Robert Green Ingersoll:

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.

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Flannery O’Connor:

Policy and politics generally go contrary to principle.

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Guy de Maupassant:

Any government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship’s captain has to avoid a shipwreck.

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John Dewey:

The phrase “think for one’s self” is a pleonasm. Unless one does it for one’s self, it isn’t thinking.

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Thurgood Marshall:

I’m the world’s original gradualist. I just think ninety-odd years is gradual enough.

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Noam Chomsky:

The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.

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John Osborne:

I wish you’d stop yelling, I can’t hear myself shout.

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21 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Anne Sullivan:

It’s queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!

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20 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Kerry Greenwood:

If the Lord had meant for us to wear pointy shoes, he’d have put our big toe in the middle.

I may had said it before, but I shall say it again.

Kerry Greenwood makes words dance.

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19 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Ogden Nash:

Commitments the voters don’t know about can’t hurt you.

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18 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Robert Byrne:

A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.

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17 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Theodore Roosevelt:

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer Present or Not Guilty.

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16 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

E. B. White:

It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members.

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15 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Kerry Greenwood, who makes words dance:

. . . as thin as an election promise.

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14 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Michel de Montaigne:

Our religion is made to eradicate vices, instead it encourages them, covers them, and nurtures them.

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13 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Philip K. Dick:

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

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12 May 2016 · Comments Off on Break Time · Categories: First Looks

Off to drink liberally.

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12 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Mel Brooks:

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.

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11 May 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

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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10 May 2016 · Comments Off on Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Thursday · Categories: First Looks

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

When: Thursday, May 12, 6 p.

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

More here.

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