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It is in the prosecution of some single object, and in striving to reach its accomplishment by the combined application of his moral and physical energies, that the true happiness of man, in his full vigour and development, consists. Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with repose; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm our eyes. If we consider the position of man in the universe,—if we remember the constant tendency of his energies towards some definite activity, and recognize the influence of surrounding nature, which is ever provoking him to exertion, we shall be ready to acknowledge that repose and possession do not indeed exist but in imagination. - Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Sphere and Duties of Government (The Limits of State Action) (1854 ed.)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Iran, the Downfall of America & More

Culled from various sites:

Monday, September 24, 2007

Why Republicanism is an Unholy Crock of Shit

David Vitter (R-La) attempts to spend our money on bullshit science:

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., earmarked $100,000 in a spending bill for a Louisiana Christian group that has challenged the teaching of Darwinian evolution in the public school system and to which he has political ties.
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"This program helps supplement and support educators and school systems that would like to offer all of the explanations in the study of controversial science topics such as global warming and the life sciences," Vitter said in a written statement.

If you are Republican and offended by both my name-calling AND what Vitter has done, why are you a Republican anyway?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

George Carlin on America's Owners

Keeping up-to-date on Iran

I recommend these sites:

Indicators on the Road to War with Iran -- The Rumors

Then there are the rumors about impending war:

Indicators on the Road to War with Iran

First, here is a previous post on the topic. Some links are repeated here.

But a summary so far:
There are a number of CIA analysts and others who feel war to be imminent:
And, of course the neo-cons want it:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Maha says impeachment would mean an exoneration

Nat Hentoff ("History Will Not Absolve Us") provides another corrective to Maha's reluctant support for impeachment.

Update: Maha was not too happy with me (see comments). Is this headline any better? "Maha says an almost certain/highly likely failed impeachment means an exoneration"