Quote of the Day

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined.”   George Washington 08 JAN 1790 made in his first State of the Union address. In the inner cities, where 90+% of the shootings occur, the people are armed, but certainly NOT disciplined.  Were they with any sort of discipline, there would be no shootings.

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Some Jewish mystics believe that the burning that is associated with the concept of Hell is not a literal burning, but the wretched, face-flaming embarrassment we feel in the presence of the Holy One, Blessed Be He, when He shows us our life and we realize how much better we could have done, how far short we fell of our potential. “AmmoGrrrl” This lovely young lady (my age or maybe a bit older) is probably my favorite blogger.  Always funny, always spot-on.  And here, she speaks of punishment being within us for recognizing our own failures rather than imposed from … Continue reading

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“Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and changes in the world about them. Then there comes a time when it lies within their grasp to shape the clay of their life into the sort of thing they wish it to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune or the quirks of fate. Everyone has the power to say, “This I am today. That I shall be tomorrow.” Louis L’Amour OK, The Grouchmeister used this one back in 2014 – but it’s still valid, even tho he’s gone.

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Winston Churchill had a great number of massively memorable quotes. While not all of them were originally his, he made them memorable: “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; … Continue reading

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In civilized life domestic hatred usually expresses itself by saying things which would appear quite harmless on paper (the words are not offensive) but in such a voice, or at such a moment, that they are not far short of a blow in the face. To keep this game up you and Glubose must see to it that each of these two fools has a sort of double standard. Your patient must demand that all his own utterances are to be taken at their face value and judged simply on the actual words, while at the same time judging all … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

For some time now I have missed Grouchy and his QOTD. After some discussion, I am going to try and step into his (very large) shoes. Any assistance with good ones is gratefully appreciated. This one has been attributed to a number of people. The earliest version I can find is from Otto Leupold Fürst vonBismarck: “Der Mann, der kein Sozialist bei 20 ist, ohne Herz , aber, wenn noch ein Sozialist bei 30 er hat kein Gehirn” (He who is not a socialist at 20 has no heart, but if he remains a socialist after 30 he has no … Continue reading