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[#] Wed Mar 29 2006 13:40:08 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"The smoke detector is _not_ an oven timer." --anon

[#] Thu Mar 30 2006 00:51:20 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn
what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel,
needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving
breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But
it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished.
He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

- George Orwell -"

[#] Mon Apr 03 2006 02:21:44 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"When you understand why you reject all other gods, you will understand why
I reject yours as well." --Stephen F. Roberts

[#] Wed Apr 12 2006 18:06:35 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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George W. Bush, November 12, 2002: "We don't know how close he is
today, but a Saddam Hussein with a nuclear weapon is a grave, grave threat
to America and our friends and allies."

George W. Bush, January 16, 2006: "Iran armed with a nuclear weapon
poses a grave threat to the security of the world."

Donald Rumsfeld, September 19, 2002: ". . . No terrorist state poses a
greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people than the
regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq."

George W. Bush, March 16, 2006: "We may face no greater challenge from
a single country than from Iran."

[#] Sat Apr 15 2006 16:10:33 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"We went to war with a flawed plann that didn't account for the hard work to
build the peace after we took down the regime. We also served under a
secretary of defense who didn't understand leadership, who was abusive, who
was arrogant, who didn't build a strong team."
--retired Army Major General John Batiste

"My sincere view is that the committment of our forces to this fight was done
with a casualness and swagger that are the special province of those who have
never had to execute these missions - or bury the results."
--retired Marine Lt. Major Gregory Newbold

"They only need the military advice when it satisfied their agenda. I think
that's a mistake, and that's why I think he should resign."
--retired Army Major General John Riggs

"We grow up in a culture where accountability, learning to accept
responsibility, admitting mistakes and learning from them was critical to us.
we don't see that happening it worries us. Poor military judgement has
been used throughout this mission."
--retired Marine General Anthony Zinni, former chief of U.S. Central Command

"I really believe that we need a new secretary of defense because secretary
Rumsfeld carries way too much baggage with him. ...I think we need senior
military leaders who understand the principles of war and apply them
ruthlessly, and when the time comes they need to call it like it is."
--retired Army Major General Paul Eaton

"Secretary Rumsfeld's energetic and Stead leadership is exactly what is
needed at this critical period. He has my full support and deepest
--Presiden Bush

[#] Wed Jun 28 2006 13:36:42 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
--Edward R. Murrow

[#] Wed Nov 01 2006 20:06:39 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons,

sticks turning into snakes, food falling from the sky, people walking on

water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say
that we are the ones that need help?" --Jon Stol, from usenet on christians

[#] Fri Jan 19 2007 01:53:50 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"Because over the past few years, more money has been
spent on breast implants and Viagra than is spent on
Alzheimer's research, it is believed that by the
year 2030 there will be an enormous number of people
wandering around with huge breasts, erect penises
and _very_ faulty memories." - - Andy Rooney

[#] Fri Jan 26 2007 11:50:02 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

[#] Mon Jun 18 2007 02:10:57 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"Joe Lieberman is the Israelite version of General Custer, that's why I like him. I'm the Christian version." - George Walker Bush

[#] Mon Jun 18 2007 02:13:55 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"Once a government is committed to the principle of
Silencing the Voice of Opposition, it has only
one way to go, and that is Down the path
of increasingly Repressive Measures, until it becomes
a Source of Terror to all its citizens and creates
a country where Everyone Lives in Fear."

--Harry S. Truman

[#] Tue Jun 19 2007 18:13:00 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"I now have an RNC BlackBerry which you can use to email me at any time. No security issues like my WH email." --Susan Ralston, Karl Rove's personal assistant in recovered "lost" email sent to convicted Republican fundraiser Jack Abramoff's associate Todd Boulanger

[#] Sun Sep 23 2007 22:16:55 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is
because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein's brutal rule. I
thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard
somebody say, where's Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam
Hussein killed all the Mandelas. He was a brutal tyrant that divided
people up and split families, and people are recovering from this. So
there's a psychological recovery that is taking place. And it's hard work
for them. And I understand it's hard work for them. Having said that, I'm
not going the give them a pass when it comes to the central government's
reconciliation efforts." --GW Bush

[#] Wed Oct 24 2007 15:33:25 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what
you do and how you do it.

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani - NYC
New York Times, March 17, 1994

[#] Fri Nov 16 2007 01:58:51 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"Modern Conservative: Someone who can take time out from demanding more flag burning laws, more abortion laws, more drug laws, more obscenity laws, and more police surveillance to remind us that we need to "get the government off our backs"."
--Mitchell Holman

[#] Sun Nov 18 2007 20:11:13 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Albvert ert Einstein quotes:

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a
lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal
God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If
something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded
admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal

"What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend
only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling
of "humility." This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to
do with mysticism."

"Science has therefore been charged with undermining morality, but the
charge is unjust. A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on
sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is
necessary. Man would indeed be in
a poor way if he had to be restrained by
fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

"The mystical trend of our time, which shows itself particularly in the
rampant growth of the so-called Theosophy and Spiritualism, is for me no
more than a symptom of weakness and confusion. Since our inner experiences
consist of reproductions, and combinations of sensory impressions, the
concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of

"The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am
unable to take seriously."

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his
creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who
is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the
individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor
such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms."

research is based on the idea that everything that takes place
is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the action
of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined
to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, i.e. by a wish
addressed to a Supernatural Being."

"I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has
a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor
would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical
death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such
thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with
the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing
world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it
ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature."

"A knowledge of the
existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the
manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it
is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious
attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man."

"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the
mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is
a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as
dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting
itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull
faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge,
this feeling is at the center of true religiousness."

"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend
personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the
natural and
the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the
experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.
Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could
cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism."

[#] Sat Jan 05 2008 19:46:17 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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"Victory means exit strategy, and itbs important for the president to
explain to us what the exit strategy is." --Bush criticizing President
Clinton on not setting a timetable for troops in Kosovo, 4/9/99

[#] Sat Jan 05 2008 19:47:52 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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As long as I'm at it:

"I think itbs also important for the president to lay out a timetable as
to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn."
--Bush, again criticizing Clinton, 6/5/99

"I'm going to be judicious as to how to use the military. It needs to be
in our vital interest, the mission needs to be clear, and the exit
strategy obvious."
--Bush, in response to a question from Jim Lehrer, 10/12/00.

"It doesnbt make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a
timetable, youbre - youbre conceding too much to the enemy." --Bush on
Iraq, 6/24/05

[#] Mon May 25 2009 22:51:29 EDT from wynter @ My Castle Wall

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an awesome one ..


A MAN WHO STANDS FOR NOTHING , WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING ...  Not sure if it was Dr Martin Luther King or Malcom X .... but i always use it ..



my dads favourite .....  IF YOU LAY WITH DOGS, YOU GET FLEAS


 My favourite .... DONT SHIT WHERE YOU EAT ... LOL..

[#] Mon Jun 01 2009 16:33:00 EDT from cgrant @ My Castle Wall

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“The only ones among you who will be really happy & successful are those who will have sought and found how to serve” – Albert Schweitzer. Olympic creed 1908 “the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.  Likewise it is not essential to have conquered but to have fought well” (Pierre de Coubertin).   

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