Collected Words of Wisdom

And, its Antithesis, for contrast.
Which is which is your problem.
There are no answers,
only good questions and tools of inquiry.
From these, a philosophy might be forged.

   "An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be
    made in a very narrow field."

                -- Niels Bohr, physicist (1885-1962)

   "A society which reverances the attainment of riches as the supreme
   felicity will naturally be disposed to regard the poor as damned in
   the next world, if only to justify making their life a hell in this."

                -- R. D. Tawney, British histrorian

   "In the councils of government, we must guard against unwarranted
   influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial

                -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1961)

   "The Reuplican party still helps the rich and sticks a knife in
   the back of the poor."

                -- Harry S. Truman (1948)

   "As a general rule, nobody has wealth who ought to have it."

                -- Benjamin Disraeli

   "Honore Balzac, the French writer, surely exaggerated in commenting
   that 'behind every gret fortune, there is a crime,' but relatively
   few American fortunes seem to have had immaculate conceptions in
   political or moral terms."

		-- Kevin Philips in "Democracy and Wealth" (2002)

   "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."

		-- Thomas Jefferson

   "If man was made in God's image, God must be one evil fucking moron;
    et ergo, figure the consequences, moron." -- Anonymous

   "The Bank (of the United States) is trying to kill me and I will
   kill it."

                -- Andrew Jackson (in 1830)

   "The only saving grace of humans that I can see is that it requires
   a human to treat onions and tomatoes right.  There is no machine in
   existence that will not abuse them.  I suspect there never will be."

		-- Chef Bouxdrieau

   "... as a wise man once said many centuries before Christ, there
   is such a thing as leaving mankind alone; there is no such thing
   as governing mankind.  All modes of government are failures.
   Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was
   probably made for better things.  Oligarchies are unjust to the
   many, and ochlocracies are unjust to the few.  High hopes were once
   formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of
   the people by the people for the people.  It has been found out.
   I must say that it was high time, for all authority is quite
   degrading.  It degrades those who exercise it, and degrades over
   whom it is exercised.  When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly
   used, it produces a good effect, by creating, or at any rate
   bringing out, the revolt and Individualism that is to kill it."

		-- Oscar Wilde (from "The Soul of Man Under Socialism",
			Feb. 1891)

   "Once in a while, your teacher will give you an understanding or
   insight that is so profound that it will last your lifetime;
   your teacher was a moron."

		-- Xenon Chthonios

   "Upon common theaters, indeed, the applause of the audience
   is of much more importance to the actors than their own
   approbation.  But upon the stage of life, while conscience
   claps, let the world hiss!  On the contrary if conscience
   disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of
   little value."

	      -- John Adams

   "Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence
    properly reached."

	      -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    "'Supreme' means the highest; it is always used prematurely
    and unwisely."

		-- Xenon Chthonios

   "Why does the dog wag his tail?  
   Because the dog is smarter than the tail.  If the tail were smarter
   than the dog, the tail would wag the dog."

	      -- Cf. "Wag The Dog"

   "I feel uncomfortable that good Christians all over America, and
   indeed the world, are using a document commissioned by a homosexual.
   Anything that has been commissioned by a homosexual has obviously been
   tainted in some way."

	       -- former GOP presidential candidate
			Gary Bauer
		  on discarding the King James version of the Bible
		  because James may have been gay.

   "Nothing is more necessary to the culture of the higher sciences
   than meditation, and nothing is less suited to meditation than
   the structure of democratic society."

	        -- Alexis De Tocqueville

   "To want control is the pathology!  Not that the person can get
   control, because of course you never do... Man is only a part of
   larger systems, and the part can never control the whole."
		-- Gregory Bateson in Steps to an Ecology of Mind

   "To know where the other person makes a mistake is of little value. It
   only becomes interesting when you know where you make the mistake, for
   then you can do something about it. What we can improve in others is
   of doubtful utility as a rule, if, indeed, it has any effect at all."
		-- Carl Gustav Jung

   "I do not charge the judges with willful and ill-intentioned error;
   but honest error must be arrested where its toleration leads to public
   ruin. As for the safety of society, we commit honest maniacs to Bedlam;
   so judges should be withdrawn from their bench whose erroneous biases
   are leading us to dissolution. It may, indeed, injure them in fame or
   in fortune; but it saves the republic, which is the first and
   supreme law."

		--  Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821

   "The great object of my fear is the Federal Judiciary. That body,
   like gravity, ever acting with noiseless foot and unalarming advance,
   gaining ground step by step and holding what it gains, is engulfing
   insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which
   feeds them."

