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

Friday, March 18, 2011

Quote of the Day - Tactical Facepalm Edition

Another one from MaxedOutMama. She's been spending some time over at Democratic Underground and, well, let her say it:
I have just realized that it is hopeless. These are not the people who flunked algebra, geology, long division and biology. These are the people who flunked algebra, geology, long division and biology, and attempted to burn down the school as revenge, failed, and are now attempting to expunge those ways of thinking from the known universe.
As I've noted previously, I spent some eight months there myself before being ceremoniously kicked off by "Skinner" who is apparently one of if not the founder.

But I'd figured out what MOM figured out long before then. I've not been back. As Robert Heinlein said of visiting the Soviet Union, "Once is educational. Twice is masochism."

But by all means, RTWT. Beverage alert, however, especially if you're an engineer type. And the demotivator at the bottom of the post is worth the trip itself.

Unrelated, MaxedOutMama has been keeping track of the goings-on at Japan's current nuclear disaster site.  Start at the top and scroll down for a pretty good synopsis of what is known to date.  It's not Chernobyl, but it's worse than Three Mile Island by quite a stretch.

Can we PLEASE start talking about Thorium-powered reactors now?

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