Bill Eccles: April 2009 Archives

The Amazing Beatbox Kid

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Hilarious writeup of a first experience with Microsoft’s $17,000 touch/table computer, “Surface.”

It’s here. Go read it now.

Ah, Young Love: Doonesbury

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They’re comic strip characters who might be falling in love.

One more time: Comic strip characters.

So why do I care?

From Good Clean Funnies:

  1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. — John Adams

  2. If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. — Mark Twain

  3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain

  4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. — Winston Churchill

  5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw

  6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. — G. Gordon Liddy

  7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. — James Bovard

  8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Casey

  9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke

  10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat

  11. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. — Ronald Reagan

  12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers

  13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. — P.J. O’Rourke

  14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. — Voltaire

  15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. — Pericles (430 B.C.)

  16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain

  17. Talk is cheap… except when Congress does it. — Anonymous

  18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

  19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. — Winston Churchill

  20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain

  21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer

  22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class… save Congress. — Mark Twain

  23. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. — Gerald Ford

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