Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bias? What Bias? - NYT Edition

Bias? What Bias? - NYT Edition

My coworker and new blogger Mr. Bill sent me an interesting email I'm sure has made the rounds for years, but it was new to me. It's about the head stone of one Nathaniel Grigsby, who died in 1890 at the age of 78. Mr. Grigsby served during the Civil War, and during his lifetime he developed a passionate dislike for a certain political party. Here's what the New York Times had to say about Mr. Grigsby's headstone - a screenshot of the PDF file found here:

Here are some photos of the actual headstone:

Notice the judicious editing of the New York Times? Not much has changed since 1898, obviously. I'd bet their circulation today is about what it was back then, too.

And in case you're wondering, this really seems to be legitimate.

I couldn't help but be reminded of this classic Bob Hope clip:

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