Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Some of my favorite quotes... except my own. "The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, and there's no place for it in the endeavor of science." --Carl Sagan "Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That's kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It's not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us." --Neil deGrasse Tyson "I'm a rodeo clown," he said in an interview, adding with a coy smile, "It takes great skill." Mr. Beck's success "is a product of the collapse of conservatism as an organized political force, and the rise of conservatism as an alienated cultural sensibility." "It's a show for people who feel they belong to an embattled minority that is disenfranchised and cut off," --Glenn Beck interview by NY Times 03/29/09 "There is no constitutionally protected freedom to be able to refuse to be insured or to avoid paying for the benefits provided." --Erwin Chemerinsky dean of UC Irvine School of Law (Alternative Mortgage Transaction Parity Act of 1982) - This is where the mortgage crisis started. HINES v. DAVIDOWITZ, 312 U.S. 52 (1941) (Supre. Court ruled against Penn.) [This case brings precedence that states don't have the right to create legislation on immigration.] Winston Churchill once came out of a pub and ran into a female prohibitionist, who stated, "Sir, you are drunk!" He promptly responded with great dignity, "Yes madam, I am drunk, but you are ugly and in the morning, I'll be sober." "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." --Einstein "Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance" --George Orwell ("Conservatives" are always citing Orwell but they never mention this quote, I wonder why.) "There's a discernible, yet omitted paradox between the bible and Christian's conventional wisdom, that no human is perfect. Why assume that authors of scripture were without prejudice and were only writing the 'Word of God'." -- Me An example of an oxymoron: Christian Science The real Boston Tea Party is akin to the modern day anti-corporate movement. They rebelled against a TAX CUT for the British East India Company, which was a multinational corporation in its day. Abuse of a market and corporate greed is not the right kind of capitalism. So where is the modern day "Tea Party" on corporate corruption affecting our government? That's what I thought.