And while way too many otherwise sane Republicans are actively pandering to the tea-bag battalions, some old-fashioned conservatives are calling out the Teabaggers for their silliness. Writing in Fortune magazine, conservative policy analyst Bruce Bartlett, who has a long anti-tax history, says: “The irony of these protests is that federal revenues as a share of the gross domestic product will be lower this year than any year since 1950. … The truth is that the U.S. is a relatively low-tax country no matter how you slice the data.”
via Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped in insanity — chicagotribune.com.
It’s too easy to find a quote or one-liner that supports your position on this issue or any of hundreds of others. What I want to say about all of this, know the issue. Know the issues that matter to you and move forward. Change is happening.
“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” — Albert Einstein
“It is no use to preach to [children] if you do not act decently yourself.” T. Roosevelt Speech to Holy Name Society, Oyster Bay, August 16, 1903
“I love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heart-break, and love. And Mother. And God.” â€” Johnny Cash
I swear I just heard this said among a group of straight guys:
“We need to stay in public, cause if we go to someone’s house, someone is going to start kissing someone”
Stephen Chbosky. Read this book.
“I feel infinite.”
The most profound statement I’ve ever read.
“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have.” T. Roosevelt Speech to veterans, Springfield, IL, July 4, 1903