               --  Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, in 1821,

			The Face of Tyranny
   Two essays and a poem.  Every American should read and understand what
   has already happened to them.  Either this gets corrected peacefully, or
   we will have to kill them all.

   "The people never give up their freedom, except under some delusion."

               --  James Madison

   "All power is inherent in the people; ... they may exercise it by
   themselves; that is their right and their duty ...."

               --  Thomas Jefferson

   "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
   You can't solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that
   created it."             

               --  A. Einstein

   "Throughout ages, scholars have written tomes on the Philosophy of Law,
   refusing to understand the obvious and raising law to some undeserving
   lofty height.  The obvious, which can be seen over and over again in
   the few nations that have pretended to be 'Nations of Law', is that all
   law is rooted in corruption, a compromise with evil, and that its
   practice is then nothing more than an abominable hypocricy, an excercise
   in a vacuous sophistry founded on corruption; one can say the same of
   generally inculcated morals, which are founded on nothing more than
   mindless prejudice and and abysmal ignorance."

	       -- Xenon Chthonios

   "I would give the devil benefit of law for my own safety's sake."

             -- from, A Man for All Seasons

   "America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to "the common
   good," but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own
   personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did
   not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the
   people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine
   they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance --
   and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering,
   every step of the way."

             -- Ayn Rand

   "The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They
   have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of
   government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their
   principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for
   something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out
   of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by
   looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage,
   and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods."

             -- H. L. Mencken

   "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

   "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more
   efficient, for I mean to reduce its size.   I do not undertake to promote
   welfare, for I propose to extend freedom.  My aim is not to pass laws, but
   to repeal them.  It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old
   ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their
   purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden.  I
   will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have
   first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible.   And if I
   should later be attacked for neglecting my constituent's "interests", I
   shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and
   that in that cause I am doing the very best I can."

             -- Barry Goldwater

   "In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us,
    'Make us your slaves, but feed us.'"

             -- From Dosteovsky's Grand Inquisitor

   "If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better
   than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace.  We ask not
   your counsel nor your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. 
   May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you
   were our countrymen."

             -- Samuel Adams

   "The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the
   liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity
   and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound
   together by the bond of its common blood."

             -- Adolf Hitler, quoted in Hitler, A Study in Tyranny,
                by Alan Bullock (Harper Collins, NY)

   "It is thus necessary that the individual should come to realize that his
   own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation;
   that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the
   interests of the nation as a whole ... that above all the unity of a
   nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit
   and will of an individual. .... This state of mind, which subordinates the
   interests of the ego to the conservation of the community, is really the
   first premise for every truly human culture .... we understand only the
   individual's capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow

             -- Adolf Hitler

   There is the great, silent, continuous struggle: the struggle between the
   State and the Individual; between the State which demands and the
   individual who attempts to evade such demands. Because the individual, left
   to himself, unless he be a saint or hero, always refuses to pay taxes, obey
   laws, or go to war.

             -- Benito Mussolini

   "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is
   best for society."

             -- Hillary Clinton, (1993)

   "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary
   Americans ..."

             -- President William J. Clinton,
                USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A

   "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny
   individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."

             -- Ayn Rand

   When will the world learn that a million men are of no importance
   compared with one man?

             -- Henry David Thoreau

   "I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers.
    We are the president."

             -- Hillary Clinton
                commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents

   We must organize all labor, no matter how dirty and arduous it may be, so
   that every (citizen) may regard himself as part of that great army of free
   labor.... The generation that is now fifteen years old .. must arrange all
   their tasks of education in such a way that every day, and in every city,
   the young people shall engage in the practical solution of the problems of
   common labor, even the smallest, most simple kind.

             -- Vladimir I. Lenin

   I am here because I want to redefine the meaning of citizenship in
   America... If you're asked in school 'What does it mean to be a good
   citizen?' I want the answer to be, 'Well, to be a good citizen, you have to
   obey the law, you've got to go to work or be in school, you've got to pay
   your taxes and --- oh, yes, you have to serve .....

             --  President William Jefferson Clinton
                 at Volunteerism Summit

   All the people I know who are driving for a form of national service,
   primarily want it to be compulsory. They realize that's a terrible problem
   politically, so they're not willing to say it. It is endangerment of
   freedom and the potential for indoctrination that skeptics do not like in
   the national service concept. However benign the program, some think it
   will not succeed on any meaningful scale unless is is compulsory.

               -- Martin Anderson,
                  Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution

   If "international relations" and "government" are to be understood,
   the study of child psychology is essential.

	       -- Observation of a teenager

   Every government is the seed of its own annihilation;
   we should wonder why and how this is true.

