Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011


    Gonna get fierce...

    Here's the Storm Prediction Center's evaluation of my chances this afternoon:



    Stormageddon Eleven!

    Posted by Tom, 5/24/2011 9:41:06 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011


    Thought for the Day

    If you pick out a pair of shoes, and only after purchasing them realize that they're Nikes, are you still cool?

    Posted by Tom, 5/18/2011 5:14:46 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Friday, May 6, 2011


    Quote of the Day

    "I shouted out, 'who killed the Kennedys?'
    When after all, it was you and me"
    -- Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil


    Posted by Tom, 5/6/2011 6:30:11 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011


    Quote of the Day

    "The killing of Bin Laden is no tragedy but the speed with which Democrats and Republicans immediately put the event to the rankest partisan advantage is simply and profoundly appalling."
    -- Nick Gillespie, "Bin Laden Killing Erases Democrats' Wimp Factor" or, More Reasons Why Americans Hate Politics, Politicians, & The Media


    Posted by Tom, 5/4/2011 5:11:32 PM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Thought for the Day

    Even though it happens with alarming frequency, I am always taken aback when I encounter someone who is proud of their own ignorance.

    Posted by Tom, 5/4/2011 7:38:35 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Monday, May 2, 2011


    Thought for the Day

    Osama bin Laden's death means we're done, right? We can defund the TSA, do away with Homeland Security, roll back the Patriot Act, and so on. I think I'll hold my breath while Congress gets right on that.

    Posted by Tom, 5/2/2011 5:37:51 AM (Permalink). 2 Comments. Leave a comment...