Trashy's World: Quote of the week…

… from the Guardian: Stephen Harper, Canada’s former prime minister, was a vacuous, anodyne nothing, as magnetic on the public stage as the podium he spoke from. His occasional efforts to ingratiate himself to younger voters – or rather the efforts of his staff to make their boss seem plausibly nonrobotic – ranged from dismal ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Blessed be the gadflies

Metaphorically speaking, and only with regard to issues of the greatest importance, I wholeheartedly agree: “When confronting your enemy, go for the jugular, and never back down.” – Alexander Cockburn (A journalist with a rare quality – a spine) Alexander Cockburn: born in Scotland, raised in Ireland – of course he was a scrapper. And ...

mark a rayner: The tyranny of freedom

  From Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard, 1987.  

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: The purpose of life: a quote

Unless you’re a robot, in which case it is to destroy all humans. Alltop is the kind of robot that wants to entertain all humans. Original photo by Joe Parks on Flickr.

LeDaro: Quote of the Day

This one is for my fellow blogger Lorne.

LeDaro: Quote of The Day

Some people post quotes. I found a good one. University of Calgary Liberals mentioned in Wikileaks

Turns out the Young Liberals at the University of Calgary is seen as an organization of real influence by the US State Department. Below is a quote from Wikileaks that talks about how the UofC Liberals were able to influence the policy of the party and shake up a whole other party. 6. (SBU) The ...

The Scott Ross: House of Cards

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Published in 1637, The Art of Worldly Wisdom is a collection of 300 aphorisms about life, behaviour, politics, morality, faith, philosophy and society. One comment, on called it, somewhat unfairly to Machiavelli, “Machiavelli with a soul.” I have been … Continue reading →

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul * Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers I know, especially my own mom, my mom-in-law, and my step-mom. May your day be as special ...