	       -- Xenon Chthonios

   The essence of being truly "human" is to live in the love of another's
   goodness, kindness and generosity irrespective of rationalizations and
   intelectualizations that result from the blurs of personal history; and
   to love one's self, for exactly the same reasons.  If the human species
   were indeed "human", the scourge of "government" would become obsolete,
   its necessary evil rendered powerless.  This level of evolution is
   likely to be out of reach of this species.

   Mene Mene Tekel Ufarsim.

	       -- Die Verleidente


   ------------------------- Sic, Sic, Sic, Sic ------------------------

   No, I'm not sure that atheists should be considered citizens, nor
   should they be considered patriots.  This is one nation under God.

       -- George Bush,
          Free Inquiry Magazine, Fall 88, Volume 8, Number 4, page 16.
          Cf.  Tianamen Square, Texas -
          George W. Bush rounds up and arrests peaceful protesters

   Contraception is disgusting--people using each other for pleasure!
   For those of you who say I can't impose my morality on others,
   I say just watch me!

       -- Joseph Scheidler,
          executive director Pro-Life Action Leage 8/96

   However, Cf. The US Supreme Court Decision
   National Org. of Women et al. v. SCHEIDLER et al.

    The Art of War is deception:
    When you are outnumbered and lack strength, to wage war
    according to your enemies rules is to insure defeat.

                         -- Art of War by SunTzu [SunZi] -English Hypertext 

    Centers of power always seek to hide, then rationalize and
    finally justify their iniquities and inevitable corruption.
    With smiling faces do these morally bereft centers commit
    their greatest atrocities - in seclusion and obfuscation,
    and calculated mendacity so even the parts may not know the
    whole.  The development of these centers is ineluctable,
    and their undiluted evil, hence ultimate demise is the result
    of their failure to understand the obvious fact that actions
    not only have consequences, but have consequences that will
    not be known.  My error in this regard may result in my death,
    while a center's error may result in the death of billions.
    Centers of power must therefore be constrained by absolute
    responsibility and accountability.  A compromise with evil
    is no compromise; all governments as centers of power are evil,
    by definition.
          -- Laan Xinith (Archives of the Vegan Federation of
                          Republics, GC 4729)

    Modern technological society is now sufficiently complex that
    only a handful of geniuses could hope to know its complexity,
    and a lesser handful hope to understand it.  Only the fools are
    left to manipulate this technology - therein lieth the insured
    annihilation of the carbon based pestilence that infests the
    planet named "earth".  So let it be written; so let it be done.
    Resistance to the truly inevitable is indeed futile.

          -- Xenon Chthonios (a nom de plume)

    The only form of government and economics that is predicated on
    a reality that, normatively, human beings act in accordance with their
    own interests of self, and therefore the only conditions under which
    human beings can exist, other than as base animals, is Laissez
    Faire Capitalism - yet, human beings routinely act in contradiction
    of this principle, not out of any altruism, but out or sheer stupidity
    and mental derangement; the human species and its existence, is then doomed
    to extinction by its very nature and is, indeed, a lethal mutation and
    nothing more than a freak, a cosmic joke, perhaps, the Supreme Fascist's
    greatest jest.

           -- Phaeton (a nom de guerre)

    Politicians are like diapers: they should be changed frequently -
    and for exactly the same reason.

           -- Anonymous (A gift from Annie)

    Integrity has no need for rules or law.

    The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.

    The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

    The important thing is not to stop questioning.

    The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

    The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.

    We learn from history that we do not learn anything from history.

    It is easier to love a lie than to love a truth:
    the later is so intransigent, and unforgiving.

    Rage or outrage is of little value unless it is intelligently,
    effectively and appropriately directed.

           -- Anonymous

   "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
    mediocre minds."

           -- Albert Einstein

   "Courage is the mainspring of our best qualities;
    where it is lacking they wither."

            -- Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

   "Men only use thought as authority for their injustice,
    and use speech only to conceal their thoughts."

            -- Voltaire

   "It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism
    while wolves remain of a different opinion."

            -- William Ralph Inge (1860-1954)

   "There hasn't been a whole horse in government
    since the pony express days."

            --  AJB [On reading M. Twain]

   "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
    and the pessimist fears that this is true."

            -- James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

   "Rascality has limits; stupidity has not."

            -- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

   "Si non datur porta, per murum erumpendum"

            -- Quintilian

   "Who has knowledge of others is intelligent -
    of himself, enlightened"

            -- Lao Tse

   "Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue."

            -- La Rochefoucauld

   "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other,
    and scarce in that."

