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  1. "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson Just one more compilation? I went looking for quotes from Objectivists and fans of Rand that mention Thomas Jefferson. Peter Excerpt from Objectivism and Rage by Barbara Branden, A lecture presented at the TAS 2006 Summer Seminar, July 4, 2006, Chapman University, Orange, CA. One cannot avoid recognizing that we live in a very angry age. At one time, people spoke to “My worthy opponent” when addressing someone who disagreed with their views. That attitude of respecting differences has long
  2. After praising the British mid-18th Century politics depicted on “Victoria,” I looked for some historically oriented letters about American politics and I found a few by Ghs and one by Gregory Wharton about pre-Victorian but post- Revolutionary War America. I get a kick out of the shouting and finger pointing in the British House of Commons and The House of Lords but I bet our Legislature and Senate at that time were about the same in spirit. Peter From: "George H. Smith" To: "*Atlantis" Subject: ATL: Rights? Wrong! Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 14:42:00 -0500. Bob Exador quoted the Declaration
  3. TMJ wrote: “We could use a little FDR, "all we have to fear is fear itself", it seems risk aversion is the plague de jure.” My parents thought FDR was wonderful, and from history, he did have his shining moments. I just think his socialistic actions were misguided and prolonged The Great Depression. Peter
  4. As reported by Fauci, I see one major vaccine trial has ceased because of side affects. It sounded like he said Astra Zeneca but I am not sure of the spelling.
  5. In Pennsylvania the race is tied with Biden and Trump each at 46. And I read that a double digit (15 percent?) of “strong” Trump supports will not advertise that fact. In my neck of the woods for miles around, there are a lot of Trump 2020 yard signs, but NOT ONE Biden sign. Once again local talk radio is very pissed about the Biden family’s monetary ties to Communist China and "Why can’t people see the Biden’s are traitorous?" Peter From Rasmussen White House Watch / Biden’s Lead Narrows to Two / Wednesday, September 09, 2020. With less than two months until Election Day, Democratic nomi
  6. Tony wrote: I cannot believe how close is America for ideological takeover, in large part because of the good will and sympathy of Americans. Who else knows that benevolence and self-sacrifice are mutually exclusive, outside of Objectivism? And even there... end quote I don’t think so. Not even if Biden and “Kamalamala ding dong” are elected and Joe dies and she becomes President, America has a solid Constitution. I would even say our leftist party of Progressives called the Democrats contains a high percentage of patriots and decent union members and would not swallow the tripe of sendi
  7. To get rid of the prejudice in pro basketball we need to have racial quotas with more short, Asian guys given their rightful spots on the teams.
  8. ThatGuy wrote, “(My accusation has legs, because it IS plausible, in my opinion...)” Propaganda must sound plausible to be first accepted but remember how that first twist of a thought builds and morphs into a larger, corrupted version of the truth, as with the Hollywood left and Communism. To this day, how many generations of “stars” think socialism or communism is the best system for social justice? And, of course, they will be the elite in charge and get to keep their loot and fame along with Kamala and Chicken Joe. Peter A quote from “The Problem of Induction” by Carl Popper: W
  9. Was President Trump griping or tired William, and Fox News lady? I think I have understood a few new clues. The fake news story about President Trump calling America’s war dead “losers” is a combination of what he did say about John McCain and things Alec Baldwin portraying President Trump. says on Saturday Night Live. “Losers!” Their propaganda won’t work now or ever. Peter
  10. Beebe, a local hospital has reported zero new cases in the last 24 hours. The staff was overwhelmed but now they can go home and relax and not work horribly long shifts.
  11. Wonderful. I kept looking for a boom box that supplied the music but I did not see one.
  12. Not sad, but a striving and fulfilling young love . . . difficult at times and not always honest. What do you really want out of life? I emotionally picked my own paragraphs for the lyrics. By golly, this is a beautiful song. Peter “Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Got out of town on a boat goin' to southern islands Sailing a reach before a followin' sea She was makin' for the trades on the outside And the downhill run to Papeete Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas We got 80 feet of the waterline, nicely making way In a nois
  13. That guy wrote, “Make that "Boneless Chicken Joe." ” You deserve a joke but I can’t think of any. Somebody’s movie dialogue: “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?” “I grew up in a tough neighborhood, and we used to say, you can get further with a kind word and a gun that you can with just a kind word.” “Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.” “There's nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself.” “Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.” “No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a
  14. Are we having fun with this election yet? OK. I’ve got it. If Biden “chickens out” he shall henceforth be dubbed, Chicken Joe. Maybe President Trump should start predicting Biden’s withdrawal from social, personal politicking and goad him into showing up by calling him Chicken Joe. Peter Chicken Joe’s in Albany and Troy New York. Chicken Joe’s is much deeper than food. It is not enough for us to just provide delicious high quality fresh cut chicken daily. Our goal is to provide our customers with an experience where the food is still fun. We are passionate about making your meal special.
  15. The first debate is at 9 pm on September 29th, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. A local talk show host was wondering how Biden was going to get out of it. She predicted various scenarios utilizing the Coronavirus. They don’t really name any sources but this is from Politico: The Trump team has been studying Biden’s idiosyncrasies in debates and other venues and preparing tactics for Trump, according to interviews with a dozen campaign aides, White House officials and outside advisers. Some have noticed the way he says, “C’mon, man,” whenever he feels frustrated, and they’re trying to identify w
  16. She starred in the movie "Soylent Green" as a tasty burger.
  17. Bingo! Did you know Biden killed his first wife? That was a story back in the early or mid 1970's.
  18. My wife and I filled out a form to get a ballot in the mail. She thinks it would defeat the purpose of "not" getting the virus if you went to see if they got your vote, thereby exposing yourself to covid-19.
  19. I think some deep state politician's group took what Trump said about McCain many years ago, and reconstructed some fake news that sounded plausible.
  20. The VA recommended 2000 IU, and when I asked if the infrequently taken 5,000 IU's I had on hand, would be better they said, "No." I didn't question the nurse and 2,000 IU is all I take now. I see some local drug stores are offering early flu shots but I have not gotten one yet.
  21. Fox News had a interesting point. Since 1964 a majority of Presidential voters have been women.
  22. Can Americans and the people of the world be "mind controlled?" I know dictatorships are always losing that battle, though it sometimes takes war and misery to make people come to their senses. I was influenced by the commercial that said, "It is springtime in America." Only history makes dreams and commercials come true. Now what about, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star . . . ?" Does that song induce mysticism or scientific inquiry? Adolf: What? You mean you can't hoodwink kids for long? What kind of propogandist are you Goerbles? (sp.)
  23. Saddest song? “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac though I remember reading Stevie Nicks wrote it before joining the group. “Landslide” I took my love, I took it down I climbed a mountain and I turned around And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills 'Till the landslide brought me down Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Well, I've been afraid of changing 'Cause I've built my life around you But time makes you bolder Even children ge
  24. My county is still doing video classrooms but I think around Monday, Sept 28, 2020 they will begin on-site classroom work, which could be worrisome for older teachers and those with preexisting conditions, and their families. I did not read the web story but in it they talked about kids being the next "mass spreaders" of Covid-19. With a vaccine in the works I no longer think the "deliberately enacted herd immunity" idea is a good one. Would anyone want to get chicken pox or the measles if they could get a shot to prevent it?
  25. If I heard correctly the Kenosha city council welcomes Trump's visit.