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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just, Wow

While I am an avid and often voracious reader, I have never read the Harry Potter series of books.  I have grandchildren, so I have seen (and enjoyed) all the films (and they've read the books), but I just never got around to starting the series in book form.

I don't recall who recently pointed to it, but I have been reading the fanfic version, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.  I'm currently at chapter 47 of the 85 chapters thus written.

I am thoroughly, completely hooked.  At this point I don't think I could read the original without comparing it to this version, and the original would have to suffer in that comparison.  It's too bad the author cannot profit from his work, because I'm pretty willing to throw money at someone with that kind of talent.

I'm going back to reading now....

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