            -- B. Franklin

   "Government must be tied hand and foot to restrict it
   from enslaving the governed.  The United States
   Constitution was an attempt in this direction;
   unfortunately, a few deadly compromises of expediency were made.
   From these flaws and the consequent destruction of internal
   consistency and logic, the inevitable second fall ensued.
   With that fall, came the Second Dark Ages, the First
   followed the distintegration of their Roman Empire; with the
   second came the justified annihilation of the privitive species
   that referred to itself as 'homo sapiens sapiens'; more is the
   pity since it had possibilities."

            -- Vegan Historical Encylopaedia
               "Terran" entry (41847 VT edition)

   "Immature artists immitate; mature artists steal."

                  -- J. v. Goethe

   "There's no distinctively native American criminal class,
    except Congress."

                  -- Mark Twain

   "Still there are moments when one feels free from one's own identification
   with human limitations and inadequacies.  At such moments one imagines that
   one stands on some spot of a small planet, gazing in amazement at the cold
   yet profoundly moving beauty of the eternal, the unfathomable; life and
   death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny, only

                  -- Albert Einstein

   "To recover your life is in your power."

                  -- Marcus Aurelius

   "Tantum religio potuit saudere malorium"

                  -- Titus Lucretius Carus

   "A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon
   every man's business; the eye of the Federal inspector will
   be in every man's counting house.  The law will of necessity
   have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties.  It
   will create a complicated machinery.  Under it, businessmen will
   be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines
   imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly
   menace the taxpayer.  An army of Federal inspectors, spies and
   detectives will descend upon the state.  They will compel men of
   business to show their books and disclose the secrets of
   their affairs.  They will dictate forms of bookkeeping.  They
   will require statements and affidavits ..."

                  -- Richard E. Byrd, Speaker of the Virginia House
                     of Delegates (1910) during the debate on
                     ratification of the 16th Amendment of the
                     US Constitution. [That's the income tax
                     ammendment, in case you've forgotten.]

     "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect
      liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial.  Men
      born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their
      liberty by evil-minded rulers.  The greater dangers to liberty
      lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning
      but without understanding."

                    -- Justice Louis Brandeis
                       Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 479 (1928)

     The man whose heart is palpitating for fame after death does not
     reflect that out of all those who remember him every one will himself
     soon be dead also, and in course of time the next generation after
     that, until in the end, after flaring and sinking by turns, the final
     spark of memory is quenched. Furthermore, even supposing that those who
     remember you were never to die at all, nor their memories to die
     either, yet what is that to you? Clearly, in your grave, nothing; and
     even in your lifetime, what is the good of praise -- unless maybe to
     subserve some lesser design? Surely, then, you are making an
     inopportune rejection of what Nature has given you today, if all your
     mind is set on what men will say of you tomorrow.

                    -- Marcus Aurelius

			     Litany Against Fear

		Fear is the mind-killer.
		Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
		I will face my fear.
		I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
		And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear's path.
		Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
		Only I will remain.

                     -- Bene Jesserit Training Manual
                              (Dune by Frank Herbert)

          "Each of us is born into the world as someone; we spend the
           rest of our lives finding out who."

                     -- p. 25, Living with Our Genes, Dean Hammer &
                                                      Peter Copeland

          "There are some who can live without wild things, and some
           who cannot."

                     -- Aldo Leopold

          "Consciousness is a kin of fire; a gift of matter."

                     -- p. 147, Another Country: Journeying Toward the
                                Cherokee Mountains, Christopher Camuto

          How hollow and insincere it sounds when someone says,
         "I am determined to be perfectly straightforward with you."
          Why, man, what is all this?  The thing needs no prologue;
          it will declare itself. It should be written on your forehead,
          it should echo in the tones of your voice, it should shine out
          in a moment from your eyes, just as a single glance from the
          beloved tells all to the lover. Sincerity and goodness ought
          to have their own unmistakable odour, so that one who encounters
          this becomes straightway aware of it despite himself.
          A candour affected is a dagger concealed.
          The feigned friendship of the wolf is the most contemptible of all,
          and to be shunned beyond everything.
          A man who is truly good and sincere and well--meaning will show it
          by his looks, and no one can fail to see it.

                     -- Marcus Aurelius 

        Quoted by pathologist Ed R. Friedlander in his webpage notes on

        "We [the human race] do not have much time to prove that we are not
         the product of a lethal mutation."
                     -- Science 263: 181, 1994

        "All that is not information, not redundancy, not form and not
         restraints is noise, the only possible source of new patterns."

                     -- Bateson, Mind and Nature - A Necessary Unity, 1979

        "Should the human race not be extinguished by a nuclear war,
         it will degenerate into a flock of stupid, dumb creatures under
         the tyranny of dictators who rule them with the help of machines
         and electronic computers.  This is no prophecy, just a nightmare."

