Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Quote of the Day

I am not usually a fan of old T.J., but he does have some wise things to say from time to time.

"Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Wayles Eppes, 24 June 1813)

Friday, August 8, 2008

An E-mail Forwarded to Me By a Friend

An email from Ireland to all of their brethren in the States...

a point to ponder despite your political affiliation:

'We, in Ireland, can't figure out why you people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States. On one side, you had a pants wearing female lawyer, married to another lawyer who can't seem to keep his pants on, who just lost a long and heated primary against a lawyer, who goes to the wrong church, who is married to yet another lawyer, who doesn't even like the country her husband wants to run! Now...On the other side, you have a nice old war hero whose name starts with the appropriate 'Mc', married to a good looking younger woman who owns a beer distributorship!! What in God's name are ya lads thinkin over in the colonies???

The views expressed in this e-mail do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the management or staff of this blog, but he does think it is funny.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Quote of the Day

"In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter cannot exist without them."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)