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Thought for Wednesday, May 31, 2006

It is not in everyone's power to
secure wealth, office, or honors;
but everyone may be good, generous and wise.

-Luc De Clapiers (1715-1747)
Moralist and essayist
Bits and Pieces May 2006

Thought for Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I have CDO. It's like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
only in alphabetical order like it should be.

-(Spike Donner from Ruminations)
As seen on Puns of the Day 05-17-06

Thought for Friday, May 26, 2006

Since 1868, Americans have celebrated Memorial Day to honor
those who fought and died to preserve our freedom. We set
aside one day each year to pause and reflect on the debt of
gratitude we owe to the brave patriots who stood in the
breach when the defense of liberty demanded the ultimate

Perhaps President John F. Kennedy captured the spirit of
this holiday best when he said, "A nation reveals itself
not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it
honors, the men it remembers." By honoring the men and
women who have sacrificed their lives to protect our
freedom, we ensure that their heroic spirit will live on in
this new century.

Indeed, this spirit is alive and well in today's Armed
Forces. In the mountains of Bosnia, along the DMZ in Korea,
in the rocky Sinai desert, in the skies over Iraq, and the
blue waters of the Pacific, our soldiers, sailors, airmen,
Marines and Coast Guardsmen stand watch -- day and night --
guarding freedom's frontier. Today, as in the past, they
bear the burdens that make America's blessings possible for
all its citizens.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and I join every American in
honoring those who gave their lives -- and all of their
tomorrows -- so that we might live in peace. We also salute
the dedicated men and women of today's Armed Forces who
actively preserve this noble legacy.

-Gen. Henry H. Shelton, USA
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Memorial Day Message for 2001
(Now it is Iraq and not 'just the skies over Iraq'
and Afghanistan needs to be added.)


tftd will return on or about Tuesday May 30th.

Thought for Thursday, May 25, 2006

Golden Oldie from 1989

Satire does not look
pretty upon a tombstone.

Thought for Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Golden Oldie

Keep you Eye on the Ball,
Your Shoulder to the Wheel,
Your Nose to the Grindstone,
Your Feet on the Ground,
Your Head on your Shoulders.
Now ... try to get something DONE in that position!

Thought for Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The best defense against logic is ignorance.

Thought for Monday, May 22, 2006

Golden Oldie

(Sign) Outside a country shop:

We buy junk and sell antiques.

-Part of Email SigFile

Thought for Friday, May 19, 2006

We have 20th century communication & transportation; what we need is 1st century dedication.T.C. Cunningham

Thought for Thursday, May 18, 2006


Every journalist has a novel in him,
which is an excellent place for it.

Thought for Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Golden Oldie from 1989

Always remember there are certain people
who set their watches by your clock.

Thought for Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Pay attention to your enemies,
for they are the first to
discover your mistakes.

-Antisthenes (c. 445-365 B.C.)
From the Masters: Bits and Pieces
15 May 2006

Thought for Monday, May 15, 2006

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it
needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
-- Kipling

Thought for Friday, May 12, 2006

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.

Thought for Thursday, May 11, 2006

Golden Oldie

When people tell you how young you look,
they are also telling you how old you are.

-Cary Grant
DailyInbox.com -
Daily Reflections -

Thought for Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Golden Oldie

People will accept your ideas much more readily
if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

-David H. Comins
DailyInbox: Bits and Pieces -
ON IDEAS - 07-15-02

Thought for Tuesday, May 9, 2006

I'm going to live forever, or die trying!
-- Spider Robinson

Thought for Monday, May 8, 2006

It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a
warning to others.

Thought for Friday, May 5, 2006

Law of Probable Dispersal:
Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly

Thought for Thursday, May 4, 2006

"Batting .667" sounds good until you
realize it is in reference to remembering
the three numbers in your combination lock.


Thought for Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Glib's Fourth Law of Unreliability:
Investment in reliability will increase until it exceeds the
probable cost of errors, or until someone insists on getting
some useful work done.

Thought for Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Parkinson's Fifth Law:
If there is a way to delay in important decision, the good
bureaucracy, public or private, will find it.

Thought for Monday, May 1, 2006

Golden Oldie

Don't order the soup du jour. You never know
what it's going to be from one day to the next.

-Hugh Mulligan

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today