Hornburger said:Post your favorite quotes...
Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Anoint, v.: To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Brain, n.: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Bride, n.: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Cabbage, n.: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Childhood, n.: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Corporation, n.: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Coward, n.: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
Dawn, n.: When men of reason go to bed.
Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
Faith, n.: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
Fork, n.: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.
Logic, n.: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
Mad, adj.: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Mayonnaise, n.: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
Meekness, adj.: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
Ocean, n.: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Saint, n.: A dead sinner revised and edited.
Rosanne Barr and Della Reesegalenrox said:"Galen, we're gonna start up a fan club for you, becuase we think this world needs a Galen fan club" - 2 girls at this party I went to last night
Chompsky is an anarchist. For some reason, cons try to write him off as a socialist but a simple search into google will reveal that he is, in fact, an anarchist.“…jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you’re trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them.” -Noam Chomsky
FinnMacCool said:Chompsky is an anarchist. For some reason, cons try to write him off as a socialist but a simple search into google will reveal that he is, in fact, an anarchist.
He,s anarcho-syndicalist so thats technically a form of socialism
"I'd rather have a German Division in front of me than a French Division behind me" - General Patton
FinnMacCool said:I don't understand how Patton could've said that. He had friends in the French military so I don't get why he would insult them. SOmetimes I think its just something conservatives made up like the time someone made up Bush saying "The problem with the French is they don't have a word for entrepreneur " cause he never actually said that. It was just something anti Bushers made up to make fun of him.
Riiiight....FinnMacCool said:Okay folks. Take that whole quote and put it into yahoo search. Not a single historical website will show up. Its all just a bunch of conservative crap and stuff from forums.
Conclusion: Patton never actually said that.
That's a hellava lot more intelligent and uninsulting comment than...FinnMacCool said:Hmm. . .well nonetheless Patton is a larger then life figure and the fact that he didn't actually have the quote is significant in my opinion.
It just makes a lot of sense that he wouldn't have said that quote as Patton had a lot of respect for the French military and he, in fact, avoided fighting the French because he had friends in the French brass. Thats pretty much what made me doubt that the quote could actually have been attributed to him.
Its all just a bunch of conservative crap and stuff from forums.
You'd be correct, EXCEPT for the fact that this is NOT a debating thread...FinnMacCool said:Conservative crap, cnredd. Crap as in dumb, meaningless etc.. I do say Liberal crap, Socialist crap,Libertarian crapetc. Partisan in other words. Stuff that is used by people to support their own agenda without facts or substance.
In other words, its not a generalization.