                      -- Max Born

        "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any
        government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
        Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.
        One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes
        impossible to live without breaking laws."

                      -- Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged"

       "Whatever you do will be insignificant,
        but it is very important that you do it."

                      -- Mahatma Gandhi

       "The right of freedom of speech and press includes not only
        the right to utter or to print, but the right to distribute,
        the right to receive, the right to read ... and freedom of
        inquiry, fredom of thought, and the freedom to teach ..."

                      -- United States Supreme Court
                         [Griswold v. Connecticut]

       "There is no truth on earth that I fear to be known."

                      -- Thomas Jefferson                        

       "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
        temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

                      -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

        A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate
        care that the balances are correct.

                      -- Bene Gesserit Axiom

        A leader, you see, is one of the things that distinguishes a mob
        from a people.  He maintains the level of individuals.  Too few
        individuals, and the people reverts to a mob.   Dune p. 292

                      -- Frank Herbert

        Here lies a toppled God --
        His fall was not a small one.
        We did but build his pedestal,
        A narrow and a small one.

                      -- Tleilaxu Epigram

        "Good Government never depends on Laws, but upon the personal
         qualities of those that govern.  The machinery of government
         is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that
         machinery.  The most important element of government, therefore,
         is the method of choosing leaders."

                      -- Law and Governance
                         The Spacing Guild Manual

         "Government is a shared myth.  When the myth dies, the
          government dies."

                      --  Leto II

         "Religion always leads to rhetorical despotism.
          Before the Bene Gesserit, the Jesuits were best at it.
          Of course they do not begin by deluding themselves with it.
          It leads to self-fulfilling prophecy amd justifications of
          all manner of of obscenities.  Yes! It shields evil behind
          walls of self-righteousness which are proof against all
          arguments against evil.  It feeds on deliberately twisted
          meanings to discredit opposition.  The Jesuits called that
          'securing your powerbase.'  It leads directly to hypocrisy
          which is always betrayed by the gap between actions and
          explanations.  Ultimately, it rules by guilt because hypocrisy
          brings on the witch hunt and the demand for scapegoats.
          I am describing a tool of the religious powerbase.
          Powerbases are very dangerous because they attract people
          who are truly insane, people who seek power only for the
          sake of power.  In the shadow of every religion lurks a
          Torquemada.  He was an obscenity.  He made living torches
          out of people who disagreed with him."  -  Leto II

                      -- God Emperor of Dune. pp 117-118,
                         Frank Herbert
          [A Living Example]

          Never try to teach a pig to sing;
          You're wasting your time -
          and it annoys the pig.

	  Simply singing to the pig also annoys it.

                      -- Anonymous
                         (Related by Les Stevens with fond remembrance)

        "To remain whole, be twisted!
         To become straight, let yourself be bent.
         To become full, become hollow.
         Be tattered, that you may be renewed."   

                      -- Tao Te Ching 
                         (Lao Tze)

         When they took the fifth amendment I said nothing
              because I was innocent.
         When they took the fourth amendment I said nothing
              because I didn't deal drugs.
         When they took the second amendment I said nothing
              because I don't own a gun.
         Now they've taken the first amendment,
              and I can say nothing. 

                      -- Anonymous

	What do you call a government at the bottom of the ocean?
	The best chance that *people* have ever had.

                      -- Anonymous

	How many congressmen does it take to fight a war?
	None: they've always been useless.

                      -- Anonymous

	What's the difference between a politician and a reptile?
	Hmm - Greedy, grasping, power hungry, duplicitous,
	murderous, lying, thieving, self serving, worthless scum
	 - um - Nothing.

                      -- Anonymous

	How many congressmen does it take to change a lightbulb?
	None: they hire their nephews at $1000 per hour.

                      -- Anonymous

	How many presidents does it take to change a lightbulb?
	None.  Presidents don't know what a lightbulb is:
	they're imbeciles, and window dressing.

                      -- Anonymous

	When is a conservative not a conservative?
	When he says he's a conservative?

                      -- Anonymous

	Are all self alleged conservatives liars?!
	Only clearly when they aren't imbeciles.

                      -- Anonymous

	What is a neo-conservative?
	The exact same as a conservative, neo-liberal, globalist,
	neo-globalist, fascist, reptile, or certain other nonhuman
	life forms; they make up diversionary names for themselves.

                      -- Anonymous


   "Too many people wielding a technology, about whose structure
    and effects they know precisely nothing."

    "The Microbes are Winning - which may be just as well."

The Delicious Sarcastic Wizdom of Oscar Wilde

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