Phillip K. Dick:

Certainly it constitutes bad news if the people who agree with you are buggier than batshit.

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Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington:

Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.

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Thomas Henry Huxley:

I know no study which is so unutterably saddening as that of the evolution of humanity, as it is set forth in the annals of history. Out of the darkness of prehistoric ages man emerges with the marks of his lowly origin strong upon him. He is a brute, only more intelligent than the other brutes, a blind prey to impulses, which as often as not led him to destruction; a victim to endless illusions, which make his mental existence a terror and a burden, and fill his physical life with barren toil and battle.

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J. B. S. Haldane:

Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.

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Hugh Prather:

Don’t fight a fact, deal with it.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt:

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.

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24 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Off to drink liberally.

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24 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Tom Tomorrow mocks broadcast news


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Via PoliticalProf.

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24 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Albert Camus:

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

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23 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

John Wooden:

Do not mistake activity for achievement.

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22 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Fun and fellowship for liberals. Join us and talk about anything in a relaxed atmosphere.

When: Thursday, July 24th, 6 p.

Where:
Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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22 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Van Wyck Brooks:

Earnest people are often people who habitually look at the serious side of things that have no serious side.

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21 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Via Classic Arts Showcase.

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21 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Pat Paulsen:

We have nothing to fear but fear itself … and, of course, the boogieman.

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20 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.

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19 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Rick Perry, the Remake (below the fold in case it autoplays).

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19 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

S . S. United States (painting)

From the Inky:

After 18 years of rusting away at Pier 82 in South Philadelphia, the iconic SS United States could be brought back to life – but in New York, officials confirmed Friday.

“Currently, the negotiations that are most promising would place the ship in New York,” Susan Gibbs, executive chair of the SS United States Conservancy and the granddaughter of the ship’s designer, Philadelphia native William Francis Gibbs, said in an e-mail. “We do expect that the ship will survive, but only if we continue to galvanize further support and build on the powerful momentum now underway.”

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