstein

    “Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” - - Adlai Stevenson

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” - - John F. Kennedy

    (Pay special attention to that last one.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald Bastable View Post
    Yo...Nashorn...see this shit? This is why I started this series of posts.

    alismith and weevil are with the program...get with the program!
    Yo OZZY. EAT SHIT AND DIE.
    Don't Let the Bastards wear you down. Gen Joseph "Vinager Joe" Stillwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashorn View Post
    Yo OZZY. EAT SHIT AND DIE.

    After you.
    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

    He, Who Will Not Reason, Is a Bigot; He, Who Cannot, Is a Fool; and He, Who Dares Not, Is a Slave. -Sir William Drummond

    There are some things I will not abide within my sight!

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    "The constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please."


    Thomas Jefferson, Sept. 6, 1819
    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

    Commucrats are most efficient at converting sins and crimes to accidents or misunderstandings.-Oswald Bastable

    Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless.

    Freedom isn't free.

    "Attitude is the paintbrush that colors our world." TV Series, Haven.

    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

    I'd rather be an American than a Democrat.

    "If you can make a man afraid, you can control him" Netflix Series, The Irregulars

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    "If it can't be expressed in figures it is not science." - - Robert Anson Heinlein

    "Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception." - - Robert Anson Heinlein

    "A generation which ignores history has no past -- and no future." - - Robert Anson Heinlein

    “History does not long entrust the care of Freedom to the weak or the timid.” - - Dwight David Eisenhower

    “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a much closer look at the American Indian.” - - Henry Ford

    “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” - - H. G. Wells

    “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” - - Abraham Lincoln
    “I have little patience with people who take the Bill of Rights for granted. The Bill of Rights, contained in the first ten amendments to the Constitution, is every American’s guarantee of freedom.” - - President Harry S. Truman, “Years of Trial and Hope”

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    "Wherever I go, there I am." Ozark Series Season 3, Episode 9.
    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

    Commucrats are most efficient at converting sins and crimes to accidents or misunderstandings.-Oswald Bastable

    Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless.

    Freedom isn't free.

    "Attitude is the paintbrush that colors our world." TV Series, Haven.

    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

    I'd rather be an American than a Democrat.

    "If you can make a man afraid, you can control him" Netflix Series, The Irregulars

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    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - - Albert Einstein

    "The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it." - - Albert Einstein

    “The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits.” - - Albert Einstein

    “Victory has a hundred fathers. Defeat is an orphan.” - - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    “Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.” - - James Dean

    “If you talk to the animals, they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.”
    - - Chief Dan George,
    Native American and actor. (Born Geswanouth Slahoot, 7/24/1899 in North Vancouver, B.C. - died 9/23/1981). He was Chief of the Salish Band in the Burrard Inlet, B.C.

    And don't forget my sig line below.
    “I have little patience with people who take the Bill of Rights for granted. The Bill of Rights, contained in the first ten amendments to the Constitution, is every American’s guarantee of freedom.” - - President Harry S. Truman, “Years of Trial and Hope”

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    WTH is with Nashorn? Is he a troll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    WTH is with Nashorn? Is he a troll?
    Maybe his account has been hacked.
    “I have little patience with people who take the Bill of Rights for granted. The Bill of Rights, contained in the first ten amendments to the Constitution, is every American’s guarantee of freedom.” - - President Harry S. Truman, “Years of Trial and Hope”

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHunter View Post
    Maybe his account has been hacked.

    Nah...that's just Nashorn's idea of humor.


    I take it you guys aren't real familiar with Nashorn.
    Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket???

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    Quote Originally Posted by weevil View Post
    Nah...that's just Nashorn's idea of humor.


    I take it you guys aren't real familiar with Nashorn.

    And here I thought someone had canceled payment on his reality check...

    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

    He, Who Will Not Reason, Is a Bigot; He, Who Cannot, Is a Fool; and He, Who Dares Not, Is a Slave. -Sir William Drummond

    There are some things I will not abide within my sight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald Bastable View Post
    And here I thought someone had canceled payment on his reality check...

    If he has been getting reality checks I dont think he's been cashing them for a long time.
    Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket???

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