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Thought for Tuesday, Sep 30, 2008

Golden Oldie

He (Major Major's father) was a
long-limbed farmer, a God-fearing,
freedom-loving, law-abiding rugged
individualist who held that federal
aid to anyone but farmers was
creeping socialism.

-Joseph Heller
_Catch 22_. 1961

Thought for Monday, Sep 29, 2008


Paradise is exactly like where you are right now ...
only much, much better.

-Laurie Anderson

Thought for Friday, Sep 26, 2008

In explaining any puzzling Washington phenomenon,
always choose stupidity over conspiracy,
incompetence over cunning.
Anything else gives them too much credit.

-Charles Krauthammer
From the personal file
of one who previously
wished to be anonymous

Thought for Thursday, Sep 25, 2008

Fudd's First Law of Opposition:
Push something hard enough and it will fall over.

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008


The early bird who catches the worm works
for someone who comes in late
and owns the worm farm.

-Travis McGee
John D. MacDonald

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 23, 2008


The bureaucracy is expanding to meet
the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.

Thought for Monday, Sep 22, 2008

"Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain."
-- Lily Tomlin

Thought for Friday, Sep 19, 2008

For peace of mind..
resign as general manager of the universe.

-Larry Eisenberg
From the personal file
of one who previously
wished to be anonymous

Thought for Thursday, Sep 18, 2008

I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting
that you really believe what you just said.

-William F. Buckley
From the personal file
of one who previously
wished to be anonymous

This tftd in honor of my walking buddies. -tftd

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008

In nature there are neither rewards
nor punishments--there are consequences.

-Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)
Bits and Pieces Sept 2008

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 16, 2008

The absent are never without fault.
Nor the present without excuse.

-Benjamin Franklin
From the personal file
of one who previously
wished to be anonymous-

Thought for Monday, Sep 15, 2008

Some national parks have long waiting lists for
camping reservations. When you have to wait a
year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.

-George Carlin
Submitted by Lynn K. Sibley
long time subscriber to tftd
and National Park Service

Thought for Friday, Sep 12, 2008

He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.

-African Proverb
Bits and Pieces Sept 2008

Or as Herr Kemper would say,
"Don't ask the question if you can't stand the answer."

Thought for Thursday, Sep 11, 2008

Golden Oldie

Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper.
You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only
shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.

- Paul Wilkinson (b. 1937), British
scholar, author on terrorism.
Daily Telegraph (London, Sept. 1, 1992).

Thanks to our leadership and especially to all those behind the scenes
for the seven years without another incident on our shores when everyone
was expecting many more in the aftermath of 09/11/2001. tftd

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008

It was Public Art, defined as art purchased by
experts who are not spending their own money.

-Dave Barry
From the personal file
of one who previously
wished to be anonymous-

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 9, 2008

"That is another of your odd notions,"
said the Prefect, who had a fashion of
calling every thing "odd" that was
beyond his comprehension, and thus
lived amid an absolute legion of "oddities."

-The Purloined Letter
by Edgar Allan Poe

Thought for Monday, Sep 8, 2008

Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly;
childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.

-Malcolm de Chazal
DailyInbox Presents
5 Sep 2008

Thought for Friday, Sep 5, 2008

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.

Thought for Thursday, Sep 4, 2008

Pecor's Health-Food Principle:
Never eat rutabaga on any day of the week that has a "y" in

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 3, 2008

Grelb's Reminder:
Eighty percent of all people consider themselves to be above
average drivers.

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008

Golden Oldie

I used to think I was poor. Then they
told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then
they told me it was self-defeating to
think of myself as needy. I was deprived.
(Oh not deprived but rather underprivileged)
Then they told me that underprivileged was
overused. I was disadvantaged. I still
don't have a dime. But I have a
great vocabulary.

-Jules Feiffer

Thought for Monday, Sep 1, 2008

Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with
was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting
pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the
farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd whimper and tug at their
sleeves, and they'd always waste precious minutes saying things: "Do
you think something's wrong? Do you think she wants us to follow her?
What is it, girl?", etc., as if this had never happened before, instead
of every week. What with all the time these people spent pinned under
the tractor, I don't see how they managed to grow any crops
whatsoever. They probably got by on federal crop supports, which
Lassie filed the applications for.
-- Dave Barry

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