“As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
"Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
- Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)
I am honestly intrigued by this thing called hair tonic.
Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.
Why do otherwise seemingly intelligent individuals not wear their seat belts?
"Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan
I can tell you the stats but that doesn't change anyone's mind. You are 100% more likely to die in a crash if you are not wearing your belt. 40,000 people die each year in car accidents and not wearing a seat belt is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35.
I know JNA will agree with me, as a firefighter I've seen fatalities from not wearing your belt, and a few when they have, but I've never seen a survivor from someone ejected.
Well the BF is off to law school orientation today...he is allowed to practice any kind of law he wants when he finishes, except land use law
"Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams
We need to find a way to get emma & u19 to hook up. They would make a great one-trick pony couple shopping at Macys together.
"Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
"Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver
I think I need to buy a tent. I don't need a tent but it is one of those items that I feel I should own, just in case I get the urge to go camping.
I think I need to buy a tea cozy. We have absolutely nothing in the way of tea pot covers. I don't need a tea cozy, but I'd like little old ladies to feel at home in the event we should ever decide to host a crochet circle or a quilting.
People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor
And keep in mind what you might use it for and where. Way out here, for example, they call the wind Maria and she is a force to be reckoned with. Two o'clock in the morning with a storm blasting is not an opportune time to make repairs on a broken tent pole.
And if they say it is a 4-man tent, keep in mind it is a two or three person tent, once you get yourselves and your stuff inside and still want a little room to move around. But don't go too big either. Most campsites cannot accomodate a tent that has a dimension that is more than 12-14 feet.
And one more thing, that tent you buy was rolled up by a machine in the factory. It is unlikely you will ever get the tent, the poles/stakes bag and rain fly back in that tent bag.
"I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."
~ Otterpop ~
Billions and billions ...
Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey