Tag Archives: United States

Oh, Mama, Could This Really Be the End?

Quote of the Day: “We don’t need to talk about it anymore…The world has been warned – my it has been warned. We have done our share and the media picked it up. The world has been warned that it … Continue reading

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Reflecting Upon a Bloated Carcass

Quote of the Day: And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda. Even as we … Continue reading

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Winter Sojourning in Vermont

Quote of the Day: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner … Continue reading

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American Democracy in Action (a conversation)

Quote of the Day: As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will … Continue reading

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SECESSION!

Conversation/Legend of the Day: Southern Belle (with parasol twirling, at the outset of the Civil War)–General Beauregard, do you think we can whup them yankees? General Beauregard (resplendent in grey Confederate finery)– Honey child, don’t you worry your pretty little … Continue reading

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A Conversation About the U.S-Chinese Navy Encounter Earlier Today

Quote of the Day:      The Geek: You know, I’m getting input here that I’m reading as relatively hostile.  Samantha: Go to hell.  The Geek: VERY hostile.  —Sixteen Candles Click here for Link to News Report It seems there was … Continue reading

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Russian Spy Predicts US Civil War in 2010–TB Reacts

Quote of the Day     “American will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”        –Abraham Lincoln Editor’s note–Click here for a link to … Continue reading

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Obama Wins, TB’s Ten-Cent Analysis

Quote of the Day     “And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world – our stories are singular, but our … Continue reading

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4th of July

Quote of the Day:     “And don’t forget what we’re celebrating….that a bunch of rich white guys didn’t want to pay their taxes.”     — approximate quote actually.  I’m too tired to look up the actual, but a … Continue reading

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