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To quote Groucho yet again, along with another raft of stuff.

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 09:15


I think we've been plain enough in our opposition to the candidates for President being offered up by America's two great political parties.

We cheerfully acknowledge the liklihood that in addition to being deeply opposed to many/most/if not all of the policies put forward by President Obama, Mr. Romney and their respective party platforms, this may reflect a personal problem on our part as we have internalized ... and then some ... the following credo first presented by the beloved Groucho Marx.




So anyway, the libertarian/anti-war types have sniffed us out and have been bombing us with the stuff.

So to speak.

The following are some of our favorites.

We begin with Terry D's hands down favorite, which mostly just creeps me out.







Our strongly held opinion is that the next couple whatevertheyares accurately depict the overwhelming tone of the 2012 election.

This year, America will be voting against.




Conan get's it.



 America's contempt for the political class continues to grow. 




Which in the case of Vice President Biden, that contempt is well earned.



Speaking of War, some people are beginning to notice that the supposed anti-war left has been AWOL for the past four years and have drawn some conclusions.




Bastiat Institute and Philosoarapter have some not unreasonable doubts ... if you ask us ... about all of it.




Finally, a warning.



Be afraid ..... Be very afraid.


What the hell is a Libertarian anyway?

Submitted by Roanman on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 07:10


I found this quote over at our friend Cheri P's facebook page the other day and can't source it.

If indeed source is a verb.

Among my final efforts to put a name to this quote, I called Terry D. who despite his claims of busyness and hard work is even less engaged by his employment than I am ..... and I'm retired.

My foolish thought being that he might be able/willing to provide some small help.

But nooooooooo!!!!!

In the middle of that conversation Terry asked the above question and then once again and as usual, suggested that I should look into it.

I'm pretty sure he sort of knows, just as I sort of know, but would like to have a more perfect understanding provided for him.

I'm pretty busy at the moment myself, but did find and attach a link to the quote below that will take you to a primer at

I'll probably explore it some over the weekend.




To quote H.L. Mencken

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 07:50
 I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.
Nature abhors a moron.
God is a Republican, and Santa Claus is a Democrat.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war on liberty, and that the democratic government is at least as bad as any of the other forms.
The natural tendency of every government is to grow steadily worse  that is, to grow more satisfactory to those who constitute it and less satisfactory to those who support it.
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
Self-respect.  The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
People will believe what they want to believe.
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. 
What he wants above everything else is safety.
A fool who, after plain warning, persists in dosing himself with dangerous drugs should be free to do so, for his death is a benefit to the race in general.
The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.
The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.
There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness.
Evangelical Christianity, as everyone knows, is founded upon hate, as the Christianity of Christ was founded upon love.
I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
Perhaps the most revolting character that the United States ever produced was the Christian business man.
There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character.
I'm against slavery simply because I dislike slaves.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
History deals mainly with captains and kings, gods and prophets, exploiters and despoilers, not with useful men.
The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
On one issue, at least, men and women agree:  they both distrust women.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
If you want peace, work for justice.
Change is not progress.


To quote Ayn Rand

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 17:11


When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically;  they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.  They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, by implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other - until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the country's official ideology.
Truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
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