Archive for February 13th, 2007

Military: criminals are OK, but not homosexuals

| February 13, 2007 | 1 Reply
Military:  criminals are OK, but not homosexuals

We know the military has been struggling to meet its recruiting goals, so it should come as no surprise that Uncle Sam wants you, even if you are a convicted felon.  Theft?  That’s OK.  Drugs?  Yup, that’s OK, too.  Writing bad checks?  Check.  If you’re willing to go to Iraq and fight George’s war, then Uncle […]

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Who gets assassinated? Who owns the country? Why won’t we improve education? Ask George Carlin.

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Who gets assassinated?  Who owns the country?  Why won’t we improve education? Ask George Carlin.

This is a 13-minute presentation Carlin delivered on August 28, 2006. According to Carlin, as the country continues to deteriorate, “Nobody seems to notice.  Nobody seems to care.” Comment posted at the video site:  “As in feudal days, it seems that the jester is the only one left allowed to speak the truth openly.”

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More of my favorite quotes

| February 13, 2007 | 5 Replies
More of my favorite quotes

I do love quotes!  A novel in every sentence, as I see it.   I’ve been collecting quotes for years. These are quotes that I noticed or noticed anew over the past six months.  There’s no particular theme here, though many of these do concern education/enlightenment: In preparing for battle I have always found that plans […]

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Keeping us well-informed . . .

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Keeping us well-informed . . .

[Reprinted with permission from Jeff Koterba] 

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