Saturday, August 23, 2008

Playing catch up...

1. Bolt is still amazing, and still an asshole.

2. So is the IOC going to look into the Chinese gymnasts' ages, or not? "Oh, dear heavens ~ we wouldn't want to insult the Chinese nation by inferring that they might stoop to altering official documents to get an edge!!!" Bull - fricking - shit.

3. Wednesday was my first day back after the scope... my two procedure nurses showed no signs of bruises or scratches from where I was grabbing them! Seems my hepatic flexure is extremely acute ~ and that's where I was having the most pain. Path report on the only polyp was "hyperplasia" ~ so not much of a big deal. Next time, it's propofol all the way!!!

4. Biden, eh??? Hmmmmmm ~ need to check him out a bit more.

5. Saw a great T shirt today in my new Northern Sun catalog... "January 20, 2009: The end of an error". Gotta get me one of those!!!

6. 149 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Hi, Emma!!)

7. I found these 2 quotes recently ~ note the authors...

Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

- Hermann Goerring


Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”

- Julius Caesar


Unknown said...

YAY! Didn't understand much about the scope, but I hope it's a good thing or at least turns out for the best. ((hugs))

Auntie Em said...

quoting Goerring? geesh

Oh here's one: When asked about his grades in College his response was: I can assure you my IQ is higher than yours.

Guess who?

Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...